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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 123 165
Rank change year-on-year -24 +42  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 1.18% 0.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.17% 11.11% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 28
Median daily rate £506 £425 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.11% -9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £351 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £515 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +6.53% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +100.00%  

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 342 360 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.03% 10.58% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 264 336
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 11 (73.33%) Finance
1 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) JIRA
3 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 6 (40.00%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (20.00%) Charles River
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (13.33%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Workday
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Sahi
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) WATIR
3 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Back Office
4 1 (6.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Asset Management Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Charles River Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Compliance Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Compliance Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) HR Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) FX Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (6.67%) Derivative
4 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 1 (6.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (6.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Charles River
3 2 (13.33%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Workday
4 1 (6.67%) ION Trading
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Murex