Period
to 23 September 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 193 145
Rank change year-on-year +44 -48 +6
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 26 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.35% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.00% 4.02% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 34
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +23.33% -
10th Percentile £293 £286 £278
90th Percentile £412 £438 £382
England median daily rate £350 £353 £350
% change year-on-year -0.71% +0.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 433 547 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.73% 8.72% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 294 175
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% +28.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £241 £285 £205
90th Percentile £588 £525 £488
England median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.31 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -22.22% +9.09%
10th Percentile £12.58 £11.25 £11.67
90th Percentile £42.88 £21.00 £29.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.42 £20.19
% change year-on-year -18.28% +6.09% +0.93%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 23 September 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 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
Warwickshire +20 18 £350 -12.50% 1
Birmingham +10 3 £350 -15.15%
Coventry +22 1 £380 +3.40%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 21 (80.77%) HP
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) Smart Meter
2 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
3 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 8 (30.77%) Test Planning
4 7 (26.92%) Defect Management
4 7 (26.92%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) ISEB
5 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 6 (23.08%) LoadUI
5 6 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
6 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
6 5 (19.23%) JMeter
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle
7 4 (15.38%) Unix
7 4 (15.38%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) CRM
7 4 (15.38%) JIRA
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
8 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.54%) Coaching

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring 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 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.69%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TETRA
2 1 (3.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 6 (23.08%) LoadUI
3 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
3 5 (19.23%) JMeter
4 4 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
1 18 (69.23%) Test Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) UAT Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Defect Manager
4 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) SAP Manager
4 1 (3.85%) SAP Solutions Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Smart Meter
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
2 8 (30.77%) Test Planning
3 7 (26.92%) Defect Management
3 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
3 7 (26.92%) Scenario Testing
3 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
4 6 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (19.23%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) CRM
7 3 (11.54%) Coaching
7 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISEB
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) SAP