Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 248 168
Rank change year-on-year -21 -80 -13
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 89 118 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.71% 1.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.55% 6.23% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 75 181
South East median daily rate £350 £346 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% -9.08% +26.67%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £263
90th Percentile £475 £499 £475
England median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £29.00
England median hourly rate - - £34.75

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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1958 1895 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.81% 11.40% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1123 1079
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £580 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 74
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £25.88 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.96% +28.78% +0.92%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.25 £11.94
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £47.25
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Thames Valley -21 30 £350 +3.70% 1
Hampshire +8 27 £318 +5.83%
Berkshire +4 18 £363 +20.83%
Surrey -23 12 £450 +27.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -36 10 £344 -23.82% 1
West Sussex -7 9 £344 +1.85%
Kent -15 7 £368 -9.26%
East Sussex +1 3 £475 +35.71%
Oxfordshire +4 2 £350 -13.04%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 73 (82.02%) HP
2 44 (49.44%) Test Automation
3 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (38.20%) Test Scripting
5 32 (35.96%) ISTQB
6 31 (34.83%) JIRA
7 29 (32.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 27 (30.34%) Telecoms
9 25 (28.09%) Test Management
10 24 (26.97%) Regression Testing
10 24 (26.97%) SQL
11 23 (25.84%) Finance
11 23 (25.84%) QA
12 22 (24.72%) Degree
12 22 (24.72%) ISEB
13 20 (22.47%) Test Strategy
14 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
15 17 (19.10%) Software Testing
15 17 (19.10%) Scrum
16 16 (17.98%) Motorola
17 15 (16.85%) SDLC
18 14 (15.73%) Test Planning
18 14 (15.73%) Selenium
18 14 (15.73%) LTE
18 14 (15.73%) Functional Testing
18 14 (15.73%) Waterfall
19 13 (14.61%) Confluence
19 13 (14.61%) BDD
19 13 (14.61%) ITIL
19 13 (14.61%) Defect Management

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 13 (14.61%) Confluence
2 7 (7.87%) Documentum
3 4 (4.49%) CMS
4 2 (2.25%) Apache TomEE
4 2 (2.25%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.25%) JBoss
4 2 (2.25%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (8.99%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Maximo
2 4 (4.49%) SAP CO
2 4 (4.49%) SAP FI
2 4 (4.49%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (4.49%) SAP MM
3 2 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.25%) SAP CRM
3 2 (2.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.12%) Lawson
4 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (2.25%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.25%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) LTE
2 9 (10.11%) 4G
2 9 (10.11%) Wireless
3 3 (3.37%) Internet
3 3 (3.37%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.12%) ATM
4 1 (1.12%) DSL
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) Big Data
2 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.37%) Redis
3 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
3 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 31 (34.83%) JIRA
2 14 (15.73%) Selenium
3 12 (13.48%) LoadRunner
4 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
6 8 (8.99%) Appium
6 8 (8.99%) WebDriver
7 7 (7.87%) HP UFT
8 6 (6.74%) JMeter
8 6 (6.74%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (5.62%) Bitbucket
9 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.37%) Calabash
10 3 (3.37%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.37%) NUnit
10 3 (3.37%) PhantomJS
10 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (30.34%) Telecoms
2 23 (25.84%) Finance
3 7 (7.87%) Publishing
3 7 (7.87%) Retail
4 4 (4.49%) Automotive
4 4 (4.49%) Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Military
5 3 (3.37%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (3.37%) Marketing
5 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Billing
7 1 (1.12%) Electronics
7 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (47.19%) Analyst
2 32 (35.96%) Test Analyst
3 20 (22.47%) Tester
4 9 (10.11%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Administrator
5 7 (7.87%) BSS Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Digital Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) OSS Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Automation Tester
6 6 (6.74%) IT Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Tester
7 5 (5.62%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Report Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) QA Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) SOAP
2 5 (5.62%) React Native
2 5 (5.62%) REST
3 4 (4.49%) JSON
3 4 (4.49%) RESTful
3 4 (4.49%) Web Services
4 3 (3.37%) XML
5 2 (2.25%) .NET
5 2 (2.25%) EJB
5 2 (2.25%) Facelets
5 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.25%) HTML
5 2 (2.25%) Java EE
5 2 (2.25%) JPA
5 2 (2.25%) JSF
5 2 (2.25%) JSP
5 2 (2.25%) PrimeFaces
5 2 (2.25%) RichFaces
5 2 (2.25%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.49%) Reference Data
3 4 (4.49%) STB
3 4 (4.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Linux
3 3 (3.37%) Android
3 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (49.44%) Test Automation
2 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (38.20%) Test Scripting
4 25 (28.09%) Test Management
5 24 (26.97%) Regression Testing
6 20 (22.47%) Test Strategy
7 17 (19.10%) Scrum
7 17 (19.10%) Software Testing
8 15 (16.85%) SDLC
9 14 (15.73%) Functional Testing
9 14 (15.73%) Test Planning
9 14 (15.73%) Waterfall
10 13 (14.61%) BDD
10 13 (14.61%) Collaborative Working
10 13 (14.61%) Defect Management
10 13 (14.61%) ITIL
11 12 (13.48%) Analytics
11 12 (13.48%) ITIL V3
12 11 (12.36%) Scenario Testing
12 11 (12.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.97%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) Java
3 9 (10.11%) C#
4 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.74%) Ruby
5 6 (6.74%) VBScript
6 5 (5.62%) VB
7 3 (3.37%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.12%) C
9 1 (1.12%) Python
9 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (35.96%) ISTQB
2 29 (32.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (24.72%) Degree
3 22 (24.72%) ISEB
4 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
5 12 (13.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.25%) CSQA
7 2 (2.25%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.84%) QA
2 5 (5.62%) PMO
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 73 (82.02%) HP
2 16 (17.98%) Motorola
3 10 (11.24%) SAP
4 8 (8.99%) IBM
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.49%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.37%) comScore
6 3 (3.37%) OpenText
6 3 (3.37%) Oracle
6 3 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.25%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.25%) Google
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.25%) Remedy
7 2 (2.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (2.25%) Sun
8 1 (1.12%) CA
8 1 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.12%) Workday