Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 362 285
Rank change year-on-year -117 -77 -59
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 409 721 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.66% 0.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.88% 6.07% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 474 647
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £211 £258 £213
90th Percentile £494 £513 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £328 £340
% change year-on-year +3.05% -3.68% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
UK 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 10552 11873 9654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.03% 10.91% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6994 7651 5920
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £222
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +5.77% +7.59% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 255 346
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +7.75% +0.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -29.67% +10.98% +2.19%

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 17 August 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 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 17 August 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
England -87 369 £353 -0.56% 28
UK excluding London -36 276 £338 +3.05% 20
London -124 123 £400 -0.62% 9
South East -13 108 £350 - 6
North of England +24 52 £300 -10.45% 8
Midlands +25 44 £373 +14.62%
Scotland -25 27 £294 -5.24% 2
North West +7 24 £150 -53.13% 5
West Midlands +28 22 £375 +8.70%
South West -16 22 £375 +17.19% 3
Yorkshire +27 21 £351 +1.74% 3
East Midlands -2 19 £400 +33.33%
East of England -1 13 £400 +14.29% 1
Wales -1 9 £325 -5.80%
North East +50 7 £325 +0.39%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 249 (60.88%) HP
2 151 (36.92%) Test Automation
3 140 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (31.05%) JIRA
5 120 (29.34%) Finance
6 112 (27.38%) ISTQB
7 111 (27.14%) Test Scripting
8 104 (25.43%) SQL
9 83 (20.29%) ISEB
10 80 (19.56%) Test Strategy
11 79 (19.32%) Regression Testing
11 79 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 74 (18.09%) Defect Management
13 69 (16.87%) Test Management
14 65 (15.89%) Software Testing
14 65 (15.89%) Functional Testing
15 60 (14.67%) Selenium
16 56 (13.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 53 (12.96%) Banking
18 52 (12.71%) QA
19 50 (12.22%) Scrum
20 46 (11.25%) Test Planning
21 45 (11.00%) Degree
21 45 (11.00%) Integration Testing
22 44 (10.76%) Non-Functional Testing
23 43 (10.51%) Oracle
24 38 (9.29%) Security Cleared
24 38 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
24 38 (9.29%) Scenario Testing
25 36 (8.80%) Java

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 29 (7.09%) Confluence
2 8 (1.96%) Documentum
3 6 (1.47%) CMS
3 6 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.98%) MS Project Server
5 4 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.98%) SAS
5 4 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.98%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.49%) CICS
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.24%) Captiva
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.24%) FileNet
8 1 (0.24%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.42%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.69%) Maximo
2 7 (1.71%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.98%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.73%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.73%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.49%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.49%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.24%) GitHub
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Office 365
3 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.38%) LTE
2 17 (4.16%) 4G
3 12 (2.93%) Wireless
4 10 (2.44%) Internet
5 5 (1.22%) DVB
5 5 (1.22%) LAN
5 5 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.98%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.73%) TETRA
8 2 (0.49%) HTTP
8 2 (0.49%) WAAS
9 1 (0.24%) ATM
9 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.24%) DNS
9 1 (0.24%) DOCSIS
9 1 (0.24%) DSL
9 1 (0.24%) Intranet
9 1 (0.24%) MGCP
9 1 (0.24%) SAN
9 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.73%) DB2
7 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.24%) GIS
8 1 (0.24%) MS Access
8 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.24%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.24%) QlikView
8 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 127 (31.05%) JIRA
2 60 (14.67%) Selenium
3 33 (8.07%) HP UFT
3 33 (8.07%) SoapUI
4 31 (7.58%) JMeter
4 31 (7.58%) LoadRunner
5 22 (5.38%) WebDriver
6 21 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.65%) LoadUI
8 17 (4.16%) Rational DOORS
9 13 (3.18%) Cucumber
10 12 (2.93%) Visual Studio
11 9 (2.20%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.71%) TestDirector
12 7 (1.71%) Toad
13 6 (1.47%) TestRail
14 5 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.22%) Bugzilla
14 5 (1.22%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
General
1 120 (29.34%) Finance
2 53 (12.96%) Banking
3 34 (8.31%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.40%) Retail
5 16 (3.91%) Marketing
6 14 (3.42%) Publishing
7 10 (2.44%) Billing
8 8 (1.96%) Games
8 8 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.71%) Front Office
9 7 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.22%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.98%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.98%) Military
12 3 (0.73%) Automotive
12 3 (0.73%) Back Office
13 2 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.49%) Electronics
13 2 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 206 (50.37%) Analyst
2 181 (44.25%) Test Analyst
3 59 (14.43%) Tester
4 34 (8.31%) Test Manager
5 31 (7.58%) Performance Analyst
5 31 (7.58%) Performance Test Analyst
6 24 (5.87%) Test Engineer
7 23 (5.62%) Test Leader
8 19 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
9 18 (4.40%) Automation Test Analyst
10 14 (3.42%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.42%) Consultant
11 12 (2.93%) Agile Test Analyst
11 12 (2.93%) Automation Tester
11 12 (2.93%) QA Analyst
11 12 (2.93%) Requirements Engineer
12 11 (2.69%) Financial Analyst
12 11 (2.69%) Senior Test Analyst
13 10 (2.44%) BSS Engineer
13 10 (2.44%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.58%) Web Services
2 28 (6.85%) XML
3 23 (5.62%) .NET
4 17 (4.16%) SOAP
5 12 (2.93%) HTML
6 6 (1.47%) CSS
6 6 (1.47%) Middleware
7 5 (1.22%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.22%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.22%) HTML5
8 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.98%) Flash
8 4 (0.98%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (0.98%) J2EE
8 4 (0.98%) jQuery
8 4 (0.98%) JSON
8 4 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.73%) SAP Business Workflow
10 2 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.49%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.89%) STB
3 11 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.96%) Credit Risk
5 8 (1.96%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.47%) iPad
6 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.22%) Digital TV
7 5 (1.22%) Equities
7 5 (1.22%) IPTV
7 5 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.22%) User Experience
7 5 (1.22%) Video on Demand
8 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.98%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.98%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.98%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.58%) Windows
2 24 (5.87%) Unix
3 11 (2.69%) Android
3 11 (2.69%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.69%) Linux
4 8 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (36.92%) Test Automation
2 140 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (27.14%) Test Scripting
4 80 (19.56%) Test Strategy
5 79 (19.32%) Regression Testing
5 79 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 74 (18.09%) Defect Management
7 69 (16.87%) Test Management
8 65 (15.89%) Functional Testing
8 65 (15.89%) Software Testing
9 50 (12.22%) Scrum
10 46 (11.25%) Test Planning
11 45 (11.00%) Integration Testing
12 44 (10.76%) Non-Functional Testing
13 38 (9.29%) Scenario Testing
14 35 (8.56%) SDLC
15 33 (8.07%) System Integration Testing
16 31 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (7.33%) Performance Testing
17 30 (7.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 104 (25.43%) SQL
2 36 (8.80%) Java
3 20 (4.89%) C#
4 16 (3.91%) Python
5 14 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.69%) VBScript
7 9 (2.20%) C
8 7 (1.71%) Perl
8 7 (1.71%) VB
9 6 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.22%) Ruby
11 4 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.73%) JCL
12 3 (0.73%) Korn
12 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.49%) COBOL
13 2 (0.49%) Groovy
14 1 (0.24%) Delphi
14 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (27.38%) ISTQB
2 83 (20.29%) ISEB
3 56 (13.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 45 (11.00%) Degree
5 38 (9.29%) Security Cleared
6 14 (3.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (3.18%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.98%) CSQA
10 4 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.98%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.49%) CBAP
12 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.24%) MCSA
12 1 (0.24%) MCSE
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.24%) PMP
12 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (12.71%) QA
2 6 (1.47%) MiFID
3 5 (1.22%) PMO
4 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.49%) IFRS
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.24%) EMIR
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.22%) Puppet
1 5 (1.22%) SCCM
2 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.49%) Netcool
2 2 (0.49%) WSUS
3 1 (0.24%) Ansible
3 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.24%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 249 (60.88%) HP
2 43 (10.51%) Oracle
3 34 (8.31%) SAP
4 32 (7.82%) Microsoft
5 20 (4.89%) Atlassian
6 17 (4.16%) CA Agile Central
6 17 (4.16%) Motorola
7 16 (3.91%) IBM
8 13 (3.18%) CA
9 7 (1.71%) Workday
10 6 (1.47%) Remedy
10 6 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.22%) OpenText
11 5 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.98%) Adobe
12 4 (0.98%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.98%) Murex
13 3 (0.73%) BMC
13 3 (0.73%) comScore
13 3 (0.73%) TOWER Software