Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 195 209
Rank change year-on-year +14 +14 -30
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 16 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.29% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.73% 0.93% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 15
South West median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £438 £453 £425
England median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.25% +14.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 925 970 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.62% 16.88% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 662 676
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £296
90th Percentile £525 £531 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 56
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.74% +13.60%
10th Percentile £32.55 £24.72 £30.25
90th Percentile £57.90 £51.66 £44.50
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 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 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Gloucestershire +25 4 £338 -11.99%
Somerset - 4 £425 -
Dorset +8 3 £425 +34.92%
Bristol -10 3 £336 -16.00%
Wiltshire +1 1 £500 -
HP UFT
England

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

1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) Selenium
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (43.75%) SoapUI
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
5 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
5 7 (43.75%) Eclipse
5 7 (43.75%) HP
5 7 (43.75%) .NET
5 7 (43.75%) Ant
5 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) BDD
6 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
7 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
7 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) JIRA
7 5 (31.25%) HTML
7 5 (31.25%) VBScript
7 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 5 (31.25%) CSS
7 5 (31.25%) Unix
8 4 (25.00%) XML
8 4 (25.00%) SOAP
8 4 (25.00%) HTTP
8 4 (25.00%) Python

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
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (18.75%) PuTTY
2 3 (18.75%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) Firebird
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) Ant
3 7 (43.75%) Eclipse
3 7 (43.75%) SoapUI
4 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
4 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 4 (25.00%) JUnit
5 4 (25.00%) Maven
5 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) TestNG
7 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (12.50%) Toad
8 1 (6.25%) JMeter
8 1 (6.25%) VersionOne
8 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (6.25%) GUI Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (25.00%) REST
3 4 (25.00%) SOAP
3 4 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE
5 1 (6.25%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) API Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) System Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) VBScript
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) Groovy
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) F#
4 3 (18.75%) Jython
5 2 (12.50%) Delphi
6 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) CA
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Software AG
4 1 (6.25%) Veracode
4 1 (6.25%) webMethods