Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 24 September 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 82 112
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 -44
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.53% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.96% 5.83% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Wales median daily rate £319 £360 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.46% +15.20% -6.02%
10th Percentile £178 £294 £201
90th Percentile £460 £413 £413
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +14.75% -13.48%

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 Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 121 103 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.60% 8.78% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 71 92
Wales median daily rate £345 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £168 £275 £187
90th Percentile £525 £520 £499
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +84.21% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £17.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £30.60 £17.75 £9.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50% -

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Wales

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Wales

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Wales over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Wales

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Wales

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
South Wales +6 5 £313 -13.19% 2
West Wales - 1 £475 -
HP Quality Center
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) VSAN

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 1 (16.67%) RUP
5 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (16.67%) Veritas