The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 26 June 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 211 126
Rank change year-on-year +18 -85  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 55 68 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.77% 1.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.32% 6.40% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 109
Median daily rate £314 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.28% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £454 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

HP Quality Center is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 870 1062 1042
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.17% 12.04% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 624 579
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 39
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.50 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.19% +67.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in the South East

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the South East

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the South East

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the South East

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +26 24 £312 -26.58% 2
West Sussex +26 11 £346 +15.41%
Berkshire +21 8 £310 -11.42% 1
Kent -5 6 £321 -1.90% 1
Surrey -8 2 £465 +3.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -28 2 £251 -14.91% 1
Oxfordshire -9 1 £350 +20.68%
East Sussex - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South East region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 86 (81.13%) HP
2 47 (44.34%) Test Automation
3 44 (41.51%) ISTQB
4 41 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (34.91%) Test Management
6 32 (30.19%) JIRA
6 32 (30.19%) Scrum
7 31 (29.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (27.36%) Degree
9 28 (26.42%) Regression Testing
10 27 (25.47%) Telecoms
10 27 (25.47%) Test Scripting
11 24 (22.64%) Process Improvement
12 22 (20.75%) Test Strategy
13 21 (19.81%) Rational DOORS
13 21 (19.81%) SQL
14 20 (18.87%) Security Cleared
15 18 (16.98%) LTE
16 17 (16.04%) Selenium
16 17 (16.04%) Atlassian
16 17 (16.04%) Requirements Management
16 17 (16.04%) Requirements Engineering
16 17 (16.04%) Coaching
16 17 (16.04%) CA
16 17 (16.04%) CA Agile Central
17 15 (14.15%) LoadRunner
17 15 (14.15%) Finance
17 15 (14.15%) 4G
17 15 (14.15%) QA
18 14 (13.21%) ISEB

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (4.72%) Confluence
2 4 (3.77%) MS Project Server
3 3 (2.83%) Documentum
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Maximo
1 4 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.77%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.94%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) LTE
2 15 (14.15%) 4G
3 10 (9.43%) Wireless
4 2 (1.89%) Internet
4 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.94%) ATM
5 1 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.94%) MS Access
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.94%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 32 (30.19%) JIRA
2 21 (19.81%) Rational DOORS
3 17 (16.04%) Selenium
4 15 (14.15%) LoadRunner
5 8 (7.55%) JMeter
6 6 (5.66%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.66%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.72%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.83%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.83%) MSTest
10 2 (1.89%) Protractor
10 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.89%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.94%) JUnit
11 1 (0.94%) Mockito
11 1 (0.94%) NUnit
General
1 27 (25.47%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.15%) Finance
3 7 (6.60%) Banking
4 5 (4.72%) Publishing
5 4 (3.77%) Military
6 3 (2.83%) Billing
7 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (47.17%) Analyst
2 40 (37.74%) Test Analyst
3 15 (14.15%) Requirements Engineer
4 12 (11.32%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) DOORS Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) QC Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) BSS Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Test Manager
8 6 (5.66%) Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) OSS Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Performance Test Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Tester
9 5 (4.72%) Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Test Automation Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) SOAP
2 3 (2.83%) XML
2 3 (2.83%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) CSS
4 1 (0.94%) HTML
4 1 (0.94%) Java EE
4 1 (0.94%) Middleware
4 1 (0.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
1 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
1 3 (2.83%) User Experience
2 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (0.94%) iPad
2 1 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.49%) Linux
2 8 (7.55%) Windows
3 4 (3.77%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) Android
4 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (44.34%) Test Automation
2 41 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (34.91%) Test Management
4 32 (30.19%) Scrum
5 28 (26.42%) Regression Testing
6 27 (25.47%) Test Scripting
7 24 (22.64%) Process Improvement
8 22 (20.75%) Test Strategy
9 17 (16.04%) Coaching
9 17 (16.04%) Requirements Engineering
9 17 (16.04%) Requirements Management
10 13 (12.26%) Defect Management
11 12 (11.32%) Analytics
11 12 (11.32%) Test Planning
11 12 (11.32%) Validation
12 11 (10.38%) Performance Testing
12 11 (10.38%) SDLC
13 9 (8.49%) Change Management
13 9 (8.49%) ITIL
13 9 (8.49%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.81%) SQL
2 11 (10.38%) C#
3 8 (7.55%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) VB
4 5 (4.72%) VBScript
5 4 (3.77%) C
5 4 (3.77%) Ruby
6 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (41.51%) ISTQB
2 31 (29.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 29 (27.36%) Degree
4 20 (18.87%) Security Cleared
5 14 (13.21%) ISEB
6 10 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.77%) CSQA
9 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.15%) QA
2 4 (3.77%) PMO
3 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.94%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Netcool
Vendors
1 86 (81.13%) HP
2 17 (16.04%) Atlassian
2 17 (16.04%) CA
2 17 (16.04%) CA Agile Central
3 13 (12.26%) Motorola
4 10 (9.43%) IBM
5 7 (6.60%) Oracle
5 7 (6.60%) SAP
6 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.83%) OpenText
7 3 (2.83%) Remedy
8 2 (1.89%) Apigee
8 2 (1.89%) Dell
8 2 (1.89%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
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