The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 49 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 5 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.09% 2.40% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.32% 20.73% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Average daily rate
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£269 £370 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.43% -17.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £155.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-83.87% +244.44%
HP Quality Center
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Systems Management Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
19 82 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.14% 11.60% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 59 23
Average daily rate £325 £413 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +312.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £120 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 14
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.20 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.23% +31.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Essex region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Essex

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Essex region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Brentwood -6 3 £277 +67.87%
Basildon - - - -
HP Quality Center
East of England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (57.14%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) ISEB
4 4 (28.57%) Xcode
4 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Calabash
4 4 (28.57%) Grunt
4 4 (28.57%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (28.57%) Bower
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) QA
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) MS Project
5 3 (21.43%) SAP
5 3 (21.43%) Windows

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) BASE24
1 1 (7.14%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Xcode
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 4 (28.57%) Calabash
1 4 (28.57%) Grunt
1 4 (28.57%) Karma Test Runner
1 4 (28.57%) Bower
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 2 (14.29%) AS400
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) Test Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft