Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 200 212
Rank change year-on-year -30 +12 -6
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 14 49 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.18% 0.61% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.74% 8.48% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 25
Midlands median daily rate £375 £323 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +4.03% +14.81%
10th Percentile £317 £275 £283
90th Percentile £414 £438 £423
England median daily rate £360 £351 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% -3.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +83.33% +3.45% -3.33%

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 806 578 662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.18% 7.20% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 366 312
Midlands median daily rate £450 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.76% +3.44% +9.22%
10th Percentile £275 £233 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £549
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 40
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £11.40 £12.50 £9.75
90th Percentile £22.40 £25.00 £21.28
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -16.67% +1.20% +10.96%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 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 -26 11 £375 +22.95% 2
East Midlands -24 3 £375 -1.96%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 10 (71.43%) HP
2 8 (57.14%) HP ALM
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Migration
4 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Smart Meter
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
7 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) QA
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) System Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) CRM
7 2 (14.29%) ETL

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 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (14.29%) SOAtest
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Metering Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
1 2 (14.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
1 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) HP ALM
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle