The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 1 August 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 of England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 96 112 107
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 41 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 0.38% 1.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.71% 5.23% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 17
Average daily rate
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£368 £230 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.78% -12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £220 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £345 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £341 £305
% change year-on-year
-5.49% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
261 172 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.53% 7.23% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 75 118
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £90 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £35.00 £28.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
HP Quality Center
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HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Suffolk -9 10 £368 -
Hertfordshire +5 9 £225 +2.27% 1
Essex -1 4 £294 +11.90%
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 59 (74.68%) HP
2 44 (55.70%) SQL
3 37 (46.84%) Finance
4 30 (37.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (36.71%) ETL
6 27 (34.18%) Integration Testing
7 20 (25.32%) QA
8 19 (24.05%) ISEB
9 17 (21.52%) Test Scripting
10 16 (20.25%) ISTQB
10 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
11 14 (17.72%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (17.72%) Oracle
12 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
12 13 (16.46%) Test Management
13 12 (15.19%) Migration
14 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (12.66%) XML
14 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.66%) Test Strategy
15 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
15 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
15 9 (11.39%) MDX
15 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
16 8 (10.13%) System Testing
16 8 (10.13%) VMware
17 7 (8.86%) SAP
17 7 (8.86%) Software Testing
18 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
18 6 (7.59%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (1.27%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (3.80%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.27%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) IPsec
2 5 (6.33%) VPN
2 5 (6.33%) LAN
2 5 (6.33%) VLAN
3 4 (5.06%) LTE
3 4 (5.06%) UMTS
4 3 (3.80%) 3GPP
4 3 (3.80%) Network Security
4 3 (3.80%) GGSN
4 3 (3.80%) SGSN
5 2 (2.53%) 3G
6 1 (1.27%) RNC
6 1 (1.27%) 2G
6 1 (1.27%) UTRAN
6 1 (1.27%) SAN
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) GSM
6 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.53%) PowerCenter
5 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.27%) MySQL
6 1 (1.27%) DTS
6 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
2 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.53%) JIRA
4 2 (2.53%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.53%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.27%) Ant
5 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 37 (46.84%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Billing
3 3 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Military
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (50.63%) Analyst
2 33 (41.77%) Test Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Coordinator
3 13 (16.46%) Test Coordinator
4 10 (12.66%) Tester
5 8 (10.13%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Systems Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Defect Manager
8 4 (5.06%) QA Leader
8 4 (5.06%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.80%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.53%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) Network Security Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) Integration Manager
10 2 (2.53%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) XML
2 9 (11.39%) MDX
3 4 (5.06%) .NET
4 2 (2.53%) J2EE
5 1 (1.27%) CSS
5 1 (1.27%) JSP
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) Flash
5 1 (1.27%) XHTML
5 1 (1.27%) Ajax
5 1 (1.27%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) PKI
2 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) EPoS
3 2 (2.53%) EFT
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.53%) AS400
4 1 (1.27%) Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) STB
4 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.27%) Firmware
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) UNIX
1 6 (7.59%) Solaris
2 3 (3.80%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) User Acceptance Testing
2 29 (36.71%) ETL
3 27 (34.18%) Integration Testing
4 17 (21.52%) Test Scripting
5 13 (16.46%) Test Management
6 12 (15.19%) Migration
7 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (12.66%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.13%) System Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (6.33%) Network Management
12 4 (5.06%) Manual Testing
12 4 (5.06%) Network Architecture
12 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (3.80%) Validation
13 3 (3.80%) Regression Testing
13 3 (3.80%) Performance Testing
14 2 (2.53%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.70%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.27%) C
3 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
3 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.27%) FQL
Qualifications
1 19 (24.05%) ISEB
2 16 (20.25%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.53%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.32%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (7.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.27%) OpenView
3 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 59 (74.68%) HP
2 14 (17.72%) Oracle
3 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.13%) VMware
5 7 (8.86%) SAP
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco
7 5 (6.33%) Splunk
8 4 (5.06%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (5.06%) Informatica
9 2 (2.53%) Huawei
9 2 (2.53%) IBM
9 2 (2.53%) Citrix
9 2 (2.53%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.27%) Anite
10 1 (1.27%) FatWire
10 1 (1.27%) Nokia
10 1 (1.27%) Vignette
10 1 (1.27%) Adobe
10 1 (1.27%) Compuware
10 1 (1.27%) Agilent