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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 232 195 190
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 410 477 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 1.05% 1.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.01% 14.48% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 284 280
Average daily rate
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£366 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £155.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.19% +287.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £149.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £155.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £155.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-80.48% +244.44%
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
3725 3295 2603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 7.23% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1869 1509
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 149 165
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 5 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 March 2015. 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
South East +20 158 £311 -7.77% 23
London -17 153 £390 -11.91% 16
South West -3 29 £400 +6.66% 2
East of England -12 22 £264 -23.06% 3
North West -16 22 £600 +92.77% 1
West Midlands -20 12 £271 -22.50% 4
North East -2 5 £342 +26.49% 1
Yorkshire -52 5 £470 +56.66% 2
East Midlands -10 3 £300 +8.10% 1
South Coast - - - -
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 414 (46.57%) HP
2 268 (30.15%) SQL
3 266 (29.92%) Finance
4 244 (27.45%) Test Scripting
5 237 (26.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 225 (25.31%) ISEB
7 209 (23.51%) ISTQB
8 199 (22.38%) Software Testing
9 182 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
10 174 (19.57%) Test Management
11 173 (19.46%) Security Cleared
12 167 (18.79%) Banking
13 159 (17.89%) JIRA
14 149 (16.76%) QA
15 141 (15.86%) Test Strategy
16 140 (15.75%) Oracle
17 128 (14.40%) QuickTest Pro
18 122 (13.72%) SC Cleared
19 109 (12.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 104 (11.70%) Microsoft
21 91 (10.24%) Regression Testing
22 88 (9.90%) MS Excel
23 85 (9.56%) SAP
24 83 (9.34%) Windows
25 80 (9.00%) Migration
26 76 (8.55%) Integration Testing
27 75 (8.44%) Test Automation
28 73 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
28 73 (8.21%) .NET
29 70 (7.87%) LoadRunner

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 23 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.57%) CMS
3 10 (1.12%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.45%) Confluence
7 3 (0.34%) Lync
8 2 (0.22%) Apache
8 2 (0.22%) SAS
8 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.11%) Drupal
9 1 (0.11%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.11%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.11%) IIS
9 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 46 (5.17%) MS Office
3 21 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.14%) MS Project
5 17 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.91%) Summit
3 11 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.90%) SAP APO
6 7 (0.79%) ZaiNet
6 7 (0.79%) Endur
7 5 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.56%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.56%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.45%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.34%) Exstream
9 3 (0.34%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.34%) Agresso
9 3 (0.34%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.34%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.45%) IaaS
2 3 (0.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 28 (3.15%) SAN
3 20 (2.25%) GSM
4 18 (2.02%) Wireshark
5 15 (1.69%) 3G
6 14 (1.57%) 4G
7 13 (1.46%) HTTP
7 13 (1.46%) SS7
8 12 (1.35%) 2G
8 12 (1.35%) SIGTRAN
9 9 (1.01%) FTP
10 6 (0.67%) SSL
10 6 (0.67%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.67%) UMTS
11 5 (0.56%) MVNO
11 5 (0.56%) Internet
12 4 (0.45%) PBX
12 4 (0.45%) WAN
12 4 (0.45%) LAN
12 4 (0.45%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.39%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
5 20 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.25%) SAP BW
6 12 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.24%) Data Mining
8 10 (1.12%) DataStage
9 9 (1.01%) PowerCenter
10 8 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.90%) Siebel EIM
11 7 (0.79%) QlikView
12 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle OWB
13 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.34%) Star Schema
13 3 (0.34%) SAP BI
14 2 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 159 (17.89%) JIRA
2 128 (14.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 70 (7.87%) LoadRunner
4 65 (7.31%) Selenium
5 26 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (2.92%) TestDirector
6 24 (2.70%) Subversion
7 19 (2.14%) SoapUI
8 14 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
9 13 (1.46%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.46%) Jenkins
9 13 (1.46%) StarTeam
10 12 (1.35%) eggPlant
11 10 (1.12%) MSI
11 10 (1.12%) JUnit
12 9 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (1.01%) ClearCase
13 8 (0.90%) WinRunner
13 8 (0.90%) ClearQuest
14 7 (0.79%) DbUnit
General
1 266 (29.92%) Finance
2 167 (18.79%) Banking
3 61 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 50 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 39 (4.39%) Retail
