The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 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 of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 126 133
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.30% 0.16% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.59% 1.77% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Median daily rate £300 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £330 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
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 of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 270 226 365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.62% 8.87% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 142 222
Median daily rate £485 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.11% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £34.70 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.77% -7.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £17.50 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the East of England

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the East of England

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the East of England

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £275 -15.38%
Hertfordshire -4 2 £225 -35.71%
Suffolk - 2 £369 -
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 9 (75.00%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (25.00%) ETL
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Management
6 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mart
2 1 (8.33%) DataStage
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) MSI
4 1 (8.33%) MSTest
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) ETL Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) BladeLogic
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) BMC
2 2 (16.67%) Informatica
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Computacenter
3 1 (8.33%) Siemens