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 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 489 470 491
Rank change year-on-year -19 +21  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 117 194 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.46% 2.36% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 141 75
Median daily rate £371 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £335 £316
% change year-on-year +7.83% +5.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £108.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +188.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £108.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +204.22%  

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 7990 8211 7075
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.27% 15.27% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5450 5635 4600
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £373
% change year-on-year +0.62% +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 131 129
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.10 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.45%  

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 26 May 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 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 26 May 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 +17 116 £372 -5.52% 38
South East +13 44 £360 +2.85% 6
London -6 41 £375 -16.20% 16
South West +15 16 £367 +33.54% 4
Surrey +6 15 £350 -22.22% 1
Hampshire +7 12 £348 -22.77% 2
Andover +7 8 £325 -
West Midlands +26 6 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes -5 5 £250 -18.36%
Redhill -14 5 £350 -23.91%
Buckinghamshire -14 5 £250 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +6 4 £406 +16.07% 1
Kent +2 4 £413 +96.42%
Somerset - 4 £302 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £375 -
Brighton - 4 £375 -
West Yorkshire +28 3 £288 -32.35%
Leeds +20 3 £288 -
Bristol +3 3 £367 -18.38% 2
Tyne and Wear +49 2 £435 +34.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne +45 2 £435 +34.36%
North East +42 2 £435 +34.36%
City of London -8 2 £328 - 6
Leatherhead - 2 £375 -
Bedworth - 2 £400 -
Warwickshire - 2 £400 -
Berkshire +25 1 £450 +28.57%
North West +24 1 £338 +3.44% 5
West Sussex +21 1 £360 +25.21% 1
Cambridge +7 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 215 (86.00%) Test Automation
2 165 (66.00%) Selenium
3 120 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (40.80%) HP
5 94 (37.60%) SQL
6 82 (32.80%) Java
7 70 (28.00%) Test Scripting
8 68 (27.20%) ISEB
9 64 (25.60%) BDD
10 62 (24.80%) Regression Testing
11 61 (24.40%) Finance
12 60 (24.00%) Oracle
12 60 (24.00%) Test Management
13 58 (23.20%) Jenkins
13 58 (23.20%) QA
14 57 (22.80%) ISTQB
14 57 (22.80%) Test Strategy
14 57 (22.80%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (20.80%) JIRA
16 50 (20.00%) LoadRunner
16 50 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 48 (19.20%) Cucumber
18 46 (18.40%) System Integration Testing
18 46 (18.40%) .NET
18 46 (18.40%) Windows
19 44 (17.60%) TDD
20 43 (17.20%) Linux
20 43 (17.20%) Functional Testing
21 42 (16.80%) SoapUI
22 41 (16.40%) Security Cleared

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 13 (5.20%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.20%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.80%) Confluence
4 6 (2.40%) IIS
5 4 (1.60%) JBoss
6 3 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.80%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.40%) Documentum
8 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.40%) SAS
8 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (6.80%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.00%) GitHub
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.80%) Loggly
4 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.80%) Slack
4 2 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.60%) PuTTY
2 28 (11.20%) WinSCP
3 10 (4.00%) Internet
4 5 (2.00%) LDAP
5 3 (1.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) Firewall
6 1 (0.40%) IPv4
6 1 (0.40%) Network Security
6 1 (0.40%) Skype
6 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.60%) Oracle Database
2 29 (11.60%) SQL Server
3 28 (11.20%) Oracle Database 10g
3 28 (11.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (7.60%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (7.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (7.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.20%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (3.20%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (3.20%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.40%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (1.60%) Big Data
10 3 (1.20%) DB2
10 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.80%) Informix
11 2 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 165 (66.00%) Selenium
2 58 (23.20%) Jenkins
3 52 (20.80%) JIRA
4 50 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 50 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (19.20%) Cucumber
6 42 (16.80%) SoapUI
7 39 (15.60%) TeamCity
8 37 (14.80%) SpecFlow
9 31 (12.40%) Oracle APEX
10 22 (8.80%) Ant
11 21 (8.40%) Toad
12 17 (6.80%) Eclipse
12 17 (6.80%) JUnit
13 16 (6.40%) Maven
13 16 (6.40%) TestNG
14 15 (6.00%) Git (software)
14 15 (6.00%) Sahi
14 15 (6.00%) WATIR
14 15 (6.00%) WebDriver
General
1 61 (24.40%) Finance
2 41 (16.40%) Banking
3 14 (5.60%) Retail
4 9 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.80%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.00%) Back Office
7 4 (1.60%) Law
8 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.80%) Marketing
9 2 (0.80%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.40%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (39.20%) Analyst
2 94 (37.60%) Test Analyst
3 61 (24.40%) Tester
4 40 (16.00%) Automation Tester
5 39 (15.60%) Automation Test Analyst
6 25 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 24 (9.60%) Test Manager
8 18 (7.20%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (7.20%) Senior Test Analyst
9 12 (4.80%) Developer
10 11 (4.40%) Agile Test Analyst
10 11 (4.40%) QA Tester
11 10 (4.00%) Consultant
12 9 (3.60%) Banking Analyst
13 8 (3.20%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 8 (3.20%) Test Automation Manager
14 7 (2.80%) QA Analyst
14 7 (2.80%) QA Manager
14 7 (2.80%) Selenium Tester
14 7 (2.80%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.40%) .NET
2 35 (14.00%) Web Services
3 28 (11.20%) XML
4 15 (6.00%) SOAP
5 11 (4.40%) Gherkin
6 9 (3.60%) .NET Framework
6 9 (3.60%) HTML
7 7 (2.80%) Spring
8 6 (2.40%) J2EE
8 6 (2.40%) Middleware
9 5 (2.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.00%) CSS
9 5 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.60%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.60%) Node.js
10 4 (1.60%) REST
10 4 (1.60%) RESTful
11 3 (1.20%) HTML5
11 3 (1.20%) jQuery
11 3 (1.20%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.20%) Derivative
4 3 (1.20%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.20%) SWIFT
4 3 (1.20%) Tandem
5 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.40%) Equities
6 1 (0.40%) iPad
6 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.40%) NHS
6 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.40%) Windows
2 43 (17.20%) Linux
3 35 (14.00%) Unix
4 21 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (7.60%) Windows Server
5 19 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.60%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (86.00%) Test Automation
2 120 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 64 (25.60%) BDD
5 62 (24.80%) Regression Testing
6 60 (24.00%) Test Management
7 57 (22.80%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (22.80%) Test Strategy
8 46 (18.40%) System Integration Testing
9 44 (17.60%) TDD
10 43 (17.20%) Functional Testing
11 41 (16.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 40 (16.00%) DevOps
12 40 (16.00%) Integration Testing
13 36 (14.40%) Scrum
13 36 (14.40%) Waterfall
14 34 (13.60%) Scenario Testing
15 32 (12.80%) Exploratory Testing
15 32 (12.80%) Software Testing
16 27 (10.80%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (37.60%) SQL
2 82 (32.80%) Java
3 35 (14.00%) F#
4 29 (11.60%) C#
5 28 (11.20%) VBScript
6 21 (8.40%) Python
7 20 (8.00%) VB
8 17 (6.80%) Ruby
9 15 (6.00%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.80%) Shell Script
11 10 (4.00%) Groovy
12 8 (3.20%) JavaScript
13 6 (2.40%) C++
14 5 (2.00%) Scala
15 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.20%) C
15 3 (1.20%) Perl
16 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.80%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (27.20%) ISEB
2 57 (22.80%) ISTQB
3 41 (16.40%) Security Cleared
4 36 (14.40%) SC Cleared
5 26 (10.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (6.80%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (5.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (2.80%) Degree
9 4 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (23.20%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (7.60%) vSphere
2 13 (5.20%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (3.60%) Docker
4 6 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.40%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.60%) XenApp
6 4 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.80%) HDFS
8 2 (0.80%) LXC
9 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (7.60%) vRealize
3 7 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.80%) Puppet
4 4 (1.60%) Ansible
5 2 (0.80%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.80%) Graphite
5 2 (0.80%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.40%) Grafana
6 1 (0.40%) Kibana
6 1 (0.40%) logstash
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (40.80%) HP
2 60 (24.00%) Oracle
3 29 (11.60%) Microsoft
4 26 (10.40%) VMware
5 22 (8.80%) Red Hat
6 12 (4.80%) IBM
7 8 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.80%) Remedy
9 4 (1.60%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.60%) Splunk
10 3 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (1.20%) Murex
11 2 (0.80%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.80%) CA
11 2 (0.80%) Calypso
11 2 (0.80%) Google
11 2 (0.80%) Informatica
11 2 (0.80%) Reuters
11 2 (0.80%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.80%) XebiaLabs
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