The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 28 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 50 63
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.19% 1.06% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.92% 10.64% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £125 £345 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.76% -19.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £350
% change year-on-year -2.98% -4.28%  
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 South Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 52 47 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 9.79% 9.94% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 19
Median daily rate £180 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.01% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £208 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in South Wales

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in South Wales

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Cardiff -2 1 £125 -64.28%
HP Quality Center
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 6 (75.00%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) UML
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) Thunderhead
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) Use Case
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
5 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) CBAP
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) NHS
5 2 (25.00%) GIS

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
4 1 (12.50%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Release Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) CBAP
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Thunderhead
3 1 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow