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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / North West
Rank 240 212 232
Rank change year-on-year -28 +20  
Permanent jobs citing HP UFT 7 24 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.56% 1.99% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 25
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +34.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £33,000
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1261 1209 1156
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 20.70% 21.27% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1066 1055 1017
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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
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 3 months to 27 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
Manchester -26 5 £33,875 -9.66%
Cheshire -7 1 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 £40,000 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 16 (84.21%) Selenium
2 15 (78.95%) QA
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Automated Testing
3 12 (63.16%) ISEB
3 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
4 11 (57.89%) SDLC
4 11 (57.89%) Scrum
5 10 (52.63%) Windows
5 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
5 10 (52.63%) Manual Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Functional Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Degree
6 8 (42.11%) Finance
7 7 (36.84%) Web Services
7 7 (36.84%) RAD
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) JIRA
7 7 (36.84%) FitNesse
7 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Process Improvement
7 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
8 5 (26.32%) QA Automation
8 5 (26.32%) BDD
8 5 (26.32%) TDD
8 5 (26.32%) C#
8 5 (26.32%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) PHP
9 4 (21.05%) C++

HP UFT
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 16 (84.21%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
3 7 (36.84%) FitNesse
3 7 (36.84%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) MSTest
4 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Automation Tester
2 10 (52.63%) QA Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Software QA Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Software Tester
3 7 (36.84%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (21.05%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) QA Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) QA Test Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior QA Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Software Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) iPad
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) Automated Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) SDLC
4 10 (52.63%) Manual Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
5 8 (42.11%) Functional Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
6 7 (36.84%) Process Improvement
6 7 (36.84%) RAD
6 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
7 5 (26.32%) BDD
7 5 (26.32%) QA Automation
7 5 (26.32%) TDD
8 4 (21.05%) DevOps
8 4 (21.05%) OO
8 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Release Management
9 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) PHP
4 3 (15.79%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) ISEB
2 8 (42.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
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