Period
to 25 February 2020

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 6 months to 25 February 2020 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
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 287 358 314
Rank change year-on-year +71 -44 +4
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 18 22 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 0.69% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 40
South East median daily rate £360 £463 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.16% +19.35% +10.71%
10th Percentile £292 £383 £305
90th Percentile £396 £575 £538
England median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median hourly rate £47.97 - -
England median hourly rate £47.97 - £65.00

HP UFT is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,588 3,172 2,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.80% 19.98% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1,980 1,809
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £325 £310
90th Percentile £588 £575 £580
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.40% +5.16% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 79
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £48.40 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.52% +7.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £35.00 £28.40
90th Percentile £60.00 £59.38 £63.25
England median hourly rate £42.25 £42.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.17% -5.00% +9.76%

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 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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
Hampshire +60 15 £375 -10.71% 1
Thames Valley +27 2 £286 -48.05% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £286 -
East Sussex +19 1 £350 -12.50%
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 14 (77.78%) SC Cleared
2 14 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
3 13 (72.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (72.22%) HP
3 13 (72.22%) ISEB
4 11 (61.11%) Regression Testing
4 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
4 11 (61.11%) HP ALM
5 10 (55.56%) Micro Focus
6 9 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (50.00%) CRM
6 9 (50.00%) Java
7 6 (33.33%) C#
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 5 (27.78%) VB
8 5 (27.78%) .NET
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 5 (27.78%) Selenium
8 5 (27.78%) TMMi
9 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
9 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Azure
9 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (22.22%) Windows
9 4 (22.22%) VBScript
10 3 (16.67%) Web Services
10 3 (16.67%) Linux

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:

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Azure
2 1 (5.56%) AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.56%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) PuTTY
1 2 (11.11%) WinSCP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (16.67%) TestNG
4 2 (11.11%) Ant
4 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) Telerik Test Studio
5 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.56%) WATIR
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Tester
2 7 (38.89%) Regression Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) E-Business Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Regression Testing
3 9 (50.00%) CRM
4 5 (27.78%) TMMi
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) BDD
6 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) API Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Code Coverage
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (11.11%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) VB
4 4 (22.22%) VBScript
5 2 (11.11%) F#
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 14 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 13 (72.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) HP ALM
2 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 13 (72.22%) HP
3 10 (55.56%) Micro Focus
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (16.67%) Software AG
5 3 (16.67%) webMethods
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (5.56%) Telerik