The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 207 202 169
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 500 477 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 1.02% 1.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.30% 13.85% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 306 395
Average daily rate
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£325 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £248 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3759 3444 3493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.61% 7.39% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2208 1963 1829
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 159 155
Average hourly rate £18.63 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.52 £41.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
HP Quality Center
UK

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -2 180 £400 - 31
South East -14 141 £308 -13.01% 30
East of England +1 41 £368 +59.78%
South West -39 29 £275 -9.09% 7
Yorkshire -2 28 £218 -30.95% 4
North West -4 28 £323 -4.44% 8
East Midlands +6 23 £280 -25.33%
North East -2 15 £361 -3.66%
West Midlands -13 7 £300 -25.00% 3
Midlands - - - -
HP Quality Center
UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 533 (53.46%) HP
2 327 (32.80%) Test Scripting
3 275 (27.58%) ISTQB
4 274 (27.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 259 (25.98%) Finance
6 253 (25.38%) SQL
7 250 (25.08%) ISEB
8 208 (20.86%) Software Testing
9 191 (19.16%) Security Cleared
10 190 (19.06%) QA
11 186 (18.66%) Oracle
12 176 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
13 173 (17.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 159 (15.95%) Banking
15 151 (15.15%) Windows
16 142 (14.24%) SC Cleared
16 142 (14.24%) Test Automation
17 129 (12.94%) JIRA
18 128 (12.84%) Test Strategy
19 126 (12.64%) Test Management
20 124 (12.44%) UNIX
21 113 (11.33%) LoadRunner
22 108 (10.83%) Performance Testing
23 103 (10.33%) .NET
24 99 (9.93%) SAP
25 97 (9.73%) Microsoft
26 95 (9.53%) Selenium
27 93 (9.33%) Integration Testing
27 93 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
28 80 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 37 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.71%) Apache
3 12 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.10%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (1.00%) OpenStack
5 10 (1.00%) IIS
6 9 (0.90%) WebLogic Integration
7 8 (0.80%) CMS
7 8 (0.80%) Confluence
8 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.40%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.30%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 71 (7.12%) MS Excel
2 53 (5.32%) MS Office
3 29 (2.91%) MS Project
4 28 (2.81%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 57 (5.72%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.10%) SAP FI
4 10 (1.00%) VisionPLUS
5 9 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.90%) SAP APO
6 8 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.80%) SAP CRM
6 8 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.80%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.70%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.50%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.40%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.40%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.30%) Magento
10 3 (0.30%) Summit
10 3 (0.30%) Siebel Analytics
10 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.30%) Office 365
2 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) SaaS
3 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.72%) TCP/IP
2 48 (4.81%) HTTPS
3 35 (3.51%) HTTP
4 32 (3.21%) SSL
5 30 (3.01%) DNS
6 28 (2.81%) Wireshark
7 18 (1.81%) SAN
7 18 (1.81%) LAN
8 17 (1.71%) Internet
9 16 (1.60%) FTP
10 13 (1.30%) 3G
10 13 (1.30%) IP Telephony
11 12 (1.20%) IPsec
11 12 (1.20%) Firewall
11 12 (1.20%) 4G
11 12 (1.20%) VPN
12 11 (1.10%) LTE
12 11 (1.10%) 2G
13 9 (0.90%) VLAN
13 9 (0.90%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
4 28 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
7 12 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.00%) QlikView
9 9 (0.90%) MS Access
10 6 (0.60%) DB2
10 6 (0.60%) SAP BI
10 6 (0.60%) MySQL
11 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.40%) PowerCenter
11 4 (0.40%) OLAP
12 3 (0.30%) Siebel EIM
12 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.20%) DataStage
13 2 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 176 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 129 (12.94%) JIRA
3 113 (11.33%) LoadRunner
4 95 (9.53%) Selenium
5 39 (3.91%) TestDirector
5 39 (3.91%) SoapUI
6 36 (3.61%) Cucumber
7 32 (3.21%) WebDriver
8 27 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (2.11%) Bugzilla
9 21 (2.11%) Maven
10 19 (1.91%) JUnit
11 15 (1.50%) Toad
11 15 (1.50%) JMeter
12 14 (1.40%) Ant
13 13 (1.30%) FitNesse
13 13 (1.30%) Jenkins
14 12 (1.20%) WinRunner
15 10 (1.00%) Subversion
15 10 (1.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 259 (25.98%) Finance
2 159 (15.95%) Banking
3 72 (7.22%) Retail
4 54 (5.42%) Telecoms
5 50 (5.02%) Investment Banking
6 26 (2.61%) Retail Banking
7 18 (1.81%) Billing
8 17 (1.71%) Back Office
9 14 (1.40%) Electronics
10 12 (1.20%) Legal
10 12 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.10%) Marketing
12 8 (0.80%) Games
12 8 (0.80%) Front Office
13 7 (0.70%) Automotive
13 7 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.70%) Military
14 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) German Language
16 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 412 (41.32%) Analyst
