Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 339 315 294
Rank change year-on-year -24 -21 +16
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 15 69 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% 2.26% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 43 34
South East median daily rate £448 £359 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.65% -1.64% -2.67%
10th Percentile £381 £306 £306
90th Percentile £575 £500 £468
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 2,759 3,051 2,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.75% 18.40% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,747 1,855 1,453
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.36% +0.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +2.11% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 68 81
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -3.37%
10th Percentile £37.25 £35.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £67.25 £74.34
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% -1.18%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
Thames Valley +19 8 £550 +69.23%
Berkshire -14 7 £550 +69.23%
Hampshire -27 5 £435 +24.29%
Surrey +16 2 £388 -18.42%
Oxfordshire +24 1 £350 -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 (100.00%) HP
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
3 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
4 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
5 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (60.00%) Defect Management
6 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (46.67%) Selenium
7 7 (46.67%) QA
7 7 (46.67%) LoadRunner
7 7 (46.67%) HP ALM
8 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (33.33%) ISEB
8 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 4 (26.67%) Mocha
9 4 (26.67%) RESTful
9 4 (26.67%) User Stories
9 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
9 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (26.67%) Chai
9 4 (26.67%) C#
9 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
9 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) .NET
9 4 (26.67%) Oracle
9 4 (26.67%) Web Services
9 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
9 4 (26.67%) F#

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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) LoadRunner
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 4 (26.67%) Mocha
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) QARun
5 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
5 1 (6.67%) TestNG
5 1 (6.67%) TestPartner
5 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Manager
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Engagement Manager
3 5 (33.33%) Test Engagement Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Pensions Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Test Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
1 4 (26.67%) Chai
1 4 (26.67%) RESTful
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 9 (60.00%) Defect Management
4 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) User Stories
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 2 (13.33%) V-Model
9 1 (6.67%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
1 4 (26.67%) F#
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Groovy
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) HP ALM
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft