The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
England / West Midlands
Rank 106 119 111
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.64% 4.70% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 7
Median daily rate £305 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £310 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +6.15% -  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 157 234 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 6.82% 8.68% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 111 99
Median daily rate £475 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 31
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.15 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £25.65 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the West Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the West Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the West Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham - 5 £244 -
Warwickshire - 3 £305 -
Coventry +5 2 £310 -4.61%
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 8 (38.10%) HP
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
4 7 (33.33%) JIRA
5 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) ERP
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) SAP
7 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
8 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
8 3 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (14.29%) Guidewire
8 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 3 (14.29%) YouTrack
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Testing
8 3 (14.29%) CSS
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) HTML

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) YouTrack
3 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Automotive
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 13 (61.90%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Manager
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) UAT Manager
5 2 (9.52%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Strategy Manager
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) EPoS
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
5 4 (19.05%) ERP
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Logistics
6 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) SAP
3 3 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (14.29%) Guidewire
3 3 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) Pega