Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 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 West
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 182 190
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 20 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.67% 1.97% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 7
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £400 £368 £279
90th Percentile £575 £483 £487
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 1,199 862 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.92% 16.38% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 555 649
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £532
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 25 44
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -1.44% -0.12%
10th Percentile £36.75 £35.50 £26.88
90th Percentile £56.50 £48.75 £53.38
England median hourly rate £42.75 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.72% +6.10% +2.50%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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
Wiltshire -29 11 £425 -15.00% 2
Bristol -15 5 £425 +41.67% 1
Dorset +7 4 £425 -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (65.00%) Selenium
4 12 (60.00%) Manual Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Web Services
5 8 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (30.00%) Scrum
7 6 (30.00%) JIRA
8 5 (25.00%) Banking
8 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) VB
8 5 (25.00%) Java
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) HP
8 5 (25.00%) DevOps
9 4 (20.00%) CA Service Virtualization
9 4 (20.00%) Dependency Management
9 4 (20.00%) HP ALM
9 4 (20.00%) CA
9 4 (20.00%) VBScript
9 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
9 4 (20.00%) BDD
9 4 (20.00%) Open Source
9 4 (20.00%) JMeter
9 4 (20.00%) Test Management

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 (5.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Selenium
2 8 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (30.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (20.00%) JMeter
6 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
6 3 (15.00%) Hudson
6 3 (15.00%) Redmine
6 3 (15.00%) TestComplete
6 3 (15.00%) TestRail
6 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 10 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Smart Metering Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) Node.js
2 3 (15.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) WebdriverIO
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (30.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
7 4 (20.00%) Dependency Management
7 4 (20.00%) Open Source
7 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
7 4 (20.00%) Test Management
8 3 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (15.00%) Case Management
8 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (10.00%) API Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Microservices
9 2 (10.00%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
1 5 (25.00%) VB
2 4 (20.00%) VBScript
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) DBS Check
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) CA Service Virtualization
1 4 (20.00%) HP ALM
2 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) CA
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft