Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 692 573 510
Rank change year-on-year -119 -63 -205
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 166 325 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.20% 2.49% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 186 218
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
10th Percentile £281 £255 £260
90th Percentile £505 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £339 £345
% change year-on-year +5.39% -1.81% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £55.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +83.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.45% +83.33% -16.08%

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 13,841 13,047 9,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.58% 12.91% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,214 8,681 6,446
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £675 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 301 226
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -21.06% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.81 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £48.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% -1.23%

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 25 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 April 2019. 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 -81 153 £360 -1.23% 11
UK excluding London -117 96 £357 +5.39% 4
London -11 65 £360 -15.29% 8
North of England +22 37 £325 -7.14%
South East -57 30 £360 +2.86% 1
North West +18 27 £325 +52.94%
South West -41 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire +10 9 £325 -7.14%
Wales -15 6 £438 -1.41%
Midlands -4 5 £375 -
West Midlands -8 5 £375 -
East of England -3 4 £475 +48.44% 1
Scotland -24 3 £310 +10.71% 1
North East +1 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 108 (65.06%) HP
2 65 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (36.75%) JIRA
3 61 (36.75%) Test Scripting
4 58 (34.94%) Test Automation
5 45 (27.11%) Test Management
6 44 (26.51%) ISTQB
7 41 (24.70%) Defect Management
8 39 (23.49%) QA
9 38 (22.89%) Selenium
9 38 (22.89%) Finance
10 36 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (21.69%) HP ALM
11 34 (20.48%) Validation
11 34 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (19.28%) Banking
12 32 (19.28%) Java
13 31 (18.67%) ISEB
14 30 (18.07%) Integration Testing
15 29 (17.47%) SQL
16 28 (16.87%) Test Strategy
17 27 (16.27%) Cucumber
17 27 (16.27%) Web Services
18 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
19 24 (14.46%) Security Cleared
19 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
19 24 (14.46%) Waterfall
19 24 (14.46%) Functional Testing
20 21 (12.65%) SDLC
20 21 (12.65%) SEPA

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 7 (4.22%) CMS
2 4 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.81%) Confluence
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) Documentum
5 1 (0.60%) JBoss
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.81%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.60%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.60%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.60%) Datadog
3 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) Intranet
2 4 (2.41%) Internet
3 3 (1.81%) LTE
4 2 (1.20%) FTP
4 2 (1.20%) HTTP
4 2 (1.20%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) 4G
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) MVNO
5 1 (0.60%) VPN
5 1 (0.60%) WAN
5 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.43%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.41%) MySQL
3 4 (2.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
5 1 (0.60%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.60%) OLAP
5 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 61 (36.75%) JIRA
2 38 (22.89%) Selenium
3 27 (16.27%) Cucumber
4 19 (11.45%) WebDriver
5 12 (7.23%) LoadRunner
6 11 (6.63%) SoapUI
6 11 (6.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (6.02%) HP UFT
8 8 (4.82%) Appium
8 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.61%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.01%) Applitools
10 5 (3.01%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.41%) JMeter
11 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.41%) TestRail
11 4 (2.41%) Xcode
12 3 (1.81%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (1.81%) TestDirector
General
1 38 (22.89%) Finance
2 32 (19.28%) Banking
3 13 (7.83%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.22%) Billing
5 7 (4.22%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.81%) Marketing
6 3 (1.81%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.20%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Front Office
7 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (37.35%) Analyst
2 55 (33.13%) Test Analyst
3 38 (22.89%) Tester
4 21 (12.65%) Test Leader
4 21 (12.65%) Test Manager
5 15 (9.04%) Automation Tester
6 13 (7.83%) Test Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 9 (5.42%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (4.82%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) Systems Test Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) Identity Management Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) QA Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) Functional Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) Functional Test Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.27%) Web Services
2 19 (11.45%) REST
2 19 (11.45%) SOAP
3 16 (9.64%) RESTful
4 11 (6.63%) Middleware
5 10 (6.02%) Gherkin
5 10 (6.02%) HTML
5 10 (6.02%) XML
6 4 (2.41%) Flash
7 3 (1.81%) .NET
7 3 (1.81%) J2EE
8 2 (1.20%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.60%) CSS
9 1 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.60%) IDoc
9 1 (0.60%) JSON
9 1 (0.60%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.61%) Virtual Team
3 5 (3.01%) NHS
3 5 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.01%) User Experience
4 3 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.81%) PKI
4 3 (1.81%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.20%) Wiki
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.60%) EPoS
6 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.43%) Windows
2 9 (5.42%) Unix
3 5 (3.01%) Linux
4 4 (2.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) CentOS
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (36.75%) Test Scripting
3 58 (34.94%) Test Automation
4 45 (27.11%) Test Management
5 41 (24.70%) Defect Management
6 34 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (20.48%) Validation
7 30 (18.07%) Integration Testing
8 28 (16.87%) Test Strategy
9 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
10 24 (14.46%) Functional Testing
10 24 (14.46%) Waterfall
11 21 (12.65%) SDLC
12 20 (12.05%) Scrum
13 18 (10.84%) API Testing
13 18 (10.84%) System Testing
14 17 (10.24%) Regression Testing
15 16 (9.64%) BDD
16 15 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.28%) Java
2 29 (17.47%) SQL
3 15 (9.04%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.82%) PL/SQL
4 8 (4.82%) VB
5 6 (3.61%) C
6 4 (2.41%) Java 8
7 3 (1.81%) C#
8 2 (1.20%) Python
8 2 (1.20%) VBScript
9 1 (0.60%) ABAP
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (26.51%) ISTQB
2 31 (18.67%) ISEB
3 24 (14.46%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.05%) Degree
5 16 (9.64%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (4.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (3.61%) MCP
9 6 (3.61%) OCP
9 6 (3.61%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (3.61%) SAP Certification
10 4 (2.41%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.60%) MCSA
12 1 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (23.49%) QA
2 21 (12.65%) SEPA
3 4 (2.41%) HL7
3 4 (2.41%) PSD2
4 3 (1.81%) PMO
4 3 (1.81%) SLA
4 3 (1.81%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.60%) IFRS
5 1 (0.60%) Section 508
System Software
1 10 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.41%) Docker
3 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (21.69%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.81%) Netcool
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) Packer
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 108 (65.06%) HP
2 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 21 (12.65%) SAP
4 17 (10.24%) Oracle
5 4 (2.41%) Adobe
5 4 (2.41%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.41%) VMware
6 3 (1.81%) IBM
6 3 (1.81%) Remedy
7 1 (0.60%) Charles River
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix
7 1 (0.60%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.60%) Google
7 1 (0.60%) Informatica
7 1 (0.60%) MKS
7 1 (0.60%) New Relic
7 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) Workday