The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 134 116
Rank change year-on-year +20 -18  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.23% 0.043%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.12% 1.55% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 330 452 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.97% 14.91% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 270 180
Median daily rate £475 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -18.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in the West Midlands

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT 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 27 June 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 +5 2 £400 +33.33%
Birmingham - 1 - -
HP UFT
England

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

1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) JMeter
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
6 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (25.00%) LoadUI
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) VBScript
7 2 (16.67%) VB
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA

HP UFT
Co-occurring 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) JMeter
3 3 (25.00%) LoadUI
3 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Sahi
4 2 (16.67%) WATIR
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) BDD
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 2 (16.67%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) CollabNet
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle