The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 April 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 132 135
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 5 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.24% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.17% 2.52% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 5
Median daily rate £331 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.39% +9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £317 £330
% change year-on-year +10.56% -3.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +378.87%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 429 516 427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.34% 17.72% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 383 282
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.75 - £28.93
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 - £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +14.74%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Yorkshire

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP UFT in Yorkshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
West Yorkshire +18 4 £288 -36.11%
South Yorkshire -4 1 £525 +50.00%
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) JMeter
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SOAP
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Confluence
5 2 (28.57%) Splunk
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Docker
6 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (14.29%) Sahi

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (28.57%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) JUnit
5 1 (14.29%) NUnit
5 1 (14.29%) Sahi
5 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (14.29%) Subversion
5 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (14.29%) WATIR
5 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft