Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 October 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 709 588 531
Rank change year-on-year -121 -57 -118
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 169 314 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.92% 1.79% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 213 253
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £563 £488 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18302 17523 15954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.42% 16.49% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12684 11864 10558
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 254 313
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +4.46% +3.84%
10th Percentile £30.25 £24.00 £24.28
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £49.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +3.66% +4.14% +4.99%

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in the UK

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in the UK

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP UFT in the UK

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in the UK

HP UFT
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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
England -53 161 £400 +3.23% 23
UK excluding London -52 96 £400 +14.29% 17
London -27 68 £488 +8.33% 9
South East -6 39 £400 +7.24% 3
North of England +44 29 £400 +18.52% 5
Yorkshire +23 15 £413 +6.45% 2
Midlands +23 10 £390 +15.56% 4
North West +22 9 £279 -22.57% 2
West Midlands +18 9 £400 +33.33% 2
South West +13 9 £372 +14.46% 1
Scotland -16 6 £325 +2.52% 2
North East +53 5 £480 +60.00% 1
East of England -21 2 £275 -35.29% 1
East Midlands -5 1 £310 -11.43% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £460 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 129 (76.33%) Test Automation
2 91 (53.85%) Selenium
3 87 (51.48%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (49.70%) HP
5 54 (31.95%) Java
6 47 (27.81%) Test Scripting
7 45 (26.63%) ISEB
7 45 (26.63%) HP Quality Center
7 45 (26.63%) Test Strategy
8 37 (21.89%) .NET
8 37 (21.89%) LoadRunner
9 36 (21.30%) JIRA
10 35 (20.71%) QA
11 33 (19.53%) ISTQB
11 33 (19.53%) Windows
12 32 (18.93%) Finance
12 32 (18.93%) SoapUI
13 31 (18.34%) BDD
14 30 (17.75%) Banking
15 28 (16.57%) SQL
16 27 (15.98%) Test Management
16 27 (15.98%) Defect Management
17 26 (15.38%) Oracle
17 26 (15.38%) Scrum
18 25 (14.79%) Ant
18 25 (14.79%) Web Services
18 25 (14.79%) Microsoft
19 24 (14.20%) Linux
19 24 (14.20%) Regression Testing
19 24 (14.20%) Performance Testing

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (4.14%) Confluence
2 6 (3.55%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.37%) JBoss
4 3 (1.78%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.18%) Apache
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.18%) CICS
5 2 (1.18%) Documentum
5 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.18%) IIS
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.59%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.14%) GitHub
3 4 (2.37%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (2.37%) Slack
4 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.28%) PuTTY
1 14 (8.28%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.18%) HTTP
2 2 (1.18%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) WAAS
3 1 (0.59%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.24%) Oracle Database
1 19 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 13 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (5.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.96%) Big Data
8 4 (2.37%) DB2
8 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.78%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.78%) HBase
9 3 (1.78%) Impala
9 3 (1.78%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.18%) Firebird
10 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.59%) KDB
Development Applications
1 91 (53.85%) Selenium
2 37 (21.89%) LoadRunner
3 36 (21.30%) JIRA
4 32 (18.93%) SoapUI
5 25 (14.79%) Ant
6 23 (13.61%) Jenkins
7 22 (13.02%) SpecFlow
8 21 (12.43%) Cucumber
9 20 (11.83%) JMeter
10 19 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (10.06%) Eclipse
11 17 (10.06%) TestNG
12 16 (9.47%) Oracle APEX
13 14 (8.28%) WebDriver
14 11 (6.51%) Maven
15 10 (5.92%) Gradle
16 9 (5.33%) Git (software)
17 8 (4.73%) JUnit
17 8 (4.73%) Toad
18 6 (3.55%) Subversion
General
1 32 (18.93%) Finance
2 30 (17.75%) Banking
3 8 (4.73%) Publishing
4 6 (3.55%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.37%) Retail
5 4 (2.37%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Back Office
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.59%) Front Office
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (42.60%) Analyst
2 71 (42.01%) Test Analyst
3 33 (19.53%) Tester
4 23 (13.61%) Automation Test Analyst
5 22 (13.02%) Test Engineer
6 18 (10.65%) Automation Tester
7 15 (8.88%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 9 (5.33%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.73%) Consultant
9 8 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Test Consultant
11 6 (3.55%) Architect
11 6 (3.55%) Banking Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Test Manager
12 5 (2.96%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.89%) .NET
2 25 (14.79%) Web Services
3 14 (8.28%) HTML
3 14 (8.28%) REST
3 14 (8.28%) XML
4 13 (7.69%) SOAP
5 11 (6.51%) Gherkin
6 10 (5.92%) CSS
6 10 (5.92%) jQuery
7 7 (4.14%) J2EE
8 5 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.37%) Ajax
9 4 (2.37%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.37%) JSF
9 4 (2.37%) Kafka
9 4 (2.37%) React Native
9 4 (2.37%) Spring
9 4 (2.37%) Struts
10 3 (1.78%) HTML5
10 3 (1.78%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.14%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.37%) Derivative
5 3 (1.78%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.78%) VSAM
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.18%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.53%) Windows
2 24 (14.20%) Linux
3 16 (9.47%) Unix
3 16 (9.47%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.37%) Android
6 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.59%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.59%) Solaris
7 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (76.33%) Test Automation
2 87 (51.48%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (27.81%) Test Scripting
4 45 (26.63%) Test Strategy
5 31 (18.34%) BDD
6 27 (15.98%) Defect Management
6 27 (15.98%) Test Management
7 26 (15.38%) Scrum
8 24 (14.20%) Performance Testing
8 24 (14.20%) Regression Testing
9 23 (13.61%) System Integration Testing
9 23 (13.61%) Waterfall
10 21 (12.43%) Software Testing
10 21 (12.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (11.83%) Defect Tracking
11 20 (11.83%) Functional Testing
12 19 (11.24%) Scenario Testing
13 18 (10.65%) API Testing
13 18 (10.65%) Manual Testing
13 18 (10.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.95%) Java
2 28 (16.57%) SQL
3 22 (13.02%) C#
4 19 (11.24%) VBScript
5 17 (10.06%) JavaScript
6 16 (9.47%) VB
7 15 (8.88%) F#
8 10 (5.92%) Python
9 6 (3.55%) Ruby
10 4 (2.37%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.78%) C++
11 3 (1.78%) COBOL
11 3 (1.78%) Groovy
11 3 (1.78%) JCL
11 3 (1.78%) PHP
11 3 (1.78%) REXX
12 2 (1.18%) C
12 2 (1.18%) Delphi
12 2 (1.18%) Perl
12 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (26.63%) ISEB
2 33 (19.53%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (8.88%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.28%) SC Cleared
6 12 (7.10%) Degree
6 12 (7.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (4.73%) MCSA
7 8 (4.73%) MCSE
7 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (20.71%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) WCAG
3 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.18%) MiFID
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) vSphere
2 4 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.78%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.18%) Docker
4 2 (1.18%) HDFS
4 2 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (26.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.37%) Nessus
2 4 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.37%) Puppet
2 4 (2.37%) vRealize
3 2 (1.18%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.18%) Grafana
3 2 (1.18%) Kibana
3 2 (1.18%) logstash
3 2 (1.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 84 (49.70%) HP
2 26 (15.38%) Oracle
3 25 (14.79%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.28%) Red Hat
5 12 (7.10%) VMware
6 8 (4.73%) Fortinet
6 8 (4.73%) Software AG
6 8 (4.73%) webMethods
7 6 (3.55%) SAP
8 5 (2.96%) IBM
9 4 (2.37%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.37%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (1.78%) Calypso
10 3 (1.78%) Murex
10 3 (1.78%) Perforce
10 3 (1.78%) Reuters
10 3 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.18%) Citrix
11 2 (1.18%) CollabNet
11 2 (1.18%) Sun