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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 358 268 224
Rank change year-on-year
-90 -44
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 318 513 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.88% 1.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.60% 10.61% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 338 347
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +24.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +24.61%

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
5678 4836 4892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.73% 8.34% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3590 2974 2905
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £254 £250
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 129 180 181
Median hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.72 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.00 £46.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -6.66%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -83 275 £353 +0.71% 23
London -53 116 £400 -1.53% 6
South East -44 54 £346 -7.86% 5
Scotland -8 38 £308 -8.20% 1
South West +26 35 £325 +13.63% 3
North West -6 20 £320 +16.36% 1
East of England +18 17 £338 +17.39% 2
Edinburgh -5 16 £310 -8.14%
Dorset +14 14 £325 +96.96%
Bournemouth +9 14 £325 +96.96%
Berkshire -11 14 £325 -7.14% 2
Surrey -14 14 £350 -12.50% 1
Hampshire +3 13 £280 -27.74% 1
Manchester -15 13 £350 +38.61% 1
Gloucestershire +15 12 £294 -2.16%
Reading +18 10 £356 -18.57%
West Midlands -37 10 £310 +3.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £406 +35.41%
Suffolk +9 8 £338 -15.62%
Milton Keynes +5 8 £406 +35.41%
West Lothian +12 7 £245 -12.50%
Glasgow +7 7 £363 +5.07% 1
Yorkshire +7 7 £375 +2.73% 4
Hertfordshire +3 7 £225 -25.00%
Livingston +10 6 £230 -17.85%
Cheltenham +3 6 £400 +33.33%
City of London -6 6 £425 -2.85% 2
North East -28 6 £410 +24.95% 1
Tyne and Wear -32 6 £410 +24.95% 1
Lancashire +17 5 - -

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 350 (54.01%) HP
2 218 (33.64%) Test Scripting
3 197 (30.40%) SQL
3 197 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (26.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 163 (25.15%) Finance
6 161 (24.85%) Defect Management
7 145 (22.38%) JIRA
8 143 (22.07%) ISEB
9 139 (21.45%) Functional Testing
10 133 (20.52%) Oracle
11 132 (20.37%) ISTQB
12 123 (18.98%) Unix
13 108 (16.67%) Banking
14 106 (16.36%) Software Testing
15 103 (15.90%) HP UFT
16 99 (15.28%) Test Strategy
17 98 (15.12%) Test Management
18 92 (14.20%) Security Cleared
19 91 (14.04%) Test Automation
20 89 (13.73%) Microsoft
21 88 (13.58%) Selenium
22 87 (13.43%) QA
22 87 (13.43%) Regression Testing
23 85 (13.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 81 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
25 75 (11.57%) Test Planning
25 75 (11.57%) Windows
26 71 (10.96%) Java
26 71 (10.96%) Waterfall

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 18 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.62%) Confluence
3 11 (1.70%) JBoss
4 10 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (0.93%) CMS
5 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.62%) IIS
7 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.62%) SAS
8 3 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.31%) Apache
9 2 (0.31%) CICS
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.31%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 61 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 57 (8.80%) MS Office
3 20 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.93%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.47%) MS Project
6 2 (0.31%) Mingle
6 2 (0.31%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (2.31%) Sonata
2 9 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.77%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.77%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.46%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.31%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.31%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.15%) Endur
7 1 (0.15%) Findur
7 1 (0.15%) Minerva
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.15%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.93%) GitHub
2 5 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.46%) SaaS
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.31%) CloudBees
4 2 (0.31%) IaaS
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.31%) Office 365
4 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.40%) FTP
2 19 (2.93%) HTTP
3 18 (2.78%) Firewall
4 17 (2.62%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.16%) Internet
6 10 (1.54%) DVB
6 10 (1.54%) WinSCP
7 9 (1.39%) SAN
8 8 (1.23%) HTTPS
9 7 (1.08%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.08%) SSL
10 5 (0.77%) LAN
10 5 (0.77%) WAN
10 5 (0.77%) Wireless
11 4 (0.62%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.46%) 4G
12 3 (0.46%) DNS
12 3 (0.46%) NAS
12 3 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.94%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.16%) DB2
6 10 (1.54%) VoltDB
7 8 (1.23%) MS Access
8 6 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.62%) QlikView
10 4 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.46%) Big Data
11 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.46%) MySQL
11 3 (0.46%) PowerCenter
11 3 (0.46%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.46%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 145 (22.38%) JIRA
2 103 (15.90%) HP UFT
3 88 (13.58%) Selenium
4 62 (9.57%) LoadRunner
5 33 (5.09%) SoapUI
5 33 (5.09%) TestDirector
6 32 (4.94%) JMeter
7 30 (4.63%) Cucumber
8 26 (4.01%) JUnit
9 21 (3.24%) Jenkins
9 21 (3.24%) Maven
9 21 (3.24%) WebDriver
10 17 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.16%) ClearCase
11 14 (2.16%) Subversion
12 13 (2.01%) Visual Studio
13 11 (1.70%) JBehave
13 11 (1.70%) NUnit
13 11 (1.70%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.70%) WinRunner
General
1 163 (25.15%) Finance
2 108 (16.67%) Banking
3 47 (7.25%) Retail
4 29 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.01%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.24%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.23%) Games
10 7 (1.08%) Automotive
10 7 (1.08%) Back Office
11 6 (0.93%) Billing
11 6 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.77%) Front Office
13 4 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.46%) Electronics
14 3 (0.46%) Legal
14 3 (0.46%) Marketing
14 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 269 (41.51%) Analyst
2 230 (35.49%) Test Analyst
3 106 (16.36%) Tester
4 83 (12.81%) Test Manager
5 57 (8.80%) Test Leader
6 52 (8.02%) Test Engineer
7 29 (4.48%) Developer
8 27 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.86%) Senior Analyst
10 23 (3.55%) UAT Analyst
11 22 (3.40%) UAT Test Analyst
12 20 (3.09%) Defect Manager
12 20 (3.09%) Senior Test Analyst
13 18 (2.78%) Banking Analyst
14 17 (2.62%) Consultant
14 17 (2.62%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
15 15 (2.31%) SAP Manager
15 15 (2.31%) SAP Test Manager
16 14 (2.16%) Java Developer
17 13 (2.01%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (9.57%) XML
2 55 (8.49%) SOAP
3 47 (7.25%) .NET
4 37 (5.71%) HTML
4 37 (5.71%) Web Services
5 20 (3.09%) JSON
6 13 (2.01%) ASP.NET
7 12 (1.85%) REST
7 12 (1.85%) XML Messaging
8 11 (1.70%) Java EE
9 10 (1.54%) XSL
9 10 (1.54%) XSLT
10 9 (1.39%) Middleware
11 8 (1.23%) WSDL
11 8 (1.23%) XSD
12 7 (1.08%) Apache Axis
12 7 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (0.93%) CGI
14 4 (0.62%) RESTful
15 3 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.70%) Equities
3 21 (3.24%) STB
4 13 (2.01%) Clustering
4 13 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.85%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.70%) Smart Meter
7 10 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.54%) iPad
8 9 (1.39%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.39%) User Experience
9 8 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.23%) Derivative
9 8 (1.23%) PDA
10 7 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.08%) MPEG
10 7 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 123 (18.98%) Unix
2 75 (11.57%) Windows
3 62 (9.57%) Linux
4 17 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.16%) AIX
6 13 (2.01%) Windows 7
6 13 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.39%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.23%) Android
8 8 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.93%) Solaris
9 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (33.64%) Test Scripting
2 197 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (26.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 161 (24.85%) Defect Management
5 139 (21.45%) Functional Testing
6 106 (16.36%) Software Testing
7 99 (15.28%) Test Strategy
8 98 (15.12%) Test Management
9 91 (14.04%) Test Automation
10 87 (13.43%) Regression Testing
11 81 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
12 75 (11.57%) Test Planning
13 71 (10.96%) Waterfall
14 68 (10.49%) System Integration Testing
15 58 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (8.18%) SDLC
17 45 (6.94%) Integration Testing
18 44 (6.79%) Validation
19 41 (6.33%) Automated Testing
19 41 (6.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 197 (30.40%) SQL
2 71 (10.96%) Java
3 32 (4.94%) Python
4 31 (4.78%) VB
5 24 (3.70%) VBScript
6 23 (3.55%) C
7 22 (3.40%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.40%) PL/SQL
8 19 (2.93%) Shell Script
9 17 (2.62%) C#
10 14 (2.16%) Ruby
11 11 (1.70%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.54%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.39%) Perl
14 8 (1.23%) C++
14 8 (1.23%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.23%) VBA
15 4 (0.62%) PHP
15 4 (0.62%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.46%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 143 (22.07%) ISEB
2 132 (20.37%) ISTQB
3 92 (14.20%) Security Cleared
4 85 (13.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (8.02%) SC Cleared
6 30 (4.63%) DV Cleared
7 26 (4.01%) Degree
8 16 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.70%) MCITP
11 9 (1.39%) MCSA
11 9 (1.39%) MCSE
11 9 (1.39%) MCTS
12 7 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.31%) CCNA
15 2 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (13.43%) QA
2 7 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.93%) GxP
3 6 (0.93%) SLA
4 3 (0.46%) Basel III
5 2 (0.31%) COREP
5 2 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) EMIR
5 2 (0.31%) FATCA
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) SEPA
5 2 (0.31%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.31%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.85%) VMware ESX
3 10 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.31%) RACF
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.23%) Cisco IPCC
1 8 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (1.23%) Netcool
2 5 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.31%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.31%) DameWare
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.31%) Puppet
5 2 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 350 (54.01%) HP
2 133 (20.52%) Oracle
3 89 (13.73%) Microsoft
4 49 (7.56%) SAP
5 32 (4.94%) VMware
6 27 (4.17%) IBM
7 15 (2.31%) Veritas
8 14 (2.16%) Citrix
9 12 (1.85%) Siebel
10 10 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.54%) Informatica
11 8 (1.23%) Intel Security
12 7 (1.08%) Guidewire
12 7 (1.08%) Thunderhead
13 4 (0.62%) Cisco
13 4 (0.62%) IronPort
13 4 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.62%) Remedy
13 4 (0.62%) TSYS
14 3 (0.46%) Sybase
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Reuben Chase
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago