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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 216 209 157
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -52
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 489 495 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.03% 1.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.26% 14.10% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 337 472
Average daily rate
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£335 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £258 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
HP Quality Center
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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
3988 3510 3508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.65% 7.27% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2389 2103 1880
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 147 157
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +17.56%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 -9 195 £388 -8.82% 10
South East -6 131 £300 -17.24% 21
North West +22 35 £323 +8.40% 4
South West -23 34 £313 -3.84% 6
East of England -17 27 £355 +1.35% 1
North East - 20 £360 - 2
Yorkshire +2 19 £275 -10.56% 4
East Midlands -2 14 £344 -1.78% 1
West Midlands -33 11 £283 -24.66% 6
Midlands -13 1 - -
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 506 (52.11%) HP
2 306 (31.51%) Test Scripting
3 280 (28.84%) Finance
4 275 (28.32%) SQL
5 242 (24.92%) ISTQB
6 241 (24.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 228 (23.48%) ISEB
8 201 (20.70%) Oracle
8 201 (20.70%) Software Testing
9 197 (20.29%) QA
10 182 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
11 168 (17.30%) Security Cleared
12 165 (16.99%) Banking
12 165 (16.99%) QuickTest Pro
13 157 (16.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 149 (15.35%) Windows
15 129 (13.29%) UNIX
16 120 (12.36%) Test Automation
17 119 (12.26%) SC Cleared
18 118 (12.15%) Test Management
18 118 (12.15%) Test Strategy
19 111 (11.43%) JIRA
20 105 (10.81%) .NET
21 102 (10.50%) LoadRunner
22 101 (10.40%) Integration Testing
23 93 (9.58%) Performance Testing
24 91 (9.37%) Microsoft
25 82 (8.44%) SAP
26 77 (7.93%) Regression Testing
27 74 (7.62%) MS Excel

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 34 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.44%) Apache
3 13 (1.34%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.24%) IIS
5 10 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.03%) Confluence
6 9 (0.93%) WebLogic Integration
6 9 (0.93%) CMS
7 8 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.62%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.62%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.31%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.31%) Lync
12 2 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 74 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 67 (6.90%) MS Office
3 34 (3.50%) MS Project
3 34 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) Mingle
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (5.97%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (1.03%) SAP APO
4 8 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.72%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.72%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.62%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.41%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.41%) JDE OneWorld
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.31%) Summit
9 3 (0.31%) Siebel Analytics
9 3 (0.31%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.41%) SaaS
1 4 (0.41%) Office 365
1 4 (0.41%) GitHub
2 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (6.28%) TCP/IP
2 44 (4.53%) HTTPS
3 34 (3.50%) Wireshark
4 30 (3.09%) DNS
5 27 (2.78%) HTTP
6 26 (2.68%) SSL
7 17 (1.75%) FTP
8 14 (1.44%) SAN
9 13 (1.34%) LTE
10 11 (1.13%) UMTS
11 10 (1.03%) LAN
11 10 (1.03%) 3G
11 10 (1.03%) IP Telephony
12 9 (0.93%) IPsec
12 9 (0.93%) 4G
12 9 (0.93%) Internet
13 8 (0.82%) GSM
13 8 (0.82%) VPN
13 8 (0.82%) 3GPP
13 8 (0.82%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
3 34 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (3.40%) Oracle Database
5 27 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.03%) DB2
9 9 (0.93%) MS Access
10 7 (0.72%) PowerCenter
10 7 (0.72%) QlikView
11 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.51%) MySQL
13 3 (0.31%) Siebel EIM
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 165 (16.99%) QuickTest Pro
2 111 (11.43%) JIRA
3 102 (10.50%) LoadRunner
4 68 (7.00%) Selenium
5 38 (3.91%) TestDirector
6 31 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (2.57%) Cucumber
8 24 (2.47%) SoapUI
9 22 (2.27%) WebDriver
9 22 (2.27%) Bugzilla
10 20 (2.06%) JUnit
11 17 (1.75%) Toad
12 14 (1.44%) Subversion
13 13 (1.34%) Facilita Forecast
14 12 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
14 12 (1.24%) JMeter
15 9 (0.93%) WinRunner
15 9 (0.93%) ClearCase
16 8 (0.82%) Ant
16 8 (0.82%) FitNesse
General
1 280 (28.84%) Finance
2 165 (16.99%) Banking
3 70 (7.21%) Retail
4 59 (6.08%) Investment Banking
5 52 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.47%) Retail Banking
7 20 (2.06%) Billing
8 16 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.65%) Electronics
9 13 (1.34%) Back Office
10 12 (1.24%) Legal
11 11 (1.13%) Marketing
12 9 (0.93%) Automotive
13 8 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.82%) Front Office
14 7 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.72%) Military
15 4 (0.41%) Games
16 3 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 407 (41.92%) Analyst
