The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 70 65 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.50% 0.80% 1.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.54% 18.37% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Average daily rate
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£311 £306 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £270 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £343 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +20.00%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Systems Management Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
52 49 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.32% 4.35% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 25
Average daily rate £260 £375 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £263 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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
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 19 September 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 11 (47.83%) Test Strategy
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) HP
4 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 8 (34.78%) Migration
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) Banking
5 7 (30.43%) ETL
5 7 (30.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (30.43%) Markit EDM
6 6 (26.09%) Credit Risk
6 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Investment Management
6 6 (26.09%) ISEB
6 6 (26.09%) Asset Management
7 5 (21.74%) Test Management
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 4 (17.39%) Data Management
8 4 (17.39%) Back Office
9 3 (13.04%) Retail
9 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (8.70%) Selenium
10 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
10 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.70%) Fund Accounting
10 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.70%) WinRunner
10 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Software Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.70%) WinRunner
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Back Office
4 3 (13.04%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
1 15 (65.22%) Test Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Credit Risk
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.35%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Strategy
2 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) ETL
4 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Investment Management
4 6 (26.09%) Asset Management
5 5 (21.74%) Test Management
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Data Management
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Fund Accounting
7 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.35%) Change Management
8 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Business Objects