The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 29 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)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 433 302 267
Rank change year-on-year -131 -35  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 144 378 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.76% 0.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.46% 8.11% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 252 259
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.20% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +6.53% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £24.75
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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4160 4663 4117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 9.97% 9.39% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2991 2462
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 125 168
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.91 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in England

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in England

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in England

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
South East -23 53 £375 - 2
London -100 43 £438 +9.37% 6
South West -15 12 £300 +0.50% 3
West Midlands +12 10 £296 -4.43% 2
North West +16 6 £150 -47.82% 10
East Midlands -10 6 £303 +0.83% 4
Yorkshire +7 4 £349 -0.21% 2
East of England -12 4 £344 -1.78% 4
North East -13 2 - - 1
HP Quality Center
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 166 (50.46%) HP
2 105 (31.91%) Finance
3 98 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (29.48%) JIRA
5 95 (28.88%) SQL
6 85 (25.84%) Test Scripting
7 73 (22.19%) ISTQB
8 69 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 69 (20.97%) Test Management
9 64 (19.45%) Test Strategy
10 63 (19.15%) Functional Testing
11 58 (17.63%) Defect Management
12 55 (16.72%) Regression Testing
13 47 (14.29%) ISEB
14 46 (13.98%) Selenium
15 44 (13.37%) Banking
16 42 (12.77%) Unix
16 42 (12.77%) Software Testing
17 41 (12.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 39 (11.85%) Scrum
18 39 (11.85%) QA
19 36 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 34 (10.33%) Oracle
21 30 (9.12%) Waterfall
22 29 (8.81%) Integration Testing
22 29 (8.81%) MS Excel
22 29 (8.81%) Microsoft
23 28 (8.51%) HP UFT
23 28 (8.51%) LoadRunner
24 27 (8.21%) XML