2 373 (37.41%) Test Analyst
3 206 (20.66%) Tester
4 110 (11.03%) Test Manager
5 75 (7.52%) Test Leader
6 64 (6.42%) Test Engineer
7 46 (4.61%) Consultant
8 30 (3.01%) Coordinator
9 29 (2.91%) Performance Tester
10 28 (2.81%) Business Analyst
11 26 (2.61%) QA Tester
12 24 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
13 23 (2.31%) Junior
13 23 (2.31%) Automation Tester
14 22 (2.21%) QA Analyst
15 21 (2.11%) Systems Tester
16 19 (1.91%) Test Coordinator
16 19 (1.91%) Test Consultant
16 19 (1.91%) Defect Manager
17 17 (1.71%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (10.33%) .NET
2 76 (7.62%) HTML
3 65 (6.52%) ASP.NET
4 62 (6.22%) XML
5 57 (5.72%) JSP
6 36 (3.61%) Web Services
7 26 (2.61%) SOAP
8 19 (1.91%) Middleware
8 19 (1.91%) JSON
9 13 (1.30%) CSS
9 13 (1.30%) REST
10 11 (1.10%) J2EE
11 9 (0.90%) MDX
12 8 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (0.70%) WAP
13 7 (0.70%) J2ME
14 6 (0.60%) Gherkin
15 5 (0.50%) JMS
16 4 (0.40%) XSLT
16 4 (0.40%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 26 (2.61%) Mobile App
2 24 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.21%) IVR
4 17 (1.71%) Derivative
5 16 (1.60%) Wiki
6 14 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 13 (1.30%) STB
7 13 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.30%) SWIFT
8 12 (1.20%) Open Source
8 12 (1.20%) Clustering
8 12 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.10%) DTV
9 11 (1.10%) Handset
9 11 (1.10%) Equities
9 11 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.00%) NHS
10 10 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
11 9 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 151 (15.15%) Windows
2 124 (12.44%) UNIX
3 72 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (6.82%) Linux
5 60 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (5.92%) Windows XP
7 47 (4.71%) Windows 2000
8 28 (2.81%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.40%) AIX
10 12 (1.20%) Solaris
11 10 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.90%) SUSE
12 9 (0.90%) HPUX
13 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.60%) Android
14 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.40%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.20%) VMS
18 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (32.80%) Test Scripting
2 274 (27.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 208 (20.86%) Software Testing
4 142 (14.24%) Test Automation
5 128 (12.84%) Test Strategy
6 126 (12.64%) Test Management
7 108 (10.83%) Performance Testing
8 93 (9.33%) Integration Testing
8 93 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 73 (7.32%) Automated Testing
11 69 (6.92%) System Testing
12 64 (6.42%) Regression Testing
13 63 (6.32%) Migration
14 57 (5.72%) Waterfall
15 52 (5.22%) Scrum
15 52 (5.22%) E-Commerce
16 51 (5.12%) Validation
17 48 (4.81%) Knowledge Management
17 48 (4.81%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 253 (25.38%) SQL
2 79 (7.92%) JavaScript
3 61 (6.12%) Java
4 57 (5.72%) C#
5 51 (5.12%) VB
6 34 (3.41%) Python
7 27 (2.71%) Shell Script
8 23 (2.31%) VBScript
9 21 (2.11%) VBA
10 17 (1.71%) Perl
11 15 (1.50%) Ruby
12 12 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.90%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.90%) C++
13 9 (0.90%) C
13 9 (0.90%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 7 (0.70%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.70%) XPath
15 6 (0.60%) PHP
16 5 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 275 (27.58%) ISTQB
2 250 (25.08%) ISEB
3 191 (19.16%) Security Cleared
4 173 (17.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 142 (14.24%) SC Cleared
6 58 (5.82%) DV Cleared
7 39 (3.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 28 (2.81%) Degree
9 21 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.50%) MOS
10 5 (0.50%) SAP Certification
10 5 (0.50%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.30%) CBAP
13 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (19.06%) QA
2 8 (0.80%) WCAG
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 9002
3 2 (0.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.10%) Basel III
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (2.91%) Nmap
2 21 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.70%) NDS
5 6 (0.60%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.40%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 28 (2.81%) Nessus
2 23 (2.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 12 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (1.00%) Cisco IPCC
5 8 (0.80%) SCCM
6 6 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
6 6 (0.60%) Netcool
6 6 (0.60%) CORE IMPACT
6 6 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.40%) OpenView
8 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.10%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.10%) nmon
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.10%) Control-M
Vendors
1 533 (53.46%) HP
2 186 (18.66%) Oracle
3 99 (9.93%) SAP
4 97 (9.73%) Microsoft
5 40 (4.01%) VMware
6 24 (2.41%) Siebel
6 24 (2.41%) Cisco
7 21 (2.11%) Citrix
8 19 (1.91%) IBM
9 12 (1.20%) Informatica
9 12 (1.20%) TIBCO
10 11 (1.10%) Open Text
10 11 (1.10%) Verint
11 10 (1.00%) Siemens
11 10 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.00%) Genesys
11 10 (1.00%) Empirix
11 10 (1.00%) Sun
12 9 (0.90%) Splunk
13 8 (0.80%) Apple
Redhill, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £565.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Milton Keynes
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £400 - 450 per day all inclusive
Posted: 27 days ago