Period
to 29 October 2020

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 6 months to 29 October 2020 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
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 470 643 660
Rank change year-on-year +173 +17 -178
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 60 184 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.15% 1.47% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 140 152
Median daily rate £425 £423 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +16.15% +3.93%
10th Percentile £348 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £539 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £56.02 £53.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +156.01% -
10th Percentile £47.38 £33.25 £19.92
90th Percentile £62.03 £74.38 £25.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.02 £53.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.21% +156.01% -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,232 12,480 14,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.99% 14.67% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,261 8,451 9,947
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £310 £269 £298
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 317 389
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.65 £50.10 £47.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% +14.29% +8.01%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP Quality Center.

Daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HP Quality Center over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP Quality Center.

Hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HP Quality Center over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Top 14 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 6 months to 29 October 2020. 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
England +159 54 £425 - 3
UK excluding London +164 38 £450 +5.88% 3
London +191 19 £423 +10.82% 1
South East +154 19 £473 -1.82% 2
North of England +101 7 £417 +0.36%
Work from Home -109 7 £400 +15.11%
North West +78 4 £403 -15.26%
Scotland +69 4 £413 +20.00% 1
South West +98 3 £450 -8.86%
East of England +74 3 £525 +27.27%
Yorkshire +65 3 £417 +19.00%
Midlands +76 2 - -
West Midlands +57 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 31 (51.67%) SQL
1 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (41.67%) JIRA
3 23 (38.33%) Test Scripting
4 20 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 20 (33.33%) Oracle
5 19 (31.67%) HP
6 17 (28.33%) Workflow
6 17 (28.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 16 (26.67%) ISEB
7 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
9 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
9 13 (21.67%) Java
9 13 (21.67%) Web Services
9 13 (21.67%) Regression Testing
9 13 (21.67%) JMeter
9 13 (21.67%) Finance
9 13 (21.67%) Test Strategy
9 13 (21.67%) Cucumber
10 12 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 12 (20.00%) XML
10 12 (20.00%) VB
10 12 (20.00%) DevOps
11 11 (18.33%) PL/SQL
11 11 (18.33%) QA
12 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
12 10 (16.67%) Test Management
12 10 (16.67%) Selenium

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 17 (28.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.67%) Anypoint
3 4 (6.67%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) SAS
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (8.33%) Siebel CRM
4 4 (6.67%) BASE24
5 1 (1.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) GitHub
2 4 (6.67%) Apigee
2 4 (6.67%) Power Platform
3 3 (5.00%) AWS
3 3 (5.00%) Azure
3 3 (5.00%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.67%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) ATM
1 4 (6.67%) FTP
1 4 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle Discoverer
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (16.67%) SQLPlus
3 7 (11.67%) Siebel EIM
4 4 (6.67%) Power BI
5 3 (5.00%) Tableau
6 2 (3.33%) DB2
7 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.67%) DTS
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.67%) OLAP
7 1 (1.67%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) JIRA
2 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (21.67%) Cucumber
3 13 (21.67%) JMeter
4 12 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 10 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (16.67%) Selenium
6 8 (13.33%) SoapUI
7 7 (11.67%) HP UFT
7 7 (11.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (10.00%) Gradle
9 5 (8.33%) JUnit
10 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
10 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
10 4 (6.67%) SOAtest
10 4 (6.67%) SonarQube
10 4 (6.67%) VersaTest
11 3 (5.00%) Bugzilla
11 3 (5.00%) Postman
12 2 (3.33%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.67%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Business Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Siebel Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Tester
6 5 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Oracle Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Commodities Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) Web Services
2 12 (20.00%) XML
3 7 (11.67%) SOAP
4 6 (10.00%) REST
5 5 (8.33%) JSON
6 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.67%) J2EE
6 4 (6.67%) JMS
6 4 (6.67%) RAML
6 4 (6.67%) Spring
6 4 (6.67%) Spring Batch
6 4 (6.67%) Spring Boot
6 4 (6.67%) Spring Security
7 2 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.67%) .NET
8 1 (1.67%) CSS
8 1 (1.67%) DHTML
8 1 (1.67%) Pandas
8 1 (1.67%) Puppeteer
8 1 (1.67%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Chip Card
2 4 (6.67%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) EMV
2 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.67%) Smart City
3 1 (1.67%) Social Media
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Unix
2 4 (6.67%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.33%) Test Scripting
3 20 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 17 (28.33%) Workflow
5 15 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (21.67%) Regression Testing
6 13 (21.67%) Test Strategy
7 12 (20.00%) DevOps
8 10 (16.67%) BDD
8 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 10 (16.67%) Migration
8 10 (16.67%) Scrum
8 10 (16.67%) Test Management
8 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 9 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (15.00%) Waterfall
10 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
10 8 (13.33%) Data Migration
10 8 (13.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (51.67%) SQL
2 13 (21.67%) Java
3 12 (20.00%) VB
4 11 (18.33%) PL/SQL
5 8 (13.33%) Python
6 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.00%) C
8 2 (3.33%) C#
8 2 (3.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.67%) Perl
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
9 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.67%) PROC SQL
9 1 (1.67%) SAS Macro
9 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) ISEB
2 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) Degree
4 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) MCP
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.67%) OCP
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.67%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
1 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.33%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) Terraform
3 1 (1.67%) Giant Swarm
3 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) Oracle
2 19 (31.67%) HP
3 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.67%) Siebel
5 4 (6.67%) MuleSoft
5 4 (6.67%) Pega
6 2 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix
7 1 (1.67%) Curam
7 1 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.67%) Siemens
7 1 (1.67%) Teradata