Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 324 269
Rank change year-on-year -40 -55 +13
Permanent jobs citing HP UFT 16 37 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.30% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.56% 1.39% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11 36 84
North West median annual salary £40,000 £33,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.21% -12.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £41,875 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

HP UFT is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2840 2658 2484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.43% 21.29% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2314 2387 2181
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in the North West

HP UFT
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for HP UFT in the North West

HP UFT
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for HP UFT in the North West

HP UFT
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 8 £43,500 +16.00%
Cheshire -47 7 £34,500 +13.11%
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 North West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Selenium
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) HP
4 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
5 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (43.75%) ISEB
6 7 (43.75%) Windows
6 7 (43.75%) Web Services
7 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) Degree
7 6 (37.50%) JIRA
7 6 (37.50%) Scrum
7 6 (37.50%) BDD
7 6 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
8 5 (31.25%) SDLC
8 5 (31.25%) FitNesse
8 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 4 (25.00%) TDD
9 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (25.00%) Oracle
9 4 (25.00%) Java
9 4 (25.00%) XML
9 4 (25.00%) Linux
9 4 (25.00%) Test Management
9 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) BrowserStack
1 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
3 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 5 (31.25%) FitNesse
4 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
5 3 (18.75%) JUnit
5 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (18.75%) TestNG
5 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 2 (12.50%) Jasmine
6 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
7 1 (6.25%) Calabash
7 1 (6.25%) Capybara
7 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (6.25%) Protractor
7 1 (6.25%) Ranorex
7 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) Velocity
4 2 (12.50%) WSDL
4 2 (12.50%) XSD
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) Middleware
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) Test Management
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) API Testing
6 3 (18.75%) ATDD
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) RAD
6 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 3 (18.75%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) AppDynamics
4 1 (6.25%) Avaloq
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet