Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 193 198
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 -21
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 16 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.89% 1.30% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 18
South West median daily rate £425 £264 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.98% -24.57% +1.45%
10th Percentile £403 £213 £284
90th Percentile £480 £490 £425
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.38% +6.53% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £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 846 1,002 939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.44% 18.39% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 655 659
South West median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £309 £275 £296
90th Percentile £563 £531 £505
England median daily rate £475 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 57
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -7.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £37.50 £25.00 £33.05
90th Percentile £56.25 £53.75 £49.40
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Somerset -4 6 £425 +68.15%
Wiltshire - 3 £450 -
Dorset - 3 £425 -
Gloucestershire +20 2 £425 -9.57% 1
Bristol -9 2 £300 +14.29%
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 13 (81.25%) Selenium
3 12 (75.00%) Java
4 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
5 10 (62.50%) BDD
6 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
6 9 (56.25%) REST
6 9 (56.25%) HP ALM
6 9 (56.25%) TDD
6 9 (56.25%) VBScript
6 9 (56.25%) Ant
6 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
6 9 (56.25%) .NET
6 9 (56.25%) Eclipse
6 9 (56.25%) HP
7 8 (50.00%) XML
7 8 (50.00%) CA
7 8 (50.00%) HTTP
7 8 (50.00%) C#
7 8 (50.00%) C++
7 8 (50.00%) HTML
7 8 (50.00%) JUnit
7 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 8 (50.00%) CSS
7 8 (50.00%) SOAP
7 8 (50.00%) Python
7 8 (50.00%) jQuery
7 8 (50.00%) Maven

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) PuTTY
2 1 (6.25%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 9 (56.25%) Ant
3 9 (56.25%) Eclipse
3 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (50.00%) JIRA
4 8 (50.00%) JUnit
4 8 (50.00%) Maven
4 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.25%) JMeter
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Test Manager
2 6 (37.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Payments Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Test Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
1 9 (56.25%) REST
2 8 (50.00%) CSS
2 8 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) jQuery
2 8 (50.00%) SOAP
2 8 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) BDD
4 9 (56.25%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) API Testing
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) System Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
8 1 (6.25%) SDLC
8 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (56.25%) VBScript
4 8 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (50.00%) C++
4 8 (50.00%) Groovy
4 8 (50.00%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) Ruby
5 7 (43.75%) Jython
6 1 (6.25%) F#
6 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) HP ALM
2 8 (50.00%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Software AG
3 1 (6.25%) Veracode
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) webMethods