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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 225 215 143
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -72
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 498 461 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 0.96% 1.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.66% 13.51% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 323 475
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £349 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 13
Average hourly rate - £137.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +266.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £137.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-76.36% +587.50%
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
4272 3412 3261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.01% 7.12% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2112 1753
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 154 187
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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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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 -14 226 £425 - 17
South East -7 130 £293 -10.71% 21
South West -20 34 £338 -3.57% 2
North West +13 28 £320 +16.36% 6
East of England -12 22 £278 -20.71% 1
Yorkshire +3 20 £300 +20.00% 3
North East - 14 £354 - 3
West Midlands -25 11 £265 -24.28% 2
East Midlands +1 10 £350 +3.70%
Midlands -12 2 £220 -41.33%
HP Quality Center
UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 512 (51.66%) HP
2 300 (30.27%) Test Scripting
3 295 (29.77%) Finance
4 284 (28.66%) SQL
5 268 (27.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 248 (25.03%) ISEB
7 244 (24.62%) ISTQB
8 230 (23.21%) Software Testing
9 222 (22.40%) QA
10 203 (20.48%) Oracle
11 194 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
12 177 (17.86%) Banking
13 166 (16.75%) Security Cleared
14 163 (16.45%) QuickTest Pro
15 152 (15.34%) Test Management
16 139 (14.03%) Test Strategy
16 139 (14.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 133 (13.42%) JIRA
18 125 (12.61%) SC Cleared
19 115 (11.60%) Test Automation
19 115 (11.60%) Windows
20 102 (10.29%) .NET
21 101 (10.19%) Integration Testing
22 100 (10.09%) UNIX
23 93 (9.38%) Microsoft
23 93 (9.38%) SAP
24 92 (9.28%) LoadRunner
25 85 (8.58%) Performance Testing
26 84 (8.48%) Regression Testing
27 83 (8.38%) Selenium

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 29 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.51%) OpenStack
3 14 (1.41%) CMS
4 12 (1.21%) Apache
5 9 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.91%) IIS
6 8 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.71%) WebLogic Integration
8 6 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.61%) Confluence
9 5 (0.50%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.40%) Lync
11 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.20%) TeamSite
12 2 (0.20%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.10%) Orchard CMS
13 1 (0.10%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 78 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 71 (7.16%) MS Office
3 41 (4.14%) MS Project
4 36 (3.63%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 61 (6.16%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.51%) Summit
3 13 (1.31%) SAP APO
4 12 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.71%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.61%) IntelliMatch
8 5 (0.50%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.40%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
9 4 (0.40%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.40%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.30%) Siebel Analytics
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.50%) SaaS
2 4 (0.40%) Office 365
2 4 (0.40%) GitHub
2 4 (0.40%) IaaS
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.94%) TCP/IP
2 35 (3.53%) HTTPS
3 33 (3.33%) Wireshark
4 22 (2.22%) SSL
4 22 (2.22%) DNS
5 19 (1.92%) HTTP
6 15 (1.51%) FTP
6 15 (1.51%) SAN
7 12 (1.21%) LTE
8 11 (1.11%) UMTS
9 9 (0.91%) Internet
10 8 (0.81%) 3G
10 8 (0.81%) GSM
10 8 (0.81%) LAN
10 8 (0.81%) 3GPP
10 8 (0.81%) IP Telephony
10 8 (0.81%) 4G
11 6 (0.61%) IPsec
11 6 (0.61%) 2G
11 6 (0.61%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
2 37 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (3.43%) Oracle Database
4 31 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (1.01%) PowerCenter
7 8 (0.81%) SAP BW
7 8 (0.81%) DB2
8 7 (0.71%) MS Access
8 7 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.71%) QlikView
9 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.40%) MySQL
11 3 (0.30%) Siebel EIM
11 3 (0.30%) DataStage
11 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 163 (16.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 133 (13.42%) JIRA
3 92 (9.28%) LoadRunner
4 83 (8.38%) Selenium
5 36 (3.63%) TestDirector
6 34 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (2.42%) Cucumber
8 22 (2.22%) SoapUI
8 22 (2.22%) JUnit
8 22 (2.22%) Bugzilla
9 20 (2.02%) Subversion
9 20 (2.02%) WebDriver
10 15 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
11 13 (1.31%) Toad
12 11 (1.11%) Facilita Forecast
13 10 (1.01%) ClearCase
13 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.01%) JMeter
14 9 (0.91%) FitNesse
14 9 (0.91%) TestComplete
General
1 295 (29.77%) Finance
2 177 (17.86%) Banking
3 67 (6.76%) Investment Banking
4 65 (6.56%) Retail
5 45 (4.54%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.32%) Billing
7 20 (2.02%) Back Office
8 19 (1.92%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.51%) Electronics
11 13 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (1.21%) Marketing
13 11 (1.11%) Automotive
13 11 (1.11%) Legal
14 10 (1.01%) Front Office
15 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.61%) Military
17 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.20%) Private Banking
19 1 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 399 (40.26%) Analyst
2 355 (35.82%) Test Analyst
3 202 (20.38%) Tester
4 114 (11.50%) Test Manager
5 79 (7.97%) Test Leader
6 59 (5.95%) Test Engineer
7 42 (4.24%) Consultant
8 35 (3.53%) Business Analyst
9 34 (3.43%) Automation Tester
10 27 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
10 27 (2.72%) QA Tester
11 25 (2.52%) QA Analyst
12 23 (2.32%) Coordinator
13 21 (2.12%) Systems Tester
13 21 (2.12%) Senior Test Analyst
13 21 (2.12%) Test Consultant
14 19 (1.92%) SAP Consultant
14 19 (1.92%) Performance Engineer
14 19 (1.92%) Defect Manager
15 18 (1.82%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (10.29%) .NET
2 64 (6.46%) HTML
2 64 (6.46%) XML
3 58 (5.85%) JSP
3 58 (5.85%) ASP.NET
4 25 (2.52%) Web Services
5 18 (1.82%) JSON
6 17 (1.72%) SOAP
7 15 (1.51%) Middleware
8 11 (1.11%) jQuery
8 11 (1.11%) REST
9 7 (0.71%) FIXML
10 6 (0.61%) FpML
10 6 (0.61%) Gherkin
11 5 (0.50%) Spring
12 4 (0.40%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.40%) CSS
13 3 (0.30%) BAPI
13 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.32%) Mobile App
3 19 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 19 (1.92%) Fixed Income
4 16 (1.61%) IVR
4 16 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 16 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.41%) Derivative
6 12 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.21%) DTV
6 12 (1.21%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.11%) User Experience
7 11 (1.11%) Wiki
7 11 (1.11%) STB
8 10 (1.01%) MPEG
8 10 (1.01%) Open Source
8 10 (1.01%) SWIFT
9 8 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.81%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 115 (11.60%) Windows
2 100 (10.09%) UNIX
3 61 (6.16%) Linux
4 49 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (4.44%) Windows XP
6 42 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (3.43%) Windows 2000
8 19 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.21%) Android
10 11 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.71%) SUSE
11 7 (0.71%) AIX
11 7 (0.71%) HPUX
11 7 (0.71%) Solaris
12 6 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.20%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (30.27%) Test Scripting
2 268 (27.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 230 (23.21%) Software Testing
4 194 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (15.34%) Test Management
6 139 (14.03%) Test Strategy
7 115 (11.60%) Test Automation
8 101 (10.19%) Integration Testing
9 85 (8.58%) Performance Testing
10 84 (8.48%) Regression Testing
11 82 (8.27%) Automated Testing
12 81 (8.17%) Manual Testing
13 75 (7.57%) System Testing
14 72 (7.27%) Project Management
15 66 (6.66%) Migration
16 60 (6.05%) Test Planning
17 59 (5.95%) Validation
17 59 (5.95%) ETL
18 55 (5.55%) Waterfall
19 51 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 284 (28.66%) SQL
2 74 (7.47%) Java
3 67 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 49 (4.94%) C#
5 43 (4.34%) VB
6 31 (3.13%) Python
7 25 (2.52%) VBA
8 22 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 19 (1.92%) Ruby
9 19 (1.92%) VBScript
10 15 (1.51%) C
10 15 (1.51%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.21%) Perl
12 11 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.81%) C++
14 7 (0.71%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 6 (0.61%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.50%) PHP
16 5 (0.50%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.30%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 248 (25.03%) ISEB
2 244 (24.62%) ISTQB
3 166 (16.75%) Security Cleared
4 139 (14.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 125 (12.61%) SC Cleared
6 66 (6.66%) DV Cleared
7 47 (4.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 35 (3.53%) Degree
9 30 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (1.01%) PMP
11 10 (1.01%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.61%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.40%) MOS
13 4 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.30%) MCSE
14 3 (0.30%) CCNP
14 3 (0.30%) CCNA
14 3 (0.30%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (22.40%) QA
2 5 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.30%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.20%) FATCA
4 2 (0.20%) UCITS
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.10%) EMIR
5 1 (0.10%) WCAG
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) Basel II
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (2.22%) Nmap
2 14 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.40%) Firmware
3 4 (0.40%) NDS
3 4 (0.40%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.40%) KVM
4 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (2.22%) Nessus
2 14 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (0.81%) Control-M
4 6 (0.61%) SCCM
5 4 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.10%) Netcool
8 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.10%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.10%) nmon
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 512 (51.66%) HP
2 203 (20.48%) Oracle
3 93 (9.38%) SAP
3 93 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 25 (2.52%) Murex
5 21 (2.12%) IBM
5 21 (2.12%) Siebel
6 20 (2.02%) VMware
7 18 (1.82%) Cisco
8 15 (1.51%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.21%) Informatica
10 11 (1.11%) Citrix
11 10 (1.01%) Bloomberg
12 9 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.81%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.81%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.71%) Actimize
15 6 (0.61%) Sybase
15 6 (0.61%) JD Edwards
16 5 (0.50%) Juniper
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £125 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Rate: £300 to £330
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Church International
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 24 days ago