Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 459 308
Rank change year-on-year -78 -151 -66
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 372 460 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.24% 4.41% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 284 572
UK median daily rate £368 £356 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.26% -1.43%
10th Percentile £250 £254 £250
90th Percentile £575 £513 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £326
% change year-on-year -4.06% +3.91% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £42.50 £32.50 £25.90
90th Percentile £47.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £34.75

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 11,482 10,424 9,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.45% 10.71% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,832 6,645 5,545
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £234
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 244 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £47.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.97% -2.63% -7.32%

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 January 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
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 17 January 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 -67 330 £375 +3.45% 31
UK excluding London -40 206 £325 -4.06% 25
London -24 157 £425 +6.25% 12
South East -51 72 £350 +1.30% 4
Midlands 0 30 £350 +7.69% 3
East of England -13 29 £300 -7.69% 2
North of England +33 25 £304 -13.21% 9
West Midlands +4 22 £363 +16.00% 2
Wales +23 21 £350 -17.40% 2
Scotland -33 15 £285 -8.06% 3
North West +10 13 £308 -11.51% 5
Yorkshire +22 12 £288 -23.33% 4
South West -30 12 £425 +23.19% 1
East Midlands -4 6 £300 -14.29% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £460 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 219 (58.87%) HP
2 170 (45.70%) Test Automation
3 151 (40.59%) JIRA
4 134 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (30.38%) Test Scripting
6 104 (27.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 101 (27.15%) SQL
7 101 (27.15%) Defect Management
8 100 (26.88%) Finance
9 94 (25.27%) ISEB
10 78 (20.97%) ISTQB
11 76 (20.43%) Banking
12 73 (19.62%) QA
12 73 (19.62%) Test Management
13 66 (17.74%) Java
14 64 (17.20%) Functional Testing
15 63 (16.94%) Software Testing
16 62 (16.67%) Selenium
17 60 (16.13%) Regression Testing
18 55 (14.78%) System Integration Testing
19 51 (13.71%) Integration Testing
20 50 (13.44%) Test Strategy
20 50 (13.44%) HP UFT
21 49 (13.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 49 (13.17%) Scenario Testing
22 48 (12.90%) Windows
23 46 (12.37%) Security Cleared
24 44 (11.83%) SDLC
25 40 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
26 39 (10.48%) Oracle

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 20 (5.38%) Confluence
2 17 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.96%) CMS
4 7 (1.88%) IIS
4 7 (1.88%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.08%) Documentum
6 4 (1.08%) SAS
7 3 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.54%) Apache TomEE
8 2 (0.54%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.54%) JBoss
8 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 22 (5.91%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Mingle
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) SAP CO
1 6 (1.61%) SAP FI
1 6 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.08%) Maximo
2 4 (1.08%) SAP FSCM
2 4 (1.08%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.81%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.54%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.15%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (0.54%) GitHub
2 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.54%) Taleo
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.03%) VLAN
2 10 (2.69%) Internet
3 7 (1.88%) MVNO
3 7 (1.88%) VSAN
4 6 (1.61%) ATM
5 2 (0.54%) DNS
5 2 (0.54%) LTE
5 2 (0.54%) SMS
6 1 (0.27%) 3G
6 1 (0.27%) 4G
6 1 (0.27%) 802.15
6 1 (0.27%) DHCP
6 1 (0.27%) DSL
6 1 (0.27%) HTTP
6 1 (0.27%) ICMP
6 1 (0.27%) IPv6
6 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.27%) WAAS
6 1 (0.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.84%) Relational Database
2 15 (4.03%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.15%) Big Data
6 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.61%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.81%) Redis
9 3 (0.81%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.81%) Sqoop
10 2 (0.54%) MySQL
11 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.27%) DB2
11 1 (0.27%) HBase
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 151 (40.59%) JIRA
2 62 (16.67%) Selenium
3 50 (13.44%) HP UFT
4 33 (8.87%) LoadRunner
5 31 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 27 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (6.72%) WebDriver
8 20 (5.38%) JMeter
9 17 (4.57%) Appium
9 17 (4.57%) Jenkins
10 15 (4.03%) Cucumber
11 14 (3.76%) Git (software)
11 14 (3.76%) Maven
11 14 (3.76%) TeamCity
12 12 (3.23%) TestDirector
12 12 (3.23%) TestRail
13 10 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (2.69%) Selenium IDE
14 9 (2.42%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 100 (26.88%) Finance
2 76 (20.43%) Banking
3 26 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.91%) Investment Banking
5 16 (4.30%) Front Office
6 12 (3.23%) Retail
7 10 (2.69%) Billing
8 9 (2.42%) Romanian Language
9 8 (2.15%) Marketing
10 6 (1.61%) Back Office
10 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.61%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.34%) Automotive
12 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.08%) Publishing
13 3 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.81%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.81%) Legal
14 2 (0.54%) Electronics
14 2 (0.54%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (47.04%) Analyst
2 156 (41.94%) Test Analyst
3 64 (17.20%) Tester
4 29 (7.80%) Test Engineer
5 27 (7.26%) Test Manager
6 26 (6.99%) Automation Test Analyst
7 25 (6.72%) Test Leader
8 19 (5.11%) Automation Tester
9 13 (3.49%) QA Tester
9 13 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (3.23%) Developer
10 12 (3.23%) IT Analyst
11 10 (2.69%) Agile Test Analyst
11 10 (2.69%) QA Leader
11 10 (2.69%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (2.42%) Business Analyst
12 9 (2.42%) Coordinator
12 9 (2.42%) Manual Tester
12 9 (2.42%) Performance Analyst
12 9 (2.42%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.22%) Web Services
2 30 (8.06%) SOAP
3 27 (7.26%) XML
4 24 (6.45%) .NET
5 14 (3.76%) HTML
6 9 (2.42%) JSON
6 9 (2.42%) REST
6 9 (2.42%) RESTful
7 8 (2.15%) J2EE
7 8 (2.15%) React Native
8 6 (1.61%) CSS
8 6 (1.61%) Flash
9 5 (1.34%) Middleware
10 4 (1.08%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.08%) Spring
10 4 (1.08%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.81%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.81%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.81%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (4.30%) Smart Meter
4 12 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.96%) Derivative
5 11 (2.96%) STB
6 8 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.61%) PlayStation
9 4 (1.08%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.08%) Equities
9 4 (1.08%) MPEG
9 4 (1.08%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.08%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.08%) User Experience
10 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.81%) IVR
10 3 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.54%) OTC Derivatives
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.90%) Windows
2 27 (7.26%) Unix
3 21 (5.65%) Linux
4 11 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.61%) Android
7 6 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (45.70%) Test Automation
2 134 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (30.38%) Test Scripting
4 104 (27.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 101 (27.15%) Defect Management
6 73 (19.62%) Test Management
7 64 (17.20%) Functional Testing
8 63 (16.94%) Software Testing
9 60 (16.13%) Regression Testing
10 55 (14.78%) System Integration Testing
11 51 (13.71%) Integration Testing
12 50 (13.44%) Test Strategy
13 49 (13.17%) Scenario Testing
14 44 (11.83%) SDLC
15 38 (10.22%) Manual Testing
16 37 (9.95%) Scrum
17 35 (9.41%) Waterfall
18 34 (9.14%) Project Management
19 30 (8.06%) Non-Functional Testing
20 29 (7.80%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 101 (27.15%) SQL
2 66 (17.74%) Java
3 22 (5.91%) JavaScript
3 22 (5.91%) Python
4 21 (5.65%) C#
5 15 (4.03%) C
5 15 (4.03%) VBScript
6 12 (3.23%) Perl
7 10 (2.69%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.69%) C++
8 9 (2.42%) Korn
8 9 (2.42%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.88%) VB
10 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.81%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.81%) Ruby
12 2 (0.54%) Groovy
12 2 (0.54%) VBA
13 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (25.27%) ISEB
2 78 (20.97%) ISTQB
3 49 (13.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 46 (12.37%) Security Cleared
5 29 (7.80%) Degree
6 25 (6.72%) SC Cleared
7 15 (4.03%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.88%) MCSA
9 7 (1.88%) MCSE
9 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.61%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.54%) PMP
13 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (19.62%) QA
2 11 (2.96%) MiFID
3 9 (2.42%) EMIR
4 6 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (1.88%) vSphere
3 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.81%) Docker
4 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.03%) SCCM
2 7 (1.88%) SCOM
3 6 (1.61%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (1.34%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.08%) Puppet
6 3 (0.81%) Oozie
7 2 (0.54%) BMC Marimba
7 2 (0.54%) WSUS
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 219 (58.87%) HP
2 39 (10.48%) Oracle
3 38 (10.22%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.45%) SAP
5 11 (2.96%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.42%) CA Agile Central
7 8 (2.15%) BMC
8 7 (1.88%) Fortinet
8 7 (1.88%) VMware
9 6 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.34%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.34%) Guidewire
10 5 (1.34%) IBM
10 5 (1.34%) Murex
11 4 (1.08%) Informatica
11 4 (1.08%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.08%) Reuters
11 4 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 4 (1.08%) Sun