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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 286 209 194
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -15
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 346 499 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 1.00% 1.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.74% 13.15% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 329 306
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.72% +223.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £152.00 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £110.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.27% +205.55%
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
3959 3796 2978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.83% 7.64% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2440 2214 1738
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 154 157
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.44% +23.75%

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 April 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
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 April 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 -37 138 £475 +26.66% 31
South East +2 129 £320 -1.53% 10
North West -2 39 £325 - 2
East of England -14 12 £275 -25.67% 3
West Midlands -25 7 £337 -0.14% 3
South West -11 6 £330 -12.58% 1
Yorkshire -71 5 £343 +24.54% 3
North East -18 4 - - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £375 +30.43%
HP Quality Center
UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 367 (46.69%) HP
2 242 (30.79%) SQL
3 239 (30.41%) Finance
4 238 (30.28%) Test Scripting
5 192 (24.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 182 (23.16%) ISTQB
7 172 (21.88%) ISEB
8 157 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
9 153 (19.47%) Security Cleared
10 147 (18.70%) Test Management
11 145 (18.45%) Software Testing
12 143 (18.19%) JIRA
13 133 (16.92%) Banking
14 120 (15.27%) QA
15 112 (14.25%) Oracle
16 106 (13.49%) Microsoft
17 105 (13.36%) Test Strategy
18 99 (12.60%) SC Cleared
19 96 (12.21%) QuickTest Pro
20 93 (11.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 91 (11.58%) MS Excel
22 80 (10.18%) XML
23 78 (9.92%) Migration
24 77 (9.80%) Integration Testing
25 74 (9.41%) UNIX
26 70 (8.91%) Windows
26 70 (8.91%) Regression Testing
27 68 (8.65%) SAP
28 66 (8.40%) Java
29 65 (8.27%) Telecoms

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (1.02%) CMS
4 6 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.38%) IIS
6 3 (0.38%) Apache
6 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.25%) SAS
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.25%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.25%) Confluence
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.13%) Lync
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.13%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 91 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.71%) MS Office
3 13 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.02%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) Windchill
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (4.07%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.89%) Endur
2 7 (0.89%) ZaiNet
2 7 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.76%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.64%) Exstream
4 5 (0.64%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.51%) Summit
5 4 (0.51%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.51%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.51%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.38%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.38%) SAP BCA
7 2 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.25%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.25%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.82%) GSM
2 26 (3.31%) TCP/IP
3 24 (3.05%) SAN
4 23 (2.93%) 3G
5 21 (2.67%) 4G
6 19 (2.42%) SS7
7 18 (2.29%) 2G
7 18 (2.29%) SIGTRAN
8 16 (2.04%) Wireshark
9 11 (1.40%) Wireless
9 11 (1.40%) HTTP
10 10 (1.27%) UMTS
11 8 (1.02%) CDMA
12 7 (0.89%) GPRS
12 7 (0.89%) FTP
12 7 (0.89%) MVNO
13 6 (0.76%) LTE
13 6 (0.76%) RTP
14 5 (0.64%) RTCP
14 5 (0.64%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.16%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (1.78%) SAP BW
6 10 (1.27%) Data Mining
6 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.02%) DataStage
7 8 (1.02%) Siebel EIM
8 7 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.76%) OpenStack Swift
9 6 (0.76%) QlikView
10 5 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.51%) MS Access
12 3 (0.38%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.38%) PowerCenter
12 3 (0.38%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 143 (18.19%) JIRA
2 96 (12.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 56 (7.12%) LoadRunner
4 45 (5.73%) Selenium
5 27 (3.44%) SoapUI
6 26 (3.31%) Subversion
7 25 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (2.67%) TestDirector
9 14 (1.78%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.65%) StarTeam
11 12 (1.53%) JMeter
12 11 (1.40%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.27%) eggPlant
13 10 (1.27%) Bugzilla
14 9 (1.15%) MSI
14 9 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (1.02%) ClearQuest
15 8 (1.02%) Maven
16 7 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 239 (30.41%) Finance
2 133 (16.92%) Banking
3 65 (8.27%) Telecoms
4 53 (6.74%) Investment Banking
5 33 (4.20%) Retail
6 24 (3.05%) Billing
