Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 332 287
Rank change year-on-year +2 -45 -28
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 48 46 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.28% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 1.82% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 59
South East median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £239 £312
90th Percentile £488 £475 £451
England median daily rate £425 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +9.68% +9.15% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £48.75
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £48.75

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 3005 2522 2569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.86% 15.17% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1829 1541 1565
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 67
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Hampshire 0 22 £425 +23.64%
Surrey -3 13 £400 -3.03%
Thames Valley -8 10 £350 -12.50% 3
Berkshire +5 6 £313 -16.67% 3
Buckinghamshire -27 3 £400 -11.11%
West Sussex -5 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 46 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 37 (77.08%) HP
3 30 (62.50%) Selenium
4 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (47.92%) Test Strategy
6 22 (45.83%) .NET
7 21 (43.75%) Java
7 21 (43.75%) Oracle
7 21 (43.75%) SpecFlow
8 18 (37.50%) LoadRunner
8 18 (37.50%) Oracle APEX
9 17 (35.42%) SoapUI
9 17 (35.42%) F#
10 16 (33.33%) TestNG
10 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
10 16 (33.33%) Windows
10 16 (33.33%) Linux
10 16 (33.33%) Eclipse
10 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 16 (33.33%) Ant
10 16 (33.33%) PuTTY
10 16 (33.33%) WinSCP
10 16 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
10 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
11 15 (31.25%) API Testing
11 15 (31.25%) Oracle Database
11 15 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (31.25%) Web Services
11 15 (31.25%) ISEB

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 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.42%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) PuTTY
1 16 (33.33%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 15 (31.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 15 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (27.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (14.58%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 30 (62.50%) Selenium
2 21 (43.75%) SpecFlow
3 18 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 18 (37.50%) Oracle APEX
4 17 (35.42%) SoapUI
5 16 (33.33%) Ant
5 16 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 16 (33.33%) TestNG
6 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (10.42%) Appium
7 5 (10.42%) JIRA
7 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
8 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.17%) Toad
10 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
10 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.08%) Mocha
10 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Analyst
1 20 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Tester
4 7 (14.58%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Developer in Test
7 2 (4.17%) DevOps Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Pensions Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (45.83%) .NET
2 15 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
3 5 (10.42%) React Native
4 4 (8.33%) CSS
4 4 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (6.25%) jQuery
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.17%) REST
6 2 (4.17%) XML
7 1 (2.08%) Chai
7 1 (2.08%) DOM
7 1 (2.08%) J2EE
7 1 (2.08%) SOAP
7 1 (2.08%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Linux
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
1 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 15 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (47.92%) Test Strategy
4 16 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 16 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (31.25%) API Testing
5 15 (31.25%) Performance Testing
6 13 (27.08%) Defect Management
6 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
7 12 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (25.00%) Scrum
8 11 (22.92%) BDD
9 10 (20.83%) Functional Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Regression Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
10 9 (18.75%) System Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (16.67%) DevOps
11 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 7 (14.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) F#
3 7 (14.58%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.33%) VBScript
5 2 (4.17%) Groovy
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) ISEB
2 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
2 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
3 12 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (20.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
6 5 (10.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) vSphere
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (77.08%) HP
2 21 (43.75%) Oracle
3 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 14 (29.17%) VMware
6 12 (25.00%) Software AG
6 12 (25.00%) webMethods
7 4 (8.33%) SAP
8 1 (2.08%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com