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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 128 123
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 0.95% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £500 £115 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +334.78% -67.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £314 £350
% change year-on-year +19.52% -10.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +407.46%  

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 302 420 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.44% 15.60% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 220 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Shropshire +34 2 £500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 - 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) Regression Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Sahi
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
7 2 (15.38%) BDD
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) WATIR
7 2 (15.38%) Ruby
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) .NET
7 2 (15.38%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
8 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 1 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
8 1 (7.69%) Project Management

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:

Business Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Sahi
2 2 (15.38%) WATIR
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Strategy Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Regression Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Guidewire
2 1 (7.69%) HP
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