The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Essex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 51 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 15 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.98% 0.24% 1.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.99% 2.38% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate £370 £450 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +157.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £450 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
79 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.44% 10.22% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 24 19
Average daily rate £413 £95 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+334.21% -35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £85 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £307 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 7
Average hourly rate £35.20 £27.50 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -0.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
HP Quality Center
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 10 £370 -
Brentwood -8 1 £165 -63.33%
Colchester - 1 £383 -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - - 1
HP Quality Center
East of England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (50.00%) HP
2 9 (45.00%) QA
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) VisionPLUS
6 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) SAP
7 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.00%) AS400
8 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
8 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Automotive
8 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Defect Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) AS400
3 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.00%) ETL
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Management
4 1 (5.00%) System Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (10.00%) SAP