Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 686 606 504
Rank change year-on-year -80 -102 -56
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 192 293 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 1.67% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 185 291
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -3.45%
10th Percentile £269 £259 £258
90th Percentile £550 £489 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.86% - +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -28.21% +261.11%
10th Percentile £62.50 £32.50 £42.38
90th Percentile £67.50 £37.50 £56.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £48.75

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 19200 17494 16364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 16.51% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13374 11774 10881
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 252 335
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.10 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +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 November 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 16 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 November 2017. 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 -54 180 £413 +6.45% 23
UK excluding London -30 112 £378 +7.86% 15
London -46 74 £425 -4.23% 8
South East +6 47 £400 +4.58% 2
North of England +36 27 £400 +22.51% 7
South West +9 16 £425 +30.77%
Yorkshire +24 14 £425 +9.68% 1
Midlands +11 10 £306 -6.00% 4
North West +23 9 £279 -14.23% 3
West Midlands +14 9 £301 +0.33% 2
Scotland -23 7 £325 +2.42%
North East +48 4 £525 +75.00% 3
Wales -1 2 £300 -25.00%
East of England -25 2 £275 -35.29% 2
East Midlands -6 1 £310 -11.43% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £460 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 155 (80.73%) Test Automation
2 99 (51.56%) HP
3 98 (51.04%) Selenium
4 95 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (35.94%) Java
6 56 (29.17%) Test Strategy
7 52 (27.08%) HP Quality Center
8 48 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 47 (24.48%) LoadRunner
10 44 (22.92%) .NET
10 44 (22.92%) Windows
10 44 (22.92%) BDD
11 41 (21.35%) ISEB
11 41 (21.35%) JIRA
12 40 (20.83%) Finance
13 38 (19.79%) Oracle
14 37 (19.27%) QA
14 37 (19.27%) SoapUI
15 36 (18.75%) Banking
15 36 (18.75%) Ant
16 34 (17.71%) SpecFlow
17 32 (16.67%) SQL
18 31 (16.15%) Scrum
18 31 (16.15%) Linux
18 31 (16.15%) Web Services
18 31 (16.15%) Defect Management
19 29 (15.10%) System Integration Testing
19 29 (15.10%) Functional Testing
19 29 (15.10%) Performance Testing
20 28 (14.58%) ISTQB

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 9 (4.69%) Confluence
2 6 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.60%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.08%) JBoss
5 2 (1.04%) Apache
5 2 (1.04%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.04%) CICS
5 2 (1.04%) Documentum
5 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.04%) IIS
5 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.52%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.21%) GitHub
3 7 (3.65%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (2.60%) Slack
5 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.04%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.90%) PuTTY
1 19 (9.90%) WinSCP
2 5 (2.60%) HTTP
3 2 (1.04%) WAAS
4 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.52%) MQTT
4 1 (0.52%) SMS
4 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.06%) Oracle Database
2 24 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 22 (11.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 18 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (7.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.65%) Big Data
8 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.60%) Apache Hive
9 5 (2.60%) Impala
10 4 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.56%) DB2
11 3 (1.56%) HBase
11 3 (1.56%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.04%) Firebird
12 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 98 (51.04%) Selenium
2 47 (24.48%) LoadRunner
3 41 (21.35%) JIRA
4 37 (19.27%) SoapUI
5 36 (18.75%) Ant
6 34 (17.71%) SpecFlow
7 28 (14.58%) Cucumber
8 27 (14.06%) Jenkins
9 25 (13.02%) Eclipse
10 23 (11.98%) TestNG
11 22 (11.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (10.94%) Oracle APEX
13 19 (9.90%) JMeter
14 17 (8.85%) Maven
14 17 (8.85%) WebDriver
15 13 (6.77%) Gradle
16 12 (6.25%) JUnit
17 11 (5.73%) Git (software)
18 8 (4.17%) Subversion
18 8 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 40 (20.83%) Finance
2 36 (18.75%) Banking
3 7 (3.65%) Publishing
3 7 (3.65%) Retail
4 4 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.08%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.04%) Back Office
6 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.04%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (45.31%) Analyst
2 83 (43.23%) Test Analyst
3 32 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 31 (16.15%) Tester
5 26 (13.54%) Test Engineer
6 19 (9.90%) Test Automation Engineer
7 18 (9.38%) Automation Tester
8 10 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.69%) Test Leader
9 9 (4.69%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
10 8 (4.17%) Consultant
10 8 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Architect
11 7 (3.65%) Developer
12 6 (3.13%) Automation Test Lead
12 6 (3.13%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (3.13%) Test Consultant
13 5 (2.60%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.92%) .NET
2 31 (16.15%) Web Services
3 20 (10.42%) REST
4 19 (9.90%) Gherkin
5 17 (8.85%) HTML
6 15 (7.81%) SOAP
7 14 (7.29%) CSS
7 14 (7.29%) XML
8 13 (6.77%) jQuery
9 6 (3.13%) J2EE
9 6 (3.13%) Kafka
9 6 (3.13%) React Native
10 5 (2.60%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (2.08%) Ajax
11 4 (2.08%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.08%) JSF
11 4 (2.08%) Spring
11 4 (2.08%) Struts
12 3 (1.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.08%) User Experience
5 3 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.56%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.56%) VSAM
6 2 (1.04%) CMDB
6 2 (1.04%) Derivative
6 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.92%) Windows
2 31 (16.15%) Linux
3 24 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 20 (10.42%) Unix
5 18 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.60%) Android
7 5 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.60%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (80.73%) Test Automation
2 95 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (29.17%) Test Strategy
4 48 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 44 (22.92%) BDD
6 31 (16.15%) Defect Management
6 31 (16.15%) Scrum
7 29 (15.10%) Functional Testing
7 29 (15.10%) Performance Testing
7 29 (15.10%) System Integration Testing
8 26 (13.54%) Regression Testing
9 25 (13.02%) Defect Tracking
9 25 (13.02%) Test Management
10 24 (12.50%) DevOps
10 24 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 24 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 22 (11.46%) API Testing
11 22 (11.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (10.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 69 (35.94%) Java
2 32 (16.67%) SQL
3 27 (14.06%) C#
4 23 (11.98%) VBScript
5 22 (11.46%) JavaScript
6 20 (10.42%) F#
7 18 (9.38%) VB
8 14 (7.29%) Python
9 8 (4.17%) Ruby
10 7 (3.65%) C++
10 7 (3.65%) Groovy
11 4 (2.08%) PHP
11 4 (2.08%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.56%) COBOL
12 3 (1.56%) JCL
12 3 (1.56%) Jython
12 3 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.56%) REXX
13 2 (1.04%) Delphi
14 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (21.35%) ISEB
2 28 (14.58%) ISTQB
3 20 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (9.90%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.90%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.77%) Degree
5 13 (6.77%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (4.17%) MCSA
6 8 (4.17%) MCSE
6 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (19.27%) QA
2 5 (2.60%) WCAG
3 4 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.04%) MiFID
5 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (8.85%) vSphere
2 4 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.56%) Docker
3 3 (1.56%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.04%) HDFS
4 2 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (27.08%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.17%) CA Service Virtualization
3 5 (2.60%) Nessus
4 4 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.08%) Puppet
4 4 (2.08%) SCCM
4 4 (2.08%) vRealize
5 2 (1.04%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.04%) Grafana
5 2 (1.04%) Kibana
5 2 (1.04%) logstash
5 2 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (51.56%) HP
2 38 (19.79%) Oracle
3 27 (14.06%) Microsoft
4 19 (9.90%) Red Hat
5 17 (8.85%) VMware
6 13 (6.77%) Software AG
6 13 (6.77%) webMethods
7 10 (5.21%) SAP
8 8 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 6 (3.13%) IBM
10 5 (2.60%) Perforce
11 4 (2.08%) CA
11 4 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (1.56%) Citrix
12 3 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.56%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.04%) Bloomberg
13 2 (1.04%) CollabNet
13 2 (1.04%) Informatica
13 2 (1.04%) Remedy