Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 163 187
Rank change year-on-year -9 +24 -37
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 24 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.78% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.45% 8.54% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 33 27
South West median daily rate £400 £325 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +9.43% -8.62%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £182
90th Percentile £568 £485 £388
England median daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year +5.71% -0.78% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £34.75

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 South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 440 515 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.85% 9.08% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 345 266
South West median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% - -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £205
90th Percentile £569 £575 £539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 22
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.88% +56.32% -5.95%
10th Percentile £17.46 £25.04 £17.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £82.38 £49.34
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bristol -3 9 £400 +46.79% 2
Devon - 6 £250 -
Dorset -11 4 £425 +30.77%
Wiltshire 0 2 £600 +45.45% 1
Somerset -6 2 £250 -16.67%
Gloucestershire +8 1 £250 -14.82%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (66.67%) Finance
2 14 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Test Management
3 11 (45.83%) Defect Management
4 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Bugzilla
5 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Data Acquisition
5 7 (29.17%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.83%) Banking
7 5 (20.83%) ERP
8 4 (16.67%) Unix
8 4 (16.67%) Java
8 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
8 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 3 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 3 (12.50%) SWIFT
9 3 (12.50%) System Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
9 3 (12.50%) Billing
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) SAP ERP
9 3 (12.50%) Migration

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 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP ERP
2 2 (8.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Bugzilla
2 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.17%) Toad
3 1 (4.17%) VersionOne
General
1 16 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Billing
3 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Analyst
1 19 (79.17%) Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.17%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Web Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Spring
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) iPad
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (45.83%) Defect Management
2 11 (45.83%) Test Management
3 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) Data Acquisition
4 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.83%) ERP
7 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) System Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.33%) EAM
9 2 (8.33%) Release Management
9 2 (8.33%) Scrum
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) IFRS
3 1 (4.17%) MiFID
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) BT
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Guidewire