Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 663 567 582
Rank change year-on-year -96 +15 -165
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 195 358 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.12% 2.08% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 245 181
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £269 £258 £255
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £339
% change year-on-year +6.67% -0.37% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
UK median hourly rate - £108.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +188.00% +177.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £108.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +204.23% +215.56%

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 17478 17204 14935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.13% 15.86% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11997 11696 9740
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £274
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £365
% change year-on-year +1.27% +8.22% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 276 283
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +12.67% -
10th Percentile £28.83 £26.13 £21.52
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.13 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year +1.19% +9.45% +2.33%

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 19 August 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 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 19 August 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 -48 188 £375 -4.76% 18
UK excluding London -51 119 £360 +6.67% 15
London -6 72 £375 -16.67% 4
South East 0 57 £365 -8.75% 7
South West +13 21 £367 +16.59%
North of England +27 20 £395 +21.54% 2
Yorkshire +20 15 £400 +4.23% 1
Midlands +20 11 £375 +20.97% 1
West Midlands +39 10 £378 +25.83% 1
Scotland -18 6 £325 +7.44% 2
North West +19 3 £225 -26.53% 1
East of England -13 3 £275 -35.29% 3
North East +37 2 £435 +45.00%
Wales 0 1 £300 -14.29%
East Midlands -25 1 £310 -55.71%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 162 (83.08%) Test Automation
2 131 (67.18%) Selenium
3 95 (48.72%) HP
4 93 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (35.90%) Java
6 65 (33.33%) SQL
7 63 (32.31%) Test Scripting
8 62 (31.79%) ISEB
9 58 (29.74%) Test Strategy
10 57 (29.23%) ISTQB
11 54 (27.69%) Finance
12 46 (23.59%) Regression Testing
13 44 (22.56%) Jenkins
14 40 (20.51%) JIRA
15 39 (20.00%) Oracle
16 38 (19.49%) .NET
16 38 (19.49%) BDD
17 37 (18.97%) SoapUI
17 37 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (18.46%) Windows
19 35 (17.95%) Defect Management
20 34 (17.44%) QA
21 33 (16.92%) HP Quality Center
22 32 (16.41%) Cucumber
22 32 (16.41%) Test Management
22 32 (16.41%) DevOps
22 32 (16.41%) System Integration Testing
22 32 (16.41%) Scrum
22 32 (16.41%) LoadRunner
23 31 (15.90%) Banking

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 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.08%) IIS
3 4 (2.05%) JBoss
3 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.03%) CICS
5 2 (1.03%) Documentum
5 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Confluence
6 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.51%) SAS
6 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.59%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.51%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.05%) GitHub
3 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.51%) Loggly
4 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.77%) PuTTY
2 20 (10.26%) WinSCP
3 7 (3.59%) Internet
4 5 (2.56%) LDAP
5 2 (1.03%) WAAS
6 1 (0.51%) Skype
6 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 22 (11.28%) SQL Server
3 20 (10.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 20 (10.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (9.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (9.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (8.72%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (8.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.05%) Big Data
8 4 (2.05%) DB2
8 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.03%) Firebird
11 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.51%) Informix
11 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 131 (67.18%) Selenium
2 44 (22.56%) Jenkins
3 40 (20.51%) JIRA
4 37 (18.97%) SoapUI
5 32 (16.41%) Cucumber
5 32 (16.41%) LoadRunner
6 29 (14.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (14.87%) TeamCity
7 27 (13.85%) SpecFlow
8 23 (11.79%) Oracle APEX
9 22 (11.28%) Ant
10 17 (8.72%) Toad
11 16 (8.21%) TestNG
12 15 (7.69%) Eclipse
13 13 (6.67%) JMeter
14 12 (6.15%) WebDriver
15 10 (5.13%) Maven
16 8 (4.10%) Gradle
17 7 (3.59%) Git (software)
17 7 (3.59%) JUnit
General
1 54 (27.69%) Finance
2 31 (15.90%) Banking
3 10 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.10%) Publishing
5 7 (3.59%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Back Office
6 3 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.54%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 2 (1.03%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Military
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (40.00%) Analyst
2 73 (37.44%) Test Analyst
3 40 (20.51%) Tester
4 26 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 20 (10.26%) Test Leader
6 19 (9.74%) Automation Test Analyst
7 15 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (7.18%) Senior Test Analyst
9 12 (6.15%) Test Engineer
9 12 (6.15%) Test Manager
10 11 (5.64%) Consultant
11 10 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
12 8 (4.10%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (4.10%) Test Consultant
13 6 (3.08%) Architect
13 6 (3.08%) Pensions Analyst
13 6 (3.08%) Performance Analyst
13 6 (3.08%) Performance Test Analyst
14 5 (2.56%) Test Automation Consultant
14 5 (2.56%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.49%) .NET
2 26 (13.33%) Web Services
3 20 (10.26%) XML
4 10 (5.13%) HTML
4 10 (5.13%) SOAP
5 9 (4.62%) Gherkin
6 8 (4.10%) jQuery
7 5 (2.56%) CSS
7 5 (2.56%) J2EE
7 5 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.05%) Ajax
8 4 (2.05%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.05%) JSF
8 4 (2.05%) REST
8 4 (2.05%) Spring
8 4 (2.05%) Struts
9 3 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.54%) ISPF
9 3 (1.54%) Middleware
10 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.56%) Derivative
4 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.05%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.54%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (1.54%) VSAM
6 2 (1.03%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.03%) Tandem
7 1 (0.51%) Equities
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.46%) Windows
2 28 (14.36%) Linux
3 21 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 19 (9.74%) Unix
5 19 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.05%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.54%) Android
7 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (83.08%) Test Automation
2 93 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (32.31%) Test Scripting
4 58 (29.74%) Test Strategy
5 46 (23.59%) Regression Testing
6 38 (19.49%) BDD
7 37 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (17.95%) Defect Management
9 32 (16.41%) DevOps
9 32 (16.41%) Scrum
9 32 (16.41%) System Integration Testing
9 32 (16.41%) Test Management
10 31 (15.90%) Exploratory Testing
10 31 (15.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (15.38%) Functional Testing
11 30 (15.38%) Integration Testing
12 25 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
12 25 (12.82%) Software Testing
13 21 (10.77%) Waterfall
14 20 (10.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (35.90%) Java
2 65 (33.33%) SQL
3 22 (11.28%) F#
3 22 (11.28%) VBScript
4 20 (10.26%) Python
5 19 (9.74%) C#
6 18 (9.23%) VB
7 12 (6.15%) PL/SQL
8 11 (5.64%) Groovy
9 10 (5.13%) JavaScript
10 8 (4.10%) Ruby
11 5 (2.56%) C++
12 4 (2.05%) Scala
12 4 (2.05%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.54%) COBOL
13 3 (1.54%) JCL
13 3 (1.54%) REXX
14 2 (1.03%) C
14 2 (1.03%) Delphi
14 2 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (31.79%) ISEB
2 57 (29.23%) ISTQB
3 23 (11.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 19 (9.74%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (4.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (4.10%) Degree
9 2 (1.03%) MCSA
9 2 (1.03%) MCSE
9 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.44%) QA
2 3 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (9.74%) vSphere
2 13 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (4.10%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.08%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.56%) Docker
6 3 (1.54%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (1.03%) HDFS
7 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.51%) LXC
Systems Management
1 33 (16.92%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (9.74%) vRealize
3 5 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.56%) Puppet
4 3 (1.54%) SCCM
5 2 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.03%) Grafana
5 2 (1.03%) Kibana
5 2 (1.03%) logstash
6 1 (0.51%) Ansible
6 1 (0.51%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (48.72%) HP
2 39 (20.00%) Oracle
3 27 (13.85%) Microsoft
4 22 (11.28%) Red Hat
5 19 (9.74%) VMware
6 10 (5.13%) IBM
7 7 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.56%) SAP
9 4 (2.05%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.05%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (2.05%) Murex
10 3 (1.54%) Calypso
10 3 (1.54%) Reuters
11 2 (1.03%) CollabNet
11 2 (1.03%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.03%) Informatica
11 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.03%) Sun
12 1 (0.51%) Splunk
12 1 (0.51%) Tradeweb