The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for HP UFT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% - 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.21% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +29.57%  

HP UFT is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 103 122 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.78% 14.99% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 93 66
Median daily rate £375 £428 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +22.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing HP UFT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in Birmingham

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP UFT in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) CollabNet
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CollabNet
1 1 (100.00%) HP