Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 654 490 428
Rank change year-on-year -164 -62 -143
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 234 440 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.60% 3.80% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 272 386
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £506 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £21.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £19.92 - £32.50
90th Percentile £25.52 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 - -

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 14,628 11,571 12,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.14% 11.55% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,853 7,729 7,763
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +8.67% +8.13%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £396
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.30% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 272 273
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -24.47% +16.42%
10th Percentile £12.07 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.89 £26.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% -36.26% +27.71%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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 15 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 23 October 2018. 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 -178 191 £380 +4.83% 35
UK excluding London -120 147 £350 +7.69% 32
London -87 84 £425 +1.80% 7
South East -49 57 £378 +7.86% 11
Scotland -13 33 £320 +19.63% 2
North of England -35 24 £305 -1.61% 5
North West -23 13 £350 +12.90% 3
East of England 0 10 £475 +46.15% 3
South West -28 10 £350 +27.27% 5
Wales -23 8 £390 +15.56% 2
North East -1 7 £305 -6.15%
Midlands -45 5 £275 -23.61% 4
Yorkshire -20 4 £295 +5.36% 2
West Midlands -44 3 £275 -26.67% 3
East Midlands +2 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 110 (47.01%) HP
1 110 (47.01%) JIRA
2 99 (42.31%) Test Automation
3 94 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (28.63%) ISTQB
5 61 (26.07%) Test Management
6 58 (24.79%) Test Scripting
6 58 (24.79%) Finance
6 58 (24.79%) HP ALM
7 56 (23.93%) Selenium
8 55 (23.50%) Test Strategy
9 53 (22.65%) Defect Management
10 52 (22.22%) Functional Testing
10 52 (22.22%) SQL
11 51 (21.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 50 (21.37%) QA
13 41 (17.52%) ISEB
14 39 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (14.53%) Java
15 34 (14.53%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (14.10%) Regression Testing
16 33 (14.10%) Software Testing
16 33 (14.10%) Degree
17 31 (13.25%) Waterfall
18 29 (12.39%) Microsoft
18 29 (12.39%) SDLC
19 28 (11.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 27 (11.54%) Integration Testing
21 26 (11.11%) TDD
21 26 (11.11%) Migration

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 16 (6.84%) Confluence
2 11 (4.70%) CMS
3 8 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.14%) SAS
5 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.85%) CICS
6 1 (0.43%) Alfresco
Applications
1 18 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.43%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) SAP ERP
2 5 (2.14%) Workday HCM
3 4 (1.71%) SAP PP
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.85%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.85%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.85%) Sonata
6 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.43%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.85%) GitHub
3 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.71%) HTTP
1 4 (1.71%) Internet
1 4 (1.71%) MVNO
2 3 (1.28%) DHCP
3 2 (0.85%) 4G
3 2 (0.85%) Broadband
3 2 (0.85%) DVB
3 2 (0.85%) FTP
3 2 (0.85%) LTE
3 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) 2G
4 1 (0.43%) 3G
4 1 (0.43%) ATM
4 1 (0.43%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.43%) Intranet
4 1 (0.43%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.43%) SS7
4 1 (0.43%) VoIP
4 1 (0.43%) WebEx
4 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.71%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.28%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.85%) DB2
5 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 110 (47.01%) JIRA
2 56 (23.93%) Selenium
3 24 (10.26%) Cucumber
3 24 (10.26%) HP UFT
4 19 (8.12%) SoapUI
5 17 (7.26%) WebDriver
6 15 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (5.98%) Jenkins
7 14 (5.98%) TestDirector
8 13 (5.56%) Appium
8 13 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 11 (4.70%) JMeter
10 10 (4.27%) LoadRunner
10 10 (4.27%) TestRail
11 9 (3.85%) SpecFlow
12 8 (3.42%) Protractor
12 8 (3.42%) Zephyr
13 7 (2.99%) JUnit
14 6 (2.56%) Git (software)
14 6 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (24.79%) Finance
2 25 (10.68%) Banking
3 11 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.56%) Billing
6 5 (2.14%) Retail
7 4 (1.71%) Back Office
7 4 (1.71%) Games
8 2 (0.85%) Front Office
8 2 (0.85%) Law
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 95 (40.60%) Analyst
2 76 (32.48%) Test Analyst
3 45 (19.23%) Tester
4 30 (12.82%) Test Manager
5 20 (8.55%) Test Leader
6 19 (8.12%) Test Engineer
7 11 (4.70%) Automation Tester
8 9 (3.85%) Functional Tester
9 7 (2.99%) Business Analyst
9 7 (2.99%) Defect Manager
9 7 (2.99%) Developer
9 7 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (2.99%) Systems Tester
9 7 (2.99%) Web Analyst
10 6 (2.56%) Agile Tester
10 6 (2.56%) IT Analyst
11 5 (2.14%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (2.14%) Developer in Test
11 5 (2.14%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.69%) XML
2 17 (7.26%) Web Services
3 13 (5.56%) HTML
3 13 (5.56%) SOAP
4 7 (2.99%) .NET
5 5 (2.14%) EDIFACT
5 5 (2.14%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.14%) IDoc
5 5 (2.14%) RESTful
6 4 (1.71%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.71%) XML Messaging
7 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.28%) CSS
7 3 (1.28%) HTML5
7 3 (1.28%) JSON
7 3 (1.28%) Middleware
7 3 (1.28%) REST
7 3 (1.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.27%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.27%) User Experience
3 9 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.42%) Credit Risk
4 8 (3.42%) Derivative
5 7 (2.99%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.99%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.56%) Equities
6 6 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.14%) PACS
8 4 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.71%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.71%) Mobile Games
8 4 (1.71%) OTC Derivatives
8 4 (1.71%) PKI
9 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.83%) Windows
2 13 (5.56%) Unix
3 12 (5.13%) Linux
4 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.43%) AIX
5 1 (0.43%) Solaris
5 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (42.31%) Test Automation
2 94 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (26.07%) Test Management
4 58 (24.79%) Test Scripting
5 55 (23.50%) Test Strategy
6 53 (22.65%) Defect Management
7 52 (22.22%) Functional Testing
8 51 (21.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (14.53%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (14.10%) Regression Testing
10 33 (14.10%) Software Testing
11 31 (13.25%) Waterfall
12 29 (12.39%) SDLC
13 27 (11.54%) Integration Testing
14 26 (11.11%) Migration
14 26 (11.11%) TDD
15 25 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (9.40%) Performance Testing
16 22 (9.40%) System Testing
17 21 (8.97%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.22%) SQL
2 34 (14.53%) Java
3 18 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.41%) C#
5 10 (4.27%) C
6 7 (2.99%) VB
7 6 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.56%) Python
7 6 (2.56%) VBScript
8 5 (2.14%) ABAP
9 4 (1.71%) Groovy
9 4 (1.71%) Perl
10 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.85%) C++
11 2 (0.85%) JCL
12 1 (0.43%) Java 8
12 1 (0.43%) Ruby
12 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (28.63%) ISTQB
2 41 (17.52%) ISEB
3 33 (14.10%) Degree
4 28 (11.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (6.84%) Security Cleared
6 12 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.71%) Master's Degree
11 3 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.85%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.85%) HNC
12 2 (0.85%) MCSA
12 2 (0.85%) MCSE
12 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (21.37%) QA
2 10 (4.27%) PMO
3 5 (2.14%) SEPA
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.27%) Docker
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) IAG
4 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (24.79%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.28%) Ansible
2 3 (1.28%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.28%) SCCM
3 2 (0.85%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.85%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 110 (47.01%) HP
2 29 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.97%) Oracle
4 19 (8.12%) SAP
5 7 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.56%) FIS
6 6 (2.56%) Workday
7 5 (2.14%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.71%) Citrix
8 4 (1.71%) IBM
8 4 (1.71%) Murex
9 3 (1.28%) BMC
9 3 (1.28%) comScore
9 3 (1.28%) Planview
9 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.28%) VMware
10 2 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.85%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.85%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.85%) Kofax