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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 114 128
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.70% 8.40% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 17
Median daily rate £300 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £264 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £432 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +6.15% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -40.00% +102.02%  

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 179 238 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 6.96% 8.17% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 160 136
Median daily rate £426 £375 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -5.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Median hourly rate £21.30 £17.00 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.29% -15.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £10.45 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.26 £19.35 £36.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Somerset +5 4 £300 -7.69%
Bristol -3 3 £385 +29.62% 2
Devon - 3 £488 -
Gloucestershire +3 1 £425 - 1
Wiltshire -3 1 - -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (47.06%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
3 12 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 12 (35.29%) Web Services
3 12 (35.29%) XML
4 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET
4 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
4 11 (32.35%) .NET
4 11 (32.35%) HP
5 10 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (26.47%) Defect Management
7 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 8 (23.53%) ISEB
8 7 (20.59%) SOAP
8 7 (20.59%) Unix
8 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (20.59%) Test Planning
9 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (17.65%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (17.65%) AppFabric
9 6 (17.65%) Sourcefire
9 6 (17.65%) Snort
9 6 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (17.65%) Data Protection
9 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
9 6 (17.65%) WCF
9 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.65%) Active Directory

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 6 (17.65%) IIS
2 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Project
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Firewall
1 6 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (14.71%) Network Security
3 2 (5.88%) BGP
3 2 (5.88%) HSRP
3 2 (5.88%) MPLS
3 2 (5.88%) OSPF
3 2 (5.88%) PPP
4 1 (2.94%) 2G
4 1 (2.94%) 3G
4 1 (2.94%) 4G
4 1 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.94%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.82%) Ant
3 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
3 3 (8.82%) Maven
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.94%) Toad
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
1 15 (44.12%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Tester
3 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Security Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior WebSphere Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Test Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) XML Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Test Project Leader
6 1 (2.94%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) Web Services
1 12 (35.29%) XML
2 11 (32.35%) .NET
2 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET
3 7 (20.59%) SOAP
4 6 (17.65%) AppFabric
4 6 (17.65%) WCF
5 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
5 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (14.71%) HTML
5 5 (14.71%) HTML5
5 5 (14.71%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (14.71%) JSON
6 4 (11.76%) CSS
6 4 (11.76%) jQuery
6 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.94%) Middleware
7 1 (2.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.88%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Unix
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (26.47%) Defect Management
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Test Planning
5 6 (17.65%) Data Protection
5 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.65%) Threat Modelling
6 5 (14.71%) Content Management
6 5 (14.71%) ETL
6 5 (14.71%) Web Development
7 4 (11.76%) Information Security
7 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (11.76%) Test Management
7 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Web Design
8 3 (8.82%) BDD
8 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISTQB
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) ISEB
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (11.76%) CHECK Team Member
4 4 (11.76%) CISM
4 4 (11.76%) CREST Certified
5 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 6 (17.65%) Snort
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) HP
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Sourcefire
3 5 (14.71%) IBM
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle
4 4 (11.76%) Guidewire
5 3 (8.82%) Atlassian
5 3 (8.82%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Teradata