Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 667 642 559
Rank change year-on-year -25 -83 +9
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 237 212 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.14% 1.26% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 130 258
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £258
90th Percentile £553 £539 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £335
% change year-on-year -2.78% +7.46% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £170.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £170.00

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 20,858 16,766 16,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.02% 17.60% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,339 11,440 11,393
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 329 293
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.45 £28.75 £26.30
90th Percentile £60.19 £57.75 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 July 2018.

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 14 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 July 2018. 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 -43 186 £400 +6.67% 33
UK excluding London +22 182 £350 -2.78% 26
South East -15 73 £363 -0.68% 7
London -80 52 £444 +10.94% 8
Scotland -2 48 £280 -13.85% 1
North of England -10 27 £438 +12.18% 9
Midlands -6 17 £325 -16.13% 4
Yorkshire -20 15 £463 +15.63% 2
West Midlands -22 12 £300 -22.58% 2
South West -4 10 £413 +16.20% 3
North West -5 9 £375 +33.33% 4
East of England +7 7 £430 +56.36% 2
North East 0 6 £475 +9.20% 3
East Midlands +6 5 £438 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 202 (85.23%) Test Automation
2 147 (62.03%) Selenium
3 125 (52.74%) HP
4 116 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (40.08%) Java
6 88 (37.13%) Windows
6 88 (37.13%) Microsoft
7 79 (33.33%) SQL
8 76 (32.07%) Test Scripting
9 75 (31.65%) HP ALM
10 72 (30.38%) SC Cleared
10 72 (30.38%) Security Cleared
11 67 (28.27%) VMware
12 63 (26.58%) Jenkins
13 60 (25.32%) Linux
13 60 (25.32%) ISTQB
14 58 (24.47%) .NET
15 57 (24.05%) Scrum
16 56 (23.63%) LoadRunner
16 56 (23.63%) Test Strategy
17 55 (23.21%) Web Services
18 54 (22.78%) Oracle
19 52 (21.94%) SoapUI
19 52 (21.94%) DevOps
20 47 (19.83%) BDD
20 47 (19.83%) Software Testing
21 46 (19.41%) JIRA
21 46 (19.41%) API Testing
22 44 (18.57%) SpecFlow
22 44 (18.57%) ISEB

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 24 (10.13%) Confluence
2 16 (6.75%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.11%) CICS
6 2 (0.84%) SAS
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
7 1 (0.42%) JBoss
7 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.84%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.84%) Sonata
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 41 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (16.46%) Office 365
3 11 (4.64%) Tricentis Tosca
4 10 (4.22%) Slack
5 8 (3.38%) npm
6 7 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.95%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.69%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (1.27%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.08%) DHCP
1 31 (13.08%) DNS
2 29 (12.24%) PuTTY
2 29 (12.24%) WinSCP
3 4 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 33 (13.92%) Oracle Database
3 32 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 32 (13.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 27 (11.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 27 (11.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (4.22%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.95%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.53%) Couchbase
8 6 (2.53%) Redis
9 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.27%) Big Data
11 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.84%) DB2
11 2 (0.84%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 147 (62.03%) Selenium
2 63 (26.58%) Jenkins
3 56 (23.63%) LoadRunner
4 52 (21.94%) SoapUI
5 46 (19.41%) JIRA
6 44 (18.57%) SpecFlow
7 40 (16.88%) WinRunner
8 38 (16.03%) Cucumber
8 38 (16.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (15.61%) Oracle APEX
10 35 (14.77%) Eclipse
11 34 (14.35%) Ant
12 33 (13.92%) JMeter
13 32 (13.50%) TestNG
14 25 (10.55%) Git (software)
15 20 (8.44%) WebDriver
16 18 (7.59%) JUnit
17 17 (7.17%) Maven
18 16 (6.75%) Subversion
19 10 (4.22%) TestDirector
General
1 38 (16.03%) Finance
2 17 (7.17%) Banking
3 3 (1.27%) Back Office
3 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.84%) Military
5 1 (0.42%) Front Office
5 1 (0.42%) Legal
5 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (26.16%) Analyst
1 62 (26.16%) Test Analyst
2 55 (23.21%) Tester
3 40 (16.88%) Test Engineer
4 37 (15.61%) Automation Tester
5 23 (9.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 21 (8.86%) Developer
7 19 (8.02%) Test Automation Engineer
8 18 (7.59%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 17 (7.17%) Test Leader
10 14 (5.91%) Java Developer
11 12 (5.06%) QA Tester
12 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 10 (4.22%) Selenium Tester
13 9 (3.80%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 8 (3.38%) Test Manager
15 7 (2.95%) Test Specialist
16 6 (2.53%) Technical Specialist
17 5 (2.11%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (24.47%) .NET
2 55 (23.21%) Web Services
3 31 (13.08%) REST
4 26 (10.97%) SOAP
5 23 (9.70%) HTML
6 18 (7.59%) XML
7 13 (5.49%) Spring
8 10 (4.22%) CSS
8 10 (4.22%) HTML5
9 9 (3.80%) Node.js
10 8 (3.38%) Ajax
10 8 (3.38%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.38%) J2EE
10 8 (3.38%) jQuery
10 8 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (2.95%) RESTful
11 7 (2.95%) Spring Boot
11 7 (2.95%) Spring Security
11 7 (2.95%) Swagger
12 4 (1.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.88%) Clustering
2 37 (15.61%) PDA
3 17 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.38%) User Experience
5 6 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.53%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.27%) Equities
8 3 (1.27%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.84%) Fintech
9 2 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.42%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 88 (37.13%) Windows
2 60 (25.32%) Linux
3 40 (16.88%) AIX
3 40 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (16.46%) Windows 7
4 39 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (15.61%) Windows Server
6 29 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (10.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (7.17%) Unix
9 9 (3.80%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.42%) Android
11 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (85.23%) Test Automation
2 116 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (32.07%) Test Scripting
4 57 (24.05%) Scrum
5 56 (23.63%) Test Strategy
6 52 (21.94%) DevOps
7 47 (19.83%) BDD
7 47 (19.83%) Software Testing
8 46 (19.41%) API Testing
9 41 (17.30%) Performance Testing
10 39 (16.46%) Change Management
11 36 (15.19%) System Integration Testing
12 34 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (12.66%) SDLC
14 29 (12.24%) Smoke Testing
15 25 (10.55%) Waterfall
16 24 (10.13%) Defect Tracking
16 24 (10.13%) Regression Testing
17 19 (8.02%) Mentoring
17 19 (8.02%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (40.08%) Java
2 79 (33.33%) SQL
3 36 (15.19%) F#
4 33 (13.92%) C#
5 29 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 21 (8.86%) Python
7 19 (8.02%) VBScript
8 17 (7.17%) VB
9 9 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.53%) Ruby
12 4 (1.69%) C++
12 4 (1.69%) Perl
12 4 (1.69%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.27%) Java 8
14 2 (0.84%) C
14 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.42%) COBOL
15 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (30.38%) SC Cleared
1 72 (30.38%) Security Cleared
2 60 (25.32%) ISTQB
3 44 (18.57%) ISEB
4 34 (14.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (11.81%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (3.80%) Degree
6 9 (3.80%) MCSA
6 9 (3.80%) MCSE
6 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.38%) MCITP
7 8 (3.38%) MCTS
8 4 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.27%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.27%) PMP
9 3 (1.27%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.46%) QA
2 10 (4.22%) WCAG
3 3 (1.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (16.88%) Hyper-V
1 40 (16.88%) VMware ESXi
2 39 (16.46%) Active Directory
3 34 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (13.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 27 (11.39%) vSphere
6 17 (7.17%) Docker
7 6 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.84%) ACF2
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.84%) RACF
8 2 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 75 (31.65%) HP ALM
2 39 (16.46%) McAfee ePO
3 29 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (8.02%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (8.02%) Puppet
5 10 (4.22%) Nessus
6 8 (3.38%) Ansible
6 8 (3.38%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.38%) Rancher
7 7 (2.95%) Netcool
7 7 (2.95%) OpenView
7 7 (2.95%) SCOM
7 7 (2.95%) vRealize
7 7 (2.95%) ZABBIX
8 5 (2.11%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 125 (52.74%) HP
2 88 (37.13%) Microsoft
3 67 (28.27%) VMware
4 54 (22.78%) Oracle
5 43 (18.14%) Citrix
6 40 (16.88%) McAfee
6 40 (16.88%) Veritas
7 35 (14.77%) Red Hat
8 34 (14.35%) Ivanti
9 32 (13.50%) Software AG
9 32 (13.50%) webMethods
10 10 (4.22%) CA Agile Central
11 8 (3.38%) Atlassian
11 8 (3.38%) Splunk
12 7 (2.95%) Google
13 5 (2.11%) CA
14 4 (1.69%) Micro Focus
14 4 (1.69%) SAP
15 2 (0.84%) Capita
15 2 (0.84%) Cognizant