Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 431 286
Rank change year-on-year -53 -145 -50
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 443 552 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.53% 0.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.87% 4.77% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 348 653
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £250 £253 £250
90th Percentile £526 £507 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £345
% change year-on-year - -5.80% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -14.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 11457 11569 9810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.30% 11.03% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7753 7388 5993
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 267 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.94 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -28.89% +18.23% -5.13%

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 19 November 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 16 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 19 November 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 -42 393 £370 +5.71% 12
UK excluding London -20 264 £325 - 11
London -60 168 £413 +2.48% 3
South East -21 89 £350 +1.30% 2
North of England +37 41 £310 -3.88% 5
Midlands +32 39 £350 +9.38%
Scotland -27 27 £268 -13.71% 1
East of England -7 26 £325 -
West Midlands +33 24 £350 +12.90%
South West -13 24 £400 +23.08% 2
North West +15 21 £308 -3.91% 3
Wales +26 17 £325 -22.16% 1
Yorkshire +15 14 £288 -19.58% 2
East Midlands +10 12 £300 -9.43%
North East +64 6 £325 -7.14%
Northern Ireland -42 1 £460 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 269 (60.72%) HP
2 190 (42.89%) Test Automation
3 161 (36.34%) JIRA
4 150 (33.86%) Test Scripting
5 147 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
6 127 (28.67%) Finance
7 117 (26.41%) ISEB
8 114 (25.73%) SQL
9 112 (25.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 108 (24.38%) ISTQB
11 94 (21.22%) Defect Management
12 84 (18.96%) Software Testing
13 81 (18.28%) Banking
13 81 (18.28%) Test Management
14 78 (17.61%) QA
15 75 (16.93%) Functional Testing
16 72 (16.25%) Regression Testing
17 68 (15.35%) Selenium
18 65 (14.67%) Java
19 60 (13.54%) Test Strategy
19 60 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 56 (12.64%) Integration Testing
21 52 (11.74%) HP UFT
21 52 (11.74%) Scenario Testing
22 49 (11.06%) Windows
23 48 (10.84%) Manual Testing
24 47 (10.61%) Security Cleared
25 46 (10.38%) System Integration Testing
26 45 (10.16%) SDLC
26 45 (10.16%) Web Services

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 32 (7.22%) Confluence
2 12 (2.71%) CMS
2 12 (2.71%) Documentum
3 11 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.81%) IIS
5 7 (1.58%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.90%) SAS
7 3 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.45%) Apache TomEE
8 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.45%) JBoss
8 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) Captiva
9 1 (0.23%) CICS
9 1 (0.23%) FileNet
9 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 27 (6.09%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (3.61%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.45%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (2.93%) Maximo
2 6 (1.35%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.35%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (1.35%) SAP MM
3 5 (1.13%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.90%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.90%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (0.68%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.35%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (0.45%) GitHub
2 2 (0.45%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.45%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (0.45%) SaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.39%) LTE
2 14 (3.16%) VLAN
3 10 (2.26%) 4G
3 10 (2.26%) Internet
4 9 (2.03%) Wireless
5 7 (1.58%) ATM
5 7 (1.58%) VSAN
6 4 (0.90%) DVB
7 3 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.68%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.45%) DNS
8 2 (0.45%) HTTP
8 2 (0.45%) LAN
8 2 (0.45%) SMS
8 2 (0.45%) TETRA
8 2 (0.45%) WAAS
9 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.23%) DHCP
9 1 (0.23%) IPv6
9 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.51%) Relational Database
2 18 (4.06%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.84%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.35%) Big Data
6 6 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.68%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.68%) Redis
9 3 (0.68%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.45%) MySQL
11 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.23%) DB2
11 1 (0.23%) MS Access
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.23%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 161 (36.34%) JIRA
2 68 (15.35%) Selenium
3 52 (11.74%) HP UFT
4 41 (9.26%) LoadRunner
5 37 (8.35%) SoapUI
6 36 (8.13%) JMeter
7 32 (7.22%) WebDriver
8 25 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (4.51%) Cucumber
10 18 (4.06%) Jenkins
11 16 (3.61%) Appium
11 16 (3.61%) LoadUI
12 15 (3.39%) Git (software)
13 13 (2.93%) Maven
14 12 (2.71%) TestDirector
15 11 (2.48%) Selenium IDE
15 11 (2.48%) TeamCity
16 10 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (2.26%) TestRail
17 9 (2.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (28.67%) Finance
2 81 (18.28%) Banking
3 32 (7.22%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.84%) Front Office
6 14 (3.16%) Marketing
7 13 (2.93%) Publishing
7 13 (2.93%) Retail
8 10 (2.26%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.81%) Romanian Language
10 7 (1.58%) Back Office
10 7 (1.58%) Billing
10 7 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.35%) Automotive
11 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.90%) Games
12 4 (0.90%) Military
13 3 (0.68%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 226 (51.02%) Analyst
2 198 (44.70%) Test Analyst
3 74 (16.70%) Tester
4 34 (7.67%) Test Engineer
5 33 (7.45%) Test Leader
6 27 (6.09%) Test Manager
7 26 (5.87%) Performance Analyst
7 26 (5.87%) Performance Test Analyst
8 25 (5.64%) Automation Test Analyst
9 20 (4.51%) Automation Tester
10 17 (3.84%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (2.93%) IT Analyst
12 12 (2.71%) Consultant
12 12 (2.71%) QA Tester
13 11 (2.48%) Senior Test Analyst
14 10 (2.26%) QA Analyst
15 9 (2.03%) Agile Test Analyst
15 9 (2.03%) Financial Analyst
15 9 (2.03%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.16%) Web Services
2 27 (6.09%) XML
3 25 (5.64%) SOAP
4 24 (5.42%) .NET
5 14 (3.16%) HTML
6 8 (1.81%) REST
7 7 (1.58%) JSON
8 6 (1.35%) Flash
8 6 (1.35%) J2EE
8 6 (1.35%) React Native
8 6 (1.35%) RESTful
9 5 (1.13%) Middleware
10 4 (0.90%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.90%) CSS
10 4 (0.90%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.90%) Spring
10 4 (0.90%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.68%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.68%) Java EE
11 3 (0.68%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (3.84%) STB
4 14 (3.16%) Smart Meter
5 13 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.48%) Derivative
7 10 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.81%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.35%) PlayStation
10 5 (1.13%) Equities
10 5 (1.13%) User Experience
11 4 (0.90%) Digital TV
11 4 (0.90%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.90%) IPTV
11 4 (0.90%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.90%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.90%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.68%) iPad
12 3 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.06%) Windows
2 26 (5.87%) Unix
3 23 (5.19%) Linux
4 11 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.26%) Android
5 10 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.26%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.90%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (42.89%) Test Automation
2 150 (33.86%) Test Scripting
3 147 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (25.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 94 (21.22%) Defect Management
6 84 (18.96%) Software Testing
7 81 (18.28%) Test Management
8 75 (16.93%) Functional Testing
9 72 (16.25%) Regression Testing
10 60 (13.54%) Test Strategy
11 56 (12.64%) Integration Testing
12 52 (11.74%) Scenario Testing
13 48 (10.84%) Manual Testing
14 46 (10.38%) System Integration Testing
15 45 (10.16%) SDLC
16 42 (9.48%) Test Planning
17 40 (9.03%) Scrum
18 39 (8.80%) Non-Functional Testing
19 37 (8.35%) ITIL
20 30 (6.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (25.73%) SQL
2 65 (14.67%) Java
3 27 (6.09%) Python
4 24 (5.42%) C#
5 19 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.61%) VBScript
7 13 (2.93%) C
7 13 (2.93%) Perl
8 11 (2.48%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.48%) VB
9 10 (2.26%) Korn
10 8 (1.81%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.58%) C++
12 6 (1.35%) Ruby
13 3 (0.68%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.45%) Groovy
15 1 (0.23%) COBOL
15 1 (0.23%) Delphi
15 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 117 (26.41%) ISEB
2 108 (24.38%) ISTQB
3 60 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 47 (10.61%) Security Cleared
5 40 (9.03%) Degree
6 20 (4.51%) SC Cleared
7 15 (3.39%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.81%) MCSA
9 8 (1.81%) MCSE
9 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.35%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.45%) CSQA
12 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.23%) PMP
13 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (17.61%) QA
2 12 (2.71%) MiFID
3 9 (2.03%) EMIR
4 6 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (1.13%) PMO
6 2 (0.45%) IFRS
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (1.58%) vSphere
3 4 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (3.39%) SCCM
2 7 (1.58%) SCOM
3 5 (1.13%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.90%) Puppet
5 2 (0.45%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.45%) Netcool
5 2 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 269 (60.72%) HP
2 41 (9.26%) Oracle
3 38 (8.58%) Microsoft
4 35 (7.90%) SAP
5 16 (3.61%) Motorola
6 13 (2.93%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.93%) IBM
7 8 (1.81%) Fortinet
8 7 (1.58%) BMC
8 7 (1.58%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.58%) VMware
9 6 (1.35%) Guidewire
9 6 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.13%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (1.13%) OpenText
10 5 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.13%) Workday
11 4 (0.90%) FXall
11 4 (0.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud