The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 26 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)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 87 88
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.57% 0.64% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.07% 3.13% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £360 £455 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.87% +34.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £460 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
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 Surrey with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 228 256 178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 18.52% 20.56% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 182 116
Median daily rate £425 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Surrey

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in Surrey

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 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
Redhill -19 3 £360 -21.73%
Leatherhead - 1 £400 -
HP UFT
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Surrey region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 15 (93.75%) Java
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 14 (87.50%) HP
3 12 (75.00%) Python
3 12 (75.00%) JIRA
4 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
4 11 (68.75%) Defect Management
5 10 (62.50%) SoapUI
5 10 (62.50%) Groovy
6 9 (56.25%) ISEB
6 9 (56.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
8 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
8 6 (37.50%) Oracle
8 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
9 5 (31.25%) SDLC
9 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
10 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (25.00%) SQL
10 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (18.75%) Finance
11 3 (18.75%) V-Model
12 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
12 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
12 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
12 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 2 (12.50%) PowerShell

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 12 (75.00%) JIRA
3 10 (62.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) Ant
4 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) GitLab
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Pensions Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Defect Management
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
5 5 (31.25%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) V-Model
8 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
9 1 (6.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
9 1 (6.25%) SDET
9 1 (6.25%) Test Management
9 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) Python
3 10 (62.50%) Groovy
4 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (12.50%) VBScript
7 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 9 (56.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle