The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 23 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.97% 1.46% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.76% 13.64% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
17 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.25% 10.73% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Average daily rate £500 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +10.81%
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Midlands region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

HP Quality Center
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (50.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (50.00%) SAP MM
2 1 (50.00%) SAP PS
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (50.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (50.00%) SAP PM
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (50.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PS
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (50.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PM
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) HP