The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 282 242 225
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -17
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 357 439 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.93% 0.97%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.87% 10.89% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 293 261
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £30.25 £155.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.49% -80.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
HP Quality Center
UK

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

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4027 4032 3464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.53% 8.56% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2568 2415 1998
Average daily rate £448 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 139 137
Average hourly rate £28.75 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.74% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.17 £41.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in England

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in England

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in England

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in England

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London 0 165 £395 +0.63% 12
South East -35 84 £365 +17.74% 6
Yorkshire -1 26 £300 -3.22% 4
South West -10 26 £313 -26.47% 8
North West -11 25 £350 -5.40% 5
West Midlands -14 9 £310 +13.76% 2
East Midlands -12 8 £310 +14.81% 2
East of England -15 8 £213 -18.26% 10
North East -21 4 £450 +50.00% 2
HP Quality Center
UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 354 (50.14%) HP
2 281 (39.80%) SQL
3 237 (33.57%) Finance
4 210 (29.75%) Test Scripting
5 192 (27.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 189 (26.77%) ISEB
7 188 (26.63%) ISTQB
8 175 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
9 156 (22.10%) Defect Management
10 146 (20.68%) Test Management
11 116 (16.43%) Oracle
12 114 (16.15%) Banking
13 113 (16.01%) Software Testing
14 110 (15.58%) XML
15 109 (15.44%) JIRA
16 105 (14.87%) Security Cleared
17 98 (13.88%) QA
18 96 (13.60%) Microsoft
19 91 (12.89%) HP UFT
20 81 (11.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 80 (11.33%) System Integration Testing
22 79 (11.19%) SQL Server
23 74 (10.48%) SC Cleared
24 71 (10.06%) Waterfall
25 68 (9.63%) Functional Testing
26 65 (9.21%) Test Automation
26 65 (9.21%) Selenium
27 62 (8.78%) Test Strategy
27 62 (8.78%) Regression Testing
28 60 (8.50%) Migration

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 41 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (1.70%) JBoss
4 10 (1.42%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.85%) LiveLink
5 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.57%) Confluence
6 4 (0.57%) IIS
6 4 (0.57%) SAS
6 4 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.42%) Apache
7 3 (0.42%) Jetty
7 3 (0.42%) nginx
7 3 (0.42%) Node.js
7 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 57 (8.07%) MS Office
2 50 (7.08%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.27%) MS Project
6 2 (0.28%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 21 (2.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (1.13%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.85%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.57%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.42%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.42%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.28%) assyst
6 2 (0.28%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.28%) Endur
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.28%) Primavera
6 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.85%) SaaS
2 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.42%) GitHub
2 3 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.27%) FTP
1 9 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.13%) SAN
3 7 (0.99%) Value-Added Service
4 6 (0.85%) HTTP
5 5 (0.71%) Firewall
5 5 (0.71%) LAN
5 5 (0.71%) VoLTE
5 5 (0.71%) VPN
6 4 (0.57%) GPRS
6 4 (0.57%) VoWiFi
6 4 (0.57%) WAN
6 4 (0.57%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.42%) 3GPP
7 3 (0.42%) DMZ
7 3 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.42%) GSM
7 3 (0.42%) RIP
7 3 (0.42%) SNMP
7 3 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.54%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.99%) Data Mining
7 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.85%) MySQL
8 6 (0.85%) WebFOCUS
9 4 (0.57%) DB2
9 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.57%) Informix
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.57%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.57%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.42%) Big Data
10 3 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.42%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 109 (15.44%) JIRA
2 91 (12.89%) HP UFT
3 65 (9.21%) Selenium
4 57 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (7.51%) SoapUI
6 35 (4.96%) LoadRunner
7 27 (3.82%) Cucumber
8 26 (3.68%) Toad
9 24 (3.40%) Jenkins
10 20 (2.83%) TestDirector
10 20 (2.83%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.27%) Subversion
12 15 (2.12%) JMeter
13 14 (1.98%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.70%) CruiseControl
14 12 (1.70%) JUnit
14 12 (1.70%) TestNG
14 12 (1.70%) WebDriver
15 10 (1.42%) Ant
16 9 (1.27%) Moq
General
1 237 (33.57%) Finance
2 114 (16.15%) Banking
3 43 (6.09%) Retail
4 39 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 29 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.97%) Retail Banking
7 16 (2.27%) Billing
8 12 (1.70%) Front Office
9 8 (1.13%) Marketing
10 7 (0.99%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.99%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.85%) Automotive
11 6 (0.85%) Back Office
11 6 (0.85%) Publishing
12 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.57%) Advertising
14 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.42%) Games
14 3 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 363 (51.42%) Analyst
2 340 (48.16%) Test Analyst
3 106 (15.01%) Test Manager
4 93 (13.17%) Tester
5 55 (7.79%) Test Leader
6 36 (5.10%) SQL Analyst
7 31 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
7 31 (4.39%) Senior Test Analyst
8 27 (3.82%) UAT Analyst
9 26 (3.68%) UAT Test Analyst
10 25 (3.54%) Consultant
11 24 (3.40%) Banking Analyst
11 24 (3.40%) Developer
12 23 (3.26%) Automation Analyst
12 23 (3.26%) Automation Test Analyst
13 21 (2.97%) Test Engineer
14 19 (2.69%) Service Analyst
15 18 (2.55%) SAP Analyst
16 17 (2.41%) Integration Analyst
16 17 (2.41%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.58%) XML
2 59 (8.36%) SOAP
3 47 (6.66%) Web Services
4 43 (6.09%) XML Messaging
5 42 (5.95%) .NET
6 29 (4.11%) HTML
7 16 (2.27%) Middleware
8 13 (1.84%) FpML
9 12 (1.70%) jQuery
10 11 (1.56%) FIXML
11 10 (1.42%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.27%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (1.27%) CSS
12 9 (1.27%) CSS3
12 9 (1.27%) HTML5
12 9 (1.27%) NHibernate
13 8 (1.13%) JSON
14 7 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (2.69%) Fixed Income
4 14 (1.98%) Derivative
5 13 (1.84%) Smart Meter
6 10 (1.42%) Equities
6 10 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.13%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.85%) STB
9 6 (0.85%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.71%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.71%) IVR
10 5 (0.71%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.71%) Tandem
11 4 (0.57%) FMCG
11 4 (0.57%) MPEG
12 3 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.79%) Windows
2 52 (7.37%) Unix
3 34 (4.82%) Linux
4 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.71%) Solaris
7 3 (0.42%) CentOS
7 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.14%) AIX
9 1 (0.14%) Android
9 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (29.75%) Test Scripting
2 192 (27.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 175 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (22.10%) Defect Management
5 146 (20.68%) Test Management
6 113 (16.01%) Software Testing
7 80 (11.33%) System Integration Testing
8 71 (10.06%) Waterfall
9 68 (9.63%) Functional Testing
10 65 (9.21%) Test Automation
11 62 (8.78%) Regression Testing
11 62 (8.78%) Test Strategy
12 60 (8.50%) Migration
13 58 (8.22%) SDLC
14 54 (7.65%) Integration Testing
15 49 (6.94%) Manual Testing
16 44 (6.23%) V-Model
17 42 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (5.81%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 281 (39.80%) SQL
2 59 (8.36%) Java
3 42 (5.95%) PL/SQL
4 28 (3.97%) C#
5 22 (3.12%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.12%) VB
6 18 (2.55%) PowerShell
7 16 (2.27%) VBA
7 16 (2.27%) VBScript
8 14 (1.98%) Perl
9 11 (1.56%) Python
10 9 (1.27%) C++
11 7 (0.99%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.99%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.85%) ABAP
12 6 (0.85%) C
13 5 (0.71%) Ruby
13 5 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 189 (26.77%) ISEB
2 188 (26.63%) ISTQB
3 105 (14.87%) Security Cleared
4 81 (11.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 74 (10.48%) SC Cleared
6 22 (3.12%) Degree
7 18 (2.55%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.42%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.42%) CCNA
10 3 (0.42%) CCNP
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.42%) MCSE
10 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.28%) MCDST
12 1 (0.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (13.88%) QA
2 5 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.71%) SEPA
3 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.57%) SLA
4 3 (0.42%) EMIR
4 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.28%) CDISC
5 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.28%) FATCA
5 2 (0.28%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.42%) Docker
2 3 (0.42%) vCloud
3 2 (0.28%) KVM
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.14%) Firmware
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.71%) Iperf
2 3 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (0.42%) HAProxy
2 3 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.42%) Puppet
3 2 (0.28%) AppDNA
3 2 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.28%) nmon
3 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.14%) Netcool
4 1 (0.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 354 (50.14%) HP
2 116 (16.43%) Oracle
3 96 (13.60%) Microsoft
4 58 (8.22%) SAP
5 46 (6.52%) IBM
6 26 (3.68%) Citrix
7 24 (3.40%) Cognos
8 22 (3.12%) Murex
9 21 (2.97%) VMware
10 14 (1.98%) Rally
11 9 (1.27%) Siebel
12 7 (0.99%) OpenText
13 6 (0.85%) Sun
13 6 (0.85%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.71%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.71%) Remedy
14 5 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.71%) Sybase
14 5 (0.71%) Teradata
15 4 (0.57%) Atlassian
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