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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 131 111
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.44% 3.90% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 6
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £385 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% -3.14%  
10th Percentile £271 £322 £301
90th Percentile £408 £434 £431
England median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year - -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £24.25

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 202 282 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.81% 9.41% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 280 104
West Midlands median daily rate £490 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -  
10th Percentile £320 £300 £204
90th Percentile £575 £525 £564
England median daily rate £496 £450 £407
% change year-on-year +10.22% +10.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.34% -38.82%  
10th Percentile £11.48 £10.80 £13.58
90th Percentile £14.92 £20.90 £28.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +33.33%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Warwickshire +10 10 £350 -16.66%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 13 (56.52%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Defect Management
3 7 (30.43%) Scenario Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
4 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
4 6 (26.09%) JIRA
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
6 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Validation
6 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (13.04%) Logistics
7 3 (13.04%) Selenium
7 3 (13.04%) QA
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) System Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.04%) JMeter
7 3 (13.04%) TETRA
7 3 (13.04%) Remedy
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management

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 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
3 3 (13.04%) JMeter
3 3 (13.04%) LoadUI
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) YouTrack
4 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
1 14 (60.87%) Test Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Defect Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QC Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Regression Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Solutions Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) CSS
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Defect Management
2 7 (30.43%) Scenario Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Validation
5 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) System Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Remedy
4 2 (8.70%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (4.35%) Guidewire
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Pega