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 23 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 356 297
Rank change year-on-year -50 -59  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 184 286 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.58% 0.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.96% 5.18% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 194 253
Median daily rate £350 £353 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.70% -1.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £272 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.25
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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4649 5525 4429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.81% 11.18% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3080 3636 2752
Median daily rate £488 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +10.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 153
Median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.30 £39.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
London -58 62 £375 -10.17% 6
South East -10 49 £314 -10.28% 6
West Midlands +16 13 £370 -7.50%
North West +13 13 £130 -61.76% 7
East Midlands +2 12 £425 +25.92%
South West +2 12 £250 -16.66% 3
Yorkshire +14 11 £470 +34.28%
East of England -3 7 £300 -14.28% 2
North East +61 2 £325 -
Midlands +11 1 £370 +13.84%
HP Quality Center
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 188 (55.62%) HP
2 128 (37.87%) Test Automation
3 115 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (31.07%) JIRA
5 92 (27.22%) Finance
6 90 (26.63%) Test Scripting
7 81 (23.96%) ISTQB
7 81 (23.96%) SQL
8 69 (20.41%) Test Strategy
9 62 (18.34%) Regression Testing
9 62 (18.34%) Defect Management
10 59 (17.46%) Functional Testing
11 58 (17.16%) Test Management
11 58 (17.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 51 (15.09%) Software Testing
12 51 (15.09%) ISEB
13 50 (14.79%) Scrum
14 44 (13.02%) Selenium
15 43 (12.72%) Banking
15 43 (12.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 41 (12.13%) Oracle
16 41 (12.13%) QA
17 39 (11.54%) Degree
18 37 (10.95%) Integration Testing
19 36 (10.65%) Scenario Testing
20 33 (9.76%) SAP
20 33 (9.76%) Microsoft
21 32 (9.47%) Process Improvement
21 32 (9.47%) Test Planning
22 31 (9.17%) Waterfall

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 23 (6.80%) Confluence
2 8 (2.37%) CMS
2 8 (2.37%) Documentum
3 7 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.18%) MS Project Server
5 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.59%) CICS
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.30%) Captiva
8 1 (0.30%) FileNet
8 1 (0.30%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.14%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (3.55%) Maximo
2 6 (1.78%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.78%) SAP MM
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.89%) HFM
4 3 (0.89%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.89%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.89%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.30%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.30%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.30%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.30%) Office 365
3 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.14%) LTE
2 12 (3.55%) 4G
3 10 (2.96%) Internet
4 6 (1.78%) DVB
4 6 (1.78%) Wireless
5 5 (1.48%) LAN
6 4 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.89%) TETRA
7 3 (0.89%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.30%) 3G
8 1 (0.30%) ATM
8 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.30%) FTP
8 1 (0.30%) HSRP
8 1 (0.30%) HTTP
8 1 (0.30%) PPP
8 1 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.30%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.78%) DB2
7 5 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.89%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.59%) DataStage
10 1 (0.30%) Big Data
10 1 (0.30%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.30%) MS Access
10 1 (0.30%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.30%) QlikView
10 1 (0.30%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 105 (31.07%) JIRA
2 44 (13.02%) Selenium
3 26 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 20 (5.92%) Rational DOORS
5 19 (5.62%) HP UFT
6 18 (5.33%) SoapUI
6 18 (5.33%) WebDriver
7 16 (4.73%) JMeter
7 16 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (3.25%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.96%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.37%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.37%) TestDirector
11 6 (1.78%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.48%) LoadUI
12 5 (1.48%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.18%) MSTest
14 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
14 3 (0.89%) Maven
14 3 (0.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (27.22%) Finance
2 43 (12.72%) Banking
3 25 (7.40%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.85%) Marketing
4 13 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (3.85%) Retail
5 9 (2.66%) Billing
6 7 (2.07%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.78%) Front Office
7 6 (1.78%) Games
8 5 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.48%) Publishing
9 3 (0.89%) Back Office
9 3 (0.89%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.89%) Military
9 3 (0.89%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Automotive
10 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 156 (46.15%) Analyst
2 132 (39.05%) Test Analyst
3 49 (14.50%) Tester
4 33 (9.76%) Test Manager
5 21 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (5.92%) Test Engineer
7 17 (5.03%) Automation Test Analyst
7 17 (5.03%) Consultant
8 15 (4.44%) Requirements Engineer
8 15 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
9 13 (3.85%) Test Leader
10 12 (3.55%) Performance Analyst
10 12 (3.55%) Performance Test Analyst
11 10 (2.96%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.96%) DOORS Engineer
11 10 (2.96%) QC Engineer
12 9 (2.66%) Manual Test Analyst
12 9 (2.66%) Manual Tester
12 9 (2.66%) QA Analyst
12 9 (2.66%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.40%) XML
2 18 (5.33%) Web Services
3 17 (5.03%) .NET
3 17 (5.03%) SOAP
4 15 (4.44%) HTML
5 8 (2.37%) CSS
6 6 (1.78%) Flash
7 5 (1.48%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.48%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.48%) SAP Business Workflow
8 4 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.18%) HTML5
8 4 (1.18%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (1.18%) J2EE
8 4 (1.18%) jQuery
8 4 (1.18%) JSON
8 4 (1.18%) Middleware
8 4 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.89%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.44%) STB
3 7 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (2.07%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.78%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.78%) Digital TV
4 6 (1.78%) IPTV
4 6 (1.78%) Smart Meter
4 6 (1.78%) Video on Demand
5 5 (1.48%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.18%) Equities
6 4 (1.18%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.18%) iPad
6 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.18%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.18%) PlayStation
6 4 (1.18%) User Experience
7 3 (0.89%) Derivative
7 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.69%) Unix
1 26 (7.69%) Windows
2 12 (3.55%) Linux
3 9 (2.66%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.37%) Android
4 8 (2.37%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.18%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.18%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (37.87%) Test Automation
2 115 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (26.63%) Test Scripting
4 69 (20.41%) Test Strategy
5 62 (18.34%) Defect Management
5 62 (18.34%) Regression Testing
6 59 (17.46%) Functional Testing
7 58 (17.16%) Test Management
7 58 (17.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 51 (15.09%) Software Testing
9 50 (14.79%) Scrum
10 37 (10.95%) Integration Testing
11 36 (10.65%) Scenario Testing
12 32 (9.47%) Process Improvement
12 32 (9.47%) Test Planning
13 31 (9.17%) Waterfall
14 30 (8.88%) Non-Functional Testing
15 29 (8.58%) SDLC
16 28 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (6.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 81 (23.96%) SQL
2 25 (7.40%) Java
3 17 (5.03%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.73%) C#
5 12 (3.55%) Python
6 10 (2.96%) VBScript
7 7 (2.07%) C
8 5 (1.48%) JCL
8 5 (1.48%) Ruby
8 5 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.48%) VB
9 4 (1.18%) COBOL
9 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.89%) Korn
10 3 (0.89%) Perl
11 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.30%) RPG
12 1 (0.30%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 81 (23.96%) ISTQB
2 51 (15.09%) ISEB
3 43 (12.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 39 (11.54%) Degree
5 31 (9.17%) Security Cleared
6 17 (5.03%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.18%) CSQA
10 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.13%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) SLA
3 3 (0.89%) PMO
4 2 (0.59%) IFRS
4 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) Basel III
5 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.30%) MiFID
5 1 (0.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.18%) SCCM
2 3 (0.89%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.89%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (0.89%) Control-M
3 1 (0.30%) Netcool
Vendors
1 188 (55.62%) HP
2 41 (12.13%) Oracle
3 33 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 33 (9.76%) SAP
4 22 (6.51%) CA Agile Central
5 19 (5.62%) Atlassian
6 17 (5.03%) CA
7 16 (4.73%) IBM
8 7 (2.07%) Motorola
8 7 (2.07%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (1.78%) Remedy
9 6 (1.78%) Workday
10 5 (1.48%) Informatica
10 5 (1.48%) OpenText
11 4 (1.18%) Adobe
11 4 (1.18%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.89%) BMC
12 3 (0.89%) Cisco
12 3 (0.89%) FXall
12 3 (0.89%) Hyperion
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago