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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 111 94 69
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.56% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.47% 10.78% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +146.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
128 102 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.32% 5.19% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 60 58
Average daily rate £340 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
HP Quality Center
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -10 2 £300 - 1
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 24 (60.00%) HP
2 21 (52.50%) Test Scripting
3 13 (32.50%) SAP
4 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 11 (27.50%) ISEB
6 10 (25.00%) Oracle
6 10 (25.00%) UNIX
7 9 (22.50%) Project Planning
7 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Use Case
9 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (15.00%) Windows
10 6 (15.00%) MS Project
10 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
11 5 (12.50%) JIRA
11 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
11 5 (12.50%) ERP
11 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (12.50%) SAP BI
12 4 (10.00%) Change Management
12 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
12 4 (10.00%) SQL
12 4 (10.00%) Linux
12 4 (10.00%) Finance
12 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
12 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Project
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP MM
1 3 (7.50%) SAP SD
2 2 (5.00%) SAP FI
2 2 (5.00%) SAP HR
2 2 (5.00%) SAP CO
2 2 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.50%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (2.50%) SAP PM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DMZ
1 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (5.00%) VPN
1 2 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SAP BI
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 16 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Tester
4 6 (15.00%) Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Junior
6 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Tester
6 2 (5.00%) SAP SD Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Functional Tester
6 2 (5.00%) SAP HR Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Security Tester
6 2 (5.00%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) FX Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) UNIX
2 6 (15.00%) Windows
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) AIX
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
5 2 (5.00%) VMS
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.50%) SUSE
6 1 (2.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Test Scripting
2 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (22.50%) Project Planning
3 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Use Case
5 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (12.50%) ERP
7 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.00%) Change Management
8 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Business Transformation
9 3 (7.50%) High Availability
9 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) VB
2 2 (5.00%) C
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) ISEB
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.50%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Nmap
1 3 (7.50%) Terminal Server
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) CORE IMPACT
1 3 (7.50%) Nessus
1 3 (7.50%) OpenView
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) HP
2 13 (32.50%) SAP
3 10 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.50%) NetIQ
5 1 (2.50%) TIBCO