Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 654 654 487
Rank change year-on-year 0 -167 -117
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 190 254 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.41% 1.81% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 163 256
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £211
90th Percentile £538 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +23.08% -3.70% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -

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 13,476 14,072 10,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 13.65% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,051 9,420 7,250
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £673 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 386 243
UK median hourly rate £20.95 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +10.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.22 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.94
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.32% -32.25%

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 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +34 174 £414 +4.75% 28
UK excluding London +2 145 £400 +23.08% 25
South East +10 52 £375 +7.14% 11
London +24 39 £400 -11.11% 6
North of England +42 38 £375 +15.38% 6
South West -10 21 £488 +39.29% 1
North West +17 20 £375 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +26 17 £350 +3.70% 5
East of England +20 12 £419 -11.84% 3
Midlands +37 11 £475 - 1
West Midlands +30 11 £475 - 1
Wales 0 6 £345 -18.82% 1
Scotland -6 4 £325 +16.07% 1
North East +20 1 £650 +113.11%
Northern Ireland - 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 125 (65.79%) HP
2 83 (43.68%) JIRA
3 78 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (40.53%) Test Automation
5 70 (36.84%) Test Management
6 59 (31.05%) ISTQB
7 56 (29.47%) Test Scripting
7 56 (29.47%) ISEB
8 54 (28.42%) Test Strategy
9 52 (27.37%) Defect Management
10 51 (26.84%) Java
11 46 (24.21%) HP ALM
12 45 (23.68%) Selenium
13 40 (21.05%) Microsoft
14 38 (20.00%) Security Cleared
15 37 (19.47%) SAP
15 37 (19.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (18.95%) Software Testing
16 36 (18.95%) Cucumber
17 35 (18.42%) SQL
18 34 (17.89%) Oracle
19 28 (14.74%) Finance
20 26 (13.68%) Scrum
21 24 (12.63%) QA
21 24 (12.63%) Regression Testing
22 23 (12.11%) HP UFT
22 23 (12.11%) BDD
22 23 (12.11%) Waterfall
23 22 (11.58%) Windows
24 21 (11.05%) Performance 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 12 (6.32%) Confluence
2 7 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.53%) Documentum
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.53%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.53%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 12 (6.32%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.16%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (2.63%) BrowserStack
3 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.58%) GitHub
5 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.53%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.53%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.53%) Office 365
6 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.53%) PaaS
6 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.84%) Intranet
2 4 (2.11%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.05%) 4G
3 2 (1.05%) DNS
3 2 (1.05%) LAN
3 2 (1.05%) LTE
3 2 (1.05%) WAN
3 2 (1.05%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.53%) 802.15
4 1 (0.53%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) IPv6
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.53%) Wireless
4 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.84%) Relational Database
1 13 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.16%) Blockchain
3 5 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.11%) MySQL
4 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.58%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.53%) Big Data
7 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.53%) DB2
7 1 (0.53%) MS Access
7 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.53%) OLAP
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 83 (43.68%) JIRA
2 45 (23.68%) Selenium
3 36 (18.95%) Cucumber
4 23 (12.11%) HP UFT
5 20 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 19 (10.00%) LoadRunner
7 15 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (7.37%) JMeter
9 12 (6.32%) Jenkins
9 12 (6.32%) TestRail
10 10 (5.26%) Robot Framework
11 9 (4.74%) SoapUI
12 8 (4.21%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (3.68%) SpecFlow
14 6 (3.16%) Appium
14 6 (3.16%) Calabash
15 5 (2.63%) Zephyr
16 4 (2.11%) Bugzilla
16 4 (2.11%) FitNesse
16 4 (2.11%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (14.74%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.79%) Banking
4 9 (4.74%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.74%) Retail
5 4 (2.11%) Electronics
5 4 (2.11%) Marketing
5 4 (2.11%) Russian Language
6 2 (1.05%) Automotive
6 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.05%) Front Office
6 2 (1.05%) Law
6 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (33.16%) Analyst
2 48 (25.26%) Test Analyst
3 33 (17.37%) Tester
4 32 (16.84%) Test Manager
5 30 (15.79%) Test Leader
6 20 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 17 (8.95%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.79%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 9 (4.74%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 9 (4.74%) Selenium Tester
10 7 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.68%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (3.16%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.16%) SAP Manager
11 6 (3.16%) SAP Test Manager
12 5 (2.63%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (2.63%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 5 (2.63%) Integration Engineer
12 5 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.47%) Web Services
1 18 (9.47%) XML
2 17 (8.95%) HTML
2 17 (8.95%) SOAP
3 13 (6.84%) CSS
3 13 (6.84%) REST
4 12 (6.32%) Gherkin
5 11 (5.79%) RESTful
6 10 (5.26%) .NET
7 8 (4.21%) JSON
8 4 (2.11%) WSDL
8 4 (2.11%) XSD
9 3 (1.58%) Middleware
10 2 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.53%) IDoc
11 1 (0.53%) Laravel
11 1 (0.53%) React
11 1 (0.53%) SAPUI5
11 1 (0.53%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.26%) User Experience
3 9 (4.74%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.58%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.58%) NHS
7 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.05%) Derivative
7 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.53%) DataPower
8 1 (0.53%) FMCG
8 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.53%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.58%) Windows
2 9 (4.74%) Linux
3 5 (2.63%) Android
3 5 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.63%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.11%) Unix
4 4 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Solaris
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (40.53%) Test Automation
3 70 (36.84%) Test Management
4 56 (29.47%) Test Scripting
5 54 (28.42%) Test Strategy
6 52 (27.37%) Defect Management
7 37 (19.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 36 (18.95%) Software Testing
9 26 (13.68%) Scrum
10 24 (12.63%) Regression Testing
11 23 (12.11%) BDD
11 23 (12.11%) Waterfall
12 21 (11.05%) Performance Testing
13 18 (9.47%) Validation
14 17 (8.95%) Integration Testing
14 17 (8.95%) Scenario Testing
14 17 (8.95%) SDLC
14 17 (8.95%) TDD
15 16 (8.42%) Functional Testing
15 16 (8.42%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.84%) Java
2 35 (18.42%) SQL
3 17 (8.95%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.84%) PL/SQL
5 12 (6.32%) Ruby
6 11 (5.79%) C
6 11 (5.79%) VB
7 7 (3.68%) Python
8 3 (1.58%) C#
8 3 (1.58%) Java 8
8 3 (1.58%) VBScript
9 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.53%) ABAP
10 1 (0.53%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (31.05%) ISTQB
2 56 (29.47%) ISEB
3 38 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 15 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 15 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.74%) MCP
7 9 (4.74%) OCP
7 9 (4.74%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (4.74%) SAP Certification
8 6 (3.16%) Degree
9 2 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MCSA
10 1 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.63%) QA
2 4 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.58%) HL7
4 2 (1.05%) GxP
4 2 (1.05%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.05%) PMO
4 2 (1.05%) SEPA
5 1 (0.53%) GAMP
5 1 (0.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.53%) IFRS
5 1 (0.53%) PSD2
5 1 (0.53%) Section 508
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.63%) Firmware
3 3 (1.58%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Docker
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (24.21%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.53%) Nagios
3 1 (0.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 125 (65.79%) HP
2 40 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 37 (19.47%) SAP
4 34 (17.89%) Oracle
5 7 (3.68%) IBM
6 3 (1.58%) CA
6 3 (1.58%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.05%) Ariba
7 2 (1.05%) hybris
7 2 (1.05%) Workday
8 1 (0.53%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.53%) BMC
8 1 (0.53%) Borland
8 1 (0.53%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.53%) Reuters
8 1 (0.53%) Siemens
8 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.53%) Vitria
8 1 (0.53%) VMware