The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 92 87
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.85% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.42% 2.59% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £425 £338 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.92% -4.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £289 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £391 £406
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 138 116 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 8.99% 7.52% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 211 104
Median daily rate £425 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £313 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £14.20 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.85% +34.61%  
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 the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in the East Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the East Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the East Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -1 4 £425 +23.63%
Leicestershire - 3 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
England

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) HP
2 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
2 10 (52.63%) Functional Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) QA
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (15.79%) SAP
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) Electronics
6 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
6 2 (10.53%) Billing
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Oracle Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Defect Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QC Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Java EE
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Functional Testing
1 10 (52.63%) Non-Functional Testing
1 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft