The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 48 50 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Permanent jobs citing HP UFT 15 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.68% 2.05% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.93% 14.12% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 0
Median salary £35,000 £48,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.08% -  
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 Watford with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 116 85 76
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 20.71% 14.51% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 103 66 47
Median salary £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

HP UFT
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for HP UFT in Watford

HP UFT
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in Watford over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for HP UFT in Watford

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 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 Watford region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 36 (94.74%) Java
1 36 (94.74%) Unix
1 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (92.11%) Selenium
3 32 (84.21%) Functional Testing
4 30 (78.95%) Finance
4 30 (78.95%) Scrum
4 30 (78.95%) Linux
4 30 (78.95%) QA
5 29 (76.32%) Python
5 29 (76.32%) C#
6 22 (57.89%) Automation Testing
7 20 (52.63%) SQL
8 19 (50.00%) Regression Testing
8 19 (50.00%) JIRA
9 17 (44.74%) Shell Script
10 16 (42.11%) TDD
10 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
10 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (42.11%) WebDriver
10 16 (42.11%) BDD
10 16 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (34.21%) Cucumber
12 12 (31.58%) Automated Testing
13 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
14 9 (23.68%) Agile Testing
15 7 (18.42%) Gherkin
15 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
15 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
1 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (92.11%) Selenium
2 19 (50.00%) JIRA
3 16 (42.11%) WebDriver
4 13 (34.21%) Cucumber
5 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
5 7 (18.42%) JUnit
5 7 (18.42%) Maven
5 7 (18.42%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.26%) Bugzilla
7 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
7 2 (5.26%) TestLink
8 1 (2.63%) Toad
General
1 30 (78.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (89.47%) Analyst
1 34 (89.47%) Test Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Automation Test Analyst
3 14 (36.84%) QA Analyst
3 14 (36.84%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Payments Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Unix Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Software Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Gherkin
1 7 (18.42%) Hibernate
1 7 (18.42%) RESTful
1 7 (18.42%) Spring
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (94.74%) Unix
2 30 (78.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (84.21%) Functional Testing
3 30 (78.95%) Scrum
4 22 (57.89%) Automation Testing
5 19 (50.00%) Regression Testing
6 16 (42.11%) BDD
6 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (42.11%) TDD
6 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
7 12 (31.58%) Automated Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
9 9 (23.68%) Agile Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (18.42%) Integration Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Kanban
10 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
10 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
12 4 (10.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (94.74%) Java
2 29 (76.32%) C#
2 29 (76.32%) Python
3 20 (52.63%) SQL
4 17 (44.74%) Shell Script
5 7 (18.42%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (78.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Atlassian
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) IBM