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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 219 202 201
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 446 442 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 1.00% 1.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.62% 13.79% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 257 274
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £30.25 £108.08 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.01% +380.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £41.97 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £155.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £108.08 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.01% +200.20%
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
3837 3205 2665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.26% 7.29% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 1888 1467
Average daily rate £425 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 133 198
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.75 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% -17.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.98 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
London +5 185 £389 -13.61% 23
South East +10 139 £310 -8.14% 24
South West +8 46 £425 +13.33% 8
East of England -3 24 £255 -40.00% 4
North West -7 19 £308 - 3
West Midlands -15 11 £271 -8.36% 1
Yorkshire -31 10 £350 +11.11% 11
North East - 7 £300 - 1
East Midlands +5 6 £270 +8.00% 2
HP Quality Center
UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 435 (47.03%) HP
2 285 (30.81%) SQL
3 278 (30.05%) Finance
4 246 (26.59%) Test Scripting
5 239 (25.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 223 (24.11%) ISEB
7 206 (22.27%) ISTQB
8 198 (21.41%) Software Testing
9 195 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
10 170 (18.38%) JIRA
11 168 (18.16%) Banking
12 165 (17.84%) Security Cleared
13 161 (17.41%) QA
14 158 (17.08%) Test Management
15 156 (16.86%) Oracle
16 147 (15.89%) QuickTest Pro
17 139 (15.03%) Test Strategy
18 119 (12.86%) SC Cleared
19 117 (12.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 105 (11.35%) Microsoft
21 93 (10.05%) Regression Testing
22 90 (9.73%) MS Excel
23 87 (9.41%) Windows
24 84 (9.08%) SAP
24 84 (9.08%) Migration
25 83 (8.97%) Integration Testing
26 82 (8.86%) .NET
27 80 (8.65%) LoadRunner
28 77 (8.32%) Test Automation
29 76 (8.22%) UNIX

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.73%) CMS
3 10 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 9 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.76%) IIS
7 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.43%) Lync
9 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.32%) Apache
9 3 (0.32%) Confluence
10 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.22%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.11%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.11%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 90 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 53 (5.73%) MS Office
3 26 (2.81%) MS Project
4 25 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.84%) Summit
3 11 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.97%) SAP APO
6 7 (0.76%) ZaiNet
6 7 (0.76%) Endur
7 6 (0.65%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.54%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.43%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.43%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.32%) Agresso
10 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.22%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.22%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.54%) SaaS
2 4 (0.43%) IaaS
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.32%) GitHub
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.70%) SAN
3 24 (2.59%) Wireshark
4 13 (1.41%) GSM
4 13 (1.41%) HTTP
5 11 (1.19%) HTTPS
6 10 (1.08%) FTP
6 10 (1.08%) SSL
6 10 (1.08%) 3G
7 9 (0.97%) Internet
7 9 (0.97%) 4G
8 8 (0.86%) SS7
9 7 (0.76%) 2G
10 6 (0.65%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (0.65%) PuTTY
10 6 (0.65%) UMTS
11 5 (0.54%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.54%) DNS
11 5 (0.54%) LAN
11 5 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.78%) Relational Database
3 32 (3.46%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.51%) SAP BW
7 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.19%) PowerCenter
9 8 (0.86%) DataStage
9 8 (0.86%) Siebel EIM
10 6 (0.65%) DB2
10 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.43%) QlikView
12 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
13 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 170 (18.38%) JIRA
2 147 (15.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 80 (8.65%) LoadRunner
4 69 (7.46%) Selenium
5 31 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (3.14%) Subversion
7 28 (3.03%) TestDirector
8 22 (2.38%) SoapUI
9 19 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
10 17 (1.84%) JUnit
10 17 (1.84%) Cucumber
11 13 (1.41%) StarTeam
11 13 (1.41%) Jenkins
12 12 (1.30%) ClearCase
13 11 (1.19%) eggPlant
14 10 (1.08%) DbUnit
14 10 (1.08%) ClearQuest
14 10 (1.08%) MSI
14 10 (1.08%) Bugzilla
15 9 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 278 (30.05%) Finance
2 168 (18.16%) Banking
3 63 (6.81%) Investment Banking
4 48 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 40 (4.32%) Retail
6 16 (1.73%) Front Office
6 16 (1.73%) Back Office
7 14 (1.51%) Retail Banking
7 14 (1.51%) Billing
8 12 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.76%) Marketing
11 6 (0.65%) Electronics
12 5 (0.54%) Games
12 5 (0.54%) Automotive
12 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.32%) Legal
14 3 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 338 (36.54%) Analyst
2 300 (32.43%) Test Analyst
3 165 (17.84%) Test Manager
4 161 (17.41%) Tester
5 69 (7.46%) Test Leader
6 45 (4.86%) Test Engineer
7 38 (4.11%) Consultant
8 37 (4.00%) Developer
9 24 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
10 23 (2.49%) Business Analyst
11 21 (2.27%) Automation Tester
12 19 (2.05%) Senior Test Analyst
13 18 (1.95%) Test Consultant
14 17 (1.84%) Integration Engineer
14 17 (1.84%) QA Analyst
15 16 (1.73%) Defect Manager
15 16 (1.73%) Junior
15 16 (1.73%) QA Tester
15 16 (1.73%) Manual Tester
16 15 (1.62%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.86%) .NET
2 62 (6.70%) XML
3 49 (5.30%) HTML
4 36 (3.89%) JSP
5 35 (3.78%) ASP.NET
5 35 (3.78%) Web Services
6 16 (1.73%) SOAP
7 15 (1.62%) JSON
8 13 (1.41%) jQuery
9 12 (1.30%) REST
10 11 (1.19%) Middleware
11 10 (1.08%) FpML
12 9 (0.97%) FIXML
12 9 (0.97%) CSS
13 4 (0.43%) Gherkin
13 4 (0.43%) Spring
13 4 (0.43%) XML Messaging
13 4 (0.43%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.14%) Client/Server
3 24 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (2.49%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.05%) Derivative
6 17 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.73%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.41%) STB
10 11 (1.19%) MPEG
10 11 (1.19%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.97%) Mainframe
11 9 (0.97%) DTV
11 9 (0.97%) SWIFT
12 8 (0.86%) IVR
13 7 (0.76%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.65%) iPad
14 6 (0.65%) Wiki
14 6 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 87 (9.41%) Windows
2 76 (8.22%) UNIX
3 43 (4.65%) Linux
4 23 (2.49%) Windows XP
5 22 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 20 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.51%) Android
9 12 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.30%) Windows 2000
9 12 (1.30%) AIX
10 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.65%) Solaris
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.32%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (26.59%) Test Scripting
2 239 (25.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 198 (21.41%) Software Testing
4 195 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (17.08%) Test Management
6 139 (15.03%) Test Strategy
7 93 (10.05%) Regression Testing
8 84 (9.08%) Migration
9 83 (8.97%) Integration Testing
10 77 (8.32%) Test Automation
11 72 (7.78%) Manual Testing
12 71 (7.68%) Performance Testing
12 71 (7.68%) Project Management
13 63 (6.81%) ETL
14 60 (6.49%) Automated Testing
15 58 (6.27%) Validation
16 57 (6.16%) System Testing
16 57 (6.16%) Waterfall
17 52 (5.62%) Test Planning
18 50 (5.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 285 (30.81%) SQL
2 69 (7.46%) Java
3 59 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 41 (4.43%) VBA
5 30 (3.24%) C#
6 26 (2.81%) VB
7 24 (2.59%) C
8 22 (2.38%) Python
9 21 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 19 (2.05%) VBScript
11 14 (1.51%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.30%) Ruby
13 11 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.86%) C++
15 8 (0.86%) Perl
16 6 (0.65%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.43%) ABAP
18 3 (0.32%) Korn
18 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 223 (24.11%) ISEB
2 206 (22.27%) ISTQB
3 165 (17.84%) Security Cleared
4 119 (12.86%) SC Cleared
5 117 (12.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 59 (6.38%) DV Cleared
7 34 (3.68%) Degree
8 29 (3.14%) ISEB Practitioner
9 28 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.19%) PMP
10 11 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.97%) Siebel Certification
11 9 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.86%) MCITP
13 5 (0.54%) CEH
13 5 (0.54%) CISSP
13 5 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (17.41%) QA
2 12 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.76%) ISO 14001
4 6 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.54%) FATCA
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.22%) EMIR
7 2 (0.22%) UCITS
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) Basel II
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 17 (1.84%) Nmap
2 16 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.65%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.43%) KVM
5 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (1.84%) Nessus
2 11 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (1.19%) Control-M
3 6 (0.65%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (0.32%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.22%) SCCM
5 2 (0.22%) Nagios
5 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 435 (47.03%) HP
2 156 (16.86%) Oracle
3 105 (11.35%) Microsoft
4 84 (9.08%) SAP
5 31 (3.35%) Citrix
5 31 (3.35%) Murex
6 28 (3.03%) VMware
7 18 (1.95%) Siebel
7 18 (1.95%) Cisco
8 15 (1.62%) Informatica
9 13 (1.41%) IBM
10 11 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
10 11 (1.19%) Business Objects
11 10 (1.08%) Trayport
11 10 (1.08%) Bloomberg
12 9 (0.97%) Sybase
13 7 (0.76%) Remedy
14 6 (0.65%) Calypso
14 6 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
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