Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for HP UFT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP UFT over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 150 164
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 -26
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 6 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 1.06% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 7.49% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 39 13
Scotland median daily rate £325 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% -6.15% -10.96%
10th Percentile £313 £257 £267
90th Percentile £338 £382 £424
UK median daily rate £375 £374 £350
% change year-on-year +0.27% +6.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £170.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +353.33% +177.78%

HP UFT is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 658 774 683
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.60% 14.08% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 434 369
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £265
90th Percentile £525 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 20
Scotland median hourly rate £44.20 £14.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +215.68% -54.47% -15.75%
10th Percentile £37.88 £11.25 £29.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £45.60 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.79%

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in Scotland

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP UFT in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Scotland

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in Scotland

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +31 4 £325 - 2
Fife - 2 - -
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Quality Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP