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 30 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)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 54 36
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.73% 1.54% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.33% 19.35% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £325 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00%  
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 Cardiff with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 45 31 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 12.97% 7.95% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 5
Median daily rate £400 £170 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +135.29% -43.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 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 30 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
3 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Groovy
4 3 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) WinRunner
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (33.33%) J2EE
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2

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 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 3 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (33.33%) The Grinder
2 3 (33.33%) WinRunner
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Release Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) J2EE
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) RAD
4 3 (33.33%) RUP
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) C
3 3 (33.33%) Groovy
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) CBAP
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Siebel
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Thunderhead
4 1 (11.11%) BMC
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
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