Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 171 158
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 -11
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 19 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.38% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.75% 5.68% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 18
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.94% +0.08% +14.19%
10th Percentile £307 £275 £282
90th Percentile £393 £425 £425
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year +50.00% -13.67% +14.88%

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 506 352 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.57% 6.69% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 225 145
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -
10th Percentile £257 £293 £216
90th Percentile £600 £550 £518
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% +8.30% -24.11%
10th Percentile £13.19 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £56.20 £26.20 £31.44
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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 +11 14 £375 +21.46%
Birmingham -6 5 £344 +12.24% 1
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 14 (73.68%) HP
2 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Smart Meter
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
6 5 (26.32%) Defect Management
6 5 (26.32%) Migration
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Selenium
7 4 (21.05%) Banking
7 4 (21.05%) Unix
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
8 3 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (15.79%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (15.79%) XML
8 3 (15.79%) CRM
8 3 (15.79%) XML Messaging
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing

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 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Automotive
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
1 14 (73.68%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) CRM Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Smart Metering Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) UAT Manager
3 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) XML
1 3 (15.79%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
4 5 (26.32%) Defect Management
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) CRM
5 3 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) QA Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) SAP