The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 51 56 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.49% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.16% 5.56% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £288 £400 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.12% +41.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +6.15% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 95 54 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 15.40% 7.88% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 18
Median daily rate £495 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.40%  
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Hertfordshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hatfield - 2 £288 -
HP Quality Center
East of England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) BladeLogic
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) ETL Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) BladeLogic
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Computacenter