The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 91 79 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.75% 1.00% 0.98%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.81% 13.51% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 11
Average daily rate
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£355 £291 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.88% -16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £294 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
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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 East Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
111 111 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.90% 7.40% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 68
Average daily rate £413 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £295 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -9.33%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the East Midlands region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire -2 8 £360 +23.60% 1
Northamptonshire -2 2 £245 -
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
HP Quality Center
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (92.31%) HP
2 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
4 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 2 (15.38%) Coaching
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) ISEB
8 1 (7.69%) Citrix
8 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
8 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
2 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP