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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / South East
Rank 198 234 215
Rank change year-on-year +36 -19  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 42 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.58% 2.53% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 26
Median daily rate £378 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £314 £350
% change year-on-year +19.52% -10.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 1174 1227 1205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.18% 13.31% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 784 688
Median daily rate £410 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 40
Median hourly rate £45.87 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.31 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing HP UFT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Hampshire +20 19 £375 -25.74% 2
Kent +9 10 £396 +88.69%
Surrey +17 9 £350 -15.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 3 - - 2
Berkshire +27 1 - -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 38 (70.37%) Selenium
2 35 (64.81%) HP
3 26 (48.15%) Oracle
3 26 (48.15%) Test Scripting
4 23 (42.59%) Test Automation
5 22 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (38.89%) Test Strategy
7 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
7 20 (37.04%) ISEB
8 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
9 18 (33.33%) F#
9 18 (33.33%) Java
10 17 (31.48%) Migration
10 17 (31.48%) Oracle APEX
11 15 (27.78%) ISTQB
11 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database
11 15 (27.78%) PuTTY
11 15 (27.78%) WinSCP
12 14 (25.93%) Linux
12 14 (25.93%) SQL
12 14 (25.93%) Test Management
13 13 (24.07%) VMware
13 13 (24.07%) Defect Tracking
13 13 (24.07%) TeamCity
14 12 (22.22%) SpecFlow
14 12 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (22.22%) Performance Testing

HP UFT
Top Related 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 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) PuTTY
1 15 (27.78%) WinSCP
2 4 (7.41%) LDAP
3 3 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database 10g
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (14.81%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.85%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 38 (70.37%) Selenium
2 17 (31.48%) Oracle APEX
3 15 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (24.07%) TeamCity
5 12 (22.22%) JIRA
5 12 (22.22%) LoadRunner
5 12 (22.22%) SpecFlow
6 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
7 10 (18.52%) SoapUI
7 10 (18.52%) Toad
8 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
9 6 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (7.41%) Ant
10 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
11 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (5.56%) SilkTest
11 3 (5.56%) TestNG
12 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
13 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
13 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
3 2 (3.70%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Tester
2 14 (25.93%) Analyst
2 14 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 12 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.96%) Automation Tester
4 7 (12.96%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.26%) Test Automation Manager
6 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Performance Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Performance Test Manager
7 3 (5.56%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Test Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (3.70%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) Web Services
2 5 (9.26%) XML
3 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 3 (5.56%) Middleware
4 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.70%) SOAP
4 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Linux
2 12 (22.22%) Windows
3 7 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Test Scripting
2 23 (42.59%) Test Automation
3 22 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 17 (31.48%) Migration
6 14 (25.93%) Test Management
7 13 (24.07%) Defect Tracking
8 12 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 11 (20.37%) Scrum
9 11 (20.37%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Process Improvement
11 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (16.67%) Defect Management
11 9 (16.67%) DevOps
11 9 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (14.81%) ETL
12 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) F#
1 18 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (25.93%) SQL
3 7 (12.96%) C#
3 7 (12.96%) Python
4 6 (11.11%) VB
4 6 (11.11%) VBScript
5 5 (9.26%) C++
5 5 (9.26%) Groovy
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) ISEB
1 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
3 15 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 8 (14.81%) ISEB Practitioner
4 8 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (11.11%) vSphere
2 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) vRealize
2 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (64.81%) HP
2 26 (48.15%) Oracle
3 13 (24.07%) VMware
4 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
5 6 (11.11%) Remedy
6 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.56%) SAP
8 1 (1.85%) Ariba
Redhill, Surrey
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Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago