Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 133 79
Rank change year-on-year -27 -54 +32
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 26 78 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 1.52% 2.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.44% 11.91% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 53 93
Scotland median daily rate £294 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.24% -8.82% -2.16%
10th Percentile £118 £245 £266
90th Percentile £363 £400 £405
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +14.75% -13.48%

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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 585 655 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.41% 12.75% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 321 246
Scotland median daily rate £412 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £156
90th Percentile £550 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 19
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +113.33% -31.82%
10th Percentile £23.20 £25.10 £13.75
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.70 £41.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50% -

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Scotland

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Scotland

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Scotland

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Scotland

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 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
Edinburgh -2 17 £316 +2.02%
Stirling +10 4 £125 -66.67%
Glasgow -26 3 - -
Perthshire - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) HP
3 11 (42.31%) Defect Management
4 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Banking
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 8 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Selenium
7 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
9 4 (15.38%) Scrum
9 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Credit Risk
9 4 (15.38%) Retail
9 4 (15.38%) JIRA
9 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
10 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
10 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
10 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (11.54%) ISEB
10 3 (11.54%) Toad
11 2 (7.69%) Sun
11 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (7.69%) Oracle
11 2 (7.69%) Data Security
11 2 (7.69%) Risk Management

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
4 3 (11.54%) Toad
5 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Retail
4 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Billing
5 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
1 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.85%) FX Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) HR Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) QA Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) SAP FI Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) SAP HR Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) Java EE
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Defect Management
2 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (7.69%) Data Security
8 2 (7.69%) ETRM
8 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.69%) SDLC
8 2 (7.69%) Smoke Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.85%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Sun
3 1 (3.85%) SAP