6 21 (2.36%) Billing
7 16 (1.80%) Retail Banking
7 16 (1.80%) Front Office
8 15 (1.69%) Back Office
9 11 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.79%) Marketing
12 5 (0.56%) Games
13 4 (0.45%) Electronics
13 4 (0.45%) Automotive
14 3 (0.34%) Legal
14 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 333 (37.46%) Analyst
2 296 (33.30%) Test Analyst
3 172 (19.35%) Test Manager
4 136 (15.30%) Tester
5 74 (8.32%) Test Leader
6 46 (5.17%) Test Engineer
7 38 (4.27%) Consultant
8 35 (3.94%) Developer
9 23 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (2.47%) Business Analyst
11 19 (2.14%) Senior Test Analyst
11 19 (2.14%) Automation Tester
12 18 (2.02%) Test Consultant
12 18 (2.02%) QA Analyst
13 16 (1.80%) UAT Analyst
14 14 (1.57%) Functional Test Analyst
14 14 (1.57%) QA Tester
14 14 (1.57%) SAP Consultant
14 14 (1.57%) QA Test Analyst
14 14 (1.57%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (8.21%) .NET
2 68 (7.65%) XML
3 39 (4.39%) HTML
4 28 (3.15%) Web Services
5 25 (2.81%) JSP
5 25 (2.81%) ASP.NET
6 16 (1.80%) JSON
6 16 (1.80%) SOAP
7 12 (1.35%) REST
8 10 (1.12%) FpML
9 9 (1.01%) jQuery
9 9 (1.01%) CSS
9 9 (1.01%) FIXML
10 7 (0.79%) XML Messaging
10 7 (0.79%) Middleware
11 3 (0.34%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.34%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.22%) EDI
12 2 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.04%) Client/Server
3 26 (2.92%) Fixed Income
4 24 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (2.14%) Derivative
6 18 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.01%) STB
10 9 (1.01%) MPEG
11 8 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.90%) IVR
11 8 (0.90%) SWIFT
12 7 (0.79%) Equities
13 6 (0.67%) DTV
13 6 (0.67%) Wiki
13 6 (0.67%) iPad
13 6 (0.67%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 83 (9.34%) Windows
2 60 (6.75%) UNIX
3 40 (4.50%) Linux
4 19 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.69%) Windows XP
5 15 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.35%) Android
8 11 (1.24%) AIX
9 9 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.79%) Solaris
10 7 (0.79%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (27.45%) Test Scripting
2 237 (26.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 199 (22.38%) Software Testing
4 182 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (19.57%) Test Management
6 141 (15.86%) Test Strategy
7 91 (10.24%) Regression Testing
8 80 (9.00%) Migration
9 76 (8.55%) Integration Testing
10 75 (8.44%) Test Automation
11 69 (7.76%) Project Management
12 68 (7.65%) Performance Testing
13 64 (7.20%) Waterfall
14 63 (7.09%) Validation
15 59 (6.64%) ETL
16 57 (6.41%) Automated Testing
16 57 (6.41%) Manual Testing
17 55 (6.19%) System Testing
18 52 (5.85%) Functional Testing
19 51 (5.74%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 268 (30.15%) SQL
2 68 (7.65%) Java
3 51 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 44 (4.95%) VBA
5 29 (3.26%) C#
6 28 (3.15%) VB
7 23 (2.59%) Shell Script
7 23 (2.59%) C
8 20 (2.25%) Python
9 18 (2.02%) VBScript
10 13 (1.46%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.35%) Ruby
12 10 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.90%) C++
15 7 (0.79%) Perl
16 6 (0.67%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.45%) ABAP
18 1 (0.11%) Erlang
18 1 (0.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 225 (25.31%) ISEB
2 209 (23.51%) ISTQB
3 173 (19.46%) Security Cleared
4 122 (13.72%) SC Cleared
5 109 (12.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 62 (6.97%) DV Cleared
7 38 (4.27%) Degree
8 28 (3.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 23 (2.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (1.01%) MCITP
11 9 (1.01%) PMI Certification
11 9 (1.01%) Siebel Certification
12 8 (0.90%) PMP
12 8 (0.90%) VCP4
13 7 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.56%) CEH
14 5 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (16.76%) QA
2 12 (1.35%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.79%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.56%) FATCA
5 4 (0.45%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.34%) EMIR
7 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) UCITS
7 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.11%) COREP
8 1 (0.11%) FINREP
8 1 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 13 (1.46%) Nmap
2 12 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.45%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (0.45%) KVM
4 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) NFS
6 1 (0.11%) NDS
Systems Management
1 13 (1.46%) Nessus
2 11 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (0.90%) Control-M
4 6 (0.67%) CORE IMPACT
5 4 (0.45%) SCCM
5 4 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.34%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.34%) Netcool
7 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 414 (46.57%) HP
2 140 (15.75%) Oracle
3 104 (11.70%) Microsoft
4 85 (9.56%) SAP
5 33 (3.71%) Citrix
6 30 (3.37%) Murex
7 27 (3.04%) VMware
8 18 (2.02%) Siebel
9 15 (1.69%) Informatica
10 14 (1.57%) Cisco
11 12 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
12 11 (1.24%) Business Objects
12 11 (1.24%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.12%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.12%) Trayport
14 9 (1.01%) IBM
15 8 (0.90%) Sybase
16 6 (0.67%) Remedy
16 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (0.67%) Calypso
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