Period
to 22 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 6 months to 22 September 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 > Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 232 194
Rank change year-on-year +39 -38 -26
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 49 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.63% 0.37% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.05% 4.56% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 47
Midlands median daily rate £370 £351 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.34% +17.08% +3.00%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £275
90th Percentile £438 £432 £414
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £35.00

HP Quality Center is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 695 790 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.89% 8.06% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 459 309
Midlands median daily rate £400 £405 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +11.72% +13.28%
10th Percentile £235 £282 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £503
England median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 31
Midlands median hourly rate £14.21 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.28% -9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £23.63 £20.95 £30.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.63 £20.19
% change year-on-year -19.08% +7.13% +1.38%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in the Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +41 26 £375 +1.35% 1
East Midlands +5 20 £400 +18.52%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 39 (79.59%) HP
2 21 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.69%) Oracle
4 16 (32.65%) Defect Management
5 12 (24.49%) Smart Meter
5 12 (24.49%) SQL
6 11 (22.45%) Finance
6 11 (22.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
8 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
9 8 (16.33%) SoapUI
9 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
9 8 (16.33%) Test Planning
9 8 (16.33%) ISEB
10 7 (14.29%) Java
10 7 (14.29%) SAP
10 7 (14.29%) Unix
10 7 (14.29%) Windows
10 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
10 7 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (12.24%) LoadUI
11 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
12 5 (10.20%) HP UFT
12 5 (10.20%) PeopleSoft

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.08%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) TETRA
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) SoapUI
2 6 (12.24%) LoadUI
3 5 (10.20%) HP UFT
3 5 (10.20%) JMeter
4 4 (8.16%) JIRA
5 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Marketing
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Automotive
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Analyst
2 25 (51.02%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Performance Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Performance Test Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Tester
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Defect Manager
5 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Functional Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Manual Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Oracle Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) UAT Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.04%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Unix
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 16 (32.65%) Defect Management
3 11 (22.45%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
5 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
5 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Test Planning
6 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (10.20%) SDLC
9 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.16%) CRM
10 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.33%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) HP
2 17 (34.69%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) SAP
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.20%) PeopleSoft