Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 636 670 475
Rank change year-on-year +34 -195 -79
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 174 191 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.20% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.40% 1.47% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 124 230
England median daily rate £414 £395 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +11.90% -0.56%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £529 £538 £489
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
England median hourly rate £52.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -

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 12,421 12,966 10,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.94% 13.78% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,389 8,772 6,759
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £300 £289 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 368 223
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -17.96%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.90 £48.48 £47.76
UK median hourly rate £20.95 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% +10.00% -22.22%

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 17 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor 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 17 August 2019. 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 +10 52 £375 +7.14% 11
London +24 39 £400 -11.11% 6
North of England +42 38 £375 +15.38% 6
South West -10 21 £488 +39.29% 1
North West +17 20 £375 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +26 17 £350 +3.70% 5
East of England +20 12 £419 -11.84% 3
Midlands +37 11 £475 - 1
West Midlands +30 11 £475 - 1
North East +20 1 £650 +113.11%
HP Quality Center
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 115 (66.09%) HP
2 79 (45.40%) JIRA
3 75 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (41.95%) Test Automation
5 63 (36.21%) Test Management
6 55 (31.61%) ISTQB
7 52 (29.89%) ISEB
8 49 (28.16%) Java
9 47 (27.01%) Defect Management
10 46 (26.44%) Test Strategy
11 44 (25.29%) Test Scripting
11 44 (25.29%) Selenium
12 43 (24.71%) HP ALM
13 38 (21.84%) Microsoft
14 37 (21.26%) Security Cleared
15 35 (20.11%) SAP
15 35 (20.11%) Cucumber
16 34 (19.54%) Software Testing
17 33 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
18 30 (17.24%) Oracle
19 28 (16.09%) SQL
20 26 (14.94%) Finance
20 26 (14.94%) Scrum
21 23 (13.22%) HP UFT
22 22 (12.64%) QA
22 22 (12.64%) BDD
22 22 (12.64%) Waterfall
23 21 (12.07%) Windows
24 20 (11.49%) WebDriver
25 19 (10.92%) LoadRunner

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 12 (6.90%) Confluence
2 7 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.57%) Documentum
4 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.57%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.57%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.57%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.45%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (2.87%) BrowserStack
3 3 (1.72%) GitHub
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.57%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.57%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.57%) IaaS
5 1 (0.57%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.57%) Office 365
5 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.32%) Intranet
2 2 (1.15%) 4G
2 2 (1.15%) DNS
2 2 (1.15%) LAN
2 2 (1.15%) LTE
2 2 (1.15%) WAN
2 2 (1.15%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.57%) 802.15
3 1 (0.57%) FTP
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) IPv6
3 1 (0.57%) Skype
3 1 (0.57%) VPN
3 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.57%) Wireless
3 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.47%) Relational Database
2 12 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.45%) Blockchain
4 4 (2.30%) MySQL
5 3 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.57%) MS Access
7 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.57%) OLAP
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 79 (45.40%) JIRA
2 44 (25.29%) Selenium
3 35 (20.11%) Cucumber
4 23 (13.22%) HP UFT
5 20 (11.49%) WebDriver
6 19 (10.92%) LoadRunner
7 14 (8.05%) JMeter
8 13 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (6.90%) Jenkins
9 12 (6.90%) TestRail
10 10 (5.75%) Robot Framework
11 8 (4.60%) SoapUI
12 7 (4.02%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.45%) Appium
13 6 (3.45%) Calabash
14 5 (2.87%) Zephyr
15 4 (2.30%) Bugzilla
15 4 (2.30%) FitNesse
15 4 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
16 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (14.94%) Finance
2 13 (7.47%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.75%) Banking
4 9 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.17%) Retail
5 4 (2.30%) Marketing
5 4 (2.30%) Russian Language
6 2 (1.15%) Automotive
6 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.15%) Front Office
6 2 (1.15%) Law
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (32.76%) Analyst
2 42 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 33 (18.97%) Tester
4 29 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 28 (16.09%) Test Manager
6 17 (9.77%) Automation Tester
7 16 (9.20%) Test Engineer
8 11 (6.32%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 9 (5.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 9 (5.17%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (3.45%) QA Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.30%) Developer
12 4 (2.30%) Developer in Test
12 4 (2.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.34%) Web Services
2 16 (9.20%) HTML
2 16 (9.20%) SOAP
3 15 (8.62%) XML
4 13 (7.47%) REST
5 12 (6.90%) CSS
6 11 (6.32%) Gherkin
6 11 (6.32%) RESTful
7 9 (5.17%) .NET
8 7 (4.02%) JSON
9 4 (2.30%) WSDL
9 4 (2.30%) XSD
10 3 (1.72%) Middleware
11 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.57%) jQuery
11 1 (0.57%) Laravel
11 1 (0.57%) React
11 1 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.75%) User Experience
2 9 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.17%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.87%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.72%) NHS
6 2 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.15%) Derivative
6 2 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.57%) DataPower
7 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.07%) Windows
2 9 (5.17%) Linux
3 5 (2.87%) Android
3 5 (2.87%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.87%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.30%) Unix
5 3 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (41.95%) Test Automation
3 63 (36.21%) Test Management
4 47 (27.01%) Defect Management
5 46 (26.44%) Test Strategy
6 44 (25.29%) Test Scripting
7 34 (19.54%) Software Testing
8 33 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (14.94%) Scrum
10 22 (12.64%) BDD
10 22 (12.64%) Waterfall
11 19 (10.92%) Regression Testing
12 18 (10.34%) Validation
13 17 (9.77%) Performance Testing
13 17 (9.77%) TDD
14 15 (8.62%) Functional Testing
14 15 (8.62%) Manual Testing
14 15 (8.62%) Scenario Testing
14 15 (8.62%) SDLC
14 15 (8.62%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.16%) Java
2 28 (16.09%) SQL
3 16 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.47%) PL/SQL
5 12 (6.90%) Ruby
6 11 (6.32%) C
6 11 (6.32%) VB
7 7 (4.02%) Python
8 3 (1.72%) Java 8
8 3 (1.72%) VBScript
9 2 (1.15%) C#
9 2 (1.15%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) ABAP
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (31.61%) ISTQB
2 52 (29.89%) ISEB
3 37 (21.26%) Security Cleared
4 19 (10.92%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.62%) DV Cleared
5 15 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.17%) MCP
7 9 (5.17%) OCP
7 9 (5.17%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (5.17%) SAP Certification
8 6 (3.45%) Degree
9 2 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.57%) MCSA
10 1 (0.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.64%) QA
2 3 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.72%) HL7
3 2 (1.15%) GxP
3 2 (1.15%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.15%) SEPA
4 1 (0.57%) GAMP
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) IFRS
4 1 (0.57%) PMO
4 1 (0.57%) PSD2
4 1 (0.57%) Section 508
System Software
1 10 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.57%) Docker
3 1 (0.57%) Firmware
3 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (24.71%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.57%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.57%) Nagios
3 1 (0.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 115 (66.09%) HP
2 38 (21.84%) Microsoft
3 35 (20.11%) SAP
4 30 (17.24%) Oracle
5 6 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (1.72%) CA
6 3 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.15%) Ariba
7 2 (1.15%) hybris
7 2 (1.15%) Workday
8 1 (0.57%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.57%) BMC
8 1 (0.57%) Borland
8 1 (0.57%) FactSet
8 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.57%) Reuters
8 1 (0.57%) Siemens
8 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.57%) Vitria
8 1 (0.57%) VMware