The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 125 136
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 11 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.55% 0.79% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.85% 6.08% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 3
Median daily rate £470 £353 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £284 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £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 Yorkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 188 362 244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 9.34% 12.97% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 254 148
Median daily rate £420 £498 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.57% +32.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £22.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
West Yorkshire +16 9 £385 +10.00%
South Yorkshire +5 2 £525 +36.80%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (20.00%) SOAP
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) DB2
6 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (20.00%) JCL
6 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (20.00%) JIRA
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (13.33%) .NET

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (6.67%) CICS
1 1 (6.67%) LiveCycle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (13.33%) Toad
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Sahi
4 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) WATIR
4 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (33.33%) Banking
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) SOAP
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (13.33%) iPad
4 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft