Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 667 430 644
Rank change year-on-year -237 +214 +37
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 68 49 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.67% 1.19% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 119
10th Percentile £290 £334 £273
25th Percentile £400 £400 £333
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £418 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% -1.76% +8.97%
75th Percentile £600 £513 £506
90th Percentile " £569 £538
UK median daily rate £423 £418 £420
% change year-on-year +1.20% -0.60% +15.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
10th Percentile " £47.83 £30.48
25th Percentile £45.50 £50.20 £40.19
Median hourly rate £47.50 £54.77 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year -13.27% +4.31% +152.43%
75th Percentile £55.19 £58.71 £63.75
90th Percentile £66.33 £60.70 £70.13
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £54.77 £52.50
% change year-on-year -13.27% +4.31% +152.43%

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 10,219 4,114 11,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.74% 16.08% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,345 2,880 8,293
10th Percentile £350 £313 £293
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £532 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.40% - -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 71 251
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.25
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.69 £14.71
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £42.33 £39.00 £35.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £51.42
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.95% -7.14% +20.00%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP Quality Center in England.

Daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in England

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HP Quality Center in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in England

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP Quality Center in England.

Hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in England

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HP Quality Center in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 28 September 2021. 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 -193 31 £550 +28.96% 4
South East -80 18 £400 +9.52% 1
Midlands -77 5 £240 - 2
East of England -43 4 £450 -14.29%
North of England -89 4 £445 +9.88% 1
East Midlands - 4 £240 -
North East - 3 £440 -
South West -45 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -46 1 £450 +7.91% 1
HP Quality Center
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 47 (69.12%) JIRA
2 38 (55.88%) HP
3 35 (51.47%) Test Automation
4 26 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (38.24%) Test Management
5 24 (35.29%) Defect Management
6 23 (33.82%) Security Cleared
7 22 (32.35%) Selenium
7 22 (32.35%) DevOps
7 22 (32.35%) Java
8 20 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (29.41%) Test Scripting
9 19 (27.94%) Software Testing
10 18 (26.47%) Social Skills
11 17 (25.00%) HP ALM
12 16 (23.53%) Finance
12 16 (23.53%) Python
12 16 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
13 15 (22.06%) Non-Functional Testing
13 15 (22.06%) Integration Testing
14 14 (20.59%) Confluence
14 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
14 14 (20.59%) SharePoint
14 14 (20.59%) Regression Testing
15 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
15 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Excel
15 13 (19.12%) Azure
15 13 (19.12%) DV Cleared
15 13 (19.12%) QA
16 12 (17.65%) Test Planning

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 14 (20.59%) Confluence
1 14 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (8.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Magento
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.94%) GCP
2 2 (2.94%) GitHub
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) 2G
2 2 (2.94%) 3G
2 2 (2.94%) 3GPP
2 2 (2.94%) 4G
2 2 (2.94%) 802.15
2 2 (2.94%) GPRS
2 2 (2.94%) GSM
2 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) INAP
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) IPv6
2 2 (2.94%) SCCP
2 2 (2.94%) SCTP
2 2 (2.94%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (2.94%) SMPP
2 2 (2.94%) TCAP
2 2 (2.94%) UMTS
2 2 (2.94%) VoIP
2 2 (2.94%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) BigQuery
1 2 (2.94%) Blockchain
1 2 (2.94%) MS Access
1 2 (2.94%) Tableau
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) Power BI
2 1 (1.47%) QlikView
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 47 (69.12%) JIRA
2 22 (32.35%) Selenium
3 11 (16.18%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.88%) JMeter
5 4 (5.88%) MSTest
5 4 (5.88%) TestDirector
6 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.41%) TestLink
6 3 (4.41%) Toad
7 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.94%) Postman
7 2 (2.94%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.94%) Robot Framework
7 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.94%) TestRail
7 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (26.47%) Social Skills
2 16 (23.53%) Finance
3 7 (10.29%) Banking
3 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Documentation Skills
4 4 (5.88%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (4.41%) Retail
6 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.94%) Marketing
7 1 (1.47%) Back Office
7 1 (1.47%) Front Office
7 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Military
7 1 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Analyst
1 27 (39.71%) Test Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Test Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Test Leader
4 8 (11.76%) Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Tester
6 5 (7.35%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Defect Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Senior Automation Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Software Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) Middleware
2 9 (13.24%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.35%) SOAP
4 4 (5.88%) .NET
5 2 (2.94%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.94%) CSS
5 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 2 (2.94%) Playwright
5 2 (2.94%) Puppeteer
5 2 (2.94%) RESTful
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) PKI
3 2 (2.94%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Unix
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.41%) AIX
4 3 (4.41%) Solaris
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (51.47%) Test Automation
2 26 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) Test Management
3 24 (35.29%) Defect Management
4 22 (32.35%) DevOps
5 20 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 20 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (27.94%) Software Testing
7 16 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (22.06%) Integration Testing
8 15 (22.06%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (20.59%) Regression Testing
10 12 (17.65%) Test Planning
11 11 (16.18%) Manual Testing
12 10 (14.71%) BDD
12 10 (14.71%) Scrum
13 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (13.24%) Logistics
14 8 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
14 8 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) Java
2 16 (23.53%) Python
3 12 (17.65%) C#
3 12 (17.65%) SQL
4 11 (16.18%) C
5 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.41%) C++
5 3 (4.41%) Perl
5 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.94%) VB
7 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.47%) VBA
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.12%) DV Cleared
2 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.24%) ISEB
4 8 (11.76%) Degree
5 7 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Docker
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (25.00%) HP ALM
2 4 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.94%) Ansible
3 2 (2.94%) SELinux
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) HP
2 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.24%) Oracle
4 4 (5.88%) Siemens
5 3 (4.41%) Borland
5 3 (4.41%) Lumension
5 3 (4.41%) Micro Focus
5 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.41%) VMware
6 2 (2.94%) JDA
6 2 (2.94%) Pega
6 2 (2.94%) Siebel
7 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.47%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.47%) IBM
7 1 (1.47%) Infor
7 1 (1.47%) McAfee
7 1 (1.47%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.47%) SAP
7 1 (1.47%) Sophos