The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 139 187
Rank change year-on-year -19 +48  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 8 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.77% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.33% 6.30% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 17
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £329 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £510
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 the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 344 413 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.53% 12.21% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 340 345
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £24.36 £19.00 £28.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% -32.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £22.00 £37.00
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the City of London

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the City of London

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) Banking
3 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
5 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
5 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (27.27%) Retail
6 3 (27.27%) JIRA
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (27.27%) Workday
7 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) TOWER Software
8 1 (9.09%) Teradata
8 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
1 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Front Office
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Automation Test Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) HR Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) UAT Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) UAT Lead
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (9.09%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 1 (9.09%) V-Model
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) CA Agile Central
1 3 (27.27%) Workday
2 2 (18.18%) TOWER Software
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Teradata
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