Period
to 24 May 2018

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 May 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 153 104
Rank change year-on-year +1 -49 -26
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 46 11 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.89% 0.31% 2.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.43% 2.46% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 73
Scotland median daily rate £283 £320 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.72% +4.92% -12.86%
10th Percentile £257 £257 £245
90th Percentile £370 £361 £400
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +83.33% -40.00% +63.93%

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 619 447 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.94% 12.40% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 264 334
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +4.09%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £214
90th Percentile £558 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 15
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £28.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.89% -30.00% +29.03%
10th Percentile £19.18 £20.98 £35.50
90th Percentile £22.13 £35.28 £42.60
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +2.22% +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 May 2018.

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 May 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
West Lothian +15 15 £275 +20.88%
Edinburgh -9 14 £284 -18.93%
Glasgow -19 11 £310 - 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £265 -
Stirling -5 1 £325 +6.56%
HP Quality Center
UK

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

1 29 (63.04%) SQL
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (52.17%) HP
3 21 (45.65%) Test Scripting
4 19 (41.30%) Waterfall
4 19 (41.30%) Functional Testing
5 17 (36.96%) SDLC
6 16 (34.78%) HP ALM
6 16 (34.78%) Unix
7 15 (32.61%) Oracle
7 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
8 13 (28.26%) CRM
8 13 (28.26%) API Testing
9 12 (26.09%) Test Planning
9 12 (26.09%) Oracle Database
10 11 (23.91%) Finance
10 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
11 10 (21.74%) Validation
12 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (19.57%) HP UFT
12 9 (19.57%) XML
13 8 (17.39%) Windows
13 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
13 8 (17.39%) XML Messaging
14 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
15 6 (13.04%) VMware
15 6 (13.04%) MCTS
15 6 (13.04%) MCITP
15 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V

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 3 (6.52%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) HP UFT
2 6 (13.04%) TestDirector
2 6 (13.04%) WinRunner
3 4 (8.70%) Selenium
4 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.52%) JIRA
4 3 (6.52%) Mocha
4 3 (6.52%) SilkTest
4 3 (6.52%) TestComplete
5 2 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.17%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
1 19 (41.30%) Test Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Tester
3 7 (15.22%) Functional Tester
4 6 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Web Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.35%) Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) QA Coordinator
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Designer
7 1 (2.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) XML
2 8 (17.39%) XML Messaging
3 3 (6.52%) Chai
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) J2EE
4 2 (4.35%) Middleware
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.70%) PDA
4 3 (6.52%) User Experience
5 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Unix
2 8 (17.39%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) AIX
3 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Test Scripting
3 19 (41.30%) Functional Testing
3 19 (41.30%) Waterfall
4 17 (36.96%) SDLC
5 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
6 13 (28.26%) API Testing
6 13 (28.26%) CRM
7 12 (26.09%) Test Planning
8 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (21.74%) Validation
10 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Change Management
13 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
13 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
13 5 (10.87%) Smoke Testing
13 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
14 4 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
14 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.04%) MCITP
2 6 (13.04%) MCSA
2 6 (13.04%) MCSE
2 6 (13.04%) MCTS
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
1 6 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) HP ALM
2 6 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (13.04%) Netcool
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) HP
2 15 (32.61%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix
4 6 (13.04%) McAfee
4 6 (13.04%) Veritas
4 6 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) Informatica
6 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow