The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 133 89 119
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +30
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 15 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 1.06% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.79% 19.55% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 5
Median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £368 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.05%
HP Quality Center
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
313 133 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.48% 5.42% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 82 60
Median daily rate £420 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.24 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% -24.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.00 £25.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.07 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+32.87% +8.06%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

HP Quality Center
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 Quality Center across the West Midlands region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HP Quality Center
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 Quality Center within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warwickshire -1 7 £350 +27.27%
Birmingham -12 2 - -
Coventry -37 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 £298 -
Solihull - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center 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 Quality Center.

1 17 (68.00%) HP
2 14 (56.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) ISEB
5 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (24.00%) CRM
7 5 (20.00%) SAP
7 5 (20.00%) Automotive
7 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.00%) Smart Meter
8 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Data Integration
8 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (16.00%) QA
8 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) ERP
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) RAD
9 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
9 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
9 3 (12.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (12.00%) IBM
9 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma

HP Quality Center
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (20.00%) Automotive
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Billing
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) HR Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) SAP Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) SAP Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (12.00%) HR Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Manual Tester
6 2 (8.00%) QA Leader
6 2 (8.00%) UAT Lead
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Tester
7 1 (4.00%) SAP HR Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SAP MM Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SAP PM Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 4 (16.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (12.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (24.00%) CRM
5 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) ERP
6 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL
7 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.00%) RAD
7 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
7 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISEB
1 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) HP
2 5 (20.00%) SAP
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Pega
6 1 (4.00%) Serena