Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 June 2018 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 480 317
Rank change year-on-year -79 -163 +12
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 65 105 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.26% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.06% 2.27% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 74 204
London median daily rate £425 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.92% -6.47%
10th Percentile £255 £285 £275
90th Percentile £588 £614 £550
England median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +116.67% - -

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,108 4,622 4,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.62% 11.66% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,481 3,315 3,341
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
England median daily rate £488 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +5.98% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 38 41
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.86 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +13.00% +15.79%
10th Percentile £13.31 £14.73 £16.25
90th Percentile £64.13 £47.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +10.00%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in London

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP Quality Center in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in London

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in London over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in London

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in London

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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
Central London -51 15 £550 +25.71% 5
South London -37 3 £325 -23.53%
West London -46 3 £260 -22.39% 1
North London +7 2 - -
East London -18 1 £450 - 1
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 38 (58.46%) HP
2 31 (47.69%) JIRA
3 25 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 25 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 24 (36.92%) Test Automation
5 23 (35.38%) Finance
5 23 (35.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (32.31%) Test Strategy
8 20 (30.77%) ISEB
9 19 (29.23%) HP ALM
10 17 (26.15%) SQL
10 17 (26.15%) QA
11 15 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
13 13 (20.00%) Selenium
13 13 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
14 12 (18.46%) Software Testing
14 12 (18.46%) Waterfall
14 12 (18.46%) Windows
15 11 (16.92%) Test Management
16 10 (15.38%) Functional Testing
16 10 (15.38%) Banking
16 10 (15.38%) SAP
16 10 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
17 9 (13.85%) Defect Management
17 9 (13.85%) Oracle
17 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
17 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
17 9 (13.85%) Regression Testing

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.54%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (4.62%) SAP GRC
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Firewall
1 2 (3.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) DVB
2 1 (1.54%) FTP
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (47.69%) JIRA
2 13 (20.00%) Selenium
3 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.31%) TeamCity
5 7 (10.77%) TestRail
6 5 (7.69%) Protractor
6 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.62%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.62%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.08%) Maven
9 2 (3.08%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.08%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.54%) Appium
10 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Back Office
4 2 (3.08%) Front Office
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Billing
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Analyst
2 24 (36.92%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Test Manager
4 11 (16.92%) Tester
5 7 (10.77%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Manual Tester
8 4 (6.15%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.62%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Functional Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Oracle Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Manager
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Test Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Implementation Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (4.62%) HTML
2 3 (4.62%) Web Services
3 2 (3.08%) CSS
3 2 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (3.08%) Velocity
4 1 (1.54%) J2EE
4 1 (1.54%) JSON
4 1 (1.54%) LDAP
4 1 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (1.54%) Swing
4 1 (1.54%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.62%) MPEG
3 3 (4.62%) STB
4 2 (3.08%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Derivative
4 2 (3.08%) EPoS
4 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (3.08%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) Fintech
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) AIX
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 24 (36.92%) Test Automation
3 23 (35.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (32.31%) Test Strategy
6 13 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Software Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Waterfall
8 11 (16.92%) Test Management
9 10 (15.38%) Functional Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (13.85%) Defect Management
10 9 (13.85%) Regression Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
12 7 (10.77%) Integration Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (10.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.77%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) C#
4 6 (9.23%) VBScript
5 4 (6.15%) Python
5 4 (6.15%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.62%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) Korn
8 1 (1.54%) C
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 20 (30.77%) ISEB
3 15 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (13.85%) Degree
5 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (3.08%) CCNA
8 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.54%) MBA
9 1 (1.54%) MCITP
9 1 (1.54%) MCSA
9 1 (1.54%) MCSE
9 1 (1.54%) MCTS
9 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.15%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.08%) PMO
4 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (29.23%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.08%) vMotion
3 1 (1.54%) Ansible
3 1 (1.54%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.54%) Netcool
3 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (58.46%) HP
2 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.38%) SAP
4 9 (13.85%) Oracle
5 4 (6.15%) VMware
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco
6 3 (4.62%) Guidewire
7 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Cognos
8 1 (1.54%) IBM
8 1 (1.54%) McAfee
8 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.54%) Veritas