Period
to 21 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 612 662 499
Rank change year-on-year +50 -163 -55
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 198 240 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.63% 1.60% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 152 272
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £264 £250
90th Percentile £548 £506 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +17.24% +11.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.77% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year +171.77% - -

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 12,164 14,984 12,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 14.40% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,211 10,119 8,203
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 392 293
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.25 £10.94
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £17.50 £15.87
% change year-on-year +6.43% +10.31% -36.54%

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 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the UK

HP Quality Center
Top 14 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 November 2019. 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 +69 176 £425 +12.58% 34
UK excluding London +74 141 £425 +17.24% 25
South East +41 56 £500 +33.33% 14
London +41 52 £363 -14.71% 9
North of England +38 23 £415 +36.07% 4
East of England +39 18 £394 -17.11% 5
Yorkshire +50 16 £400 - 4
South West +1 15 £488 +39.29% 2
Midlands +57 13 £475 +72.73%
West Midlands +52 13 £475 +72.73%
Scotland +14 10 £350 +7.69%
Wales +24 6 £345 -21.14%
North West +11 6 £479 +50.79%
North East +18 1 £650 +113.11%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 106 (53.54%) HP
2 99 (50.00%) JIRA
3 81 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (37.37%) Test Automation
5 66 (33.33%) ISEB
5 66 (33.33%) Test Management
6 58 (29.29%) Test Scripting
6 58 (29.29%) Defect Management
6 58 (29.29%) ISTQB
7 49 (24.75%) Test Strategy
8 47 (23.74%) Microsoft
9 39 (19.70%) Security Cleared
10 36 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 36 (18.18%) HP ALM
11 33 (16.67%) Java
11 33 (16.67%) Selenium
12 32 (16.16%) Finance
12 32 (16.16%) Validation
13 31 (15.66%) SQL
13 31 (15.66%) SAP
14 29 (14.65%) Windows
14 29 (14.65%) Migration
14 29 (14.65%) QA
15 26 (13.13%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (12.63%) Data Migration
16 25 (12.63%) Scenario Testing
16 25 (12.63%) SDLC
17 24 (12.12%) Software Delivery
17 24 (12.12%) XML

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 21 (10.61%) Confluence
2 12 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.01%) Documentum
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.01%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.51%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 7 (3.54%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.53%) SAP ERP
3 4 (2.02%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.01%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.51%) Global One
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.51%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) Power Platform
1 6 (3.03%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (2.53%) BrowserStack
3 3 (1.52%) Azure
4 2 (1.01%) AWS
4 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.01%) GitHub
4 2 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.51%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.51%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
5 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.56%) Wireshark
2 8 (4.04%) Intranet
3 5 (2.53%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.52%) Internet
5 2 (1.01%) IPv6
5 2 (1.01%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.51%) 802.11
6 1 (0.51%) 802.15
6 1 (0.51%) Broadband
6 1 (0.51%) DNS
6 1 (0.51%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.51%) DSL
6 1 (0.51%) FTP
6 1 (0.51%) HTTP
6 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.51%) IPv4
6 1 (0.51%) Skype
6 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.51%) Telnet
6 1 (0.51%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.03%) Power BI
3 5 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.02%) Blockchain
4 4 (2.02%) EDRMS
4 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.51%) DB2
6 1 (0.51%) MS Access
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 99 (50.00%) JIRA
2 33 (16.67%) Selenium
3 22 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 20 (10.10%) HP UFT
5 18 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (6.57%) Jenkins
6 13 (6.57%) TestRail
7 12 (6.06%) Bugzilla
8 11 (5.56%) JMeter
8 11 (5.56%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.55%) Robot Framework
10 8 (4.04%) LoadRunner
10 8 (4.04%) WebDriver
11 7 (3.54%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (3.03%) Appium
12 6 (3.03%) Calabash
13 5 (2.53%) FitNesse
13 5 (2.53%) SpecFlow
13 5 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (2.53%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (16.16%) Finance
2 14 (7.07%) Banking
3 12 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.05%) German Language
4 10 (5.05%) Public Sector
5 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.54%) Italian Language
7 6 (3.03%) Front Office
7 6 (3.03%) Retail
8 4 (2.02%) Electronics
8 4 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.52%) Back Office
9 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.01%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.01%) Automotive
10 2 (1.01%) Law
10 2 (1.01%) Legal
10 2 (1.01%) Marketing
11 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.51%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 72 (36.36%) Analyst
2 53 (26.77%) Test Analyst
3 31 (15.66%) Test Manager
4 30 (15.15%) Tester
5 28 (14.14%) Test Engineer
6 23 (11.62%) Test Leader
7 15 (7.58%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 11 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 11 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 10 (5.05%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (4.04%) SAP Manager
11 8 (4.04%) SAP Test Manager
12 7 (3.54%) Graduate
12 7 (3.54%) Graduate Tester
12 7 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.54%) Junior
12 7 (3.54%) Senior Test Engineer
13 6 (3.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.12%) XML
2 18 (9.09%) HTML
3 17 (8.59%) Web Services
4 16 (8.08%) CSS
5 14 (7.07%) SOAP
6 12 (6.06%) JSON
7 10 (5.05%) .NET
8 9 (4.55%) REST
9 4 (2.02%) RESTful
9 4 (2.02%) WSDL
9 4 (2.02%) XSD
10 3 (1.52%) XML Messaging
11 2 (1.01%) 802.1X
11 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.01%) Gherkin
11 2 (1.01%) jQuery
12 1 (0.51%) IDoc
12 1 (0.51%) React
12 1 (0.51%) SAPUI5
12 1 (0.51%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.05%) Wiki
3 9 (4.55%) User Experience
4 8 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.54%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.03%) Equities
7 5 (2.53%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.52%) Derivative
8 3 (1.52%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.51%) DataPower
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.65%) Windows
2 21 (10.61%) Linux
3 16 (8.08%) Android
3 16 (8.08%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.03%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.53%) Unix
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (37.37%) Test Automation
3 66 (33.33%) Test Management
4 58 (29.29%) Defect Management
4 58 (29.29%) Test Scripting
5 49 (24.75%) Test Strategy
6 36 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 32 (16.16%) Validation
8 29 (14.65%) Migration
9 26 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (13.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (12.63%) Data Migration
10 25 (12.63%) Scenario Testing
10 25 (12.63%) SDLC
11 24 (12.12%) Software Delivery
12 23 (11.62%) Integration Testing
12 23 (11.62%) Scrum
13 22 (11.11%) Regression Testing
14 20 (10.10%) Test Planning
15 18 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.67%) Java
2 31 (15.66%) SQL
3 11 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.56%) Python
3 11 (5.56%) Ruby
4 7 (3.54%) C#
5 6 (3.03%) C
5 6 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.53%) VB
6 5 (2.53%) VBScript
7 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) C++
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (33.33%) ISEB
2 58 (29.29%) ISTQB
3 39 (19.70%) Security Cleared
4 22 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 17 (8.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (8.59%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.06%) Degree
7 4 (2.02%) SAP Certification
8 3 (1.52%) MCP
8 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.52%) OCP
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.01%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.65%) QA
2 6 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.52%) GAMP
4 2 (1.01%) GDPR
4 2 (1.01%) GxP
4 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.01%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) MiFID
5 1 (0.51%) PMBOK
System Software
1 19 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.57%) vSphere
3 5 (2.53%) Firmware
4 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) Docker
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (18.18%) HP ALM
2 14 (7.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.51%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.51%) Nagios
3 1 (0.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 106 (53.54%) HP
2 47 (23.74%) Microsoft
3 31 (15.66%) SAP
4 23 (11.62%) Oracle
5 4 (2.02%) Ariba
6 3 (1.52%) CA
6 3 (1.52%) IBM
6 3 (1.52%) Murex
7 2 (1.01%) hybris
7 2 (1.01%) Siemens
7 2 (1.01%) Telerik
8 1 (0.51%) Casewise
8 1 (0.51%) Lumension
8 1 (0.51%) Marketo
8 1 (0.51%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.51%) Pardot
8 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.51%) VMware
8 1 (0.51%) Workday