Period
to 28 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 527 684 642
Rank change year-on-year +157 -42 -129
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 55 142 226
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.88% 1.14% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 73 133
Median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +6.99%
10th Percentile £235 £275 £255
90th Percentile £543 £520 £543
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.08% -21.36% +83.33%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year -19.08% -21.36% +83.33%

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 6,284 12,501 12,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.00% 15.07% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,169 8,360 8,111
Median daily rate £500 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +7.61%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 301 290
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% -16.54%
10th Percentile £13.01 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £47.23 £49.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year +12.73% +7.50% -19.11%

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 May 2020.

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 May 2020.

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 May 2020. 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
South East +124 23 £449 +21.28% 2
London +162 16 £400 +14.29%
South West +43 6 £220 -49.71%
Midlands +71 4 £300 -35.14%
East of England +61 3 £400 -
North of England +60 3 £308 -5.09%
West Midlands +52 2 £200 -56.76%
Yorkshire +51 2 £308 -3.23%
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
North West +33 1 - -
HP Quality Center
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 27 (49.09%) HP
2 23 (41.82%) Test Automation
3 21 (38.18%) Test Scripting
3 21 (38.18%) Defect Management
4 18 (32.73%) HP ALM
5 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
5 16 (29.09%) JIRA
6 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (23.64%) ISTQB
7 13 (23.64%) ISEB
8 12 (21.82%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (20.00%) Test Management
9 11 (20.00%) Windows
9 11 (20.00%) Wireshark
10 10 (18.18%) Linux
11 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.36%) QA
11 9 (16.36%) Wireless
12 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
12 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
13 7 (12.73%) SDLC
13 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
13 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
13 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
13 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
13 7 (12.73%) SQL
13 7 (12.73%) Oracle

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 6 (10.91%) Confluence
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Maximo
2 2 (3.64%) SAP ERP
2 2 (3.64%) SAP PM
2 2 (3.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (3.64%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Azure
2 3 (5.45%) GCP
3 2 (3.64%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 9 (16.36%) Wireless
3 5 (9.09%) GPRS
3 5 (9.09%) GSM
3 5 (9.09%) HSPA
3 5 (9.09%) LTE
3 5 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (9.09%) RANAP
3 5 (9.09%) SMS
3 5 (9.09%) UMTS
4 4 (7.27%) DOCSIS
4 4 (7.27%) DSL
4 4 (7.27%) Ethernet
4 4 (7.27%) HTTP
4 4 (7.27%) HTTPS
4 4 (7.27%) Internet
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) Telnet
4 4 (7.27%) WLAN
4 4 (7.27%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.64%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) JIRA
2 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.45%) HP UFT
3 3 (5.45%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.64%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.64%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.82%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
1 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Analyst
2 18 (32.73%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Tester
4 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.64%) C Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Functional Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Junior
7 2 (3.64%) Manual Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.64%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) 802.1X
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (5.45%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) IPTV
2 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Taxonomies
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.64%) Wiki
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.91%) Android
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) AIX
6 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.82%) Unix
6 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Test Automation
2 21 (38.18%) Defect Management
2 21 (38.18%) Test Scripting
3 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.82%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Test Management
6 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
6 7 (12.73%) SDLC
6 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Data Migration
7 6 (10.91%) Migration
8 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Open Source
8 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Stress Testing
8 5 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) C
2 4 (7.27%) Python
3 2 (3.64%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) VB
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.64%) ISEB
2 13 (23.64%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) vSphere
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (32.73%) HP ALM
2 6 (10.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) HP
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle
4 5 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 5 (9.09%) Huawei
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco
6 3 (5.45%) SAP
7 2 (3.64%) Calypso
7 2 (3.64%) Informatica
7 2 (3.64%) Murex
7 2 (3.64%) Workday
8 1 (1.82%) Google
8 1 (1.82%) hybris
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow