The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for HP UFT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries 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.

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 206 232 204
Rank change year-on-year +26 -28  
Permanent jobs citing HP UFT 9 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 1.52% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 11
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £38,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,100 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% -11.25%  

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

Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 784 922 804
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.60% 14.98% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 672 809 713
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in the West Midlands

HP UFT
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for HP UFT in the West Midlands

HP UFT
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Salary histogram for HP UFT in the West Midlands

HP UFT
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 8 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 18 (72.00%) Selenium
2 17 (68.00%) Automated Testing
3 15 (60.00%) ISEB
4 14 (56.00%) SDLC
5 13 (52.00%) ISTQB
5 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 10 (40.00%) Java
7 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
7 9 (36.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (36.00%) Test Management
7 9 (36.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (32.00%) Scala
8 8 (32.00%) System Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Wealth Management
8 8 (32.00%) VBScript
9 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (24.00%) VB
10 6 (24.00%) BDD
11 5 (20.00%) QA
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 4 (16.00%) Matrix Management
13 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
13 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
13 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
13 3 (12.00%) .NET
13 3 (12.00%) SQL

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 18 (72.00%) Selenium
2 10 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.00%) Ranorex
5 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
1 14 (56.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) Test Manager
4 8 (32.00%) Test Automation Manager
5 4 (16.00%) Software Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
7 1 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Software QA Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Software Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.00%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (4.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Fintech
1 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Automated Testing
2 14 (56.00%) SDLC
3 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (36.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (36.00%) Test Management
4 9 (36.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (32.00%) System Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Wealth Management
6 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
7 6 (24.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Matrix Management
10 3 (12.00%) Line Management
10 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
10 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Scala
2 8 (32.00%) VBScript
3 6 (24.00%) VB
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) ISEB
2 13 (52.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) HP
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