Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 183 152
Rank change year-on-year -37 -31 +45
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 10 13 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.25% 0.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 2.65% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 35
South West median daily rate £350 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +23.19% +15.00%
10th Percentile £298 £285 £272
90th Percentile £438 £600 £455
England median daily rate £363 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +50.00% -13.67%

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 954 490 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.03% 9.44% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 295 295
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +19.89% -5.47%
10th Percentile £287 £251 £252
90th Percentile £588 £583 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 13
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £20.31 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.92% -49.22% +77.78%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.96 £28.00
90th Percentile £49.13 £26.43 £47.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.14 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.13% -14.33% -

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -18 5 £425 +6.25% 11
Wiltshire -37 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire -15 1 £325 +8.33% 3
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
5 3 (30.00%) TestComplete
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Redmine
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) DBS Check
5 3 (30.00%) Case Management
5 3 (30.00%) TestRail
5 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) SOAP
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (20.00%) Middleware
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
3 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (30.00%) Redmine
3 3 (30.00%) TestComplete
3 3 (30.00%) TestRail
4 2 (20.00%) Fiddler
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (10.00%) eggPlant
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Test Lead
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Smart Metering Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (30.00%) Case Management
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Synthetic Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) DBS Check
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (10.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Dynatrace
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) HP