Period
to 23 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 142 175
Rank change year-on-year -44 +33 -18
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 5 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.62% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.94% 7.83% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 13
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £363 £231 £305
90th Percentile £458 £425 £424
England median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +83.33% - -

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 530 345 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.80% 7.98% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 232 223
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £287 £256 £276
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.34 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +5.44% -39.56%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.70 £33.25 £22.93
England median hourly rate £17.52 £21.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year -18.51% +0.80% +6.65%

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 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 May 2018. 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 -6 5 £375 +18.58%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) HP ALM
2 4 (80.00%) Smart Meter
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (40.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Smart Metering Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle