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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 121 111 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.091% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 1.15% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate £310 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £350 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
HP UFT
England

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
345 174 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.71% 7.88% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 102 125
Average daily rate £338 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £457 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.80% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +4 1 £310 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £115 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing HP UFT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP UFT.

1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing HP UFT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP UFT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle