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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 475 473
Rank change year-on-year -29 -2  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 83 179 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 2.17% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 129 93
Median daily rate £374 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +29.57%  

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 8117 8240 7471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.54% 15.53% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5548 5678 4924
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 £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 125 126
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 £26.75 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 80 £375 -2.59% 35
London -7 36 £425 -5.55% 17
South East +15 22 £360 -3.48% 10
West Midlands +26 7 £375 +25.08% 1
Surrey +2 7 £360 -20.87% 3
South West +3 6 £361 +31.36% 1
Hampshire -10 5 £348 -22.77% 3
Yorkshire +12 4 £406 +5.86%
East Sussex - 4 £375 -
Brighton - 4 £375 -
Leeds +19 3 £288 -4.16%
West Yorkshire +18 3 £288 -8.00%
Scotland +16 3 £325 -1.06% 3
Redhill -19 3 £360 -21.73%
Edinburgh - 3 £325 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +69 2 £435 +36.47%
Tyne and Wear +65 2 £435 +36.47%
North East +57 2 £435 +36.47%
Andover +10 2 £348 +6.92%
Warwickshire +9 2 £400 +33.33%
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £275 -
Bristol -5 2 £367 -18.38%
East of England -9 2 £275 -35.29% 3
Milton Keynes -15 2 £250 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £250 +5.26% 1
Peterborough - 2 £275 -
Bedworth - 2 £400 -
West Sussex +20 1 £360 +7.46% 3
Berkshire +18 1 £450 +20.00%
Wiltshire +5 1 £350 +55.55% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 193 (87.33%) Test Automation
2 146 (66.06%) Selenium
3 105 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (40.72%) HP
5 85 (38.46%) SQL
6 78 (35.29%) Java
7 71 (32.13%) Test Scripting
8 60 (27.15%) Finance
8 60 (27.15%) Test Strategy
9 59 (26.70%) ISEB
10 56 (25.34%) Oracle
11 55 (24.89%) Regression Testing
12 53 (23.98%) Jenkins
13 52 (23.53%) ISTQB
14 51 (23.08%) JIRA
14 51 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (20.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 45 (20.36%) BDD
16 42 (19.00%) Test Management
16 42 (19.00%) Cucumber
16 42 (19.00%) DevOps
16 42 (19.00%) Banking
17 40 (18.10%) QA
17 40 (18.10%) Linux
18 39 (17.65%) Windows
18 39 (17.65%) TeamCity
19 38 (17.19%) .NET
20 37 (16.74%) Web Services
20 37 (16.74%) LoadRunner
20 37 (16.74%) System Integration Testing

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 14 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.07%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.17%) JBoss
4 6 (2.71%) IIS
5 5 (2.26%) Confluence
6 3 (1.36%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.90%) CICS
7 2 (0.90%) Documentum
7 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.45%) SAS
8 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.45%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.71%) GitHub
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.90%) Loggly
3 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.90%) Slack
3 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.12%) PuTTY
2 28 (12.67%) WinSCP
3 10 (4.52%) Internet
4 5 (2.26%) LDAP
5 3 (1.36%) Intranet
6 1 (0.45%) Skype
6 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 30 (13.57%) SQL Server
3 28 (12.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 28 (12.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (8.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (8.14%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (6.79%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.62%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (3.62%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (3.17%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.71%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (1.81%) Big Data
11 4 (1.81%) DB2
12 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.90%) Informix
13 2 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 146 (66.06%) Selenium
2 53 (23.98%) Jenkins
3 51 (23.08%) JIRA
4 45 (20.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (19.00%) Cucumber
6 39 (17.65%) TeamCity
7 37 (16.74%) LoadRunner
8 35 (15.84%) SoapUI
9 31 (14.03%) Oracle APEX
10 30 (13.57%) SpecFlow
11 26 (11.76%) Ant
12 23 (10.41%) Toad
13 18 (8.14%) Maven
14 16 (7.24%) Eclipse
14 16 (7.24%) TestNG
15 15 (6.79%) JMeter
16 13 (5.88%) Git (software)
16 13 (5.88%) Subversion
16 13 (5.88%) WebDriver
17 12 (5.43%) JUnit
General
1 60 (27.15%) Finance
2 42 (19.00%) Banking
3 11 (4.98%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.07%) Retail
5 5 (2.26%) Back Office
6 4 (1.81%) Law
6 4 (1.81%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.90%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.90%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Military
9 1 (0.45%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (38.91%) Analyst
2 82 (37.10%) Test Analyst
3 52 (23.53%) Tester
4 33 (14.93%) Automation Tester
5 32 (14.48%) Automation Test Analyst
6 21 (9.50%) Test Leader
7 19 (8.60%) Test Manager
8 12 (5.43%) Developer
8 12 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (5.43%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (4.98%) Consultant
10 10 (4.52%) Agile Test Analyst
11 9 (4.07%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.62%) Test Automation Manager
13 7 (3.17%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 7 (3.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 7 (3.17%) Selenium Tester
14 6 (2.71%) QA Tester
14 6 (2.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 6 (2.71%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.19%) .NET
2 37 (16.74%) Web Services
3 30 (13.57%) XML
4 13 (5.88%) SOAP
5 9 (4.07%) Gherkin
5 9 (4.07%) HTML
5 9 (4.07%) Spring
6 8 (3.62%) J2EE
7 7 (3.17%) Ajax
7 7 (3.17%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.17%) jQuery
7 7 (3.17%) JSF
7 7 (3.17%) Struts
7 7 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (2.71%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.71%) Middleware
8 6 (2.71%) Node.js
9 5 (2.26%) CSS
9 5 (2.26%) HTML5
10 4 (1.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.81%) Derivative
4 4 (1.81%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.81%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.36%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.36%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.36%) Tandem
5 3 (1.36%) VSAM
6 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.90%) NHS
6 2 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.45%) Equities
7 1 (0.45%) iPad
7 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.10%) Linux
2 39 (17.65%) Windows
3 29 (13.12%) Unix
4 21 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (9.05%) Windows Server
6 19 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (87.33%) Test Automation
2 105 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (32.13%) Test Scripting
4 60 (27.15%) Test Strategy
5 55 (24.89%) Regression Testing
6 51 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (20.36%) BDD
8 42 (19.00%) DevOps
8 42 (19.00%) Test Management
9 37 (16.74%) System Integration Testing
10 36 (16.29%) Integration Testing
11 34 (15.38%) Scrum
12 33 (14.93%) Functional Testing
13 32 (14.48%) Exploratory Testing
13 32 (14.48%) Scenario Testing
14 30 (13.57%) TDD
14 30 (13.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (13.12%) Software Testing
16 28 (12.67%) Defect Management
17 25 (11.31%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 85 (38.46%) SQL
2 78 (35.29%) Java
3 33 (14.93%) F#
4 27 (12.22%) VBScript
5 22 (9.95%) C#
6 21 (9.50%) Python
6 21 (9.50%) VB
7 14 (6.33%) PL/SQL
8 13 (5.88%) Ruby
9 10 (4.52%) Groovy
10 9 (4.07%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.71%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.26%) C++
12 5 (2.26%) Scala
13 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.36%) COBOL
13 3 (1.36%) JCL
13 3 (1.36%) Perl
13 3 (1.36%) REXX
14 2 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (26.70%) ISEB
2 52 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 36 (16.29%) Security Cleared
4 34 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 25 (11.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (7.24%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (4.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (3.62%) Degree
9 4 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (18.10%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.45%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (8.60%) vSphere
2 13 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (4.07%) Docker
4 6 (2.71%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.71%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.71%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.36%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.90%) HDFS
7 2 (0.90%) LXC
Systems Management
1 23 (10.41%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (8.60%) vRealize
3 11 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.98%) Puppet
4 4 (1.81%) Ansible
5 2 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.90%) Grafana
5 2 (0.90%) Graphite
5 2 (0.90%) Kibana
5 2 (0.90%) logstash
5 2 (0.90%) Nagios
6 1 (0.45%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.45%) SCCM
6 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (40.72%) HP
2 56 (25.34%) Oracle
3 26 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.76%) VMware
4 22 (9.95%) Red Hat
5 13 (5.88%) IBM
6 7 (3.17%) CA Agile Central
6 7 (3.17%) Remedy
6 7 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.81%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.81%) Murex
7 4 (1.81%) Splunk
8 3 (1.36%) Calypso
8 3 (1.36%) Reuters
9 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.90%) CA
9 2 (0.90%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.90%) Informatica
9 2 (0.90%) SAP
9 2 (0.90%) XebiaLabs
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