Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 595 668 561
Rank change year-on-year +73 -107 -52
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 132 211 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.35% 1.45% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 110 215
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £180 £285 £255
90th Percentile £538 £519 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +13.33% +13.64% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £43.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.61% -21.36% +57.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year +15.61% -21.36% +83.33%

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 9,788 14,534 12,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.45% 14.67% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,494 9,708 8,363
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 362 261
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.43 £49.43 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.39% -15.08%

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 27 February 2020.

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 13 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 27 February 2020. 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 +102 118 £400 +6.73% 12
UK excluding London +89 89 £425 +13.33% 14
London +82 40 £290 -21.09% 1
South East +68 37 £500 +33.33% 5
South West +29 12 £360 -4.00%
Scotland +28 12 £350 -6.67% 1
North of England +46 10 £420 +29.23% 5
East of England +33 10 £400 -15.79%
Midlands +68 8 £488 +77.27% 1
Yorkshire +62 7 £415 +3.75%
West Midlands +55 6 £500 +81.82% 1
North West +19 3 £479 +47.31% 4
East Midlands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 66 (50.00%) HP
2 62 (46.97%) JIRA
3 53 (40.15%) Defect Management
4 47 (35.61%) Test Automation
5 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (31.82%) Test Scripting
7 39 (29.55%) Test Management
8 37 (28.03%) ISEB
9 34 (25.76%) ISTQB
9 34 (25.76%) HP ALM
10 30 (22.73%) Security Cleared
10 30 (22.73%) Linux
11 26 (19.70%) Wireshark
12 25 (18.94%) Microsoft
12 25 (18.94%) Test Strategy
12 25 (18.94%) Scenario Testing
13 24 (18.18%) Confluence
14 23 (17.42%) SDLC
14 23 (17.42%) Validation
15 22 (16.67%) Migration
16 21 (15.91%) QA
16 21 (15.91%) Data Migration
17 20 (15.15%) Android
18 19 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (14.39%) Software Testing
18 19 (14.39%) Windows
18 19 (14.39%) SQL
19 18 (13.64%) Software Delivery
20 17 (12.88%) DV Cleared
21 16 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing

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 24 (18.18%) Confluence
2 4 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.52%) SAS
3 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) SAP ERP
2 4 (3.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (2.27%) Maximo
4 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.52%) SAP MDG
4 2 (1.52%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.76%) Global One
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.76%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Power Platform
2 4 (3.03%) AWS
3 3 (2.27%) Azure
4 2 (1.52%) GCP
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.70%) Wireshark
2 13 (9.85%) Wireless
3 7 (5.30%) GPRS
3 7 (5.30%) GSM
3 7 (5.30%) HSPA
3 7 (5.30%) Internet
3 7 (5.30%) LTE
3 7 (5.30%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (5.30%) RANAP
3 7 (5.30%) SMS
3 7 (5.30%) UMTS
4 6 (4.55%) Broadband
4 6 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.55%) HTTP
4 6 (4.55%) HTTPS
4 6 (4.55%) IPv4
4 6 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.55%) UPnP
4 6 (4.55%) WLAN
4 6 (4.55%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) EDRMS
2 5 (3.79%) Power BI
3 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.52%) MS Access
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) DB2
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.76%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 62 (46.97%) JIRA
2 13 (9.85%) Bugzilla
3 10 (7.58%) HP UFT
4 9 (6.82%) Selenium
5 8 (6.06%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.27%) Ranorex
7 3 (2.27%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.27%) TestRail
8 2 (1.52%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.52%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.76%) MSTest
9 1 (0.76%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.76%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (9.85%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) German Language
3 11 (8.33%) Banking
4 9 (6.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.30%) Italian Language
6 6 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.55%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.76%) Front Office
9 1 (0.76%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 46 (34.85%) Analyst
2 40 (30.30%) Test Analyst
3 26 (19.70%) Tester
4 21 (15.91%) Test Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 11 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Junior
8 7 (5.30%) Graduate
8 7 (5.30%) Graduate Tester
8 7 (5.30%) Manual Test Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Manual Tester
9 6 (4.55%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.79%) Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Junior Tester
10 5 (3.79%) RAN Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) XML
2 6 (4.55%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.03%) JSON
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.03%) XML Messaging
4 3 (2.27%) CSS
4 3 (2.27%) HTML
4 3 (2.27%) Web Services
5 2 (1.52%) J2EE
6 1 (0.76%) .NET
6 1 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.76%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.76%) Middleware
6 1 (0.76%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Wiki
2 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.30%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.55%) Credit Risk
4 6 (4.55%) Equities
4 6 (4.55%) IPTV
5 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.52%) Derivative
7 2 (1.52%) FMCG
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.73%) Linux
2 20 (15.15%) Android
3 19 (14.39%) Windows
4 13 (9.85%) Apple iOS
5 11 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.30%) Unix
7 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.76%) AIX
8 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.76%) Solaris
8 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.15%) Defect Management
2 47 (35.61%) Test Automation
3 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (31.82%) Test Scripting
5 39 (29.55%) Test Management
6 25 (18.94%) Scenario Testing
6 25 (18.94%) Test Strategy
7 23 (17.42%) SDLC
7 23 (17.42%) Validation
8 22 (16.67%) Migration
9 21 (15.91%) Data Migration
10 19 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (14.39%) Software Testing
11 18 (13.64%) Software Delivery
12 16 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (10.61%) System Integration Testing
14 13 (9.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (9.85%) Integration Testing
14 13 (9.85%) Manual Testing
15 12 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.39%) SQL
2 12 (9.09%) Python
3 9 (6.82%) Java
4 8 (6.06%) C
5 5 (3.79%) C#
6 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.27%) VB
6 3 (2.27%) VBScript
7 2 (1.52%) Perl
7 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (28.03%) ISEB
2 34 (25.76%) ISTQB
3 30 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 17 (12.88%) DV Cleared
5 13 (9.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.33%) Degree
7 3 (2.27%) SAP Certification
8 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.52%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.52%) MCP
8 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.52%) OCP
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.76%) PMP
9 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.91%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.52%) GAMP
2 2 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) MiFID
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (10.61%) Active Directory
1 14 (10.61%) vSphere
2 5 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (25.76%) HP ALM
2 13 (9.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.52%) Ansible
3 2 (1.52%) Terraform
4 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 66 (50.00%) HP
2 25 (18.94%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.36%) SAP
4 10 (7.58%) Oracle
5 7 (5.30%) Ericsson
5 7 (5.30%) Huawei
6 6 (4.55%) Cisco
6 6 (4.55%) Murex
7 2 (1.52%) Ariba
7 2 (1.52%) Calypso
7 2 (1.52%) IBM
7 2 (1.52%) Informatica
7 2 (1.52%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.76%) Casewise
8 1 (0.76%) Citrix
8 1 (0.76%) hybris
8 1 (0.76%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.76%) Siemens
8 1 (0.76%) Telerik