The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 45 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.53% 1.85% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.14% 29.41% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
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£315 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Systems Management Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
28 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.47% 6.27% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 3
Average daily rate £350 £263 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 September 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Automation Testing
3 7 (63.64%) JIRA
3 7 (63.64%) Maven
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 7 (63.64%) Ant
3 7 (63.64%) HP
4 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
4 6 (54.55%) SOAP
4 6 (54.55%) Web Services
4 6 (54.55%) Apache Ivy
4 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
4 6 (54.55%) QA
4 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
5 4 (36.36%) 4G
5 4 (36.36%) REST
5 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (36.36%) eggPlant
5 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 4 (36.36%) Apache
5 4 (36.36%) J2ME
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) Apple

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) 4G
1 4 (36.36%) 3G
1 4 (36.36%) 2G
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 7 (63.64%) Maven
2 7 (63.64%) Ant
3 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
3 6 (54.55%) Apache Ivy
3 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
4 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 4 (36.36%) eggPlant
4 4 (36.36%) Toad
5 3 (27.27%) Subversion
5 3 (27.27%) JUnit
5 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) JBehave
6 2 (18.18%) TestNG
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
6 2 (18.18%) Hudson
6 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Welsh Language
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
1 4 (36.36%) QA Leader
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Test Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) SOAP
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) REST
2 4 (36.36%) J2ME
2 4 (36.36%) WAP
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Handset
3 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
4 1 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (9.09%) AS400
4 1 (9.09%) iSeries
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Automation Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Groovy
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) XQuery
3 2 (18.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Apple
2 4 (36.36%) Sun
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) IBM