The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 East Midlands 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 74 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 21 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.46% 1.17% 0.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.42% 16.83% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 9
Average daily rate
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£280 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £301 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £479 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +11.29%
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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
114 101 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.92% 6.97% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 64 29
Average daily rate £336 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £102 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £14.56 £27.50 £16.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +62.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £19.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.31 £27.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
HP Quality Center
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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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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
Northamptonshire -4 6 £225 -31.81%
Nottinghamshire +12 5 - -
Leicestershire - - - -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 13 (43.33%) HP
2 11 (36.67%) QA
2 11 (36.67%) Test Management
3 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 8 (26.67%) Selenium
5 7 (23.33%) SAP
5 7 (23.33%) IBM
5 7 (23.33%) LoadRunner
6 6 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (20.00%) UNIX
6 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.67%) JIRA
7 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (16.67%) System Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 5 (16.67%) BDD
7 5 (16.67%) Open Source
7 5 (16.67%) Retail
7 5 (16.67%) TDD
7 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) VB
8 4 (13.33%) MS Office
8 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 7 (23.33%) LoadRunner
3 6 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (6.67%) Sahi
General
1 5 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Web Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Defect Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.33%) SAP Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 5 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) AIX
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Test Management
2 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (30.00%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) System Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.67%) BDD
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Use Case
8 2 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) MBA
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) HP
2 7 (23.33%) SAP
2 7 (23.33%) IBM
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Intel
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix