The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 18 April 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 Edinburgh 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 69 38 52
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +14
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.93% 2.26% 1.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.75% 32.08% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
Average daily rate £295 £313 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% -18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £267 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £367 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
64 53 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.98% 7.04% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 58
Average daily rate £430 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £110.00 £31.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.55% +97.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
HP Quality Center
Scotland

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (41.67%) HP
1 10 (41.67%) Test Management
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (25.00%) ISEB
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Banking
5 4 (16.67%) Service Management
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) Product Management
5 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) QA
8 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Project Governance
8 1 (4.17%) Fund Accounting
8 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
8 1 (4.17%) Test Automation

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (4.17%) SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Release Manager
4 5 (20.83%) Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Defect Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
1 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Test Management
2 8 (33.33%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Service Management
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) Product Management
5 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Project Governance
8 1 (4.17%) Fund Accounting
8 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Siebel