Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 660 508 436
Rank change year-on-year -152 -72 -139
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 248 415 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.63% 3.40% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 254 344
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +5.57% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £252
90th Percentile £500 £546 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +28.57% +0.72%
10th Percentile £20.09 £42.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -14.44% - -

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 15,244 12,209 11,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.53% 11.83% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,264 8,271 7,490
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 282 270
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.13% +8.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.73
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.19 £21.63
% change year-on-year +8.09% -25.13% +13.64%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 -129 218 £363 -3.33% 35
UK excluding London -127 138 £363 +11.54% 30
London -38 108 £394 -14.40% 8
South East -31 52 £363 +3.57% 11
North of England -22 29 £330 +8.64% 5
North West -12 19 £375 +25.08% 3
Scotland -16 19 £350 +30.84% 3
East of England -18 12 £475 +58.33% 4
South West -38 11 £350 -12.50% 4
Wales -36 9 £450 +38.46%
North East +1 7 £305 -6.15%
Midlands -49 6 £275 -23.61% 3
West Midlands -45 4 £275 -26.67% 3
Yorkshire -26 3 - - 2
East Midlands +1 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 130 (52.42%) HP
2 121 (48.79%) JIRA
3 106 (42.74%) Test Automation
4 88 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (27.82%) Test Management
6 68 (27.42%) Test Scripting
6 68 (27.42%) ISTQB
7 66 (26.61%) HP ALM
8 61 (24.60%) Defect Management
9 60 (24.19%) QA
10 58 (23.39%) Finance
11 54 (21.77%) Functional Testing
12 51 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
13 50 (20.16%) Selenium
14 45 (18.15%) ISEB
14 45 (18.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (17.74%) Test Strategy
16 42 (16.94%) Degree
17 39 (15.73%) SQL
18 37 (14.92%) Software Testing
18 37 (14.92%) Banking
19 36 (14.52%) Regression Testing
19 36 (14.52%) Integration Testing
20 33 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
21 32 (12.90%) Microsoft
22 31 (12.50%) Waterfall
23 30 (12.10%) Java
24 28 (11.29%) Validation
25 27 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
25 27 (10.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 14 (5.65%) CMS
1 14 (5.65%) Confluence
2 8 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.21%) SAS
5 2 (0.81%) CICS
6 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.40%) Documentum
6 1 (0.40%) JBoss
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.23%) SAP ERP
2 6 (2.42%) SAP PP
3 5 (2.02%) Workday HCM
4 4 (1.61%) SAP EWM
5 3 (1.21%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.81%) Sonata
7 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.82%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Datadog
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.82%) Internet
2 5 (2.02%) LTE
2 5 (2.02%) MVNO
3 4 (1.61%) HTTP
4 3 (1.21%) 4G
4 3 (1.21%) DHCP
5 2 (0.81%) FTP
5 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.40%) 2G
6 1 (0.40%) 3G
6 1 (0.40%) ATM
6 1 (0.40%) Broadband
6 1 (0.40%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.40%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.40%) SS7
6 1 (0.40%) VoIP
6 1 (0.40%) WebEx
6 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 10 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.02%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.61%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.21%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.81%) DB2
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 121 (48.79%) JIRA
2 50 (20.16%) Selenium
3 22 (8.87%) Cucumber
3 22 (8.87%) HP UFT
4 19 (7.66%) Jenkins
4 19 (7.66%) SoapUI
5 18 (7.26%) Appium
6 17 (6.85%) WebDriver
7 14 (5.65%) TestDirector
7 14 (5.65%) TestRail
8 13 (5.24%) JMeter
9 11 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (4.03%) LoadRunner
11 9 (3.63%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (3.23%) Zephyr
13 7 (2.82%) Applitools
13 7 (2.82%) SpecFlow
13 7 (2.82%) Visual Studio
14 6 (2.42%) JUnit
14 6 (2.42%) Protractor
General
1 58 (23.39%) Finance
2 37 (14.92%) Banking
3 15 (6.05%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.44%) Billing
5 6 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.02%) Retail
7 4 (1.61%) Back Office
7 4 (1.61%) Front Office
7 4 (1.61%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.21%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Military
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 105 (42.34%) Analyst
2 89 (35.89%) Test Analyst
3 45 (18.15%) Tester
4 32 (12.90%) Test Manager
5 23 (9.27%) Test Leader
6 21 (8.47%) Test Engineer
7 11 (4.44%) Functional Tester
8 10 (4.03%) Automation Tester
9 9 (3.63%) IT Analyst
9 9 (3.63%) Payments Tester
9 9 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (3.63%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Defect Manager
10 7 (2.82%) QA Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Systems Test Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Systems Tester
11 6 (2.42%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
11 6 (2.42%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.68%) Web Services
2 19 (7.66%) XML
3 15 (6.05%) SOAP
4 13 (5.24%) HTML
5 9 (3.63%) REST
6 8 (3.23%) RESTful
7 7 (2.82%) IDoc
8 6 (2.42%) .NET
8 6 (2.42%) Flash
9 5 (2.02%) EDIFACT
9 5 (2.02%) Gherkin
9 5 (2.02%) J2EE
9 5 (2.02%) Middleware
10 4 (1.61%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.21%) Nightwatchjs
12 2 (0.81%) CSS
12 2 (0.81%) Velocity
12 2 (0.81%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.44%) SWIFT
3 8 (3.23%) Credit Risk
3 8 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.82%) PKI
4 7 (2.82%) User Experience
5 6 (2.42%) Derivative
5 6 (2.42%) Equities
5 6 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.02%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.02%) PACS
7 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.61%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.61%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.21%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.81%) EPoS
9 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.48%) Windows
2 14 (5.65%) Unix
3 9 (3.63%) Linux
4 5 (2.02%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (42.74%) Test Automation
2 88 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (27.82%) Test Management
4 68 (27.42%) Test Scripting
5 61 (24.60%) Defect Management
6 54 (21.77%) Functional Testing
7 45 (18.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 44 (17.74%) Test Strategy
9 37 (14.92%) Software Testing
10 36 (14.52%) Integration Testing
10 36 (14.52%) Regression Testing
11 33 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 28 (11.29%) Validation
14 27 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (10.08%) Migration
15 25 (10.08%) SDLC
16 23 (9.27%) System Testing
17 22 (8.87%) ERP
17 22 (8.87%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.73%) SQL
2 30 (12.10%) Java
3 17 (6.85%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.03%) C#
5 9 (3.63%) C
6 8 (3.23%) VB
7 7 (2.82%) ABAP
8 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.02%) Python
9 4 (1.61%) Groovy
10 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.21%) VBScript
11 2 (0.81%) JCL
11 2 (0.81%) Perl
12 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.40%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (27.42%) ISTQB
2 45 (18.15%) ISEB
3 42 (16.94%) Degree
4 27 (10.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (8.47%) Security Cleared
6 15 (6.05%) ISEB Practitioner
6 15 (6.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.21%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.21%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.40%) HNC
12 1 (0.40%) HND
12 1 (0.40%) MCSA
12 1 (0.40%) MCSE
12 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.40%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (24.19%) QA
2 18 (7.26%) SEPA
3 10 (4.03%) PMO
4 4 (1.61%) PSD2
4 4 (1.61%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.03%) Docker
3 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) IAG
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (26.61%) HP ALM
2 4 (1.61%) Netcool
3 3 (1.21%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.21%) SCCM
4 2 (0.81%) Ansible
4 2 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Packer
5 1 (0.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 130 (52.42%) HP
2 32 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.68%) SAP
4 13 (5.24%) Oracle
5 8 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.42%) Adobe
6 6 (2.42%) FIS
6 6 (2.42%) Workday
7 5 (2.02%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.02%) Remedy
8 4 (1.61%) Citrix
8 4 (1.61%) IBM
8 4 (1.61%) Murex
8 4 (1.61%) Planview
8 4 (1.61%) VMware
9 3 (1.21%) BMC
9 3 (1.21%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.21%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.81%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.81%) Dynatrace