Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 210 188
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22 +6
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 28 39 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.36% 0.44% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.83% 6.44% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 43
Midlands median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £299
90th Percentile £388 £438 £415
England median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year +50.00% -13.67% +14.88%

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 732 606 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.30% 6.81% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 359 238
Midlands median daily rate £400 £408 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +10.14% +5.71%
10th Percentile £235 £231 £240
90th Percentile £581 £550 £519
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 40
Midlands median hourly rate £14.76 £15.00 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +8.30% -24.11%
10th Percentile £11.70 £12.50 £9.75
90th Percentile £49.38 £20.50 £21.73
England median hourly rate £16.62 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% - -

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 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 24 January 2018. 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 +6 21 £350 +12.00% 1
East Midlands -3 5 £300 -14.29% 1
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 22 (78.57%) HP
2 14 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Smart Meter
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 9 (32.14%) Java
4 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
5 8 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 8 (28.57%) Finance
6 7 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
7 6 (21.43%) JIRA
7 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle
7 6 (21.43%) Unix
7 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 5 (17.86%) Migration
8 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
9 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Selenium
9 4 (14.29%) Banking
9 4 (14.29%) CRM
9 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (10.71%) XML
10 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (10.71%) XML Messaging
10 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (10.71%) Test Management

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.14%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Analyst
1 19 (67.86%) Test Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Tester
3 2 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Manual Tester
3 2 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Smart Metering Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 2 (7.14%) UAT Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) PeopleSoft Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) XML
1 3 (10.71%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Unix
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 8 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 7 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.29%) CRM
7 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) ETL
9 2 (7.14%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (7.14%) SAP