2 367 (37.80%) Test Analyst
3 196 (20.19%) Tester
4 93 (9.58%) Test Manager
5 72 (7.42%) Test Leader
6 67 (6.90%) Test Engineer
7 38 (3.91%) Consultant
8 33 (3.40%) Business Analyst
9 28 (2.88%) Coordinator
10 26 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (2.37%) Performance Tester
11 23 (2.37%) Systems Tester
12 22 (2.27%) QA Tester
12 22 (2.27%) Automation Tester
13 20 (2.06%) Integration Engineer
13 20 (2.06%) Performance Engineer
13 20 (2.06%) QA Analyst
13 20 (2.06%) Manual Tester
14 19 (1.96%) Test Coordinator
14 19 (1.96%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (10.81%) .NET
2 65 (6.69%) ASP.NET
3 64 (6.59%) HTML
4 61 (6.28%) XML
5 58 (5.97%) JSP
6 29 (2.99%) Web Services
7 19 (1.96%) SOAP
7 19 (1.96%) JSON
8 17 (1.75%) Middleware
9 11 (1.13%) REST
10 9 (0.93%) jQuery
11 8 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (0.62%) Gherkin
13 5 (0.51%) J2EE
14 4 (0.41%) JMS
14 4 (0.41%) Spring
14 4 (0.41%) FIXML
15 3 (0.31%) FpML
15 3 (0.31%) J2ME
15 3 (0.31%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 18 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 18 (1.85%) IVR
3 18 (1.85%) Derivative
4 17 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 15 (1.54%) User Experience
6 14 (1.44%) STB
7 13 (1.34%) Mainframe
7 13 (1.34%) DTV
8 12 (1.24%) MPEG
8 12 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.24%) SWIFT
8 12 (1.24%) Wiki
9 11 (1.13%) Open Source
9 11 (1.13%) Equities
10 10 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.93%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 149 (15.35%) Windows
2 129 (13.29%) UNIX
3 71 (7.31%) Linux
4 67 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (5.77%) Windows XP
6 53 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (4.43%) Windows 2000
8 23 (2.37%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.44%) AIX
10 11 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.93%) SUSE
11 9 (0.93%) HPUX
12 8 (0.82%) Solaris
13 7 (0.72%) Android
13 7 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.62%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.41%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.21%) VMS
17 1 (0.10%) zOS
17 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (31.51%) Test Scripting
2 241 (24.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 201 (20.70%) Software Testing
4 182 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (12.36%) Test Automation
6 118 (12.15%) Test Management
6 118 (12.15%) Test Strategy
7 101 (10.40%) Integration Testing
8 93 (9.58%) Performance Testing
9 77 (7.93%) Regression Testing
10 74 (7.62%) Manual Testing
11 67 (6.90%) System Testing
12 66 (6.80%) Migration
13 64 (6.59%) Automated Testing
14 58 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (5.46%) Validation
15 53 (5.46%) Functional Testing
16 52 (5.36%) Test Planning
17 51 (5.25%) ETL
18 50 (5.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 275 (28.32%) SQL
2 63 (6.49%) JavaScript
3 61 (6.28%) Java
4 48 (4.94%) VB
5 47 (4.84%) C#
6 32 (3.30%) Python
7 29 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 24 (2.47%) VBA
9 19 (1.96%) VBScript
10 18 (1.85%) Perl
11 17 (1.75%) Ruby
12 13 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.13%) C
14 9 (0.93%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 8 (0.82%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.82%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.62%) C++
17 5 (0.51%) PHP
18 3 (0.31%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 242 (24.92%) ISTQB
2 228 (23.48%) ISEB
3 168 (17.30%) Security Cleared
4 157 (16.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 119 (12.26%) SC Cleared
6 61 (6.28%) DV Cleared
7 41 (4.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 30 (3.09%) Degree
9 21 (2.16%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.93%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.72%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.51%) SAP Certification
13 5 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.51%) PMP
13 5 (0.51%) MOS
14 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.41%) CCNA
15 3 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (20.29%) QA
2 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.21%) FATCA
2 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.10%) WCAG
3 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.10%) EMIR
3 1 (0.10%) UCITS
3 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (2.68%) Nmap
2 17 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.72%) NDS
4 6 (0.62%) Terminal Server
4 6 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (2.68%) Nessus
2 22 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (0.72%) Control-M
4 6 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
4 6 (0.62%) SCCM
4 6 (0.62%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.51%) Netcool
5 5 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.31%) Nagios
7 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.10%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.10%) nmon
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 506 (52.11%) HP
2 201 (20.70%) Oracle
3 91 (9.37%) Microsoft
4 82 (8.44%) SAP
5 28 (2.88%) VMware
6 23 (2.37%) Cisco
7 21 (2.16%) IBM
8 19 (1.96%) Siebel
9 13 (1.34%) Citrix
9 13 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.13%) Murex
11 10 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (1.03%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.72%) Actimize
12 7 (0.72%) Informatica
13 6 (0.62%) Siemens
13 6 (0.62%) JD Edwards
13 6 (0.62%) Genesys
13 6 (0.62%) Empirix
13 6 (0.62%) Open Text
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