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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 113 100 77
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -23
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.51% 1.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.00% 5.91% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
Average daily rate £313 £273 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.67% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £326 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
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
150 186 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.92% 8.63% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 92 76
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.06 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £26.00 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 4 £400 +46.78%
Kingswinford - 3 £310 -
Warwickshire +3 1 £310 - 1
Birmingham -4 1 £400 - 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) Test Scripting
3 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 21 (60.00%) SQL
3 21 (60.00%) ISEB
4 19 (54.29%) V-Model
4 19 (54.29%) Waterfall
5 15 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (42.86%) XML
5 15 (42.86%) XML Messaging
5 15 (42.86%) Integration Testing
6 12 (34.29%) Data Migration
6 12 (34.29%) Migration
7 10 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (28.57%) HP
8 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Talend
10 4 (11.43%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (11.43%) Defect Management
10 4 (11.43%) Billing
10 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Oracle
10 4 (11.43%) ETL
11 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
11 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
11 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
11 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.57%) Smart Meter

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Billing
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Analyst
2 19 (54.29%) Test Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) SQL Analyst
4 10 (28.57%) Integration Analyst
4 10 (28.57%) Integration Test Analyst
5 8 (22.86%) UAT Analyst
5 8 (22.86%) XML Analyst
6 7 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
7 6 (17.14%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (17.14%) Tester
8 5 (14.29%) Migration Analyst
8 5 (14.29%) QC Analyst
9 4 (11.43%) Data Migration Analyst
10 3 (8.57%) Data Analyst
10 3 (8.57%) ETL Analyst
10 3 (8.57%) Manual Tester
10 3 (8.57%) SQL Data Analyst
11 2 (5.71%) MIS Analyst
12 1 (2.86%) Mobile Test Analyst
12 1 (2.86%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) XML
1 15 (42.86%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Android
1 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) Test Scripting
3 19 (54.29%) V-Model
3 19 (54.29%) Waterfall
4 15 (42.86%) Integration Testing
5 12 (34.29%) Data Migration
5 12 (34.29%) Migration
6 10 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.43%) ETL
8 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
10 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.71%) Test Management
11 1 (2.86%) Matrix Management
11 1 (2.86%) TDD
11 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
2 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) ISEB
1 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) ACCA
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Talend
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Capita
4 1 (2.86%) Cognos
4 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft