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 29 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.

HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 470 450 448
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 135 202 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.72% 2.58% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 133 100
Median daily rate £375 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £313 £345
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £170.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +407.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +407.46%  

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 7833 7833 7014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.55% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5287 5237 4483
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 £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 186 130
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 29 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 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 29 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 +11 128 £375 -3.22% 34
London -1 49 £400 -5.88% 13
South East +29 43 £375 - 9
South West +15 22 £338 +28.57%
Hampshire +23 19 £375 -25.74% 3
Andover - 11 £375 -
Surrey +9 10 £355 -14.45% 3
Kent +9 10 £396 +88.69%
Somerset - 8 £266 -
West Midlands +15 5 £375 +226.08% 4
City of London -3 5 £319 -17.74% 5
Redhill -7 4 £355 -15.47% 1
West Yorkshire +18 3 £331 - 1
Yorkshire +12 3 £331 -5.35% 1
Leeds +8 3 £331 - 1
Basingstoke +4 3 £314 -16.26%
Scotland +1 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes -2 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 3 - - 2
Bristol - 3 £263 -
Taunton - 3 £240 -
East of England -8 2 £400 +14.28% 2
East Midlands -10 2 - - 1
Fife - 2 - -
Dunfermline - 2 - -
Bath - 2 £406 -
Telford +37 1 £500 -
Shropshire +33 1 £500 -
Berkshire +28 1 - -
North West +21 1 £338 +12.50% 4

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 171 (61.51%) Selenium
2 128 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (44.96%) Test Automation
4 106 (38.13%) HP
5 104 (37.41%) SQL
6 96 (34.53%) Java
7 79 (28.42%) Test Scripting
8 71 (25.54%) QA
9 70 (25.18%) Finance
10 68 (24.46%) Oracle
11 65 (23.38%) Regression Testing
12 63 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (22.66%) BDD
13 61 (21.94%) Test Management
13 61 (21.94%) Test Strategy
14 59 (21.22%) Cucumber
15 55 (19.78%) ISEB
16 54 (19.42%) Jenkins
17 53 (19.06%) Automation Testing
17 53 (19.06%) TDD
18 52 (18.71%) LoadRunner
18 52 (18.71%) .NET
19 50 (17.99%) System Integration Testing
20 47 (16.91%) JIRA
21 46 (16.55%) Functional Testing
22 44 (15.83%) Security Cleared
23 43 (15.47%) ISTQB
23 43 (15.47%) Banking
23 43 (15.47%) Linux
23 43 (15.47%) Unix

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 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.88%) Confluence
2 8 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.16%) IIS
4 4 (1.44%) JBoss
5 2 (0.72%) CMS
5 2 (0.72%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.08%) MS Office
3 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (7.55%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.36%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.80%) GitHub
3 4 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.72%) Loggly
4 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.72%) Slack
4 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.99%) PuTTY
2 24 (8.63%) WinSCP
3 6 (2.16%) Internet
4 5 (1.80%) LDAP
5 3 (1.08%) Intranet
6 2 (0.72%) HTTP
7 1 (0.36%) DNS
7 1 (0.36%) Firewall
7 1 (0.36%) IPv4
7 1 (0.36%) Network Security
7 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.67%) Oracle Database
2 25 (8.99%) SQL Server
3 24 (8.63%) Oracle Database 10g
3 24 (8.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (6.83%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (5.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (5.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.88%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.16%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (1.44%) MySQL
10 3 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.72%) Big Data
11 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.72%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 171 (61.51%) Selenium
2 59 (21.22%) Cucumber
3 54 (19.42%) Jenkins
4 52 (18.71%) LoadRunner
5 47 (16.91%) JIRA
6 42 (15.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (13.31%) SoapUI
8 36 (12.95%) SpecFlow
9 35 (12.59%) TeamCity
10 28 (10.07%) Sahi
10 28 (10.07%) WATIR
11 26 (9.35%) Oracle APEX
12 24 (8.63%) JUnit
13 18 (6.47%) Ant
14 17 (6.12%) Maven
14 17 (6.12%) Toad
15 15 (5.40%) WebDriver
16 14 (5.04%) JMeter
17 13 (4.68%) Eclipse
18 12 (4.32%) Git (software)
General
1 70 (25.18%) Finance
2 43 (15.47%) Banking
3 12 (4.32%) Retail
4 7 (2.52%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.52%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.80%) Back Office
6 4 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.44%) Law
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
7 2 (0.72%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (36.33%) Analyst
2 98 (35.25%) Test Analyst
3 75 (26.98%) Tester
4 46 (16.55%) Automation Tester
5 43 (15.47%) Automation Test Analyst
6 30 (10.79%) Test Manager
7 21 (7.55%) Test Leader
8 19 (6.83%) Developer
9 18 (6.47%) Senior Analyst
9 18 (6.47%) Senior Test Analyst
10 13 (4.68%) Agile Test Analyst
10 13 (4.68%) Test Engineer
11 12 (4.32%) QA Tester
12 11 (3.96%) QA Engineer
12 11 (3.96%) Senior Tester
13 9 (3.24%) Senior Automation Tester
13 9 (3.24%) Test Automation Engineer
14 8 (2.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
14 8 (2.88%) Test Automation Manager
15 7 (2.52%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.71%) .NET
2 40 (14.39%) Web Services
2 40 (14.39%) XML
3 20 (7.19%) SOAP
4 12 (4.32%) Gherkin
5 11 (3.96%) HTML
5 11 (3.96%) J2EE
6 10 (3.60%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.52%) Spring
8 6 (2.16%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.80%) CSS
9 5 (1.80%) JSON
9 5 (1.80%) Middleware
9 5 (1.80%) Node.js
9 5 (1.80%) REST
9 5 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.44%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.44%) JMS
10 4 (1.44%) RESTful
10 4 (1.44%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.44%) Fixed Income
2 4 (1.44%) Mainframe
2 4 (1.44%) NHS
2 4 (1.44%) SWIFT
3 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.08%) Tandem
4 2 (0.72%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.72%) Equities
4 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.36%) Derivative
5 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.36%) iPad
5 1 (0.36%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.47%) Linux
1 43 (15.47%) Unix
2 41 (14.75%) Windows
3 16 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (5.40%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (44.96%) Test Automation
3 79 (28.42%) Test Scripting
4 65 (23.38%) Regression Testing
5 63 (22.66%) BDD
5 63 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (21.94%) Test Management
6 61 (21.94%) Test Strategy
7 53 (19.06%) Automation Testing
7 53 (19.06%) TDD
8 50 (17.99%) System Integration Testing
9 46 (16.55%) Functional Testing
10 42 (15.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (14.03%) Scrum
12 36 (12.95%) DevOps
12 36 (12.95%) Integration Testing
13 34 (12.23%) Automated Testing
14 32 (11.51%) Performance Testing
15 31 (11.15%) Waterfall
16 30 (10.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 104 (37.41%) SQL
2 96 (34.53%) Java
3 32 (11.51%) F#
4 30 (10.79%) C#
5 27 (9.71%) Ruby
6 23 (8.27%) VBScript
7 18 (6.47%) PL/SQL
8 17 (6.12%) Python
9 16 (5.76%) Shell Script
9 16 (5.76%) VB
10 9 (3.24%) Groovy
10 9 (3.24%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.52%) C++
12 5 (1.80%) C
13 4 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.08%) Perl
15 2 (0.72%) AWK
15 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.72%) VBA
15 2 (0.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 55 (19.78%) ISEB
2 44 (15.83%) Security Cleared
3 43 (15.47%) ISTQB
4 37 (13.31%) SC Cleared
5 21 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (5.04%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (3.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (2.52%) Degree
10 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (25.54%) QA
2 7 (2.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.52%) SDET
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (5.40%) vSphere
2 10 (3.60%) Docker
3 9 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.16%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.16%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.44%) XenApp
5 4 (1.44%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.72%) LXC
8 1 (0.36%) HDFS
8 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (11.51%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (5.40%) vRealize
3 8 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.88%) Puppet
4 5 (1.80%) Ansible
5 2 (0.72%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.72%) Graphite
5 2 (0.72%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.36%) OpenView
6 1 (0.36%) SCCM
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 106 (38.13%) HP
2 68 (24.46%) Oracle
3 22 (7.91%) VMware
4 18 (6.47%) IBM
4 18 (6.47%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.76%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.52%) Remedy
8 5 (1.80%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.44%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.44%) Green Hat
9 4 (1.44%) SAP
9 4 (1.44%) Splunk
10 3 (1.08%) Siebel
11 2 (0.72%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.72%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.72%) CA
11 2 (0.72%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.72%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 3 hours ago
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West Midlands
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £320 - £400 per day
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Hampshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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