The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 23 June 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)
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 44 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.86% 1.58% -
As % of the Systems Management category 6.45% 8.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £525 £384 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.80% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 Sheffield with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 31 69 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 13.30% 18.16% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 55 29
Median daily rate £443 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +57.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £393 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £625 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 3 (75.00%) DB2
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Sahi
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 (25.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Sahi
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) WATIR
1 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP