Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 223 180
Rank change year-on-year +11 -43 -34
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 14 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.34% 1.12% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 11
South West median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £201 £293 £225
90th Percentile £683 £438 £600
England median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £53.75 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year +39.61% - -

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 1,047 986 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.52% 15.16% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 616 300
South West median daily rate £488 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +3.03% +11.86%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £216
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 14
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £41.53 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +82.55% -43.13%
10th Percentile £18.56 £17.50 £16.96
90th Percentile £44.50 £47.13 £44.63
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.44
% change year-on-year +2.86% +0.36% -15.88%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +13 5 £190 -55.29% 1
Gloucestershire -2 4 £500 +53.85%
Wiltshire -13 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £675 -
Devon - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 11 (78.57%) HP
2 10 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 9 (64.29%) HP ALM
3 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) Test Management
6 5 (35.71%) RANAP
6 5 (35.71%) Wireshark
6 5 (35.71%) Huawei
6 5 (35.71%) Wireless
6 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
6 5 (35.71%) Ericsson
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) GPRS
6 5 (35.71%) GSM
6 5 (35.71%) SMS
6 5 (35.71%) UMTS
6 5 (35.71%) Android
6 5 (35.71%) HSPA
6 5 (35.71%) LTE
6 5 (35.71%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
7 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) C
7 4 (28.57%) MCP
7 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
7 4 (28.57%) SQL

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:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) GPRS
1 5 (35.71%) GSM
1 5 (35.71%) HSPA
1 5 (35.71%) LTE
1 5 (35.71%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (35.71%) RANAP
1 5 (35.71%) SMS
1 5 (35.71%) UMTS
1 5 (35.71%) Wireless
1 5 (35.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
1 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Android
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
3 6 (42.86%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) Psychology
4 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) MCP
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) OCP
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (28.57%) SAP Certification
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) Ericsson
2 5 (35.71%) Huawei
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) SAP