The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 37 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.84% 1.68% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.00% 20.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +51.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
28 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.37% 8.40% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 2
Average daily rate £364 £275 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.18% -33.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £120 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%
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HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Cardiff region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center.

1 13 (72.22%) HP
2 12 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) Selenium
3 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
4 10 (55.56%) SoapUI
4 10 (55.56%) Mobile App
4 10 (55.56%) Apache Ivy
4 10 (55.56%) JIRA
4 10 (55.56%) Maven
4 10 (55.56%) Scrum
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (55.56%) Oracle
4 10 (55.56%) Ant
4 10 (55.56%) SOAP
4 10 (55.56%) Web Services
5 9 (50.00%) QA
6 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
7 7 (38.89%) 2G
7 7 (38.89%) Banking
7 7 (38.89%) Handset
7 7 (38.89%) Apache
7 7 (38.89%) J2ME
7 7 (38.89%) Apple
7 7 (38.89%) Sun
7 7 (38.89%) 3G
7 7 (38.89%) WAP
7 7 (38.89%) Toad
7 7 (38.89%) eggPlant
7 7 (38.89%) Mobile Banking

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) 2G
1 7 (38.89%) 3G
1 7 (38.89%) 4G
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
2 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 11 (61.11%) Selenium
3 10 (55.56%) SoapUI
3 10 (55.56%) Apache Ivy
3 10 (55.56%) JIRA
3 10 (55.56%) Maven
3 10 (55.56%) Ant
4 7 (38.89%) Toad
4 7 (38.89%) eggPlant
5 3 (16.67%) Subversion
5 3 (16.67%) JUnit
5 3 (16.67%) JBehave
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) Mercurial
5 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (16.67%) Hudson
5 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) QA Leader
2 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) SOAP
1 10 (55.56%) Web Services
2 7 (38.89%) J2ME
2 7 (38.89%) WAP
2 7 (38.89%) REST
3 3 (16.67%) JSON
3 3 (16.67%) XML
3 3 (16.67%) J2EE
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 7 (38.89%) Handset
2 7 (38.89%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) Scrum
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Automation Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Stress Testing
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) ERP
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) BDD
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) XPath
2 3 (16.67%) XQuery
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) HP
2 10 (55.56%) Oracle
3 7 (38.89%) Apple
3 7 (38.89%) Sun
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) SAP