The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for HP Quality Center skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP Quality Center (HP QC)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 57 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.80% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.20% 2.33% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £244 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.90% +3.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +6.53% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +100.00%  

HP Quality Center is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 41 43 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 6.57% 6.31% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 36
Median daily rate £475 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £185 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.05 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £13.45 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Birmingham

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP Quality Center in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Birmingham

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 3 (50.00%) QA Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Logistics
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) YouTrack
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Remedy
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Pega
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (16.67%) Banking

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Finance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QC Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Strategy Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Logistics
2 3 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) RUP
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Pega