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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
UK
Rank 427 274 249
Rank change year-on-year -153 -25  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 169 448 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.85% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.73% 9.14% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 292 285
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £496 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +6.15% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +102.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -40.00% +102.02%  

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 4531 4903 4388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3031 3106 2595
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 132 167
Median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 -132 156 £363 -0.54% 27
South East -16 54 £380 +1.33% 2
London -96 47 £444 +12.34% 8
South West -9 13 £323 +7.50% 3
West Midlands +8 12 £305 -1.61%
Berkshire +10 10 £450 +12.50%
West Sussex +8 10 £300 -
Hampshire -7 10 £350 -6.66% 1
Surrey -6 9 £403 +3.93% 1
South Wales +15 7 £325 -13.33%
Wales +9 7 £325 -10.34% 1
East Midlands -7 7 £310 +3.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £413 +37.50%
Cardiff +18 6 £325 -13.33%
North West +17 6 £150 -45.45% 7
Crawley +16 6 £300 -4.00%
Milton Keynes -7 6 £413 +37.50%
Manchester +6 5 £113 -65.38% 6
East of England -12 5 £288 -17.85% 4
Scotland -33 5 £305 +1.66%
Kent - 5 £400 -
Birmingham - 5 £244 -
Reading +15 4 £313 -30.55%
Somerset +7 4 £300 -7.69%
Nottingham +2 4 £299 -
Nottinghamshire 0 4 £299 -
Yorkshire 0 4 £349 +9.56% 1
Bristol -3 4 £345 +16.16% 3
Reigate -6 4 £338 -6.89%
Glasgow -8 4 - -

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 180 (49.86%) HP
2 120 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (31.58%) Finance
4 113 (31.30%) JIRA
5 108 (29.92%) SQL
6 90 (24.93%) Test Scripting
7 84 (23.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 77 (21.33%) ISTQB
9 73 (20.22%) Test Management
10 70 (19.39%) Functional Testing
11 69 (19.11%) Test Strategy
12 67 (18.56%) Defect Management
13 62 (17.17%) Regression Testing
14 56 (15.51%) Selenium
15 55 (15.24%) ISEB
16 50 (13.85%) QA
17 49 (13.57%) Unix
18 48 (13.30%) Software Testing
19 47 (13.02%) Banking
20 46 (12.74%) Scrum
21 43 (11.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 42 (11.63%) Oracle
23 39 (10.80%) Waterfall
24 38 (10.53%) LoadRunner
25 37 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
26 36 (9.97%) XML
27 33 (9.14%) HP UFT
27 33 (9.14%) Integration Testing
28 32 (8.86%) Microsoft
28 32 (8.86%) System Integration Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related 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 14 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.05%) Confluence
3 7 (1.94%) CMS
4 6 (1.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.66%) IIS
5 5 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.39%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.83%) SAS
8 2 (0.55%) Drupal
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.54%) MS Office
3 9 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.11%) Mingle
6 3 (0.83%) MS Project
6 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.83%) HFM
4 3 (0.83%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.83%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.83%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.28%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.28%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.71%) 4G
1 17 (4.71%) LTE
2 13 (3.60%) Wireless
3 10 (2.77%) Internet
4 6 (1.66%) Firewall
4 6 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.39%) Network Security
6 3 (0.83%) BGP
6 3 (0.83%) HSRP
6 3 (0.83%) MPLS
6 3 (0.83%) OSPF
6 3 (0.83%) PPP
6 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.55%) FTP
7 2 (0.55%) HTTP
7 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.55%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.28%) 3G
8 1 (0.28%) LAN
8 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.94%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.39%) DB2
6 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.83%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.55%) Big Data
8 2 (0.55%) DataStage
8 2 (0.55%) QlikView
8 2 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.28%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.28%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.28%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 113 (31.30%) JIRA
2 56 (15.51%) Selenium
3 38 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 33 (9.14%) HP UFT
5 21 (5.82%) SoapUI
6 20 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (4.99%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.88%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.88%) Jenkins
9 12 (3.32%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (2.77%) JMeter
11 7 (1.94%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.94%) TestDirector
11 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.66%) JUnit
12 6 (1.66%) NUnit
12 6 (1.66%) TestNG
12 6 (1.66%) Zephyr
13 5 (1.39%) Maven
13 5 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 114 (31.58%) Finance
2 47 (13.02%) Banking
3 25 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.60%) Retail
5 8 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.39%) Billing
7 5 (1.39%) Front Office
7 5 (1.39%) Marketing
8 4 (1.11%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.83%) Automotive
9 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.83%) Games
9 3 (0.83%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Legal
10 2 (0.55%) Military
10 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 173 (47.92%) Analyst
2 151 (41.83%) Test Analyst
3 52 (14.40%) Tester
4 40 (11.08%) Test Manager
5 25 (6.93%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (5.54%) Senior Test Analyst
7 19 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 19 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 15 (4.16%) Developer
9 12 (3.32%) Consultant
10 11 (3.05%) Business Analyst
11 9 (2.49%) Manual Tester
11 9 (2.49%) SAP Manager
11 9 (2.49%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.22%) Automation Tester
12 8 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Manager
12 8 (2.22%) Financial Analyst
12 8 (2.22%) Functional Analyst
12 8 (2.22%) Requirements Engineer
13 7 (1.94%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.97%) XML
2 28 (7.76%) SOAP
3 27 (7.48%) .NET
4 25 (6.93%) Web Services
5 20 (5.54%) HTML
6 11 (3.05%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.22%) CSS
7 8 (2.22%) J2EE
8 7 (1.94%) HTML5
9 6 (1.66%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.66%) AppFabric
9 6 (1.66%) Flash
9 6 (1.66%) WCF
9 6 (1.66%) XML Messaging
10 5 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (1.39%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (1.39%) JSON
11 4 (1.11%) jQuery
11 4 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.77%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.22%) Equities
6 7 (1.94%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.66%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.66%) STB
8 5 (1.39%) iPad
8 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.11%) MPEG
10 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.83%) Derivative
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 3 (0.83%) User Experience
10 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.57%) Unix
2 26 (7.20%) Windows
3 20 (5.54%) Linux
4 8 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.66%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.11%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.83%) Android
7 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.83%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (24.93%) Test Scripting
3 84 (23.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 73 (20.22%) Test Management
5 70 (19.39%) Functional Testing
6 69 (19.11%) Test Strategy
7 67 (18.56%) Defect Management
8 62 (17.17%) Regression Testing
9 48 (13.30%) Software Testing
10 46 (12.74%) Scrum
11 39 (10.80%) Waterfall
12 37 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (9.14%) Integration Testing
14 32 (8.86%) System Integration Testing
15 31 (8.59%) Test Automation
16 28 (7.76%) Non-Functional Testing
17 27 (7.48%) SDLC
17 27 (7.48%) Test Planning
18 26 (7.20%) Automated Testing
18 26 (7.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (29.92%) SQL
2 31 (8.59%) Java
3 17 (4.71%) JavaScript
4 15 (4.16%) C#
5 10 (2.77%) VBScript
6 9 (2.49%) Python
6 9 (2.49%) Ruby
7 8 (2.22%) C
7 8 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.94%) Perl
8 7 (1.94%) VBA
9 6 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.39%) JCL
10 5 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.39%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.83%) Groovy
11 3 (0.83%) PHP
11 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 77 (21.33%) ISTQB
2 55 (15.24%) ISEB
3 43 (11.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (7.48%) Security Cleared
5 20 (5.54%) Degree
6 19 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.11%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (1.11%) CISM
9 4 (1.11%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.55%) CBAP
11 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (13.85%) QA
2 7 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.55%) SEPA
3 2 (0.55%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) Basel III
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) IFRS
4 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.28%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.28%) MiFID
4 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.66%) Snort
3 4 (1.11%) XenApp
3 4 (1.11%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.28%) Docker
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.66%) Puppet
2 4 (1.11%) SCCM
3 3 (0.83%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.83%) Control-M
4 2 (0.55%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 180 (49.86%) HP
2 42 (11.63%) Oracle
3 32 (8.86%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.48%) SAP
5 14 (3.88%) Atlassian
5 14 (3.88%) CA Agile Central
5 14 (3.88%) IBM
6 10 (2.77%) CA
7 9 (2.49%) Guidewire
8 6 (1.66%) Sourcefire
9 5 (1.39%) Siebel
9 5 (1.39%) Teradata
10 4 (1.11%) Charles River
10 4 (1.11%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.11%) Informatica
10 4 (1.11%) Murex
10 4 (1.11%) Remedy
11 3 (0.83%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.83%) BMC
11 3 (0.83%) Reuters
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton
Reco Group
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago