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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 50 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.83% 0.43% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.29% 4.65% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£294 £263 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.90% +110.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £341 £305
% change year-on-year
-5.49% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
28 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.82% 9.33% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 34
Average daily rate £300 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
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 1 August 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Basildon -3 1 - -
Brentwood - - - -
HP Quality Center
East of England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (66.67%) HP
2 7 (46.67%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) VisionPLUS
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) SAP
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) AS400
6 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (13.33%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
6 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (13.33%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
1 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Ant
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Defect Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
3 1 (6.67%) CMS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) MDX
2 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XHTML
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) User Stories
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Android Development
4 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
4 1 (6.67%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) FQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (6.67%) Facebook
5 1 (6.67%) Twitter
5 1 (6.67%) Vignette
5 1 (6.67%) FatWire
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe