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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 217 201 159
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -42
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 494 496 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 1.03% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.49% 14.10% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 341 458
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £261 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%
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
3954 3517 3517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.73% 7.31% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2341 2074 1859
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 £240 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 151 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.38 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.98 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.17 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -13 194 £400 -5.88% 19
South East -18 138 £300 -11.76% 25
East of England -5 33 £355 +35.23% 5
North West +4 29 £323 +0.78% 6
South West -37 29 £300 - 2
Yorkshire +7 25 £275 -19.11% 10
East Midlands +4 18 £295 -21.33% 2
North East - 15 £360 - 3
West Midlands -22 10 £283 -24.66% 5
Midlands -2 1 - -
HP Quality Center
UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 503 (52.40%) HP
2 318 (33.13%) Test Scripting
3 276 (28.75%) Finance
4 260 (27.08%) ISTQB
4 260 (27.08%) SQL
5 258 (26.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 233 (24.27%) ISEB
7 198 (20.63%) Software Testing
8 192 (20.00%) Oracle
9 191 (19.90%) QA
10 173 (18.02%) Security Cleared
11 167 (17.40%) QuickTest Pro
12 163 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 156 (16.25%) Banking
14 146 (15.21%) Windows
15 126 (13.13%) SC Cleared
16 122 (12.71%) Test Automation
17 119 (12.40%) Test Strategy
18 118 (12.29%) UNIX
19 117 (12.19%) Test Management
20 110 (11.46%) JIRA
21 104 (10.83%) .NET
22 100 (10.42%) Integration Testing
23 94 (9.79%) LoadRunner
24 91 (9.48%) Microsoft
25 89 (9.27%) Performance Testing
26 88 (9.17%) SAP
27 78 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
28 75 (7.81%) Regression Testing
29 71 (7.40%) MS Excel

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 38 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.67%) Apache
3 12 (1.25%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.25%) IIS
4 11 (1.15%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.94%) Confluence
6 9 (0.94%) WebLogic Integration
6 9 (0.94%) CMS
7 7 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.52%) MS Project Server
8 5 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.42%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.21%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.21%) Documentum
Applications
1 71 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 62 (6.46%) MS Office
3 34 (3.54%) MS Project
4 32 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.31%) Mingle
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 59 (6.15%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.04%) SAP APO
4 9 (0.94%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.83%) SAP CRM
5 8 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (0.83%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.52%) ION MarketView
8 5 (0.52%) VisionPLUS
9 4 (0.42%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.42%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.31%) Siebel Analytics
10 3 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.31%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.42%) Office 365
2 3 (0.31%) SaaS
2 3 (0.31%) GitHub
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 44 (4.58%) HTTPS
3 29 (3.02%) Wireshark
3 29 (3.02%) HTTP
3 29 (3.02%) DNS
4 27 (2.81%) SSL
5 14 (1.46%) FTP
5 14 (1.46%) SAN
6 12 (1.25%) LTE
7 11 (1.15%) 3G
7 11 (1.15%) IP Telephony
8 10 (1.04%) LAN
8 10 (1.04%) UMTS
8 10 (1.04%) 4G
9 9 (0.94%) Internet
9 9 (0.94%) 2G
10 8 (0.83%) Firewall
10 8 (0.83%) IPsec
10 8 (0.83%) 3GPP
10 8 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
3 31 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 28 (2.92%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 9 (0.94%) DB2
7 9 (0.94%) MS Access
7 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.73%) QlikView
8 7 (0.73%) MySQL
9 6 (0.63%) PowerCenter
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.31%) OLAP
10 3 (0.31%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.31%) Siebel EIM
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.21%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 167 (17.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 110 (11.46%) JIRA
3 94 (9.79%) LoadRunner
4 71 (7.40%) Selenium
5 40 (4.17%) TestDirector
6 29 (3.02%) SoapUI
7 28 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (2.81%) Cucumber
9 24 (2.50%) WebDriver
10 23 (2.40%) Bugzilla
11 18 (1.88%) JUnit
12 17 (1.77%) Toad
13 13 (1.35%) JMeter
14 12 (1.25%) Subversion
15 11 (1.15%) Ant
15 11 (1.15%) WinRunner
15 11 (1.15%) Maven
16 10 (1.04%) FitNesse
17 9 (0.94%) Facilita Forecast
18 8 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
General
1 276 (28.75%) Finance
2 156 (16.25%) Banking
3 67 (6.98%) Retail
4 52 (5.42%) Investment Banking
5 47 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.50%) Retail Banking
7 18 (1.88%) Billing
8 15 (1.56%) Electronics
8 15 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.35%) Back Office
10 12 (1.25%) Legal
11 10 (1.04%) Automotive
12 9 (0.94%) Marketing
13 8 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.73%) Military
14 7 (0.73%) Front Office
14 7 (0.73%) Games
14 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 400 (41.67%) Analyst
2 360 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 195 (20.31%) Tester
4 98 (10.21%) Test Manager
5 76 (7.92%) Test Leader
6 54 (5.63%) Test Engineer
7 40 (4.17%) Consultant
8 33 (3.44%) Business Analyst
9 32 (3.33%) Coordinator
10 28 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (2.50%) QA Tester
11 24 (2.50%) Performance Tester
12 22 (2.29%) Systems Tester
13 21 (2.19%) Automation Tester
13 21 (2.19%) Test Coordinator
13 21 (2.19%) Manual Tester
14 20 (2.08%) Senior Test Analyst
15 18 (1.88%) QA Analyst
16 17 (1.77%) Performance Engineer
17 16 (1.67%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (10.83%) .NET
2 70 (7.29%) HTML
3 67 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 60 (6.25%) JSP
5 58 (6.04%) XML
6 32 (3.33%) Web Services
7 21 (2.19%) SOAP
8 18 (1.88%) Middleware
8 18 (1.88%) JSON
9 11 (1.15%) REST
10 8 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.63%) CSS
11 6 (0.63%) J2EE
11 6 (0.63%) MDX
12 5 (0.52%) jQuery
12 5 (0.52%) J2ME
12 5 (0.52%) WAP
13 4 (0.42%) SAP Basis
13 4 (0.42%) Spring
13 4 (0.42%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 19 (1.98%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.77%) Derivative
4 16 (1.67%) IVR
5 14 (1.46%) Wiki
6 13 (1.35%) STB
7 12 (1.25%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 12 (1.25%) DTV
7 12 (1.25%) Open Source
7 12 (1.25%) SWIFT
8 10 (1.04%) Equities
8 10 (1.04%) NHS
9 9 (0.94%) MPEG
9 9 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 9 (0.94%) Handset
10 8 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.83%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
11 7 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 146 (15.21%) Windows
2 118 (12.29%) UNIX
3 71 (7.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 70 (7.29%) Linux
5 59 (6.15%) Windows XP
6 56 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (4.58%) Windows 2000
8 25 (2.60%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.56%) AIX
10 11 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.94%) HPUX
11 9 (0.94%) SUSE
12 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.73%) Android
12 7 (0.73%) Solaris
13 5 (0.52%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.42%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.21%) VMS
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (33.13%) Test Scripting
2 258 (26.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 198 (20.63%) Software Testing
4 122 (12.71%) Test Automation
5 119 (12.40%) Test Strategy
6 117 (12.19%) Test Management
7 100 (10.42%) Integration Testing
8 89 (9.27%) Performance Testing
9 78 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (7.81%) Regression Testing
11 68 (7.08%) System Testing
12 65 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 63 (6.56%) Migration
14 61 (6.35%) Automated Testing
15 59 (6.15%) Manual Testing
16 55 (5.73%) Waterfall
17 52 (5.42%) Validation
18 50 (5.21%) Project Management
19 49 (5.10%) ETL
20 47 (4.90%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (27.08%) SQL
2 68 (7.08%) JavaScript
3 63 (6.56%) Java
4 50 (5.21%) C#
5 46 (4.79%) VB
6 34 (3.54%) Python
7 28 (2.92%) Shell Script
8 23 (2.40%) VBA
9 21 (2.19%) VBScript
10 18 (1.88%) Perl
11 17 (1.77%) Ruby
12 13 (1.35%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.94%) C
14 9 (0.94%) C++
14 9 (0.94%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 8 (0.83%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.83%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.52%) PHP
17 3 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 260 (27.08%) ISTQB
2 233 (24.27%) ISEB
3 173 (18.02%) Security Cleared
4 163 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 126 (13.13%) SC Cleared
6 62 (6.46%) DV Cleared
7 43 (4.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 26 (2.71%) Degree
9 21 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.83%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.63%) SAP Certification
12 5 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.52%) MOS
13 4 (0.42%) CCNA
14 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.31%) CBAP
14 3 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (19.90%) QA
2 2 (0.21%) ISO 9002
2 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.10%) WCAG
3 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (2.71%) Nmap
2 17 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.73%) NDS
4 6 (0.63%) Terminal Server
4 6 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.42%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (2.71%) Nessus
2 22 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (0.73%) Cisco IPCC
5 6 (0.63%) Netcool
5 6 (0.63%) CORE IMPACT
5 6 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
5 6 (0.63%) SCCM
6 3 (0.31%) Nagios
6 3 (0.31%) Control-M
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
8 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 503 (52.40%) HP
2 192 (20.00%) Oracle
3 91 (9.48%) Microsoft
4 88 (9.17%) SAP
5 29 (3.02%) VMware
6 22 (2.29%) Cisco
7 21 (2.19%) Siebel
8 20 (2.08%) IBM
9 16 (1.67%) Citrix
10 11 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.04%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.83%) Open Text
13 8 (0.83%) Informatica
13 8 (0.83%) Sun
14 7 (0.73%) Verint
14 7 (0.73%) Empirix
14 7 (0.73%) Genesys
14 7 (0.73%) Siemens
14 7 (0.73%) Actimize
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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