Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 461 382 308
Rank change year-on-year -79 -74 -22
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 147 244 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.54% 0.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.85% 4.75% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 149 207
London median daily rate £400 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £194
90th Percentile £538 £550 £623
England median daily rate £350 £353 £350
% change year-on-year -0.71% +0.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5166 5133 3969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.75% 11.46% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3747 3513 2718
London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £250
90th Percentile £638 £614 £589
England median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 72
London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.11% +8.57% -7.89%
10th Percentile £12.90 £14.45 £12.28
90th Percentile £165.00 £29.88 £42.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.42 £20.19
% change year-on-year -18.28% +6.09% +0.93%

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 23 September 2017.

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 23 September 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
Central London -4 30 £375 -11.76% 4
South London -6 14 £460 +2.22%
West London -10 14 £286 +2.23% 1
East London -7 2 - -
North London - 1 £400 -
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 London region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 75 (51.02%) JIRA
2 74 (50.34%) HP
3 62 (42.18%) Test Automation
4 60 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (31.29%) Finance
6 43 (29.25%) Test Scripting
7 41 (27.89%) SQL
8 36 (24.49%) ISTQB
9 34 (23.13%) Software Testing
10 33 (22.45%) Banking
10 33 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (22.45%) Functional Testing
11 32 (21.77%) ISEB
12 30 (20.41%) Selenium
13 27 (18.37%) Regression Testing
14 21 (14.29%) JMeter
14 21 (14.29%) QA
14 21 (14.29%) Integration Testing
15 20 (13.61%) Java
16 19 (12.93%) Python
16 19 (12.93%) Confluence
16 19 (12.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 19 (12.93%) Defect Management
17 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
17 18 (12.24%) Web Services
17 18 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 18 (12.24%) Test Management
17 18 (12.24%) WebDriver
17 18 (12.24%) STB
18 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills

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 19 (12.93%) Confluence
2 4 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.72%) CMS
2 4 (2.72%) Documentum
2 4 (2.72%) SAS
3 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.68%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Maximo
1 4 (2.72%) SAP FSCM
2 3 (2.04%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.36%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.36%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.68%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.68%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) DVB
1 5 (3.40%) Internet
2 4 (2.72%) LAN
2 4 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.36%) WAAS
4 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.68%) SAN
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.48%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.04%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.04%) Big Data
2 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.04%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) QlikView
3 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 75 (51.02%) JIRA
2 30 (20.41%) Selenium
3 21 (14.29%) JMeter
4 18 (12.24%) WebDriver
5 15 (10.20%) SoapUI
6 13 (8.84%) LoadUI
7 12 (8.16%) Jenkins
8 8 (5.44%) LoadRunner
8 8 (5.44%) TestRail
9 7 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.76%) HP UFT
10 6 (4.08%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (4.08%) TestDirector
10 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.72%) Maven
12 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.04%) Zephyr
14 2 (1.36%) Appium
General
1 46 (31.29%) Finance
2 33 (22.45%) Banking
3 15 (10.20%) Marketing
4 14 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 11 (7.48%) Front Office
6 5 (3.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.40%) Retail
7 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.36%) Back Office
8 2 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.36%) International Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Billing
9 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (42.86%) Analyst
2 51 (34.69%) Test Analyst
3 33 (22.45%) Tester
4 15 (10.20%) Automation Tester
4 15 (10.20%) Performance Analyst
4 15 (10.20%) Performance Test Analyst
4 15 (10.20%) Test Leader
5 13 (8.84%) Test Manager
6 12 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (5.44%) Consultant
8 8 (5.44%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Coordinator
10 5 (3.40%) Manual Tester
10 5 (3.40%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) QA Coordinator
11 4 (2.72%) QA Tester
11 4 (2.72%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.24%) Web Services
2 10 (6.80%) XML
3 7 (4.76%) .NET
4 6 (4.08%) HTML
5 4 (2.72%) Flash
5 4 (2.72%) J2EE
6 3 (2.04%) SOAP
7 2 (1.36%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.36%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.36%) SAP Business Workflow
8 1 (0.68%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) HTML5
8 1 (0.68%) RESTful
8 1 (0.68%) Spring
8 1 (0.68%) WSDL
8 1 (0.68%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 18 (12.24%) STB
2 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.08%) Derivative
4 5 (3.40%) Digital TV
4 5 (3.40%) Equities
4 5 (3.40%) IPTV
4 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.40%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.72%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.72%) PlayStation
6 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.36%) iPad
7 2 (1.36%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Windows
2 11 (7.48%) Android
2 11 (7.48%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.80%) Unix
4 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.72%) Linux
6 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (42.18%) Test Automation
2 60 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (29.25%) Test Scripting
4 34 (23.13%) Software Testing
5 33 (22.45%) Functional Testing
5 33 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (18.37%) Regression Testing
7 21 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 19 (12.93%) Defect Management
9 18 (12.24%) Test Management
9 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
10 16 (10.88%) Non-Functional Testing
10 16 (10.88%) Test Planning
11 15 (10.20%) E-Commerce
12 14 (9.52%) ITIL
13 13 (8.84%) DevOps
13 13 (8.84%) Scrum
14 12 (8.16%) Scenario Testing
14 12 (8.16%) Stress Testing
14 12 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.89%) SQL
2 20 (13.61%) Java
3 19 (12.93%) Python
4 6 (4.08%) C
4 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.72%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.72%) Korn
5 4 (2.72%) Perl
5 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.72%) VBScript
6 2 (1.36%) C#
6 2 (1.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (24.49%) ISTQB
2 32 (21.77%) ISEB
3 19 (12.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (7.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.80%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.44%) Degree
7 4 (2.72%) Master's Degree
8 3 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.29%) QA
2 8 (5.44%) MiFID
3 7 (4.76%) EMIR
4 4 (2.72%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (1.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) SCCM
2 2 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 74 (50.34%) HP
2 16 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.16%) SAP
4 9 (6.12%) Atlassian
5 8 (5.44%) Workday
6 5 (3.40%) Bloomberg
6 5 (3.40%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (3.40%) Oracle
7 4 (2.72%) FXall
7 4 (2.72%) Murex
7 4 (2.72%) Reuters
8 3 (2.04%) Adobe
8 3 (2.04%) Guidewire
8 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.04%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.36%) Cisco
9 2 (1.36%) Citrix
9 2 (1.36%) IBM
9 2 (1.36%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.36%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud