The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 115 113
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.21% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.95% 1.57% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £288 £313 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -20.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 315 383 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.34% 18.95% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 264 230
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £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 in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP UFT in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in West Yorkshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region 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
Leeds +19 3 £288 -4.16%
HP UFT
Yorkshire

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 across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Splunk
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (33.33%) Confluence
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) JMeter
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) HP
6 1 (16.67%) ISEB
6 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (16.67%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (16.67%) SOAP
6 1 (16.67%) Publishing
6 1 (16.67%) NHS
6 1 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) TeamCity

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SSIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) ATDD
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft