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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 322 285 225
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -60
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 372 437 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.78% 1.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.62% 9.64% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 281 367
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £163 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £74.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.83%

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
5623 4535 4224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.47% 8.10% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3579 2824 2496
Median daily rate £450 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 184 149
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £35.25 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -10.28%

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 29 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 29 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 -21 313 £368 +5.00% 31
London +10 152 £425 -5.55% 13
South East -43 77 £350 +9.37% 6
Scotland -34 50 £315 -10.00% 6
City of London +47 29 £425 -8.10% 4
Surrey -7 25 £424 -15.25% 2
North West -19 24 £350 +9.37%
Leatherhead -11 20 £444 -11.25%
Yorkshire +20 19 £335 +11.66% 2
Glasgow +11 17 £380 +23.57% 3
West Yorkshire +11 16 £313 +4.16%
Buckinghamshire +11 15 £298 -7.03%
Edinburgh -29 15 £320 -3.03% 1
Hampshire -26 13 £375 +17.18% 1
Manchester -20 12 £360 +7.86%
Renfrewshire -28 12 £265 -22.05%
Erskine -32 12 £265 -22.05%
Milton Keynes +4 11 £295 -7.81%
South West +1 10 £300 -4.76% 2
Leeds +8 9 £300 -
East of England +6 8 £350 +34.61% 2
West Midlands -6 8 £370 -7.50% 4
East Midlands +17 7 £313 -21.87% 2
Basingstoke -3 7 £280 -4.27%
Berkshire -37 7 £350 +77.21% 1
Lancashire +4 6 £263 -1.86%
North East -37 6 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 6 £330 -
Tyne and Wear -47 6 £330 -
Osterley - 6 £120 -

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 381 (47.15%) HP
2 308 (38.12%) SQL
3 265 (32.80%) Test Scripting
4 261 (32.30%) Finance
5 205 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
6 193 (23.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 186 (23.02%) ISTQB
8 180 (22.28%) Defect Management
9 169 (20.92%) ISEB
10 167 (20.67%) Oracle
11 151 (18.69%) Test Management
12 149 (18.44%) Microsoft
13 133 (16.46%) Security Cleared
14 129 (15.97%) Banking
15 128 (15.84%) Software Testing
15 128 (15.84%) HP UFT
16 119 (14.73%) Functional Testing
17 115 (14.23%) Test Automation
18 111 (13.74%) Test Strategy
19 108 (13.37%) JIRA
20 103 (12.75%) Windows
21 100 (12.38%) System Integration Testing
22 98 (12.13%) QA
23 97 (12.00%) XML
24 90 (11.14%) Unix
25 89 (11.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 87 (10.77%) SQL Server
26 87 (10.77%) Java
27 85 (10.52%) MS Office
28 82 (10.15%) Non-Functional Testing

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 57 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.10%) JBoss
3 14 (1.73%) MQSeries
3 14 (1.73%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 11 (1.36%) IIS
5 10 (1.24%) SAS
6 9 (1.11%) Confluence
6 9 (1.11%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.25%) CMS
10 2 (0.25%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.12%) CICS
11 1 (0.12%) MTS
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 85 (10.52%) MS Office
2 66 (8.17%) MS Excel
3 24 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.11%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.12%) Mingle
8 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 28 (3.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.74%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.37%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.37%) Hi Portfolio
5 3 (0.37%) Primavera
5 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.25%) Magento
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.50%) GitHub
1 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.25%) IaaS
3 2 (0.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.85%) FTP
2 19 (2.35%) HTTP
3 17 (2.10%) SAN
4 16 (1.98%) WinSCP
5 15 (1.86%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.73%) Firewall
6 14 (1.73%) HTTPS
7 8 (0.99%) ATM
7 8 (0.99%) DVB
7 8 (0.99%) NAS
7 8 (0.99%) VPN
8 7 (0.87%) LAN
8 7 (0.87%) WAN
9 4 (0.50%) Value-Added Service
10 3 (0.37%) 802.15
10 3 (0.37%) DNS
10 3 (0.37%) DWDM
10 3 (0.37%) IPv6
10 3 (0.37%) SDH
10 3 (0.37%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 60 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (4.33%) Oracle Database
4 33 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (1.24%) VoltDB
7 8 (0.99%) MySQL
8 7 (0.87%) DB2
8 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.74%) MS Access
10 5 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.62%) QlikView
10 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (0.50%) Big Data
11 4 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.50%) Informix
Development Applications
1 128 (15.84%) HP UFT
2 108 (13.37%) JIRA
3 77 (9.53%) Selenium
4 65 (8.04%) LoadRunner
5 54 (6.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (6.56%) TestDirector
7 51 (6.31%) SoapUI
8 38 (4.70%) WinRunner
9 34 (4.21%) Toad
10 32 (3.96%) Cucumber
11 26 (3.22%) JMeter
12 25 (3.09%) Visual Studio
13 20 (2.48%) Jenkins
14 19 (2.35%) WebDriver
15 18 (2.23%) JUnit
16 16 (1.98%) Subversion
17 15 (1.86%) ClearCase
18 14 (1.73%) Maven
18 14 (1.73%) XMLSpy
19 12 (1.49%) Eclipse
General
1 261 (32.30%) Finance
2 129 (15.97%) Banking
3 48 (5.94%) Retail
4 36 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.96%) Investment Banking
6 26 (3.22%) Retail Banking
7 21 (2.60%) Billing
8 11 (1.36%) Spanish Language
9 10 (1.24%) Front Office
10 8 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.74%) Games
12 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.50%) Back Office
14 3 (0.37%) Advertising
14 3 (0.37%) Automotive
14 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.37%) German Language
14 3 (0.37%) Law
14 3 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 357 (44.18%) Analyst
2 323 (39.98%) Test Analyst
3 120 (14.85%) Tester
4 110 (13.61%) Test Manager
5 56 (6.93%) Test Leader
6 44 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
7 42 (5.20%) Test Engineer
8 37 (4.58%) Senior Test Analyst
9 30 (3.71%) Consultant
10 29 (3.59%) Banking Analyst
11 28 (3.47%) Developer
12 23 (2.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 21 (2.60%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
14 19 (2.35%) Manual Tester
14 19 (2.35%) Software Analyst
14 19 (2.35%) Software Test Analyst
15 18 (2.23%) Business Analyst
15 18 (2.23%) Coordinator
16 17 (2.10%) Automation Test Analyst
16 17 (2.10%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (12.00%) XML
2 70 (8.66%) SOAP
3 58 (7.18%) Web Services
4 49 (6.06%) .NET
5 31 (3.84%) JSON
6 29 (3.59%) HTML
7 24 (2.97%) XML Messaging
8 21 (2.60%) REST
9 20 (2.48%) Middleware
9 20 (2.48%) XSL
9 20 (2.48%) XSLT
10 15 (1.86%) WSDL
11 14 (1.73%) EDI
11 14 (1.73%) JMS
11 14 (1.73%) XSD
12 13 (1.61%) Java EE
13 11 (1.36%) ASP.NET
14 7 (0.87%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.74%) CSS
15 6 (0.74%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.46%) Clustering
3 27 (3.34%) PDA
4 19 (2.35%) Smart Meter
5 16 (1.98%) Credit Risk
5 16 (1.98%) Fixed Income
5 16 (1.98%) STB
5 16 (1.98%) SWIFT
6 15 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.73%) Derivative
8 12 (1.49%) User Experience
9 11 (1.36%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.24%) Equities
10 10 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.99%) DataPower
11 8 (0.99%) IBM XIV
12 6 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.75%) Windows
2 90 (11.14%) Unix
3 66 (8.17%) Linux
4 42 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (4.83%) Windows 7
6 38 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (4.21%) Windows XP
8 31 (3.84%) AIX
9 12 (1.49%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.37%) Solaris
12 2 (0.25%) Android
12 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (32.80%) Test Scripting
2 205 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (23.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 180 (22.28%) Defect Management
5 151 (18.69%) Test Management
6 128 (15.84%) Software Testing
7 119 (14.73%) Functional Testing
8 115 (14.23%) Test Automation
9 111 (13.74%) Test Strategy
10 100 (12.38%) System Integration Testing
11 82 (10.15%) Non-Functional Testing
12 73 (9.03%) Integration Testing
12 73 (9.03%) SDLC
13 70 (8.66%) Waterfall
14 69 (8.54%) Regression Testing
15 62 (7.67%) Test Planning
16 60 (7.43%) Change Management
17 59 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (6.81%) Validation
19 54 (6.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 308 (38.12%) SQL
2 87 (10.77%) Java
3 45 (5.57%) VB
4 43 (5.32%) PL/SQL
5 33 (4.08%) C#
6 31 (3.84%) VBScript
7 20 (2.48%) Python
8 19 (2.35%) C
9 15 (1.86%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.36%) C++
13 8 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.87%) Ruby
15 6 (0.74%) ABAP
16 5 (0.62%) Perl
17 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.50%) COBOL
18 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 186 (23.02%) ISTQB
2 169 (20.92%) ISEB
3 133 (16.46%) Security Cleared
4 89 (11.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 81 (10.02%) SC Cleared
6 37 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (4.08%) MCITP
7 33 (4.08%) MCSA
7 33 (4.08%) MCSE
7 33 (4.08%) MCTS
8 25 (3.09%) Degree
9 22 (2.72%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (1.36%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (12.13%) QA
2 14 (1.73%) HL7
2 14 (1.73%) SEPA
3 11 (1.36%) SLA
4 6 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.62%) GxP
6 4 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.50%) EMIR
6 4 (0.50%) FATCA
7 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.12%) FINREP
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 35 (4.33%) VMware ESX
3 31 (3.84%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.25%) KVM
7 2 (0.25%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) Docker
8 1 (0.12%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (3.84%) McAfee ePO
1 31 (3.84%) Netcool
2 7 (0.87%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.50%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.50%) SCCM
3 4 (0.50%) WSUS
4 2 (0.25%) DameWare
4 2 (0.25%) nmon
4 2 (0.25%) 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
1 381 (47.15%) HP
2 167 (20.67%) Oracle
3 149 (18.44%) Microsoft
4 68 (8.42%) IBM
5 64 (7.92%) SAP
6 57 (7.05%) VMware
7 43 (5.32%) Veritas
8 37 (4.58%) Citrix
9 31 (3.84%) Intel Security
10 30 (3.71%) Cognos
11 21 (2.60%) Remedy
12 10 (1.24%) Siebel
13 9 (1.11%) EMC
14 8 (0.99%) NetApp
15 6 (0.74%) BMC
15 6 (0.74%) Murex
15 6 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.74%) Siemens
15 6 (0.74%) Tableau
16 5 (0.62%) Atlassian
Livingston, West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £401 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago