The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 18 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 83 91 81
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 35 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 0.66% 1.06%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.66% 13.95% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 13
Average daily rate £319 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £221 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £155.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
178 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.49% 4.69% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 45 43
Average daily rate £275 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £522 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £15.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Birmingham -7 5 £425 +46.55% 4
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 29 (50.88%) HP
2 26 (45.61%) SAP
3 24 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 15 (26.32%) ISEB
4 15 (26.32%) Project Planning
5 14 (24.56%) Oracle
5 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
6 13 (22.81%) UNIX
6 13 (22.81%) SAP MM
7 12 (21.05%) MS Project
7 12 (21.05%) Procure-to-pay
8 10 (17.54%) ERP
8 10 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Use Case
9 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (14.04%) AIX
11 7 (12.28%) Load Balancing
11 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
11 7 (12.28%) Finance
12 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
12 6 (10.53%) Linux
12 6 (10.53%) QA
12 6 (10.53%) Migration
13 5 (8.77%) SAP Basis
13 5 (8.77%) Open Text
13 5 (8.77%) Clustering
13 5 (8.77%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (22.81%) SAP MM
2 2 (3.51%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.75%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.75%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.75%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.75%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) FTP
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) DB2
1 5 (8.77%) SAP BI
1 5 (8.77%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) MS Access
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) JIRA
1 5 (8.77%) NWDI
2 4 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.51%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) JMeter
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Automotive
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
2 19 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Tester
4 9 (15.79%) SAP Consultant
4 9 (15.79%) Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) SAP Manager
6 5 (8.77%) SAP Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) SAP Test Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Junior
8 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Security Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Junior Test Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Functional Tester
9 2 (3.51%) SAP HR Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.51%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) SAP Basis
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) UNIX
2 8 (14.04%) AIX
3 6 (10.53%) Linux
4 4 (7.02%) Windows
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) SUSE
7 1 (1.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Test Scripting
2 15 (26.32%) Project Planning
3 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
4 12 (21.05%) Procure-to-pay
5 10 (17.54%) ERP
5 10 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Use Case
6 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (12.28%) Load Balancing
9 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.53%) Migration
10 5 (8.77%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (7.02%) High Availability
11 4 (7.02%) Change Management
11 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) VB
2 2 (3.51%) C
3 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Nmap
1 3 (5.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) SAP Afaria
2 3 (5.26%) Nessus
2 3 (5.26%) OpenView
2 3 (5.26%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) HP
2 26 (45.61%) SAP
3 14 (24.56%) Oracle
4 5 (8.77%) Open Text
4 5 (8.77%) Sybase
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.75%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.75%) RedPrairie
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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