The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 120 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.12% 0.094%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.80% 0.97% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £410 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.47% -11.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +91.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
322 308 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.66% 12.69% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 154 98
Median daily rate £375 £345 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -38.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing HP UFT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP UFT across the West Midlands region.

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the West Midlands region.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Warwickshire -2 5 £390 +26.00%
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) Oracle
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) Selenium
4 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) GitHub
7 4 (20.00%) Confluence
7 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (20.00%) Fiddler
7 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) JIRA
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (15.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) SOA
8 3 (15.00%) HP
8 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
9 2 (10.00%) ERP
9 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Fiddler
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.00%) Sahi
4 1 (5.00%) WATIR
4 1 (5.00%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
1 14 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 3 (15.00%) SOA
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) BDD
7 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.00%) Open Source
7 1 (5.00%) System Testing
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Guidewire
3 1 (5.00%) SAP