The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 23 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 108 114
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.63% 0.78% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.26% 6.35% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 3
Median daily rate £385 £343 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.40% -14.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £284 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £470 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 124 252 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 8.65% 12.24% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 168 83
Median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in West Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in West Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in West Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Leeds +12 9 £385 +21.25%
HP Quality Center
Yorkshire

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

1 8 (72.73%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) ISEB
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) Retail
6 3 (27.27%) QA
6 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
6 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) iPad
7 2 (18.18%) Selenium
7 2 (18.18%) SOAP
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) System Testing
7 2 (18.18%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) Toad
7 2 (18.18%) Change Management

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (9.09%) LiveCycle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Toad
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (9.09%) Publishing
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Defect Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) OAT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) UAT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
3 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
4 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
6 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) System Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft