Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 May 2018 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 West
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 174 194
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 -8
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 12 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.50% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 2.74% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 14
South West median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -15.63%
10th Percentile £340 £220 £258
90th Percentile £465 £520 £385
England median daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £60.00

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 901 949 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.75% 18.19% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 571 580
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £313 £280 £288
90th Percentile £563 £519 £526
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 47 64
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +3.53% +12.61%
10th Percentile £35.93 £33.40 £32.50
90th Percentile £54.75 £53.75 £50.68
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.06% +14.73%

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in the South West

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in the South West

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in the South West over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP UFT in the South West

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in the South West

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. 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
Bristol -1 5 £250 -20.00% 1
Somerset -6 4 £425 +60.08%
Wiltshire +9 2 £425 +21.43%
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) VBScript
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
4 5 (41.67%) REST
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) VB
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Ant
4 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) HP ALM
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) CA Service Virtualization
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) HTTP
5 4 (33.33%) CA
5 4 (33.33%) JUnit
5 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) C#

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

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) PuTTY
2 1 (8.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Ant
2 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
2 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
2 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) JUnit
3 4 (33.33%) Maven
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) TestNG
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Automation Tester
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) REST
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) API Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) VBScript
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) Groovy
4 4 (33.33%) Jython
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) F#
5 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP ALM
2 4 (33.33%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Software AG
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) webMethods