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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 173 128
Rank change year-on-year -29 -45  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 52 95 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 1.02% 1.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.62% 9.46% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 57 103
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £458 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +6.15% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -40.00% +102.02%  

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 786 1004 1064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.03% 10.82% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 608 554
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 32
Median hourly rate £16.50 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.33% +109.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.16 £13.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £58.59 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 -6 11 £350 -6.66%
West Sussex +14 10 £300 - 1
Surrey -4 9 £403 +3.93% 1
Berkshire +8 7 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £413 +37.50%
Kent - 5 £400 -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 79 (73.83%) HP
2 41 (38.32%) Test Management
3 38 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (34.58%) ISTQB
5 31 (28.97%) Regression Testing
6 29 (27.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (23.36%) Test Strategy
7 25 (23.36%) Finance
7 25 (23.36%) Scrum
8 24 (22.43%) Selenium
9 23 (21.50%) Telecoms
10 22 (20.56%) JIRA
11 20 (18.69%) SQL
12 19 (17.76%) Test Scripting
13 17 (15.89%) LTE
14 16 (14.95%) 4G
15 14 (13.08%) TDD
15 14 (13.08%) Process Improvement
15 14 (13.08%) Functional Testing
16 13 (12.15%) Performance Testing
16 13 (12.15%) Wireless
16 13 (12.15%) LoadRunner
16 13 (12.15%) Defect Management
17 12 (11.21%) Oracle
17 12 (11.21%) Rational DOORS
17 12 (11.21%) Requirements Engineering
18 11 (10.28%) Coaching
18 11 (10.28%) User Acceptance Testing
19 10 (9.35%) Degree
19 10 (9.35%) Atlassian

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 2 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.93%) Maximo
4 1 (0.93%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.89%) LTE
2 16 (14.95%) 4G
3 13 (12.15%) Wireless
4 2 (1.87%) Internet
5 1 (0.93%) CHAP
5 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.93%) PowerCenter
1 1 (0.93%) SAP HANA
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (22.43%) Selenium
2 22 (20.56%) JIRA
3 13 (12.15%) LoadRunner
4 12 (11.21%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.61%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.67%) HP UFT
6 5 (4.67%) SoapUI
6 5 (4.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.74%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.80%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.80%) JBehave
8 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.80%) MSTest
8 3 (2.80%) QADirector
8 3 (2.80%) QARun
9 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.87%) JMeter
9 2 (1.87%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 23 (21.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.48%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (44.86%) Analyst
2 45 (42.06%) Test Analyst
3 16 (14.95%) Test Manager
4 10 (9.35%) Tester
5 8 (7.48%) Requirements Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (7.48%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Test Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.67%) Automation Tester
7 5 (4.67%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) SAP Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Test Automation Manager
8 4 (3.74%) DOORS Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Oracle Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Performance Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Performance Test Manager
8 4 (3.74%) QC Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) SOAP
2 7 (6.54%) XML
3 6 (5.61%) XML Messaging
4 3 (2.80%) HTML
4 3 (2.80%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.93%) Java EE
5 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.87%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (1.87%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Smart Energy
4 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Unix
2 7 (6.54%) Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Android
4 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.87%) Windows
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.32%) Test Management
2 38 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (28.97%) Regression Testing
4 25 (23.36%) Scrum
4 25 (23.36%) Test Strategy
5 19 (17.76%) Test Scripting
6 14 (13.08%) Functional Testing
6 14 (13.08%) Process Improvement
6 14 (13.08%) TDD
7 13 (12.15%) Defect Management
7 13 (12.15%) Performance Testing
8 12 (11.21%) Requirements Engineering
9 11 (10.28%) Coaching
9 11 (10.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (9.35%) Integration Testing
10 10 (9.35%) Requirements Management
10 10 (9.35%) Test Planning
10 10 (9.35%) Waterfall
11 9 (8.41%) Automated Testing
12 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) SQL
2 9 (8.41%) Java
3 8 (7.48%) C#
4 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.80%) Ruby
5 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.87%) VBA
6 1 (0.93%) C
6 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.93%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) VB
6 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (34.58%) ISTQB
2 29 (27.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (9.35%) Degree
4 9 (8.41%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.48%) ISEB
6 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.93%) Firmware
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.80%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.93%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 79 (73.83%) HP
2 12 (11.21%) Oracle
3 10 (9.35%) Atlassian
3 10 (9.35%) CA
3 10 (9.35%) CA Agile Central
4 9 (8.41%) SAP
5 6 (5.61%) IBM
6 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.87%) Dell
7 2 (1.87%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.93%) Apigee
8 1 (0.93%) Ariba
8 1 (0.93%) Capita
8 1 (0.93%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.93%) Progress
8 1 (0.93%) Workday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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