Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 611 478 332
Rank change year-on-year -133 -146 -53
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 278 366 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.40% 0.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.13% 3.70% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 235 523
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £256 £238 £255
90th Percentile £489 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £328
% change year-on-year - -0.76% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £30.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -40.00% +66.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +116.67% - -

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 13,030 9,889 11,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 10.87% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,665 6,531 7,250
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £412 £388
% change year-on-year +3.16% +6.32% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 227 272
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -13.33% +12.33%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.40 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +12.71%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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
UK excluding London -45 211 £325 - 23
England -153 199 £380 +8.57% 32
South East -39 84 £350 - 8
London -96 65 £425 - 11
Scotland -10 50 £280 -13.85% 2
Wales +9 25 £431 +32.69%
North of England -45 21 £350 +27.27% 5
East of England +6 16 £385 +33.91% 1
South West -7 11 £338 +12.50% 3
North West -24 10 £350 +164.15% 3
Yorkshire -26 8 £350 -0.28% 2
North East -7 3 £525 +76.30%
Midlands -50 3 £475 +35.71% 4
East Midlands -18 2 - - 1
West Midlands -40 1 £475 +52.00% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 162 (58.27%) HP
2 110 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (33.45%) SQL
4 91 (32.73%) ISTQB
5 90 (32.37%) Test Automation
6 89 (32.01%) HP ALM
7 78 (28.06%) Test Strategy
8 77 (27.70%) Test Scripting
9 76 (27.34%) Finance
10 68 (24.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 67 (24.10%) Test Management
11 67 (24.10%) Defect Management
12 58 (20.86%) JIRA
13 56 (20.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 51 (18.35%) Selenium
15 50 (17.99%) Security Cleared
16 47 (16.91%) ISEB
17 46 (16.55%) Waterfall
18 44 (15.83%) Oracle
19 42 (15.11%) QA
20 40 (14.39%) SC Cleared
20 40 (14.39%) Functional Testing
20 40 (14.39%) Banking
20 40 (14.39%) SDLC
21 39 (14.03%) Regression Testing
21 39 (14.03%) Windows
21 39 (14.03%) Software Testing
22 37 (13.31%) Unix
23 33 (11.87%) Scrum
23 33 (11.87%) Scenario Testing

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 8 (2.88%) Confluence
2 5 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.08%) CMS
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.72%) SAS
5 1 (0.36%) Documentum
5 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.36%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (1.08%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.36%) Maximo
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.44%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.72%) BrowserStack
2 2 (0.72%) GitHub
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle CX
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.52%) MVNO
2 6 (2.16%) HTTP
3 5 (1.80%) DVB
3 5 (1.80%) FTP
3 5 (1.80%) Internet
3 5 (1.80%) SMS
3 5 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.08%) Firewall
5 1 (0.36%) 2G
5 1 (0.36%) 3G
5 1 (0.36%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.36%) Broadband
5 1 (0.36%) GPRS
5 1 (0.36%) INAP
5 1 (0.36%) Intranet
5 1 (0.36%) SCCP
5 1 (0.36%) SMPP
5 1 (0.36%) TCAP
5 1 (0.36%) UMTS
5 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.04%) Oracle Database
2 13 (4.68%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.80%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.72%) DTS
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.36%) DB2
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 58 (20.86%) JIRA
2 51 (18.35%) Selenium
3 26 (9.35%) HP UFT
4 23 (8.27%) WebDriver
5 22 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (7.55%) TeamCity
6 21 (7.55%) Visual Studio
7 16 (5.76%) Protractor
8 14 (5.04%) SoapUI
9 11 (3.96%) LoadRunner
10 10 (3.60%) Cucumber
10 10 (3.60%) Git (software)
10 10 (3.60%) TestDirector
11 8 (2.88%) WinRunner
12 7 (2.52%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (2.52%) TestRail
13 6 (2.16%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.80%) Zephyr
15 4 (1.44%) Jenkins
15 4 (1.44%) Mercurial
General
1 76 (27.34%) Finance
2 40 (14.39%) Banking
3 21 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.40%) Billing
5 11 (3.96%) Retail
6 7 (2.52%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.80%) Marketing
8 4 (1.44%) Back Office
8 4 (1.44%) Law
9 3 (1.08%) Electronics
10 2 (0.72%) Front Office
10 2 (0.72%) Games
10 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (39.93%) Analyst
2 100 (35.97%) Test Analyst
3 51 (18.35%) Tester
4 45 (16.19%) Test Manager
5 22 (7.91%) Test Leader
6 17 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
7 13 (4.68%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 12 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (3.96%) Automation Tester
9 11 (3.96%) Test Engineer
10 10 (3.60%) Developer
10 10 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.60%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (2.88%) Manual Tester
12 7 (2.52%) Functional Analyst
12 7 (2.52%) Functional Tester
13 6 (2.16%) Defect Manager
13 6 (2.16%) Functional Test Analyst
13 6 (2.16%) Selenium Tester
13 6 (2.16%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.07%) XML
2 19 (6.83%) Web Services
3 13 (4.68%) .NET
4 10 (3.60%) HTML
4 10 (3.60%) SOAP
5 8 (2.88%) XML Messaging
6 7 (2.52%) JSON
7 5 (1.80%) CSS
7 5 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.80%) REST
7 5 (1.80%) XSLT
8 4 (1.44%) J2EE
8 4 (1.44%) Middleware
9 3 (1.08%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.08%) Chai
10 2 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.72%) Java SE
10 2 (0.72%) LDAP
10 2 (0.72%) Spring
10 2 (0.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.88%) Clustering
2 8 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.52%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.52%) MPEG
3 7 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.52%) User Experience
4 6 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.16%) PDA
4 6 (2.16%) STB
5 5 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.08%) EPoS
7 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.72%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.03%) Windows
2 37 (13.31%) Unix
3 17 (6.12%) Linux
4 10 (3.60%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.24%) Windows XP
6 8 (2.88%) AIX
7 6 (2.16%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.36%) Solaris
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (32.37%) Test Automation
3 78 (28.06%) Test Strategy
4 77 (27.70%) Test Scripting
5 68 (24.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 67 (24.10%) Defect Management
6 67 (24.10%) Test Management
7 46 (16.55%) Waterfall
8 40 (14.39%) Functional Testing
8 40 (14.39%) SDLC
9 39 (14.03%) Regression Testing
9 39 (14.03%) Software Testing
10 33 (11.87%) Scenario Testing
10 33 (11.87%) Scrum
11 29 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (10.07%) Acceptance Criteria
12 28 (10.07%) Requirements Management
12 28 (10.07%) TDD
13 27 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (9.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 93 (33.45%) SQL
2 28 (10.07%) Java
3 27 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.47%) C#
5 10 (3.60%) VBScript
6 9 (3.24%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.88%) C
7 8 (2.88%) Perl
7 8 (2.88%) Python
8 7 (2.52%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.16%) C++
10 4 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.72%) Java 8
11 2 (0.72%) Korn
11 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.72%) VB
11 2 (0.72%) VBA
12 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (32.73%) ISTQB
2 56 (20.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 50 (17.99%) Security Cleared
4 47 (16.91%) ISEB
5 40 (14.39%) SC Cleared
6 23 (8.27%) Degree
7 9 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (2.88%) MCITP
8 8 (2.88%) MCSA
8 8 (2.88%) MCSE
8 8 (2.88%) MCTS
8 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.80%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (1.08%) CCNA
11 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.08%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (15.11%) QA
2 7 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.72%) PMO
4 2 (0.72%) SLA
5 1 (0.36%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.24%) Docker
3 8 (2.88%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.80%) vSphere
6 3 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 89 (32.01%) HP ALM
2 8 (2.88%) Netcool
3 7 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.80%) Ansible
4 5 (1.80%) Data Guard
4 5 (1.80%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.08%) vMotion
6 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 162 (58.27%) HP
2 44 (15.83%) Oracle
3 31 (11.15%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.76%) VMware
5 12 (4.32%) SAP
6 11 (3.96%) Veritas
7 9 (3.24%) IBM
8 8 (2.88%) Citrix
8 8 (2.88%) McAfee
9 7 (2.52%) Cisco
10 5 (1.80%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (1.08%) Cognos
11 3 (1.08%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.08%) Guidewire
11 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.72%) comScore
12 2 (0.72%) ServiceNow