The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 28 June 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 223 215
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 21 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 3.48% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 22
Median daily rate £360 £387 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +12.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £229 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £462 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1280 1321 1211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.57% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2164 2107 1571
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 54 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.63 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £56.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in the South East

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in the South East

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP UFT in the South East

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in the South East

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +7 6 £348 -23.62% 2
Hampshire -11 5 £348 -22.77% 2
East Sussex - 4 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -21 2 £250 +5.26% 1
Berkshire +19 1 £450 +20.00%
West Sussex +16 1 £360 +7.46% 3
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 61 (95.31%) Test Automation
2 51 (79.69%) Selenium
3 39 (60.94%) HP
4 30 (46.88%) ISEB
5 29 (45.31%) Oracle
6 28 (43.75%) Test Scripting
7 27 (42.19%) Java
7 27 (42.19%) SQL
8 26 (40.63%) Test Strategy
9 25 (39.06%) ISTQB
10 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (32.81%) Security Cleared
12 20 (31.25%) Oracle APEX
13 19 (29.69%) SC Cleared
14 18 (28.13%) F#
14 18 (28.13%) JIRA
15 17 (26.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (26.56%) Oracle Database 10g
15 17 (26.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (26.56%) Oracle Database
15 17 (26.56%) PuTTY
15 17 (26.56%) WinSCP
16 16 (25.00%) Linux
16 16 (25.00%) Test Management
17 15 (23.44%) TeamCity
17 15 (23.44%) Windows
17 15 (23.44%) Migration
17 15 (23.44%) VMware
17 15 (23.44%) Jenkins
17 15 (23.44%) System Integration Testing

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
2 1 (1.56%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) PuTTY
1 17 (26.56%) WinSCP
2 6 (9.38%) Internet
3 4 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.56%) Oracle Database
1 17 (26.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 17 (26.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 9 (14.06%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (9.38%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (79.69%) Selenium
2 20 (31.25%) Oracle APEX
3 18 (28.13%) JIRA
4 17 (26.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (23.44%) Jenkins
5 15 (23.44%) TeamCity
6 14 (21.88%) LoadRunner
6 14 (21.88%) SoapUI
7 12 (18.75%) Toad
8 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
8 9 (14.06%) SpecFlow
9 6 (9.38%) Ant
9 6 (9.38%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (7.81%) Eclipse
10 5 (7.81%) TestNG
11 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (4.69%) SilkTest
11 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
12 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
13 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
2 2 (3.13%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Military
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
1 21 (32.81%) Test Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Tester
3 13 (20.31%) Test Manager
4 11 (17.19%) Test Leader
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.81%) Pensions Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Team Leader
7 5 (7.81%) Test Automation Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (4.69%) Oracle Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Test Manager
9 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) .NET
2 9 (14.06%) Web Services
3 6 (9.38%) XML
4 3 (4.69%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Linux
2 15 (23.44%) Windows
3 10 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (95.31%) Test Automation
2 28 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 26 (40.63%) Test Strategy
4 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (25.00%) Test Management
6 15 (23.44%) Migration
6 15 (23.44%) System Integration Testing
7 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (21.88%) Regression Testing
8 13 (20.31%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (20.31%) Scenario Testing
9 12 (18.75%) Defect Management
9 12 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
9 12 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 12 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (17.19%) DevOps
10 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
10 11 (17.19%) Process Improvement
11 10 (15.63%) Software Testing
12 9 (14.06%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) Java
1 27 (42.19%) SQL
2 18 (28.13%) F#
3 13 (20.31%) Python
4 10 (15.63%) Groovy
5 8 (12.50%) VB
6 6 (9.38%) C#
6 6 (9.38%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.81%) C++
7 5 (7.81%) VBScript
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (46.88%) ISEB
2 25 (39.06%) ISTQB
3 21 (32.81%) Security Cleared
4 19 (29.69%) SC Cleared
5 12 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (15.63%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (14.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) vSphere
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 4 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 4 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) vRealize
2 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) HP
2 29 (45.31%) Oracle
3 15 (23.44%) VMware
4 11 (17.19%) Red Hat
5 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.38%) Remedy
7 1 (1.56%) SAP