The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for HP UFT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 84 88
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Permanent jobs citing HP UFT 3 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.30% 1.96% 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.53% 10.71% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 9
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +46.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% -11.25%  

HP UFT is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 196 196 177
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 19.43% 18.25% 14.18%
Number of salaries quoted 134 140 132
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing HP UFT as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in Essex

HP UFT
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HP UFT in Essex.

Salary trend for HP UFT in Essex

HP UFT
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +8 1 - -
Colchester -9 1 £60,000 +9.09%
HP UFT
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 10 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
3 7 (58.33%) Legal
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
4 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (50.00%) Law
5 5 (41.67%) SAP
5 5 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (41.67%) QA
6 4 (33.33%) Test Management
6 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) Service Management
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (16.67%) Project Management
8 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
8 2 (16.67%) MS Office
8 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) AS400
9 1 (8.33%) Validation
9 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (8.33%) Finance
9 1 (8.33%) Front Office
9 1 (8.33%) Back Office

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (58.33%) Legal
2 6 (50.00%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Test Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Team Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (16.67%) Lead Tester
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Leader
4 2 (16.67%) QA Team Leader
4 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Performance Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Release Management
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft