Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 696 577 472
Rank change year-on-year -119 -105 -24
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 200 294 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.08% 1.82% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 198 314
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +8.77% +1.79%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £491 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -39.13% +164.37%
10th Percentile £62.50 £32.50 £46.88
90th Percentile £67.50 £37.50 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £57.50

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 18,567 16,155 15,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 16.60% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,017 10,817 10,377
UK median daily rate £451 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £608 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 240 387
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £40.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £18.75 £22.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.63 £50.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +6.67%

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 17 January 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 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 17 January 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 -78 189 £425 +9.68% 55
UK excluding London -9 130 £425 +21.43% 41
London -75 66 £425 - 15
South East +12 56 £400 +16.36% 9
North of England +19 38 £450 +28.57% 16
Yorkshire +21 18 £450 +16.13% 7
South West +8 16 £425 +6.25% 2
North East +24 12 £475 +35.71%
North West +18 11 £313 -32.61% 9
Midlands -15 11 £301 -16.97% 6
West Midlands -9 9 £301 -21.31% 2
Scotland -24 6 £218 -35.56%
Wales +2 2 £300 -28.14%
East Midlands -8 2 £293 -16.43% 4
Northern Ireland -24 1 £460 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 161 (80.50%) Test Automation
2 106 (53.00%) HP
3 102 (51.00%) Selenium
4 100 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (35.00%) Java
6 55 (27.50%) BDD
7 54 (27.00%) Test Strategy
8 50 (25.00%) LoadRunner
8 50 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
9 48 (24.00%) Finance
10 47 (23.50%) QA
11 46 (23.00%) .NET
11 46 (23.00%) SoapUI
12 45 (22.50%) JIRA
13 44 (22.00%) SQL
14 43 (21.50%) Test Scripting
15 40 (20.00%) Windows
16 38 (19.00%) REST
17 37 (18.50%) Banking
18 36 (18.00%) SpecFlow
19 35 (17.50%) Defect Management
20 34 (17.00%) Waterfall
21 33 (16.50%) C#
21 33 (16.50%) Oracle
21 33 (16.50%) Ant
21 33 (16.50%) ISEB
22 32 (16.00%) Cucumber
23 30 (15.00%) SDLC
24 29 (14.50%) Test Management
25 28 (14.00%) Web Services

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 17 (8.50%) Confluence
2 5 (2.50%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.00%) Apache
3 2 (1.00%) IIS
3 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.00%) Slack
3 9 (4.50%) Sauce Labs
4 8 (4.00%) GitHub
5 2 (1.00%) Tricentis Tosca
6 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.50%) PuTTY
1 17 (8.50%) WinSCP
2 8 (4.00%) HTTP
3 2 (1.00%) SMS
4 1 (0.50%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.50%) MQTT
4 1 (0.50%) WAAS
4 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 22 (11.00%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 16 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.00%) Big Data
5 6 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.50%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.50%) Impala
7 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.50%) HBase
8 3 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.00%) Firebird
10 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.50%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 102 (51.00%) Selenium
2 50 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 46 (23.00%) SoapUI
4 45 (22.50%) JIRA
5 36 (18.00%) SpecFlow
6 33 (16.50%) Ant
7 32 (16.00%) Cucumber
8 26 (13.00%) Eclipse
9 25 (12.50%) Jenkins
10 23 (11.50%) WebDriver
11 22 (11.00%) JMeter
12 21 (10.50%) TestNG
13 18 (9.00%) Git (software)
13 18 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (8.50%) Oracle APEX
15 16 (8.00%) Maven
16 12 (6.00%) Burp Suite
17 11 (5.50%) JUnit
18 10 (5.00%) Visual Studio
19 9 (4.50%) Appium
General
1 48 (24.00%) Finance
2 37 (18.50%) Banking
3 6 (3.00%) Retail
4 5 (2.50%) Publishing
5 3 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.00%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (43.50%) Analyst
2 84 (42.00%) Test Analyst
3 41 (20.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 34 (17.00%) Tester
5 33 (16.50%) Test Engineer
6 20 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 19 (9.50%) Test Automation Engineer
8 18 (9.00%) Test Manager
9 17 (8.50%) Banking Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) QA Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) QA Test Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) Test Leader
12 8 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) QA Automation Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) Test Automation Manager
12 8 (4.00%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (23.00%) .NET
2 38 (19.00%) REST
3 28 (14.00%) Web Services
4 22 (11.00%) Gherkin
5 20 (10.00%) XML
6 17 (8.50%) HTML
7 16 (8.00%) CSS
8 15 (7.50%) SOAP
9 13 (6.50%) jQuery
10 10 (5.00%) RESTful
11 8 (4.00%) MSMQ
11 8 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (4.00%) React Native
11 8 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (3.00%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.00%) Kafka
13 2 (1.00%) BAPI
13 2 (1.00%) J2EE
13 2 (1.00%) JSON
13 2 (1.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.50%) Mainframe
2 6 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.00%) User Experience
5 3 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.50%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.00%) CMDB
7 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.00%) Windows
2 26 (13.00%) Linux
3 21 (10.50%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.50%) Unix
5 15 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.00%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.50%) Android
8 4 (2.00%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (80.50%) Test Automation
2 100 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (27.50%) BDD
4 54 (27.00%) Test Strategy
5 43 (21.50%) Test Scripting
6 35 (17.50%) Defect Management
7 34 (17.00%) Waterfall
8 30 (15.00%) SDLC
9 29 (14.50%) Test Management
10 28 (14.00%) Regression Testing
10 28 (14.00%) System Integration Testing
11 26 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (13.00%) Functional Testing
11 26 (13.00%) Software Testing
12 24 (12.00%) Performance Testing
13 23 (11.50%) Scrum
14 22 (11.00%) Defect Tracking
14 22 (11.00%) DevOps
15 21 (10.50%) ITIL
16 20 (10.00%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (35.00%) Java
2 44 (22.00%) SQL
3 33 (16.50%) C#
4 24 (12.00%) VBScript
5 22 (11.00%) JavaScript
6 19 (9.50%) Python
7 18 (9.00%) F#
8 15 (7.50%) VB
9 14 (7.00%) Ruby
10 11 (5.50%) C++
10 11 (5.50%) Groovy
11 6 (3.00%) Jython
12 4 (2.00%) PHP
12 4 (2.00%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.00%) Delphi
13 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.50%) Perl
14 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (16.50%) ISEB
2 27 (13.50%) ISTQB
3 19 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.50%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.50%) Degree
6 10 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (3.50%) MCSA
7 7 (3.50%) MCSE
7 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (23.50%) QA
2 12 (6.00%) WCAG
3 3 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.00%) MiFID
5 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (7.50%) vSphere
2 3 (1.50%) Docker
3 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Firmware
4 1 (0.50%) HDFS
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 12 (6.00%) Nessus
3 5 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.00%) SCCM
5 2 (1.00%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (1.00%) WSUS
6 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 106 (53.00%) HP
2 33 (16.50%) Oracle
3 26 (13.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.50%) Red Hat
4 15 (7.50%) Software AG
4 15 (7.50%) VMware
4 15 (7.50%) webMethods
5 10 (5.00%) SAP
6 7 (3.50%) CA
6 7 (3.50%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.50%) Perforce
7 5 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.50%) Citrix
8 3 (1.50%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.00%) BMC
9 2 (1.00%) IBM
9 2 (1.00%) Informatica
9 2 (1.00%) Remedy
9 2 (1.00%) Sun
10 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards