The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 300 280 212
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -68
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 423 436 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.78% 1.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.63% 9.53% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 276 365
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £31.00 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -71.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £30.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
+63.93% -72.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5541 4575 4364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.97% 8.20% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3503 2778 2504
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 199 159
Median hourly rate £22.25 £20.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+18.90% -19.26%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -4 358 £375 +7.14% 36
London +7 162 £413 -13.15% 15
South East -24 100 £350 +9.37% 8
Scotland -34 59 £300 -14.28% 7
City of London +38 32 £425 -10.52% 4
Surrey -4 26 £394 +4.93% 5
North West -20 26 £333 +0.75% 1
Hampshire -7 22 £400 +6.66%
Glasgow +9 19 £380 +26.66% 3
Leatherhead -11 19 £400 -20.00% 1
Berkshire -16 18 £400 +81.81% 1
Erskine -24 18 £269 -17.38%
Renfrewshire -26 18 £269 -17.38%
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £300 - 1
Edinburgh -31 16 £325 -7.14% 3
South West +9 15 £297 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire +12 13 £350 +2.18% 4
Manchester -20 13 £350 +2.94% 1
East of England +4 12 £350 +27.27% 2
Basingstoke - 12 £350 -
Milton Keynes -8 11 £295 -0.84% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 11 £325 -
North East -29 11 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 11 £325 -
West Midlands -4 9 £319 -5.42% 3
West Yorkshire +16 8 £325 -5.10% 1
East Midlands +13 8 £293 -22.00% 1
Bristol +11 8 £291 -11.81%
Lancashire +8 6 £263 -
Reading -10 6 £450 +36.36%

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 407 (46.94%) HP
2 326 (37.60%) SQL
3 277 (31.95%) Finance
3 277 (31.95%) Test Scripting
4 203 (23.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 200 (23.07%) ISTQB
6 191 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
7 187 (21.57%) Defect Management
8 179 (20.65%) ISEB
9 172 (19.84%) Test Management
10 160 (18.45%) Oracle
11 151 (17.42%) HP UFT
12 149 (17.19%) Microsoft
13 146 (16.84%) Software Testing
14 141 (16.26%) Security Cleared
15 131 (15.11%) Banking
16 120 (13.84%) JIRA
17 118 (13.61%) Test Automation
18 117 (13.49%) Test Strategy
19 113 (13.03%) Functional Testing
20 111 (12.80%) SQL Server
20 111 (12.80%) Windows
21 110 (12.69%) QA
22 102 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
23 93 (10.73%) XML
24 90 (10.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 90 (10.38%) SC Cleared
25 86 (9.92%) Unix
26 80 (9.23%) Java
27 79 (9.11%) MS Office

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills 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 59 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.61%) MQSeries
2 14 (1.61%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 13 (1.50%) JBoss
4 11 (1.27%) IIS
4 11 (1.27%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.04%) SAS
6 8 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.58%) Confluence
8 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.23%) CMS
12 1 (0.12%) Apache
12 1 (0.12%) MTS
12 1 (0.12%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 79 (9.11%) MS Office
2 59 (6.81%) MS Excel
3 24 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.04%) MS Project
6 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) Mingle
7 2 (0.23%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.23%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.23%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.81%) Teamcenter
3 6 (0.69%) Hi Portfolio
3 6 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.58%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.46%) BigMachines
5 4 (0.46%) Primavera
5 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.46%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.23%) Magento
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.12%) BASE24
8 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.69%) SaaS
2 4 (0.46%) GitHub
2 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.23%) IaaS
4 2 (0.23%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.42%) FTP
2 20 (2.31%) HTTP
3 17 (1.96%) SAN
4 16 (1.85%) WinSCP
5 14 (1.61%) Firewall
5 14 (1.61%) HTTPS
5 14 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.92%) ATM
6 8 (0.92%) LAN
6 8 (0.92%) NAS
6 8 (0.92%) VPN
7 7 (0.81%) Value-Added Service
7 7 (0.81%) WAN
8 4 (0.46%) DVB
9 3 (0.35%) 802.15
9 3 (0.35%) DNS
9 3 (0.35%) DWDM
9 3 (0.35%) IPv6
9 3 (0.35%) SDH
9 3 (0.35%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 35 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.92%) MySQL
7 6 (0.69%) Big Data
7 6 (0.69%) DB2
7 6 (0.69%) MS Access
7 6 (0.69%) VoltDB
8 5 (0.58%) QlikView
8 5 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.46%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (0.46%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.46%) Informix
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 151 (17.42%) HP UFT
2 120 (13.84%) JIRA
3 75 (8.65%) Selenium
4 67 (7.73%) LoadRunner
5 61 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (7.04%) TestDirector
6 48 (5.54%) SoapUI
7 42 (4.84%) WinRunner
8 34 (3.92%) Toad
9 32 (3.69%) Cucumber
10 25 (2.88%) Visual Studio
11 22 (2.54%) JMeter
12 20 (2.31%) Jenkins
13 17 (1.96%) WebDriver
14 15 (1.73%) ClearCase
15 14 (1.61%) NUnit
15 14 (1.61%) XMLSpy
16 13 (1.50%) JUnit
17 12 (1.38%) Subversion
18 11 (1.27%) Maven
General
1 277 (31.95%) Finance
2 131 (15.11%) Banking
3 47 (5.42%) Retail
4 41 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.81%) Investment Banking
6 29 (3.34%) Retail Banking
7 21 (2.42%) Billing
8 10 (1.15%) Front Office
8 10 (1.15%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (0.69%) Games
9 6 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.69%) Publishing
10 5 (0.58%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.46%) Advertising
11 4 (0.46%) Back Office
11 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.35%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) French Language
13 2 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 400 (46.14%) Analyst
2 370 (42.68%) Test Analyst
3 129 (14.88%) Test Manager
4 114 (13.15%) Tester
5 49 (5.65%) Test Leader
6 46 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
7 45 (5.19%) Test Engineer
8 40 (4.61%) Senior Test Analyst
9 35 (4.04%) Consultant
10 33 (3.81%) Banking Analyst
11 26 (3.00%) Developer
11 26 (3.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 24 (2.77%) Automation Test Analyst
12 24 (2.77%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
13 19 (2.19%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 19 (2.19%) SQL Analyst
14 18 (2.08%) Software Analyst
14 18 (2.08%) Software Test Analyst
14 18 (2.08%) Test Consultant
14 18 (2.08%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.73%) XML
2 68 (7.84%) SOAP
3 57 (6.57%) .NET
4 52 (6.00%) Web Services
5 32 (3.69%) HTML
6 26 (3.00%) XML Messaging
7 25 (2.88%) JSON
8 22 (2.54%) Middleware
9 21 (2.42%) REST
10 20 (2.31%) XSL
10 20 (2.31%) XSLT
11 15 (1.73%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.73%) WSDL
11 15 (1.73%) XSD
12 14 (1.61%) EDI
12 14 (1.61%) JMS
13 10 (1.15%) CSS
14 9 (1.04%) CSS3
14 9 (1.04%) Java EE
14 9 (1.04%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.61%) Clustering
3 32 (3.69%) PDA
4 23 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (2.42%) Fixed Income
6 18 (2.08%) Derivative
7 17 (1.96%) SWIFT
8 16 (1.85%) Smart Meter
9 15 (1.73%) Credit Risk
10 13 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.38%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.15%) Equities
13 10 (1.15%) User Experience
14 9 (1.04%) STB
15 8 (0.92%) DataPower
15 8 (0.92%) IBM XIV
15 8 (0.92%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.69%) Wiki
17 5 (0.58%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.80%) Windows
2 86 (9.92%) Unix
3 59 (6.81%) Linux
4 51 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (5.31%) Windows 7
6 43 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (4.50%) Windows XP
8 35 (4.04%) AIX
9 13 (1.50%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.35%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (31.95%) Test Scripting
2 203 (23.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 191 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (21.57%) Defect Management
5 172 (19.84%) Test Management
6 146 (16.84%) Software Testing
7 118 (13.61%) Test Automation
8 117 (13.49%) Test Strategy
9 113 (13.03%) Functional Testing
10 102 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
11 79 (9.11%) Regression Testing
12 77 (8.88%) Non-Functional Testing
13 76 (8.77%) SDLC
14 68 (7.84%) Waterfall
15 65 (7.50%) Integration Testing
16 64 (7.38%) Change Management
16 64 (7.38%) Migration
16 64 (7.38%) Performance Testing
17 60 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 58 (6.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 326 (37.60%) SQL
2 80 (9.23%) Java
3 44 (5.07%) VB
4 37 (4.27%) C#
5 35 (4.04%) PL/SQL
6 28 (3.23%) VBScript
7 18 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 17 (1.96%) Python
9 15 (1.73%) C
10 12 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.04%) C++
12 8 (0.92%) Ruby
13 7 (0.81%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.69%) ABAP
14 6 (0.69%) VBA
15 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.58%) Perl
16 4 (0.46%) COBOL
17 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 200 (23.07%) ISTQB
2 179 (20.65%) ISEB
3 141 (16.26%) Security Cleared
4 90 (10.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 90 (10.38%) SC Cleared
5 42 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (4.38%) MCITP
6 38 (4.38%) MCSA
6 38 (4.38%) MCSE
6 38 (4.38%) MCTS
7 25 (2.88%) DV Cleared
8 22 (2.54%) Degree
9 14 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.35%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.23%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (12.69%) QA
2 15 (1.73%) SEPA
3 14 (1.61%) HL7
4 10 (1.15%) SLA
5 8 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.46%) EMIR
6 4 (0.46%) FATCA
6 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) GxP
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.12%) FINREP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 44 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.50%) VMware ESX
3 35 (4.04%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.23%) KVM
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) Docker
8 1 (0.12%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (4.04%) McAfee ePO
1 35 (4.04%) Netcool
2 7 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.46%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.46%) SCCM
3 4 (0.46%) WSUS
4 2 (0.23%) DameWare
4 2 (0.23%) nmon
4 2 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.12%) Cacti
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.12%) Control-M
5 1 (0.12%) Nagios
5 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 407 (46.94%) HP
2 160 (18.45%) Oracle
3 149 (17.19%) Microsoft
4 71 (8.19%) IBM
5 69 (7.96%) SAP
6 63 (7.27%) VMware
7 56 (6.46%) Citrix
8 47 (5.42%) Veritas
9 35 (4.04%) Intel Security
10 30 (3.46%) Cognos
11 21 (2.42%) Remedy
12 15 (1.73%) Murex
13 10 (1.15%) Siebel
14 9 (1.04%) EMC
15 8 (0.92%) NetApp
15 8 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (0.81%) Tableau
17 6 (0.69%) Ab Initio
17 6 (0.69%) BMC
17 6 (0.69%) Siemens
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £295 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Larne, County Antrim
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 20 days ago
Glasgow
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Darlington
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + some expenses
Posted: 26 days ago