7 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.65%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.27%) Back Office
9 9 (1.15%) Front Office
10 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.76%) Legal
10 6 (0.76%) Marketing
11 5 (0.64%) Electronics
11 5 (0.64%) Automotive
11 5 (0.64%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.51%) Games
12 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 304 (38.68%) Analyst
2 266 (33.84%) Test Analyst
3 158 (20.10%) Test Manager
4 110 (13.99%) Tester
5 64 (8.14%) Test Leader
6 44 (5.60%) Developer
7 40 (5.09%) Test Engineer
8 26 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
8 26 (3.31%) Consultant
9 21 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
10 18 (2.29%) Business Analyst
11 16 (2.04%) QA Analyst
12 15 (1.91%) SAP Manager
13 13 (1.65%) SAP Test Manager
13 13 (1.65%) UAT Analyst
13 13 (1.65%) QA Test Analyst
13 13 (1.65%) Junior
14 12 (1.53%) Test Consultant
14 12 (1.53%) Functional Analyst
14 12 (1.53%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.18%) XML
2 56 (7.12%) .NET
3 35 (4.45%) Web Services
4 33 (4.20%) HTML
5 27 (3.44%) SOAP
6 17 (2.16%) ASP.NET
7 15 (1.91%) JSP
8 13 (1.65%) JSON
9 12 (1.53%) CSS
10 11 (1.40%) XML Messaging
11 8 (1.02%) Middleware
12 6 (0.76%) FpML
12 6 (0.76%) WCF
12 6 (0.76%) REST
13 5 (0.64%) XSD
13 5 (0.64%) XBRL
14 4 (0.51%) Swing
14 4 (0.51%) XSL
14 4 (0.51%) XSLT
14 4 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (2.80%) Derivative
3 20 (2.54%) Fixed Income
4 19 (2.42%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.53%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.40%) Equities
8 10 (1.27%) STB
8 10 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.27%) Smart Meter
9 9 (1.15%) MPEG
10 7 (0.89%) Open Source
10 7 (0.89%) SWIFT
11 6 (0.76%) DTV
11 6 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.76%) IVR
11 6 (0.76%) Wiki
12 5 (0.64%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.41%) UNIX
2 70 (8.91%) Windows
3 50 (6.36%) Linux
4 13 (1.65%) Windows 7
4 13 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.53%) AIX
6 11 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.15%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.89%) Solaris
8 7 (0.89%) Android
8 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.38%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.25%) HPUX
11 2 (0.25%) SUSE
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (30.28%) Test Scripting
2 192 (24.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 157 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (18.70%) Test Management
5 145 (18.45%) Software Testing
6 105 (13.36%) Test Strategy
7 78 (9.92%) Migration
8 77 (9.80%) Integration Testing
9 70 (8.91%) Regression Testing
10 60 (7.63%) Performance Testing
11 58 (7.38%) Waterfall
12 57 (7.25%) Test Automation
13 52 (6.62%) Validation
14 47 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (5.98%) ETL
15 43 (5.47%) Manual Testing
16 41 (5.22%) System Testing
16 41 (5.22%) Project Management
17 39 (4.96%) Scrum
17 39 (4.96%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 242 (30.79%) SQL
2 66 (8.40%) Java
3 40 (5.09%) VBA
4 38 (4.83%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.82%) C#
6 29 (3.69%) Shell Script
7 28 (3.56%) VB
8 25 (3.18%) Python
9 19 (2.42%) C
9 19 (2.42%) VBScript
10 16 (2.04%) VB.NET
11 15 (1.91%) C++
12 12 (1.53%) Perl
13 10 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.27%) Ruby
14 9 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.64%) PHP
17 2 (0.25%) ABAP
17 2 (0.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 182 (23.16%) ISTQB
2 172 (21.88%) ISEB
3 153 (19.47%) Security Cleared
4 99 (12.60%) SC Cleared
5 93 (11.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 50 (6.36%) DV Cleared
7 34 (4.33%) Degree
8 16 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (1.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.27%) MCITP
12 9 (1.15%) Siebel Certification
13 8 (1.02%) CISSP
13 8 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (1.02%) CEH
14 7 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.76%) OSCP
16 5 (0.64%) MCSE
17 3 (0.38%) MCSA
17 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (15.27%) QA
2 7 (0.89%) ISO 9001
2 7 (0.89%) COREP
2 7 (0.89%) FINREP
3 6 (0.76%) EMIR
3 6 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.51%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.38%) MiFID
5 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.38%) FATCA
5 3 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.38%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
5 1 (0.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.53%) Nessus
1 12 (1.53%) Nmap
2 10 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (1.02%) CORE IMPACT
4 6 (0.76%) SCCM
5 5 (0.64%) WebInspect
5 5 (0.64%) Control-M
6 4 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.38%) Netcool
8 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
9 1 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 367 (46.69%) HP
2 112 (14.25%) Oracle
3 106 (13.49%) Microsoft
4 68 (8.65%) SAP
5 29 (3.69%) Citrix
6 25 (3.18%) VMware
7 15 (1.91%) Siebel
8 13 (1.65%) Cisco
9 12 (1.53%) IBM
9 12 (1.53%) Murex
10 11 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (1.27%) Trayport
12 9 (1.15%) Informatica
13 7 (0.89%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.89%) Remedy
13 7 (0.89%) Sybase
13 7 (0.89%) Business Objects
14 6 (0.76%) Calypso
14 6 (0.76%) Teradata
15 5 (0.64%) Ektron
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