Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 655 491 374
Rank change year-on-year -164 -117 -94
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 248 415 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.43% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.78% 3.78% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 261 473
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £258 £213 £258
90th Percentile £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £328
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.05% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 13,937 10,974 12,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.65% 11.45% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,309 7,267 7,965
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 243 264
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -21.02% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.46 £47.00 £45.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £25.88
% change year-on-year +0.32% -32.58% +26.22%

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 21 August 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 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 21 August 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 -175 187 £400 +14.12% 28
UK excluding London -121 173 £325 -3.70% 25
London -72 70 £450 +11.46% 5
South East -72 62 £350 +1.82% 9
Scotland -18 43 £280 -4.68% 1
North of England -43 26 £325 +8.33% 8
North West -24 15 £350 +133.33% 5
Wales -13 14 £425 +33.33% 1
East of England -8 12 £475 +26.67% 2
South West -21 11 £350 -6.67% 2
Yorkshire -29 7 £338 -13.02% 3
Midlands -53 5 £275 -26.17% 2
North East -3 4 £305 -6.15%
East Midlands -22 4 - -
West Midlands -48 1 £275 -26.67% 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 136 (54.84%) HP
2 99 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (35.48%) Test Automation
4 78 (31.45%) JIRA
5 70 (28.23%) SQL
5 70 (28.23%) ISTQB
6 65 (26.21%) Test Strategy
7 61 (24.60%) Test Scripting
8 60 (24.19%) Finance
9 58 (23.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 57 (22.98%) Test Management
10 57 (22.98%) HP ALM
11 55 (22.18%) Defect Management
12 51 (20.56%) Selenium
13 45 (18.15%) Functional Testing
14 43 (17.34%) QA
15 42 (16.94%) Software Testing
16 41 (16.53%) ISEB
17 38 (15.32%) Oracle
18 37 (14.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 36 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (14.11%) SDLC
21 33 (13.31%) Windows
22 32 (12.90%) Java
23 31 (12.50%) Regression Testing
23 31 (12.50%) TDD
23 31 (12.50%) Waterfall
23 31 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
23 31 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
24 30 (12.10%) Security Cleared

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 (4.84%) Confluence
2 3 (1.21%) CMS
2 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.81%) CICS
3 2 (0.81%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.40%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (1.21%) SAP GRC
3 3 (1.21%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.81%) Sonata
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.40%) GitHub
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle CX
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.42%) HTTP
2 5 (2.02%) DVB
2 5 (2.02%) FTP
2 5 (2.02%) Internet
2 5 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.61%) SMS
4 2 (0.81%) 2G
4 2 (0.81%) 3G
4 2 (0.81%) 4G
4 2 (0.81%) Firewall
4 2 (0.81%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.40%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.40%) Broadband
5 1 (0.40%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.40%) M3UA
5 1 (0.40%) MVNO
5 1 (0.40%) SCTP
5 1 (0.40%) UMTS
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
5 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.24%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.63%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.02%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.21%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.81%) DB2
6 2 (0.81%) DTS
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.40%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 78 (31.45%) JIRA
2 51 (20.56%) Selenium
3 27 (10.89%) HP UFT
4 20 (8.06%) Cucumber
5 17 (6.85%) SoapUI
6 16 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (6.45%) TestDirector
7 15 (6.05%) Visual Studio
8 14 (5.65%) WebDriver
9 12 (4.84%) Protractor
9 12 (4.84%) Zephyr
10 11 (4.44%) Jenkins
10 11 (4.44%) TeamCity
11 10 (4.03%) Git (software)
12 8 (3.23%) Appium
12 8 (3.23%) JUnit
12 8 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (3.23%) WinRunner
13 7 (2.82%) JMeter
13 7 (2.82%) LoadRunner
General
1 60 (24.19%) Finance
2 30 (12.10%) Banking
3 10 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.82%) Retail
6 6 (2.42%) Billing
6 6 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.02%) Back Office
7 5 (2.02%) Marketing
8 4 (1.61%) Games
9 3 (1.21%) Electronics
10 2 (0.81%) Front Office
10 2 (0.81%) Law
10 2 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (36.29%) Analyst
2 77 (31.05%) Test Analyst
3 48 (19.35%) Tester
4 41 (16.53%) Test Manager
5 20 (8.06%) Test Leader
6 13 (5.24%) Test Engineer
7 12 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.03%) Developer
8 10 (4.03%) Functional Tester
9 9 (3.63%) Automation Tester
10 7 (2.82%) Functional Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (2.42%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (2.42%) Functional Test Analyst
11 6 (2.42%) Selenium Tester
12 5 (2.02%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 5 (2.02%) Payments Tester
12 5 (2.02%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 5 (2.02%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.89%) XML
2 21 (8.47%) Web Services
3 12 (4.84%) SOAP
4 9 (3.63%) .NET
4 9 (3.63%) HTML
5 7 (2.82%) XML Messaging
6 6 (2.42%) JSON
7 5 (2.02%) EDIFACT
7 5 (2.02%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (2.02%) XSLT
8 4 (1.61%) J2EE
8 4 (1.61%) Middleware
9 3 (1.21%) Chai
9 3 (1.21%) CSS
9 3 (1.21%) Nightwatchjs
9 3 (1.21%) RESTful
10 2 (0.81%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.81%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.23%) Clustering
5 7 (2.82%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.42%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.42%) MPEG
6 6 (2.42%) PDA
7 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.02%) PACS
7 5 (2.02%) PKI
7 5 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.02%) STB
7 5 (2.02%) User Experience
8 4 (1.61%) Derivative
8 4 (1.61%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.61%) Mobile Games
9 3 (1.21%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.31%) Windows
2 29 (11.69%) Unix
3 17 (6.85%) Linux
4 8 (3.23%) AIX
4 8 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 8 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (35.48%) Test Automation
3 65 (26.21%) Test Strategy
4 61 (24.60%) Test Scripting
5 58 (23.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 57 (22.98%) Test Management
7 55 (22.18%) Defect Management
8 45 (18.15%) Functional Testing
9 42 (16.94%) Software Testing
10 35 (14.11%) SDLC
11 31 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 31 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
11 31 (12.50%) TDD
11 31 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 25 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (9.68%) Performance Testing
14 22 (8.87%) Scrum
15 21 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (28.23%) SQL
2 32 (12.90%) Java
3 21 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.85%) C#
5 8 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.23%) Python
5 8 (3.23%) VBScript
6 7 (2.82%) Perl
7 6 (2.42%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.42%) C
7 6 (2.42%) VB
8 4 (1.61%) C++
8 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.81%) Java 8
10 2 (0.81%) JCL
10 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.40%) Korn
11 1 (0.40%) Ruby
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (28.23%) ISTQB
2 41 (16.53%) ISEB
3 37 (14.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 30 (12.10%) Security Cleared
5 28 (11.29%) Degree
6 27 (10.89%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (3.63%) MCSA
7 9 (3.63%) MCSE
7 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.23%) MCITP
8 8 (3.23%) MCTS
9 6 (2.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (2.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.21%) MBA
12 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (17.34%) QA
2 7 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 5 (2.02%) PMO
3 5 (2.02%) SEPA
4 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.84%) Docker
3 8 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.02%) vSphere
6 3 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.40%) IAG
Systems Management
1 57 (22.98%) HP ALM
2 7 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (2.82%) Netcool
3 6 (2.42%) Ansible
4 5 (2.02%) Data Guard
4 5 (2.02%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 136 (54.84%) HP
2 38 (15.32%) Oracle
3 29 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.05%) VMware
5 11 (4.44%) SAP
5 11 (4.44%) Veritas
6 10 (4.03%) IBM
7 8 (3.23%) Citrix
7 8 (3.23%) McAfee
8 6 (2.42%) Cisco
8 6 (2.42%) FIS
9 5 (2.02%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.61%) Workday
11 3 (1.21%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (1.21%) Guidewire
11 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.81%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.81%) Cognos
12 2 (0.81%) comScore
12 2 (0.81%) Murex