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.74%) Confluence
3 6 (1.82%) IIS
4 5 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.52%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (1.22%) CMS
6 3 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.91%) SAS
7 2 (0.61%) Drupal
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.47%) MS Office
3 7 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.22%) MS Project
6 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.91%) HFM
4 3 (0.91%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.91%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.61%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.30%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.30%) Maximo
6 1 (0.30%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.30%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) GitHub
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.17%) 4G
1 17 (5.17%) LTE
2 13 (3.95%) Wireless
3 7 (2.13%) Internet
4 6 (1.82%) Firewall
4 6 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.52%) Network Security
6 3 (0.91%) BGP
6 3 (0.91%) HSRP
6 3 (0.91%) MPLS
6 3 (0.91%) OSPF
6 3 (0.91%) PPP
6 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.61%) HTTP
7 2 (0.61%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.30%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.30%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.52%) DB2
5 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.91%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.61%) DataStage
6 2 (0.61%) QlikView
6 2 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.30%) MySQL
7 1 (0.30%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.30%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.30%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 97 (29.48%) JIRA
2 46 (13.98%) Selenium
3 28 (8.51%) HP UFT
3 28 (8.51%) LoadRunner
4 17 (5.17%) SoapUI
5 14 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (3.65%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (3.34%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.34%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.43%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.13%) JMeter
9 7 (2.13%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.82%) JUnit
10 6 (1.82%) NUnit
11 5 (1.52%) Sahi
11 5 (1.52%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.52%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.52%) WATIR
11 5 (1.52%) Zephyr
12 4 (1.22%) eggPlant
General
1 105 (31.91%) Finance
2 44 (13.37%) Banking
3 23 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.26%) Retail
5 8 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.52%) Billing
8 4 (1.22%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.22%) Front Office
8 4 (1.22%) Marketing
9 3 (0.91%) Automotive
9 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.91%) Games
9 3 (0.91%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Back Office
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
10 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.61%) Military
10 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 156 (47.42%) Analyst
2 140 (42.55%) Test Analyst
3 44 (13.37%) Tester
4 40 (12.16%) Test Manager
5 19 (5.78%) Senior Analyst
6 17 (5.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 17 (5.17%) Test Leader
7 15 (4.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (3.95%) Consultant
9 12 (3.65%) Developer
10 9 (2.74%) Manual Tester
10 9 (2.74%) SAP Manager
10 9 (2.74%) Test Engineer
11 8 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 8 (2.43%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (2.43%) Functional Analyst
11 8 (2.43%) Requirements Engineer
12 7 (2.13%) Functional Test Analyst
12 7 (2.13%) Junior
12 7 (2.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.21%) XML
2 26 (7.90%) .NET
3 24 (7.29%) SOAP
4 21 (6.38%) Web Services
5 16 (4.86%) HTML
6 11 (3.34%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.43%) CSS
8 6 (1.82%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.82%) AppFabric
8 6 (1.82%) HTML5
8 6 (1.82%) WCF
8 6 (1.82%) XML Messaging
9 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.52%) Gherkin
9 5 (1.52%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (1.52%) JSON
10 4 (1.22%) jQuery
10 4 (1.22%) Middleware
10 4 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.91%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (3.04%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.74%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.13%) Equities
6 6 (1.82%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.82%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.82%) STB
7 5 (1.52%) iPad
7 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.22%) MPEG
9 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.91%) Derivative
9 3 (0.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.61%) EPoS
10 2 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.77%) Unix
2 25 (7.60%) Windows
3 18 (5.47%) Linux
4 9 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.22%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.22%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.91%) Android
7 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (25.84%) Test Scripting
3 69 (20.97%) Test Management
3 69 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
4 64 (19.45%) Test Strategy
5 63 (19.15%) Functional Testing
6 58 (17.63%) Defect Management
7 55 (16.72%) Regression Testing
8 42 (12.77%) Software Testing
9 39 (11.85%) Scrum
10 36 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (9.12%) Waterfall
12 29 (8.81%) Integration Testing
13 27 (8.21%) System Integration Testing
13 27 (8.21%) Test Automation
14 26 (7.90%) Automated Testing
14 26 (7.90%) Test Planning
15 23 (6.99%) Non-Functional Testing
16 22 (6.69%) Performance Testing
17 21 (6.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 95 (28.88%) SQL
2 21 (6.38%) Java
3 14 (4.26%) C#
3 14 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.74%) VBScript
5 8 (2.43%) Python
6 6 (1.82%) Ruby
6 6 (1.82%) VBA
7 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.22%) JCL
9 3 (0.91%) Perl
9 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.61%) C
10 2 (0.61%) COBOL
10 2 (0.61%) Korn
10 2 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (22.19%) ISTQB
2 47 (14.29%) ISEB
3 41 (12.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (7.90%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.38%) Degree
6 18 (5.47%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.22%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (1.22%) CISM
9 4 (1.22%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.85%) QA
2 7 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.61%) SEPA
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) Basel III
4 1 (0.30%) IFRS
4 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.30%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.82%) Snort
3 4 (1.22%) XenApp
3 4 (1.22%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.30%) Docker
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.22%) Puppet
2 3 (0.91%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (0.91%) Control-M
2 3 (0.91%) SCCM
3 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.30%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.30%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 166 (50.46%) HP
2 34 (10.33%) Oracle
3 29 (8.81%) Microsoft
4 25 (7.60%) SAP
5 15 (4.56%) CA Agile Central
6 13 (3.95%) Atlassian
7 12 (3.65%) IBM
8 10 (3.04%) CA
9 9 (2.74%) Guidewire
10 6 (1.82%) Sourcefire
11 5 (1.52%) Teradata
12 4 (1.22%) Charles River
12 4 (1.22%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.22%) Informatica
12 4 (1.22%) Workday
13 3 (0.91%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.91%) FXall
13 3 (0.91%) Murex
13 3 (0.91%) Remedy
13 3 (0.91%) Reuters
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KEYRESOURCE
Rate: Day rate
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
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Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
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Reco Group
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