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 3 months to 23 June 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 138 139
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.94% 1.19% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
Median daily rate £372 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.27% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.21% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +29.57%  

HP UFT is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 464 421 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.08% 14.07% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 286 298
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +13.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.55 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £43.00 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing HP UFT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 2 £367 -18.38%
Wiltshire +5 1 £350 +55.55% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £250 -
Somerset - 1 £550 -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 27 (96.43%) Test Automation
2 20 (71.43%) Selenium
3 19 (67.86%) SpecFlow
4 18 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (57.14%) SQL
5 16 (57.14%) .NET
5 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (53.57%) Java
7 14 (50.00%) Oracle
7 14 (50.00%) HP
7 14 (50.00%) Regression Testing
7 14 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (50.00%) F#
8 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
8 13 (46.43%) BDD
8 13 (46.43%) Web Services
9 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
9 12 (42.86%) VBScript
10 11 (39.29%) C#
10 11 (39.29%) Windows
11 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
11 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (35.71%) Linux
11 10 (35.71%) VMware
11 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (35.71%) Integration Testing
11 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (35.71%) Oracle APEX

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 2 (7.14%) IIS
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) PuTTY
1 10 (35.71%) WinSCP
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (32.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) Selenium
2 19 (67.86%) SpecFlow
3 18 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 10 (35.71%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
4 10 (35.71%) TeamCity
5 8 (28.57%) Ant
5 8 (28.57%) Eclipse
5 8 (28.57%) TestNG
5 8 (28.57%) Toad
6 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
6 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
6 6 (21.43%) TestComplete
7 5 (17.86%) Sahi
7 5 (17.86%) WATIR
8 1 (3.57%) JIRA
8 1 (3.57%) Robot Framework
8 1 (3.57%) VersionOne
8 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
1 11 (39.29%) Tester
2 9 (32.14%) Automation Tester
2 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Developer in Test
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Applications Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle Applications Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) .NET
2 13 (46.43%) Web Services
3 6 (21.43%) XML
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
4 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 13 (46.43%) BDD
5 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
6 10 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (35.71%) Integration Testing
6 10 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
7 8 (28.57%) API Testing
7 8 (28.57%) DevOps
7 8 (28.57%) Scrum
8 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Test Management
9 5 (17.86%) Open Source
9 5 (17.86%) TDD
9 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
10 3 (10.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
2 15 (53.57%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) F#
4 12 (42.86%) VBScript
5 11 (39.29%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) VB
7 5 (17.86%) Ruby
8 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) ISEB
3 6 (21.43%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) vSphere
2 8 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) vRealize
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) HP
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft