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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
England / East of England
Rank 121 109 114
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 5 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 8.64% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 6
Median daily rate £288 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +12.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +6.15% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -40.00% +102.02%  

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 223 162 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.27% 6.63% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 85 73
Median daily rate £450 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 28
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £44.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Hertfordshire +2 3 £288 -28.12% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - - 2
Suffolk -5 1 £400 +14.28%
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 8 (100.00%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
4 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) V-Model
5 3 (37.50%) Test Management
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) BladeLogic
6 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (25.00%) Release Management
6 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ETL Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) V-Model
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) BladeLogic
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) BMC
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Computacenter