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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 367 261 209
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -52
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 317 528 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.93% 1.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.23% 10.79% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 344 344
Median daily rate £350 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £246 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £355 £323
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £21.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- -42.76%

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
6057 4894 4421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.22% 8.58% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 3016 2582
Median daily rate £450 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 145 132
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £40.25 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.07 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+35.24% +9.46%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -125 275 £350 -6.66% 26
London -56 114 £375 -11.76% 6
South East -90 65 £350 -6.66% 6
Scotland -19 34 £313 -7.40% 2
South West 0 22 £300 +3.09% 3
Yorkshire +9 21 £340 -18.80% 2
Surrey -36 20 £410 +2.50% 1
North West -31 18 £300 -11.11% 4
West Yorkshire +1 14 £335 -18.78% 2
West Midlands -28 14 £368 -7.54%
City of London +36 12 £413 -2.94% 3
Berkshire -28 12 £350 -6.66%
Manchester -9 11 £320 -6.22% 2
Glasgow +9 10 £370 +5.71% 2
Edinburgh -29 10 £310 -6.06%
Kent +15 9 £338 +28.57% 1
Leeds -2 9 £335 -18.78%
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £275 -24.13% 1
Leatherhead -11 8 £450 +12.50%
Hampshire -23 8 £313 -0.79% 3
Dorset +1 7 £320 +70.66%
East Midlands -2 7 £338 -3.57% 2
Croydon -12 7 £394 -12.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 7 £323 +7.50%
North East -48 7 £323 +7.50%
Tyne and Wear -49 7 £323 +7.50%
Somerset +19 6 £300 -20.00%
Reading +3 6 £413 +3.12%
Warwickshire 0 6 £410 +49.09%
Milton Keynes -2 6 £200 -38.46%

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 377 (50.00%) HP
2 252 (33.42%) Test Scripting
3 233 (30.90%) SQL
4 214 (28.38%) Finance
5 197 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
6 193 (25.60%) Defect Management
7 188 (24.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 167 (22.15%) ISTQB
9 157 (20.82%) ISEB
10 141 (18.70%) Functional Testing
11 138 (18.30%) Oracle
12 131 (17.37%) Security Cleared
13 128 (16.98%) JIRA
14 126 (16.71%) Test Management
15 124 (16.45%) Microsoft
16 121 (16.05%) Software Testing
17 119 (15.78%) Banking
18 107 (14.19%) Test Strategy
19 106 (14.06%) HP UFT
20 104 (13.79%) Test Automation
20 104 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 97 (12.86%) Unix
22 91 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
23 89 (11.80%) QA
24 86 (11.41%) Regression Testing
25 82 (10.88%) Selenium
25 82 (10.88%) System Integration Testing
26 81 (10.74%) SC Cleared
27 80 (10.61%) Windows
28 79 (10.48%) Java

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 32 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.99%) JBoss
3 12 (1.59%) Confluence
4 9 (1.19%) SAS
5 8 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.93%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 7 (0.93%) IIS
6 7 (0.93%) MQSeries
6 7 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.80%) CMS
8 4 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.40%) Apache
9 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.27%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 66 (8.75%) MS Office
2 61 (8.09%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.33%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Mingle
6 2 (0.27%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (1.99%) Sonata
2 12 (1.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.80%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.66%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.53%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.40%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.40%) Hi Portfolio
7 3 (0.40%) Primavera
7 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.40%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.27%) Magento
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.53%) GitHub
3 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.40%) SaaS
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.27%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.25%) SAN
2 15 (1.99%) Firewall
2 15 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.86%) FTP
4 12 (1.59%) HTTP
4 12 (1.59%) Internet
5 10 (1.33%) DVB
6 9 (1.19%) WinSCP
7 7 (0.93%) ATM
7 7 (0.93%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.93%) LAN
7 7 (0.93%) NAS
7 7 (0.93%) VPN
7 7 (0.93%) WAN
8 6 (0.80%) DNS
9 5 (0.66%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.66%) ZigBee
10 4 (0.53%) 802.15
10 4 (0.53%) IPv6
11 3 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (1.33%) VoltDB
6 8 (1.06%) DB2
6 8 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.93%) MS Access
7 7 (0.93%) MySQL
8 6 (0.80%) Big Data
8 6 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (0.66%) QlikView
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.40%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.40%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 128 (16.98%) JIRA
2 106 (14.06%) HP UFT
3 82 (10.88%) Selenium
4 70 (9.28%) LoadRunner
5 54 (7.16%) TestDirector
6 42 (5.57%) SoapUI
7 31 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (3.58%) Cucumber
9 26 (3.45%) JMeter
10 25 (3.32%) WinRunner
11 23 (3.05%) WebDriver
12 20 (2.65%) JUnit
13 17 (2.25%) Jenkins
13 17 (2.25%) Subversion
13 17 (2.25%) Toad
14 16 (2.12%) Visual Studio
15 14 (1.86%) Maven
16 12 (1.59%) Eclipse
17 11 (1.46%) Bugzilla
17 11 (1.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 214 (28.38%) Finance
2 119 (15.78%) Banking
3 52 (6.90%) Retail
4 36 (4.77%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 13 (1.72%) Spanish Language
7 12 (1.59%) Billing
8 10 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.06%) Games
9 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.80%) Back Office
10 6 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.80%) Front Office
11 5 (0.66%) Automotive
12 3 (0.40%) German Language
12 3 (0.40%) Legal
13 2 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.27%) Marketing
13 2 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 327 (43.37%) Analyst
2 291 (38.59%) Test Analyst
3 110 (14.59%) Tester
4 103 (13.66%) Test Manager
5 48 (6.37%) Test Leader
6 45 (5.97%) Test Engineer
7 38 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
8 31 (4.11%) Senior Test Analyst
9 28 (3.71%) Consultant
10 27 (3.58%) UAT Analyst
11 25 (3.32%) Business Analyst
11 25 (3.32%) UAT Test Analyst
12 24 (3.18%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 23 (3.05%) Banking Analyst
14 21 (2.79%) Developer
15 18 (2.39%) Defect Manager
15 18 (2.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 17 (2.25%) Manual Tester
17 16 (2.12%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
17 16 (2.12%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (9.42%) XML
2 55 (7.29%) SOAP
3 48 (6.37%) .NET
4 44 (5.84%) Web Services
5 34 (4.51%) HTML
6 22 (2.92%) JSON
7 20 (2.65%) XML Messaging
8 15 (1.99%) Middleware
9 13 (1.72%) Java EE
10 12 (1.59%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.59%) XSL
10 12 (1.59%) XSLT
11 11 (1.46%) REST
12 7 (0.93%) EDI
12 7 (0.93%) JMS
12 7 (0.93%) WSDL
12 7 (0.93%) XSD
13 6 (0.80%) RESTful
14 5 (0.66%) Itk
14 5 (0.66%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.45%) Clustering
3 21 (2.79%) STB
4 19 (2.52%) PDA
4 19 (2.52%) Smart Meter
5 18 (2.39%) Equities
6 13 (1.72%) Credit Risk
6 13 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.46%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.33%) Derivative
8 10 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.33%) User Experience
9 9 (1.19%) SWIFT
10 8 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.93%) IBM XIV
11 7 (0.93%) iPad
11 7 (0.93%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 97 (12.86%) Unix
2 80 (10.61%) Windows
3 64 (8.49%) Linux
4 28 (3.71%) Windows 7
4 28 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (3.18%) Windows XP
7 22 (2.92%) AIX
8 10 (1.33%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.40%) Android
10 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.27%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (33.42%) Test Scripting
2 197 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (25.60%) Defect Management
4 188 (24.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 141 (18.70%) Functional Testing
6 126 (16.71%) Test Management
7 121 (16.05%) Software Testing
8 107 (14.19%) Test Strategy
9 104 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 91 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
11 86 (11.41%) Regression Testing
12 82 (10.88%) System Integration Testing
13 75 (9.95%) Waterfall
14 71 (9.42%) Test Planning
15 64 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 62 (8.22%) Integration Testing
17 59 (7.82%) SDLC
18 55 (7.29%) Validation
19 54 (7.16%) Change Management
20 50 (6.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 233 (30.90%) SQL
2 79 (10.48%) Java
3 35 (4.64%) VB
4 29 (3.85%) Python
5 26 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 25 (3.32%) VBScript
7 21 (2.79%) C
8 19 (2.52%) C#
9 18 (2.39%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.19%) Ruby
11 9 (1.19%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.06%) C++
13 7 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.93%) VBA
14 5 (0.66%) ABAP
14 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.66%) Perl
15 4 (0.53%) COBOL
16 3 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 167 (22.15%) ISTQB
2 157 (20.82%) ISEB
3 131 (17.37%) Security Cleared
4 104 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 81 (10.74%) SC Cleared
6 29 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 27 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (3.18%) Degree
9 23 (3.05%) MCITP
9 23 (3.05%) MCSA
9 23 (3.05%) MCSE
9 23 (3.05%) MCTS
10 13 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.27%) MCP
14 2 (0.27%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (11.80%) QA
2 8 (1.06%) SEPA
3 7 (0.93%) HL7
3 7 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.93%) SLA
4 6 (0.80%) GxP
5 4 (0.53%) FATCA
5 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.40%) EMIR
7 2 (0.27%) Basel III
7 2 (0.27%) COREP
7 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) FINREP
8 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 29 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.32%) VMware ESX
3 21 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.27%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.13%) Docker
9 1 (0.13%) HDFS
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (2.79%) McAfee ePO
1 21 (2.79%) Netcool
2 6 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.27%) DameWare
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.27%) Puppet
5 2 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.13%) Cacti
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.13%) Control-M
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 377 (50.00%) HP
2 138 (18.30%) Oracle
3 124 (16.45%) Microsoft
4 55 (7.29%) SAP
5 47 (6.23%) VMware
6 40 (5.31%) IBM
7 33 (4.38%) Veritas
8 27 (3.58%) Citrix
9 21 (2.79%) Intel Security
10 13 (1.72%) Cognos
11 11 (1.46%) Remedy
12 9 (1.19%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.19%) Siebel
13 8 (1.06%) EMC
14 7 (0.93%) Guidewire
14 7 (0.93%) NetApp
14 7 (0.93%) Thunderhead
15 6 (0.80%) Informatica
15 6 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
15 6 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
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