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 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 429 324 287
Rank change year-on-year -105 -37  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 180 384 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.71% 0.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.69% 6.55% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 256 272
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £263 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

HP Quality Center is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4875 5864 4529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.54% 10.91% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3217 3746 2812
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 124 183
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -40.00% +73.39%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 26 May 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 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -75 166 £350 -3.11% 37
London -88 54 £438 +3.85% 6
South East -15 51 £338 -3.57% 9
Hampshire +16 15 £350 -6.66% 3
West Sussex +31 13 £300 +30.43% 1
West Midlands +26 12 £350 -4.10% 1
North West +19 11 £133 -61.02% 6
Yorkshire +9 11 £470 +40.29% 2
East Midlands -6 11 £413 +32.00% 3
West Yorkshire +23 10 £385 +23.20% 2
Leeds +19 10 £385 +28.33% 1
Gatwick +7 10 - - 1
South West +4 10 £400 +33.33% 8
Manchester +10 9 £130 -63.88% 5
City of London -28 9 £438 +2.94% 3
Berkshire +23 7 £310 -14.48% 1
Warwickshire +11 7 £370 -12.94%
Basingstoke +5 7 £250 -10.71% 2
Buckinghamshire -22 7 £413 +38.65% 2
Wales +3 6 £323 -0.76% 2
Scotland -7 6 £350 +11.11% 2
Milton Keynes -13 6 £413 +39.83% 1
Kent +6 5 £380 +18.28%
South Wales +6 5 £300 -7.69% 2
Nottingham +5 5 £425 +47.82% 2
Nottinghamshire +2 5 £425 +47.82% 2
Devon - 5 £425 -
Reading +19 4 £338 -25.00%
Edinburgh +12 4 £350 +9.37% 2
Cardiff +4 4 £300 -7.69% 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 188 (52.96%) HP
2 125 (35.21%) Test Automation
3 124 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
4 118 (33.24%) JIRA
5 108 (30.42%) Finance
6 83 (23.38%) SQL
7 79 (22.25%) ISTQB
7 79 (22.25%) Test Scripting
8 77 (21.69%) Defect Management
9 69 (19.44%) Test Strategy
9 69 (19.44%) Functional Testing
10 67 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 65 (18.31%) Test Management
12 56 (15.77%) Regression Testing
13 53 (14.93%) ISEB
13 53 (14.93%) Banking
13 53 (14.93%) Software Testing
14 51 (14.37%) Scrum
15 48 (13.52%) Selenium
16 45 (12.68%) Scenario Testing
17 43 (12.11%) Oracle
17 43 (12.11%) QA
18 40 (11.27%) Integration Testing
18 40 (11.27%) Waterfall
18 40 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
19 36 (10.14%) XML
19 36 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
20 35 (9.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 35 (9.86%) Microsoft
21 34 (9.58%) Unix

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 19 (5.35%) Confluence
2 11 (3.10%) CMS
3 10 (2.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.41%) IIS
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.13%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.56%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) Captiva
8 1 (0.28%) CICS
8 1 (0.28%) Documentum
8 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.28%) FileNet
8 1 (0.28%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.69%) SAP MM
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.85%) HFM
4 3 (0.85%) Maximo
4 3 (0.85%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.56%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.28%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.28%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.28%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.13%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (0.56%) GitHub
2 2 (0.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.94%) Internet
2 10 (2.82%) 4G
3 9 (2.54%) LTE
4 6 (1.69%) Firewall
5 5 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.41%) Network Security
6 4 (1.13%) Wireless
7 3 (0.85%) BGP
7 3 (0.85%) DVB
7 3 (0.85%) HSRP
7 3 (0.85%) LAN
7 3 (0.85%) MPLS
7 3 (0.85%) OSPF
7 3 (0.85%) PPP
7 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.85%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.28%) 2G
9 1 (0.28%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.41%) DB2
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.85%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.56%) DataStage
7 2 (0.56%) GIS
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.28%) QlikView
8 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 118 (33.24%) JIRA
2 48 (13.52%) Selenium
3 31 (8.73%) LoadRunner
4 25 (7.04%) HP UFT
4 25 (7.04%) SoapUI
5 19 (5.35%) Rational DOORS
6 18 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (4.79%) WebDriver
8 15 (4.23%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.23%) JMeter
9 12 (3.38%) Cucumber
10 11 (3.10%) TestDirector
10 11 (3.10%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.69%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.41%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.41%) JUnit
12 5 (1.41%) LoadUI
12 5 (1.41%) NUnit
12 5 (1.41%) TestNG
General
1 108 (30.42%) Finance
2 53 (14.93%) Banking
3 17 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.94%) Retail
5 12 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (2.82%) Marketing
7 7 (1.97%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.97%) Front Office
8 6 (1.69%) Billing
8 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.13%) Games
9 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.56%) Automotive
11 2 (0.56%) Back Office
11 2 (0.56%) Electronics
11 2 (0.56%) Military
11 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 163 (45.92%) Analyst
2 144 (40.56%) Test Analyst
3 47 (13.24%) Tester
4 40 (11.27%) Test Manager
5 26 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
6 24 (6.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 20 (5.63%) Senior Test Analyst
8 16 (4.51%) Consultant
8 16 (4.51%) Test Leader
9 15 (4.23%) Requirements Engineer
10 13 (3.66%) Test Engineer
11 12 (3.38%) Performance Analyst
11 12 (3.38%) Performance Test Analyst
12 11 (3.10%) SAP Manager
13 10 (2.82%) DOORS Engineer
13 10 (2.82%) Manual Tester
13 10 (2.82%) QC Engineer
14 9 (2.54%) Manual Test Analyst
14 9 (2.54%) Oracle Analyst
15 8 (2.25%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.14%) XML
2 26 (7.32%) Web Services
3 24 (6.76%) .NET
3 24 (6.76%) SOAP
4 18 (5.07%) HTML
5 10 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.54%) Flash
7 8 (2.25%) CSS
8 7 (1.97%) J2EE
9 5 (1.41%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.41%) AppFabric
9 5 (1.41%) Middleware
9 5 (1.41%) SAP Business Workflow
9 5 (1.41%) WCF
10 4 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.13%) HTML5
10 4 (1.13%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (1.13%) jQuery
10 4 (1.13%) JSON
10 4 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.10%) STB
3 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.97%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.69%) iPad
5 6 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.13%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.13%) PlayStation
7 4 (1.13%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.85%) Derivative
8 3 (0.85%) Digital TV
8 3 (0.85%) Equities
8 3 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.85%) IPTV
8 3 (0.85%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.58%) Unix
2 30 (8.45%) Windows
3 13 (3.66%) Linux
4 10 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.25%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.97%) Android
6 7 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.13%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (35.21%) Test Automation
2 124 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (22.25%) Test Scripting
4 77 (21.69%) Defect Management
5 69 (19.44%) Functional Testing
5 69 (19.44%) Test Strategy
6 67 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 65 (18.31%) Test Management
8 56 (15.77%) Regression Testing
9 53 (14.93%) Software Testing
10 51 (14.37%) Scrum
11 45 (12.68%) Scenario Testing
12 40 (11.27%) Integration Testing
12 40 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (11.27%) Waterfall
13 36 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
14 31 (8.73%) Process Improvement
14 31 (8.73%) SDLC
15 29 (8.17%) Test Planning
16 27 (7.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 83 (23.38%) SQL
2 26 (7.32%) Java
3 19 (5.35%) JavaScript
4 15 (4.23%) C#
5 12 (3.38%) Python
6 8 (2.25%) Perl
7 7 (1.97%) VBScript
8 6 (1.69%) C
8 6 (1.69%) Ruby
9 5 (1.41%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.13%) JCL
10 4 (1.13%) Korn
10 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.85%) COBOL
12 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.56%) VB
13 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (22.25%) ISTQB
2 53 (14.93%) ISEB
3 35 (9.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (9.01%) Degree
5 25 (7.04%) Security Cleared
6 17 (4.79%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.13%) CHECK Team Member
8 4 (1.13%) CISM
8 4 (1.13%) CREST Certified
8 4 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.56%) CBAP
9 2 (0.56%) CSQA
9 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (12.11%) QA
2 5 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.13%) SLA
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) Basel III
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.28%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.28%) MiFID
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.41%) Snort
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.13%) XenApp
3 4 (1.13%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.69%) SCCM
2 3 (0.85%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (0.85%) Control-M
2 3 (0.85%) Puppet
3 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) WSUS
4 1 (0.28%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 188 (52.96%) HP
2 43 (12.11%) Oracle
3 35 (9.86%) Microsoft
4 30 (8.45%) SAP
5 24 (6.76%) CA Agile Central
6 18 (5.07%) Atlassian
7 17 (4.79%) CA
8 13 (3.66%) IBM
9 9 (2.54%) Guidewire
10 6 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (1.69%) Remedy
10 6 (1.69%) Workday
11 5 (1.41%) BMC
11 5 (1.41%) Sourcefire
12 4 (1.13%) Adobe
12 4 (1.13%) Hyperion
13 3 (0.85%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.85%) Cisco
13 3 (0.85%) Informatica
13 3 (0.85%) Reuters
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