Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 443 303
Rank change year-on-year -57 -140 -52
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 395 492 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.51% 0.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.67% 4.55% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 307 570
England median daily rate £370 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £251 £255 £250
90th Percentile £538 £519 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -14.89%

HP Quality Center is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10752 10807 8977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.34% 11.11% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7365 6954 5555
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
% change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 245 309
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.99% +3.65% +0.45%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -4.42%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -53 170 £413 +2.48% 2
South East -28 89 £350 +2.49% 3
North of England +33 41 £310 -3.88% 5
Midlands +23 39 £350 +9.38% 1
East of England +2 26 £325 -
West Midlands +26 24 £350 +12.90% 1
South West -28 24 £400 +23.08% 3
North West +14 21 £308 -3.91% 3
Yorkshire +17 14 £288 -19.58% 2
East Midlands 0 12 £300 -9.43%
North East +60 6 £325 -7.14%
South Coast - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 236 (59.75%) HP
2 168 (42.53%) Test Automation
3 157 (39.75%) JIRA
4 135 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (30.63%) Test Scripting
6 112 (28.35%) Finance
7 107 (27.09%) ISTQB
8 102 (25.82%) ISEB
9 97 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 94 (23.80%) SQL
11 72 (18.23%) Regression Testing
11 72 (18.23%) Software Testing
11 72 (18.23%) Banking
11 72 (18.23%) Functional Testing
12 71 (17.97%) QA
13 69 (17.47%) Defect Management
14 67 (16.96%) Test Management
15 63 (15.95%) Java
16 61 (15.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 60 (15.19%) Selenium
18 58 (14.68%) Test Strategy
19 55 (13.92%) Integration Testing
20 46 (11.65%) System Integration Testing
21 45 (11.39%) Web Services
21 45 (11.39%) HP UFT
22 44 (11.14%) Manual Testing
23 43 (10.89%) SDLC
24 42 (10.63%) Test Planning
25 41 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
26 40 (10.13%) Degree

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 31 (7.85%) Confluence
2 12 (3.04%) CMS
2 12 (3.04%) Documentum
3 4 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.01%) SAS
3 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.76%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.51%) Apache TomEE
5 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.51%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.51%) JBoss
5 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.25%) Captiva
6 1 (0.25%) CICS
6 1 (0.25%) FileNet
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 17 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.29%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.51%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (3.29%) Maximo
2 6 (1.52%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.52%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (1.52%) SAP MM
3 5 (1.27%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.01%) SAP CRM
4 4 (1.01%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.52%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (0.51%) GitHub
2 2 (0.51%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (0.51%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.80%) LTE
2 10 (2.53%) 4G
2 10 (2.53%) Internet
3 9 (2.28%) Wireless
4 7 (1.77%) ATM
5 4 (1.01%) DVB
6 3 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.76%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.51%) DNS
7 2 (0.51%) HTTP
7 2 (0.51%) LAN
7 2 (0.51%) SMS
7 2 (0.51%) TETRA
7 2 (0.51%) WAAS
8 1 (0.25%) 3G
8 1 (0.25%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.25%) DHCP
8 1 (0.25%) ICMP
8 1 (0.25%) IPv6
8 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.56%) Oracle Database
2 17 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.28%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.52%) Big Data
4 6 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.76%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.76%) Redis
6 3 (0.76%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.51%) MySQL
7 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.25%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.25%) DB2
8 1 (0.25%) MS Access
8 1 (0.25%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 157 (39.75%) JIRA
2 60 (15.19%) Selenium
3 45 (11.39%) HP UFT
4 37 (9.37%) SoapUI
5 36 (9.11%) JMeter
5 36 (9.11%) LoadRunner
6 32 (8.10%) WebDriver
7 20 (5.06%) Cucumber
8 19 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (4.56%) Jenkins
10 16 (4.05%) Appium
10 16 (4.05%) LoadUI
11 15 (3.80%) Git (software)
12 13 (3.29%) Maven
13 11 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
13 11 (2.78%) TeamCity
14 10 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (2.53%) TestRail
15 9 (2.28%) Bugzilla
15 9 (2.28%) TestDirector
General
1 112 (28.35%) Finance
2 72 (18.23%) Banking
3 32 (8.10%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.82%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.30%) Front Office
6 14 (3.54%) Marketing
7 13 (3.29%) Publishing
8 12 (3.04%) Retail
9 8 (2.03%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.77%) Back Office
11 6 (1.52%) Automotive
11 6 (1.52%) Billing
11 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (1.01%) Games
12 4 (1.01%) Military
13 3 (0.76%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.51%) International Banking
14 2 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 206 (52.15%) Analyst
2 181 (45.82%) Test Analyst
3 69 (17.47%) Tester
4 28 (7.09%) Test Leader
5 25 (6.33%) Performance Analyst
5 25 (6.33%) Performance Test Analyst
5 25 (6.33%) Test Manager
6 22 (5.57%) Automation Test Analyst
7 20 (5.06%) Automation Tester
7 20 (5.06%) Test Engineer
8 16 (4.05%) Business Analyst
8 16 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (3.29%) IT Analyst
10 12 (3.04%) Consultant
10 12 (3.04%) QA Tester
11 10 (2.53%) QA Analyst
11 10 (2.53%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (2.28%) Financial Analyst
13 8 (2.03%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (2.03%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.39%) Web Services
2 25 (6.33%) SOAP
2 25 (6.33%) XML
3 24 (6.08%) .NET
4 13 (3.29%) HTML
5 8 (2.03%) REST
6 7 (1.77%) JSON
7 6 (1.52%) Flash
7 6 (1.52%) J2EE
7 6 (1.52%) React Native
7 6 (1.52%) RESTful
8 5 (1.27%) Middleware
9 4 (1.01%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.01%) CSS
9 4 (1.01%) Gherkin
9 4 (1.01%) Spring
9 4 (1.01%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.76%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.76%) Swing
11 2 (0.51%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (4.30%) STB
4 14 (3.54%) Smart Meter
5 11 (2.78%) Derivative
6 10 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.52%) PlayStation
9 5 (1.27%) Equities
9 5 (1.27%) User Experience
10 4 (1.01%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.01%) Digital TV
10 4 (1.01%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.01%) IPTV
10 4 (1.01%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.01%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.01%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.76%) iPad
11 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.87%) Windows
2 27 (6.84%) Unix
3 22 (5.57%) Linux
4 10 (2.53%) Android
4 10 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.53%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.01%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (42.53%) Test Automation
2 135 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (30.63%) Test Scripting
4 97 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 72 (18.23%) Functional Testing
5 72 (18.23%) Regression Testing
5 72 (18.23%) Software Testing
6 69 (17.47%) Defect Management
7 67 (16.96%) Test Management
8 58 (14.68%) Test Strategy
9 55 (13.92%) Integration Testing
10 46 (11.65%) System Integration Testing
11 44 (11.14%) Manual Testing
12 43 (10.89%) SDLC
13 42 (10.63%) Test Planning
14 39 (9.87%) Scenario Testing
15 38 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
16 35 (8.86%) Scrum
17 34 (8.61%) ITIL
18 29 (7.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 94 (23.80%) SQL
2 63 (15.95%) Java
3 27 (6.84%) Python
4 22 (5.57%) C#
5 18 (4.56%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.80%) VBScript
7 13 (3.29%) Perl
8 11 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.53%) Korn
9 10 (2.53%) VB
10 9 (2.28%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.77%) C
11 7 (1.77%) C++
12 6 (1.52%) Ruby
13 3 (0.76%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.51%) Groovy
14 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.25%) COBOL
15 1 (0.25%) JCL
15 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 107 (27.09%) ISTQB
2 102 (25.82%) ISEB
3 61 (15.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 40 (10.13%) Degree
5 39 (9.87%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.80%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (3.04%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.03%) MCSA
8 8 (2.03%) MCSE
8 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.52%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.51%) CSQA
10 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.25%) PMP
11 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (17.97%) QA
2 12 (3.04%) MiFID
3 9 (2.28%) EMIR
4 6 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (1.27%) PMO
6 2 (0.51%) IFRS
7 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.25%) GDPR
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.52%) SCCM
2 5 (1.27%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.01%) Puppet
4 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.51%) Netcool
Vendors
1 236 (59.75%) HP
2 34 (8.61%) SAP
3 33 (8.35%) Oracle
4 24 (6.08%) Microsoft
5 16 (4.05%) Motorola
6 13 (3.29%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.78%) IBM
8 8 (2.03%) Fortinet
9 6 (1.52%) Guidewire
9 6 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.27%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (1.27%) OpenText
10 5 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.27%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.27%) Workday
11 4 (1.01%) FXall
11 4 (1.01%) Murex
11 4 (1.01%) Reuters
11 4 (1.01%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud