Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 202 166
Rank change year-on-year +27 -36 -
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 9 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.26% 1.91% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
West Midlands median daily rate £301 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% -17.24% -
10th Percentile £276 £244 £315
90th Percentile £387 £476 £454
England median daily rate £413 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +4.83% +12.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £48.75

HP UFT is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 714 943 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.90% 15.18% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 524 253
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £156
90th Percentile £561 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.83%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £18.80
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +23 5 £301 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
3 6 (66.67%) Functional Testing
4 5 (55.56%) HP
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) Java
5 4 (44.44%) VBScript
5 4 (44.44%) VB
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Retail
5 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
5 4 (44.44%) User Experience
5 4 (44.44%) SDLC
5 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
5 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
5 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
5 4 (44.44%) BDD
6 3 (33.33%) JIRA
6 3 (33.33%) QA
7 2 (22.22%) CollabNet
7 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (22.22%) Test Management
7 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 2 (22.22%) V-Model
7 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 2 (22.22%) ISEB
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Banking
7 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management

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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) LoadUI
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) JMeter
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) VB
2 4 (44.44%) VBScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) CollabNet