The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 63 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.72% 0.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.17% 7.69% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +45.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £155.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-83.87% +244.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Systems Management Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
63 52 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.31% 9.37% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 11
Average daily rate £400 £263 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Birmingham region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

HP Quality Center
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center.

1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle