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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 37 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.91% 3.00% 0.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.22% 41.18% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£388 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £108.08 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.01% +200.20%
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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
27 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.60% 7.30% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 6
Average daily rate £410 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) HP
2 11 (68.75%) ISEB
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) AS400
4 8 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (50.00%) Workflow
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
6 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 6 (37.50%) Project Management
7 5 (31.25%) MS Office
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) Analytics
7 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (25.00%) User Stories
8 4 (25.00%) Test Management
8 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (25.00%) JIRA
8 4 (25.00%) Selenium
8 4 (25.00%) Scrum
9 3 (18.75%) Validation
9 3 (18.75%) Migration
9 3 (18.75%) SOA
9 3 (18.75%) Java
9 3 (18.75%) SQL
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle
9 3 (18.75%) XML

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.25%) Ant
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (6.25%) TestNG
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Analyst
2 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) UML Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) AS400
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Workflow
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (25.00%) User Stories
5 4 (25.00%) Test Management
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) Use Case
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) CBAP
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle