The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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)
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 122 134
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.26% 5.21% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 11
Median daily rate £250 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £370 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £348
% change year-on-year -3.70% -2.87%  
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 the South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 228 288 216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 8.51% 9.77% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 202 128
Median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.36 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.34% -23.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £12.20 £16.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £15.36 £24.50
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the South West

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the South West

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the South West

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol -4 5 £388 +6.89% 2
Devon - 3 £250 -
Wiltshire +5 2 £375 +15.38% 1
Somerset -10 1 £200 -33.33%
Gloucestershire - 1 £250 -
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 11 (44.00%) HP
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 9 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) XML
5 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.00%) Test Management
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) Content Management
6 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (16.00%) Web Development
7 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (16.00%) N-Tier
7 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 4 (16.00%) Maximo
7 4 (16.00%) Web Design
7 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (16.00%) .NET
7 4 (16.00%) C#
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) Windows

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Maximo
2 2 (8.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) 2G
1 1 (4.00%) 3G
1 1 (4.00%) 4G
1 1 (4.00%) BGP
1 1 (4.00%) HSRP
1 1 (4.00%) MPLS
1 1 (4.00%) OSPF
1 1 (4.00%) PPP
1 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (4.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) VersionOne
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
1 16 (64.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (12.00%) UAT Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Maximo Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior WebSphere Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) HTML5
2 4 (16.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (16.00%) jQuery
2 4 (16.00%) JSON
2 4 (16.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) Content Management
3 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Test Management
3 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Web Design
4 4 (16.00%) Web Development
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Data Acquisition
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) IFRS
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) HP
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) BT
5 1 (4.00%) Sitecore