Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 411 282
Rank change year-on-year -76 -129 -54
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 436 592 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.56% 0.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.95% 5.02% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 391 641
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +4.65%
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% -7.69%
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 11046 11783 9704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.12% 11.09% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7389 7524 5932
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +4.40% +6.00% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 267 343
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +8.99% +1.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.11 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.44 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -28.83% +16.67% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -22 393 £363 +3.57% 19
UK excluding London -24 260 £325 - 12
London -34 165 £428 +6.88% 11
South East -11 93 £350 +3.70% 3
North of England +45 48 £310 -8.15% 3
Midlands +42 38 £370 +1.37% 1
Scotland -22 26 £268 -13.71% 2
North West +14 25 £310 -7.46% 2
West Midlands +28 24 £375 +1.35% 1
South West -11 21 £275 -15.38% 1
East of England -17 20 £325 -
Yorkshire +23 17 £280 -17.65% 1
Wales +14 12 £338 -14.29% 2
East Midlands +5 11 £300 -11.11%
North East +62 6 £325 -
Northern Ireland -49 1 £460 +31.43%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 271 (62.16%) HP
2 188 (43.12%) Test Automation
3 155 (35.55%) JIRA
4 145 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (32.57%) Test Scripting
6 120 (27.52%) Finance
7 113 (25.92%) ISEB
8 111 (25.46%) ISTQB
9 110 (25.23%) SQL
10 104 (23.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 82 (18.81%) Defect Management
12 79 (18.12%) Software Testing
13 74 (16.97%) Banking
13 74 (16.97%) Test Management
13 74 (16.97%) Regression Testing
14 71 (16.28%) Functional Testing
15 69 (15.83%) QA
16 67 (15.37%) Test Strategy
17 64 (14.68%) Selenium
18 57 (13.07%) Java
18 57 (13.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 56 (12.84%) Scenario Testing
20 49 (11.24%) Integration Testing
21 48 (11.01%) Manual Testing
22 46 (10.55%) Security Cleared
22 46 (10.55%) SDLC
23 45 (10.32%) Test Planning
23 45 (10.32%) HP UFT
24 42 (9.63%) Non-Functional Testing
25 41 (9.40%) Analytical Skills

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 37 (8.49%) Confluence
2 12 (2.75%) Documentum
3 9 (2.06%) CMS
3 9 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.15%) IIS
4 5 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.92%) MS Project Server
5 4 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.92%) SAS
5 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.46%) Apache TomEE
7 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.46%) CICS
7 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.46%) JBoss
7 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) Captiva
8 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (5.73%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.44%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.46%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (3.44%) Maximo
2 7 (1.61%) SAP ERP
2 7 (1.61%) SAP MM
3 6 (1.38%) SAP CO
3 6 (1.38%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.92%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.92%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.23%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.92%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (0.46%) GitHub
2 2 (0.46%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) Office 365
3 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.13%) LTE
2 12 (2.75%) 4G
2 12 (2.75%) Wireless
3 10 (2.29%) VLAN
4 7 (1.61%) Internet
5 6 (1.38%) ATM
6 5 (1.15%) DVB
7 4 (0.92%) LAN
7 4 (0.92%) VSAN
7 4 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.92%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.69%) TETRA
9 2 (0.46%) DNS
9 2 (0.46%) HTTP
9 2 (0.46%) SMS
9 2 (0.46%) WAAS
10 1 (0.23%) DHCP
10 1 (0.23%) IPv6
10 1 (0.23%) SAN
10 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.13%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.44%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.38%) Big Data
6 6 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.69%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.69%) Redis
8 3 (0.69%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.46%) MySQL
10 1 (0.23%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.23%) DB2
10 1 (0.23%) MS Access
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 155 (35.55%) JIRA
2 64 (14.68%) Selenium
3 45 (10.32%) HP UFT
4 39 (8.94%) JMeter
5 36 (8.26%) SoapUI
6 35 (8.03%) LoadRunner
7 30 (6.88%) WebDriver
8 27 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (4.59%) Cucumber
10 19 (4.36%) Jenkins
10 19 (4.36%) LoadUI
11 15 (3.44%) Git (software)
12 13 (2.98%) Maven
13 11 (2.52%) Appium
13 11 (2.52%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.52%) Visual Studio
14 10 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (2.29%) Selenium IDE
15 9 (2.06%) Bugzilla
15 9 (2.06%) TestDirector
General
1 120 (27.52%) Finance
2 74 (16.97%) Banking
3 33 (7.57%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.59%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.90%) Front Office
5 17 (3.90%) Marketing
6 14 (3.21%) Publishing
6 14 (3.21%) Retail
7 9 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.83%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.61%) Back Office
9 7 (1.61%) Billing
10 6 (1.38%) Automotive
10 6 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.38%) Romanian Language
11 5 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (1.15%) Games
12 4 (0.92%) Military
13 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 217 (49.77%) Analyst
2 190 (43.58%) Test Analyst
3 80 (18.35%) Tester
4 32 (7.34%) Test Engineer
5 31 (7.11%) Test Leader
6 30 (6.88%) Performance Analyst
6 30 (6.88%) Performance Test Analyst
7 25 (5.73%) Test Manager
8 24 (5.50%) Automation Test Analyst
9 23 (5.28%) Automation Tester
10 19 (4.36%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (3.90%) Business Analyst
12 14 (3.21%) Consultant
13 12 (2.75%) QA Tester
14 11 (2.52%) IT Analyst
15 10 (2.29%) Agile Test Analyst
15 10 (2.29%) QA Analyst
15 10 (2.29%) Senior Test Analyst
16 9 (2.06%) Financial Analyst
17 8 (1.83%) FX Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.49%) Web Services
2 26 (5.96%) .NET
3 22 (5.05%) SOAP
4 21 (4.82%) XML
5 9 (2.06%) HTML
6 8 (1.83%) REST
7 6 (1.38%) JSON
7 6 (1.38%) Middleware
8 5 (1.15%) RESTful
9 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.92%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.92%) React Native
9 4 (0.92%) Spring
10 3 (0.69%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.69%) CSS
10 3 (0.69%) Flash
10 3 (0.69%) J2EE
10 3 (0.69%) Java EE
10 3 (0.69%) Swing
10 3 (0.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (4.82%) STB
4 14 (3.21%) Smart Meter
5 11 (2.52%) Derivative
5 11 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.83%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.38%) Equities
8 5 (1.15%) Digital TV
8 5 (1.15%) IPTV
8 5 (1.15%) User Experience
8 5 (1.15%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.92%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.92%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.69%) iPad
10 3 (0.69%) IVR
10 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.69%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.49%) Windows
2 25 (5.73%) Unix
3 20 (4.59%) Linux
4 13 (2.98%) Android
4 13 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.92%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (43.12%) Test Automation
2 145 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (32.57%) Test Scripting
4 104 (23.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 82 (18.81%) Defect Management
6 79 (18.12%) Software Testing
7 74 (16.97%) Regression Testing
7 74 (16.97%) Test Management
8 71 (16.28%) Functional Testing
9 67 (15.37%) Test Strategy
10 56 (12.84%) Scenario Testing
11 49 (11.24%) Integration Testing
12 48 (11.01%) Manual Testing
13 46 (10.55%) SDLC
14 45 (10.32%) Test Planning
15 42 (9.63%) Non-Functional Testing
16 41 (9.40%) Scrum
17 40 (9.17%) System Integration Testing
18 34 (7.80%) ITIL
19 29 (6.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 110 (25.23%) SQL
2 57 (13.07%) Java
3 28 (6.42%) Python
4 26 (5.96%) C#
5 15 (3.44%) VBScript
6 14 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.98%) Perl
8 12 (2.75%) C
9 11 (2.52%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.29%) Korn
10 10 (2.29%) VB
11 8 (1.83%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.61%) Ruby
13 6 (1.38%) C++
14 3 (0.69%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.46%) COBOL
15 2 (0.46%) Groovy
15 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.23%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 113 (25.92%) ISEB
2 111 (25.46%) ISTQB
3 57 (13.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 46 (10.55%) Security Cleared
5 41 (9.40%) Degree
6 17 (3.90%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (3.21%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.83%) MCSA
8 8 (1.83%) MCSE
8 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.38%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.92%) CSQA
11 3 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.23%) PMP
13 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (15.83%) QA
2 12 (2.75%) MiFID
3 9 (2.06%) EMIR
4 6 (1.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (1.15%) PMO
6 2 (0.46%) IFRS
6 2 (0.46%) SLA
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 11 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (0.92%) vSphere
4 3 (0.69%) Docker
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (1.83%) SCCM
2 5 (1.15%) Puppet
3 4 (0.92%) SCOM
3 4 (0.92%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.46%) Netcool
5 1 (0.23%) Ansible
5 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 271 (62.16%) HP
2 39 (8.94%) SAP
3 37 (8.49%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.49%) Oracle
4 17 (3.90%) Motorola
5 15 (3.44%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.52%) IBM
7 10 (2.29%) CA Agile Central
8 8 (1.83%) Fortinet
9 7 (1.61%) Workday
10 6 (1.38%) BMC
10 6 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.15%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.15%) OpenText
11 5 (1.15%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.15%) VMware
12 4 (0.92%) FXall
12 4 (0.92%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.92%) Reuters
12 4 (0.92%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud