The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 28 June 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)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 38 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.30% 0.72% -
As % of the Systems Management category 2.50% 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £125 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £350
% change year-on-year -2.98% -4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 Cardiff with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 40 33 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 12.20% 11.87% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 61 20
Median daily rate £180 £450 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +140.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £313 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +66.66%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Cardiff

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Use Case
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) NHS
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Thunderhead
4 2 (28.57%) GIS
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) GIS
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Release Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) CBAP
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Thunderhead
3 1 (14.29%) BMC
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow