The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 112 53
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 0 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - 0.63% 0.96%
As % of the Systems Management category - 2.19% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Median daily rate - £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £350
% change year-on-year -2.98% -4.28%  
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 61 411 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 15.93% 28.84% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 587 113
Median daily rate £350 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.89% -5.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 81 10
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +114.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £26.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £36.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +66.66%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Tyne and Wear

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Telephony Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP