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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 347 263
Rank change year-on-year -45 -84  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 224 338 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.63% 0.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.38% 5.47% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 228 313
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £264 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £350
% change year-on-year -2.98% -4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 5111 6178 4748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.47% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3338 3978 2926
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 144 159
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £17.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.18 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -41 200 £350 - 28
London -54 67 £375 -6.25% 10
South East +13 56 £325 -7.14% 6
Hampshire +23 23 £310 -27.05% 2
Basingstoke +8 23 £310 - 1
Scotland +17 19 £325 +3.17% 9
Edinburgh +23 14 £323 +9.32% 9
West Midlands +27 13 £370 -3.89%
North West +13 13 £130 -59.37% 7
East Midlands +1 13 £425 +25.92%
Yorkshire +8 12 £470 +36.23% 1
South West -6 12 £250 -16.66% 4
West Sussex +21 11 £346 +15.41%
Berkshire +22 10 £310 -11.42%
Leeds +21 10 £385 +21.25% 1
West Yorkshire +16 10 £385 +14.92% 1
Warwickshire +9 10 £350 -16.66%
Manchester +12 8 £120 -66.66% 2
East of England +2 7 £300 -14.28%
City of London -19 7 £375 -11.76% 3
Gatwick +7 6 - -
Kent -7 6 £321 -1.90% 1
Reading +15 5 £381 -
Cheshire +12 5 £356 -26.92% 2
Bristol -1 5 £388 +6.89% 2
Wimbledon - 5 £460 -
Maidenhead - 5 £310 -
North East +70 4 £325 -
Crawley +2 4 £355 +18.33%
Nottingham +2 4 £425 +23.63%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 213 (55.76%) HP
2 139 (36.39%) Test Automation
3 127 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (29.84%) JIRA
5 106 (27.75%) Finance
6 100 (26.18%) Test Scripting
7 96 (25.13%) SQL
8 95 (24.87%) ISTQB
9 74 (19.37%) Defect Management
10 71 (18.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 70 (18.32%) Test Strategy
12 69 (18.06%) Regression Testing
13 67 (17.54%) Test Management
14 65 (17.02%) ISEB
15 61 (15.97%) Functional Testing
16 58 (15.18%) Software Testing
17 52 (13.61%) Selenium
18 51 (13.35%) Scrum
18 51 (13.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 49 (12.83%) Banking
20 47 (12.30%) QA
21 46 (12.04%) Oracle
22 43 (11.26%) Degree
23 41 (10.73%) Integration Testing
23 41 (10.73%) Non-Functional Testing
24 40 (10.47%) Scenario Testing
25 38 (9.95%) Test Planning
26 37 (9.69%) Microsoft
27 36 (9.42%) Security Cleared
28 35 (9.16%) SDLC

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 25 (6.54%) Confluence
2 9 (2.36%) CMS
3 8 (2.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (2.09%) Documentum
4 6 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.05%) MS Project Server
5 4 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.05%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.52%) CICS
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) Captiva
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.26%) FileNet
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.14%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.52%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (3.14%) Maximo
2 6 (1.57%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.31%) SAP MM
4 4 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.79%) HFM
5 3 (0.79%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.79%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (0.79%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.26%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.26%) SAP AFS
7 1 (0.26%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.26%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.71%) LTE
2 16 (4.19%) 4G
3 12 (3.14%) Internet
4 10 (2.62%) Wireless
5 6 (1.57%) DVB
6 5 (1.31%) LAN
6 5 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.05%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.79%) TETRA
9 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.26%) 3G
10 1 (0.26%) DHCP
10 1 (0.26%) DNS
10 1 (0.26%) DOCSIS
10 1 (0.26%) DSL
10 1 (0.26%) FTP
10 1 (0.26%) Intranet
10 1 (0.26%) SAN
10 1 (0.26%) VoIP
10 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.05%) DB2
7 3 (0.79%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.52%) DataStage
8 2 (0.52%) GIS
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.26%) MS Access
9 1 (0.26%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 114 (29.84%) JIRA
2 52 (13.61%) Selenium
3 32 (8.38%) LoadRunner
4 24 (6.28%) HP UFT
5 23 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (5.50%) Rational DOORS
6 21 (5.50%) SoapUI
7 20 (5.24%) WebDriver
8 19 (4.97%) JMeter
9 13 (3.40%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.88%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.62%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.62%) TestDirector
12 8 (2.09%) LoadUI
13 6 (1.57%) Bugzilla
14 5 (1.31%) TeamCity
15 4 (1.05%) MSTest
16 3 (0.79%) Git (software)
16 3 (0.79%) SpecFlow
16 3 (0.79%) YouTrack
General
1 106 (27.75%) Finance
2 49 (12.83%) Banking
3 30 (7.85%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.45%) Retail
5 14 (3.66%) Marketing
6 13 (3.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (2.62%) Billing
8 7 (1.83%) Publishing
9 6 (1.57%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.57%) Front Office
9 6 (1.57%) Games
9 6 (1.57%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.05%) Military
12 3 (0.79%) Back Office
12 3 (0.79%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.52%) Electronics
13 2 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 182 (47.64%) Analyst
2 154 (40.31%) Test Analyst
3 56 (14.66%) Tester
4 34 (8.90%) Test Manager
5 22 (5.76%) Senior Analyst
5 22 (5.76%) Test Engineer
6 20 (5.24%) Automation Test Analyst
7 18 (4.71%) Performance Analyst
7 18 (4.71%) Performance Test Analyst
8 17 (4.45%) Consultant
8 17 (4.45%) Test Leader
9 15 (3.93%) Requirements Engineer
10 14 (3.66%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (3.40%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 10 (2.62%) DOORS Engineer
13 10 (2.62%) Manual Tester
13 10 (2.62%) QC Engineer
14 9 (2.36%) Automation Tester
14 9 (2.36%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.64%) XML
2 22 (5.76%) Web Services
3 21 (5.50%) .NET
4 17 (4.45%) SOAP
5 16 (4.19%) HTML
6 8 (2.09%) CSS
7 7 (1.83%) Flash
8 5 (1.31%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.31%) J2EE
9 4 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.05%) HTML5
9 4 (1.05%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (1.05%) jQuery
9 4 (1.05%) JSON
9 4 (1.05%) Middleware
9 4 (1.05%) SAP Business Workflow
9 4 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.79%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.52%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.45%) STB
3 8 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (1.57%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.57%) Digital TV
4 6 (1.57%) IPTV
4 6 (1.57%) Smart Meter
4 6 (1.57%) Video on Demand
5 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.31%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.05%) Equities
6 4 (1.05%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.05%) iPad
6 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.05%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.05%) PlayStation
6 4 (1.05%) User Experience
7 3 (0.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.07%) Unix
2 25 (6.54%) Windows
3 14 (3.66%) Linux
4 9 (2.36%) Android
4 9 (2.36%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.26%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (36.39%) Test Automation
2 127 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (26.18%) Test Scripting
4 74 (19.37%) Defect Management
5 71 (18.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 70 (18.32%) Test Strategy
7 69 (18.06%) Regression Testing
8 67 (17.54%) Test Management
9 61 (15.97%) Functional Testing
10 58 (15.18%) Software Testing
11 51 (13.35%) Scrum
12 41 (10.73%) Integration Testing
12 41 (10.73%) Non-Functional Testing
13 40 (10.47%) Scenario Testing
14 38 (9.95%) Test Planning
15 35 (9.16%) SDLC
16 33 (8.64%) Waterfall
17 32 (8.38%) Process Improvement
18 30 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (6.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 96 (25.13%) SQL
2 30 (7.85%) Java
3 18 (4.71%) C#
3 18 (4.71%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.66%) Python
5 11 (2.88%) VBScript
6 7 (1.83%) C
6 7 (1.83%) Perl
7 6 (1.57%) VB
8 5 (1.31%) Ruby
8 5 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.79%) JCL
10 3 (0.79%) Korn
11 2 (0.52%) COBOL
12 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.26%) RPG
12 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 95 (24.87%) ISTQB
2 65 (17.02%) ISEB
3 51 (13.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 43 (11.26%) Degree
5 36 (9.42%) Security Cleared
6 18 (4.71%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.05%) CSQA
10 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.52%) CBAP
11 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.26%) MCSA
12 1 (0.26%) MCSE
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (12.30%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) PMO
3 3 (0.79%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.52%) IFRS
4 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) Basel III
5 1 (0.26%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.26%) MiFID
5 1 (0.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.05%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.52%) Control-M
2 2 (0.52%) WSUS
3 1 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.26%) Netcool
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 213 (55.76%) HP
2 46 (12.04%) Oracle
3 37 (9.69%) Microsoft
4 34 (8.90%) SAP
5 22 (5.76%) CA Agile Central
6 19 (4.97%) Atlassian
6 19 (4.97%) IBM
7 17 (4.45%) CA
8 13 (3.40%) Motorola
9 8 (2.09%) PeopleSoft
10 7 (1.83%) Remedy
10 7 (1.83%) Workday
11 5 (1.31%) OpenText
12 4 (1.05%) Adobe
12 4 (1.05%) BMC
12 4 (1.05%) Guidewire
12 4 (1.05%) Informatica
13 3 (0.79%) FXall
13 3 (0.79%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.79%) TOWER Software
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