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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
UK
Rank 455 447 448
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 138 202 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.76% 2.61% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 131 100
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £314 £350
% change year-on-year +19.52% -10.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7860 7745 6973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.35% 14.56% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 5162 4461
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in the UK

HP UFT
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 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
England -4 130 £375 -3.22% 34
London +1 50 £400 -5.88% 17
South East +30 42 £378 +0.66% 7
South West - 22 £302 - 1
Hampshire +20 19 £375 -25.74% 2
Andover - 11 £375 -
Kent +6 10 £396 +88.69%
Surrey +17 9 £350 -15.66% 2
Somerset - 8 £266 -
West Midlands +14 6 £500 +334.78% 3
City of London +4 5 £319 -17.74% 9
Scotland -3 4 - - 1
Bristol - 4 £263 - 1
Leeds +10 3 £331 - 1
Yorkshire +10 3 £331 -5.35% 1
West Yorkshire +9 3 £331 - 1
Basingstoke +7 3 £314 -16.26%
Milton Keynes -2 3 - - 1
Redhill -8 3 £350 -16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 3 - - 2
East Midlands -9 3 £300 -57.14% 1
Taunton - 3 £240 -
Telford +33 2 £500 -
Shropshire +33 2 £500 -
East of England -9 2 £400 +14.28% 2
Fife - 2 - -
Bath - 2 £406 -
Bromley - 2 £425 -
Dunfermline - 2 - -
Berkshire +25 1 - -

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 173 (61.35%) Selenium
2 132 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (44.33%) Test Automation
4 104 (36.88%) HP
5 103 (36.52%) SQL
6 94 (33.33%) Java
7 80 (28.37%) Test Scripting
8 70 (24.82%) Finance
8 70 (24.82%) QA
9 67 (23.76%) BDD
10 66 (23.40%) Oracle
11 64 (22.70%) Regression Testing
11 64 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
12 62 (21.99%) Cucumber
13 61 (21.63%) Test Management
14 59 (20.92%) Test Strategy
15 57 (20.21%) Automation Testing
15 57 (20.21%) TDD
16 54 (19.15%) ISEB
16 54 (19.15%) Jenkins
17 52 (18.44%) .NET
18 51 (18.09%) LoadRunner
19 48 (17.02%) System Integration Testing
20 47 (16.67%) JIRA
21 45 (15.96%) Banking
21 45 (15.96%) Functional Testing
22 43 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
22 43 (15.25%) Security Cleared
22 43 (15.25%) Unix
23 42 (14.89%) XML

HP UFT
Top Related 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 13 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.84%) Confluence
2 8 (2.84%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.13%) IIS
4 4 (1.42%) JBoss
5 2 (0.71%) CMS
5 2 (0.71%) SAS
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (7.45%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.77%) GitHub
3 4 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.71%) Loggly
4 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.71%) Slack
4 2 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.16%) PuTTY
2 22 (7.80%) WinSCP
3 6 (2.13%) Internet
4 5 (1.77%) LDAP
5 3 (1.06%) Intranet
6 2 (0.71%) HTTP
7 1 (0.35%) DNS
7 1 (0.35%) Firewall
7 1 (0.35%) FTP
7 1 (0.35%) IPv4
7 1 (0.35%) Network Security
7 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.41%) Oracle Database
2 24 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 22 (7.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 22 (7.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.84%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (2.84%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.13%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (1.42%) MySQL
10 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.71%) Big Data
11 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 173 (61.35%) Selenium
2 62 (21.99%) Cucumber
3 54 (19.15%) Jenkins
4 51 (18.09%) LoadRunner
5 47 (16.67%) JIRA
6 41 (14.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (12.41%) SoapUI
7 35 (12.41%) SpecFlow
8 33 (11.70%) TeamCity
9 28 (9.93%) Sahi
9 28 (9.93%) WATIR
10 24 (8.51%) JUnit
10 24 (8.51%) Oracle APEX
11 18 (6.38%) Maven
12 17 (6.03%) WebDriver
13 16 (5.67%) Ant
13 16 (5.67%) Toad
14 13 (4.61%) Git (software)
14 13 (4.61%) JMeter
15 11 (3.90%) Subversion
General
1 70 (24.82%) Finance
2 45 (15.96%) Banking
3 12 (4.26%) Retail
4 8 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.48%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.77%) Back Office
7 4 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.42%) Law
8 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Military
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (35.46%) Analyst
2 98 (34.75%) Test Analyst
3 76 (26.95%) Tester
4 47 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 43 (15.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 30 (10.64%) Test Manager
7 22 (7.80%) Test Leader
8 20 (7.09%) Developer
9 17 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (6.03%) Senior Test Analyst
10 16 (5.67%) Test Engineer
11 13 (4.61%) Agile Test Analyst
12 12 (4.26%) QA Tester
12 12 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
13 11 (3.90%) QA Engineer
13 11 (3.90%) Senior Tester
14 9 (3.19%) Senior Automation Tester
15 8 (2.84%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
15 8 (2.84%) Test Automation Manager
16 7 (2.48%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.44%) .NET
2 42 (14.89%) XML
3 39 (13.83%) Web Services
4 20 (7.09%) SOAP
5 13 (4.61%) HTML
6 12 (4.26%) Gherkin
7 11 (3.90%) J2EE
8 10 (3.55%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.48%) Spring
10 6 (2.13%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.77%) CSS
11 5 (1.77%) JSON
11 5 (1.77%) Middleware
11 5 (1.77%) Node.js
11 5 (1.77%) REST
11 5 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.42%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.42%) HTML5
12 4 (1.42%) jQuery
12 4 (1.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.42%) Fixed Income
2 4 (1.42%) Mainframe
2 4 (1.42%) NHS
2 4 (1.42%) SWIFT
3 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.06%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.06%) Tandem
4 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.71%) Equities
4 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.35%) Derivative
5 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.35%) Fintech
5 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.35%) iPad
5 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.35%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.25%) Unix
2 41 (14.54%) Linux
3 40 (14.18%) Windows
4 14 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.61%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.42%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.42%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.35%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (44.33%) Test Automation
3 80 (28.37%) Test Scripting
4 67 (23.76%) BDD
5 64 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (22.70%) Regression Testing
6 61 (21.63%) Test Management
7 59 (20.92%) Test Strategy
8 57 (20.21%) Automation Testing
8 57 (20.21%) TDD
9 48 (17.02%) System Integration Testing
10 45 (15.96%) Functional Testing
11 43 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 41 (14.54%) Scrum
13 35 (12.41%) Automated Testing
13 35 (12.41%) DevOps
14 34 (12.06%) Integration Testing
15 32 (11.35%) Open Source
15 32 (11.35%) Waterfall
16 31 (10.99%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (36.52%) SQL
2 94 (33.33%) Java
3 33 (11.70%) C#
4 31 (10.99%) F#
5 28 (9.93%) Ruby
6 27 (9.57%) VBScript
7 17 (6.03%) PL/SQL
8 16 (5.67%) Python
8 16 (5.67%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.67%) VB
9 10 (3.55%) JavaScript
10 8 (2.84%) C++
10 8 (2.84%) Groovy
11 6 (2.13%) C
12 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.42%) Perl
13 3 (1.06%) VBA
14 2 (0.71%) AWK
14 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.71%) VC++
Qualifications
1 54 (19.15%) ISEB
2 43 (15.25%) Security Cleared
3 42 (14.89%) ISTQB
4 36 (12.77%) SC Cleared
5 19 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (4.61%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (2.48%) Degree
10 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (24.82%) QA
2 7 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.48%) SDET
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) MiFID
3 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (4.61%) vSphere
2 10 (3.55%) Docker
3 7 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.13%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.42%) XenApp
5 4 (1.42%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.71%) LXC
8 1 (0.35%) HDFS
8 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (11.70%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.61%) vRealize
3 8 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.84%) Puppet
4 5 (1.77%) Ansible
5 2 (0.71%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.71%) Graphite
5 2 (0.71%) Nagios
6 1 (0.35%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.35%) OpenView
6 1 (0.35%) SCCM
6 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (36.88%) HP
2 66 (23.40%) Oracle
3 20 (7.09%) VMware
4 17 (6.03%) IBM
5 16 (5.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (4.96%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.48%) Remedy
9 5 (1.77%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.42%) Green Hat
10 4 (1.42%) SAP
10 4 (1.42%) Splunk
11 3 (1.06%) Siebel
12 2 (0.71%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.71%) Blue Prism
12 2 (0.71%) CA
12 2 (0.71%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.71%) SaltStack
13 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago