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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 109 89 91
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.89% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.09% 14.96% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 8
Average daily rate
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£260 £338 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% -0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £61.15 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-41.12% +69.86%
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
194 127 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.47% 5.92% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 77 36
Average daily rate £325 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -37.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.15 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.69%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Wolverhampton - 1 £145 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 7 (43.75%) HP
1 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) IIS
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Resilience Testing
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (12.50%) Nagios
4 2 (12.50%) NetIQ
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Automotive
4 2 (12.50%) Perforce
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) SCADA
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (31.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP SD
1 1 (6.25%) SAP APO
1 1 (6.25%) SAP PP
1 1 (6.25%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
1 1 (6.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Tester
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Junior
2 2 (12.50%) PLC Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Testing Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Junior Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) UAT Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) EDI
1 1 (6.25%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) SCADA
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Resilience Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) NetIQ
3 2 (12.50%) Perforce
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle