The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 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)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 449 280 256
Rank change year-on-year -169 -24  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 156 457 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.85% 0.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.44% 9.12% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 299 291
Median daily rate £350 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% -2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £482 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +6.53% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +100.00%  

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4539 5011 4462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.03% 9.31% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3182 2654
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 135 172
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.95
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -131 144 £363 -3.20% 34
South East -23 53 £375 - 2
London -100 43 £438 +9.37% 6
South West -15 12 £300 +0.50% 3
West Sussex +13 11 £300 - 1
Hampshire -4 11 £350 -9.67%
West Midlands +12 10 £296 -4.43% 1
Surrey -17 9 £403 +3.93% 1
South Wales +16 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Berkshire +10 7 £400 -
Wales +8 7 £325 -10.34% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £413 +37.50%
Cardiff +24 6 £325 -13.33% 1
North West +16 6 £150 -47.82% 10
Crawley +14 6 £300 -4.00%
Milton Keynes -4 6 £413 +37.50%
East Midlands -10 6 £303 +0.83% 4
Manchester +16 5 £113 -65.38% 8
Birmingham +5 5 £244 -40.90%
Kent - 5 £400 -
Somerset +9 4 £300 -7.69%
Yorkshire +7 4 £349 -0.21% 2
Nottinghamshire +6 4 £299 - 2
Nottingham +3 4 £299 - 1
Reigate -8 4 £338 -6.89%
East of England -12 4 £344 -1.78% 4
Scotland -32 4 £305 +0.82%
City of London -38 4 £506 +19.11% 3
Bath - 4 £300 -
Gatwick - 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 178 (50.42%) HP
2 115 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (31.44%) Finance
4 108 (30.59%) JIRA
5 105 (29.75%) SQL
6 88 (24.93%) Test Scripting
7 80 (22.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 76 (21.53%) ISTQB
9 73 (20.68%) Test Management
10 69 (19.55%) Functional Testing
11 67 (18.98%) Test Strategy
12 64 (18.13%) Defect Management
13 61 (17.28%) Regression Testing
14 54 (15.30%) ISEB
15 52 (14.73%) Selenium
16 46 (13.03%) Unix
16 46 (13.03%) QA
16 46 (13.03%) Software Testing
17 44 (12.46%) Banking
18 43 (12.18%) Scrum
19 42 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 40 (11.33%) Oracle
21 37 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
21 37 (10.48%) Waterfall
22 35 (9.92%) LoadRunner
23 34 (9.63%) XML
24 33 (9.35%) Integration Testing
25 32 (9.07%) HP UFT
25 32 (9.07%) System Integration Testing
26 31 (8.78%) Microsoft

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.83%) Confluence
3 7 (1.98%) CMS
4 6 (1.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.70%) IIS
5 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.42%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.85%) SAS
8 2 (0.57%) Drupal
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.38%) MS Office
3 7 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.13%) Mingle
5 4 (1.13%) MS Project
6 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.85%) HFM
4 3 (0.85%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.85%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.57%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.28%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.28%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) GitHub
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.82%) 4G
1 17 (4.82%) LTE
2 13 (3.68%) Wireless
3 10 (2.83%) Internet
4 6 (1.70%) Firewall
4 6 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.42%) Network Security
6 3 (0.85%) BGP
6 3 (0.85%) HSRP
6 3 (0.85%) MPLS
6 3 (0.85%) OSPF
6 3 (0.85%) PPP
6 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.57%) HTTP
7 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.28%) 2G
8 1 (0.28%) 3G
8 1 (0.28%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.28%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.42%) DB2
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.85%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.57%) DataStage
8 2 (0.57%) QlikView
8 2 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) Big Data
9 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.28%) GIS
9 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.28%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 108 (30.59%) JIRA
2 52 (14.73%) Selenium
3 35 (9.92%) LoadRunner
4 32 (9.07%) HP UFT
5 20 (5.67%) SoapUI
5 20 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (3.97%) WebDriver
7 12 (3.40%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (3.12%) Cucumber
8 11 (3.12%) Jenkins
9 10 (2.83%) JMeter
10 7 (1.98%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.98%) TestDirector
10 7 (1.98%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.70%) JUnit
11 6 (1.70%) NUnit
11 6 (1.70%) TestNG
12 5 (1.42%) Sahi
12 5 (1.42%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.42%) WATIR
General
1 111 (31.44%) Finance
2 44 (12.46%) Banking
3 24 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.97%) Retail
5 8 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.42%) Billing
8 4 (1.13%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.13%) Front Office
8 4 (1.13%) Marketing
9 3 (0.85%) Automotive
9 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.85%) Games
9 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Back Office
10 2 (0.57%) Legal
10 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Military
10 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 171 (48.44%) Analyst
2 149 (42.21%) Test Analyst
3 49 (13.88%) Tester
4 40 (11.33%) Test Manager
5 25 (7.08%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (5.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 18 (5.10%) Automation Test Analyst
7 18 (5.10%) Test Leader
8 13 (3.68%) Consultant
9 12 (3.40%) Developer
10 11 (3.12%) Business Analyst
11 9 (2.55%) Manual Tester
11 9 (2.55%) SAP Manager
11 9 (2.55%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Manager
12 8 (2.27%) Financial Analyst
12 8 (2.27%) Functional Analyst
12 8 (2.27%) Requirements Engineer
13 7 (1.98%) Junior
13 7 (1.98%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.63%) XML
2 27 (7.65%) SOAP
3 26 (7.37%) .NET
4 24 (6.80%) Web Services
5 19 (5.38%) HTML
6 11 (3.12%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.27%) CSS
7 8 (2.27%) J2EE
8 6 (1.70%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.70%) AppFabric
8 6 (1.70%) Flash
8 6 (1.70%) HTML5
8 6 (1.70%) WCF
8 6 (1.70%) XML Messaging
9 5 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.42%) Gherkin
9 5 (1.42%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (1.42%) JSON
10 4 (1.13%) jQuery
10 4 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (2.55%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.98%) Equities
6 6 (1.70%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.70%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.70%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.70%) STB
7 5 (1.42%) iPad
7 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.42%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.13%) MPEG
9 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.85%) Derivative
9 3 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.03%) Unix
2 26 (7.37%) Windows
3 20 (5.67%) Linux
4 9 (2.55%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.85%) Android
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (24.93%) Test Scripting
3 80 (22.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 73 (20.68%) Test Management
5 69 (19.55%) Functional Testing
6 67 (18.98%) Test Strategy
7 64 (18.13%) Defect Management
8 61 (17.28%) Regression Testing
9 46 (13.03%) Software Testing
10 43 (12.18%) Scrum
11 37 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (10.48%) Waterfall
12 33 (9.35%) Integration Testing
13 32 (9.07%) System Integration Testing
14 30 (8.50%) Test Automation
15 28 (7.93%) Non-Functional Testing
16 26 (7.37%) Automated Testing
16 26 (7.37%) Performance Testing
16 26 (7.37%) SDLC
16 26 (7.37%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 105 (29.75%) SQL
2 29 (8.22%) Java
3 17 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.97%) C#
5 9 (2.55%) VBScript
6 8 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.27%) Python
7 7 (1.98%) C
8 6 (1.70%) Perl
8 6 (1.70%) Ruby
8 6 (1.70%) VBA
9 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.42%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.42%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.13%) JCL
11 3 (0.85%) Groovy
11 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.57%) Korn
12 2 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (21.53%) ISTQB
2 54 (15.30%) ISEB
3 42 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (7.37%) Security Cleared
5 21 (5.95%) Degree
6 18 (5.10%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.13%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (1.13%) CISM
9 4 (1.13%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.57%) CBAP
11 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (13.03%) QA
2 7 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.57%) SEPA
3 2 (0.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) Basel III
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) IFRS
4 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.28%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.70%) Snort
3 4 (1.13%) XenApp
3 4 (1.13%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.28%) Docker
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.13%) Puppet
1 4 (1.13%) SCCM
2 3 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (0.85%) Control-M
3 2 (0.57%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.28%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (50.42%) HP
2 40 (11.33%) Oracle
3 31 (8.78%) Microsoft
4 25 (7.08%) SAP
5 15 (4.25%) CA Agile Central
6 13 (3.68%) Atlassian
6 13 (3.68%) IBM
7 10 (2.83%) CA
8 9 (2.55%) Guidewire
9 6 (1.70%) Sourcefire
10 5 (1.42%) Siebel
10 5 (1.42%) Teradata
11 4 (1.13%) Charles River
11 4 (1.13%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.13%) Informatica
11 4 (1.13%) Remedy
11 4 (1.13%) Workday
12 3 (0.85%) BMC
12 3 (0.85%) FXall
12 3 (0.85%) Reuters
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £120.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottinghamshire
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: Day rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Reco Group
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago