The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 55 50 71
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 14 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.79% 0.57% 1.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.93% 5.88% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Average daily rate
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£278 £220 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.13% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £228 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.92% +62.50%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Systems Management Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
54 51 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.90% 9.62% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 18
Average daily rate £350 £368 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -13.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £208 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £24.03 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.29% +128.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £228 -
Watford - 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
HP Quality Center
East of England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) HP
3 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 9 (45.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (25.00%) ETL
5 5 (25.00%) V-Model
6 4 (20.00%) LTE
6 4 (20.00%) Network Architecture
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Informatica
6 4 (20.00%) UMTS
6 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) 3GPP
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (15.00%) Billing
7 3 (15.00%) GGSN
7 3 (15.00%) SGSN
7 3 (15.00%) Test Management
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LTE
1 4 (20.00%) UMTS
2 3 (15.00%) 3GPP
2 3 (15.00%) GGSN
2 3 (15.00%) SGSN
3 2 (10.00%) 3G
4 1 (5.00%) GSM
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) 2G
4 1 (5.00%) UTRAN
4 1 (5.00%) RNC
4 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (10.00%) PowerCenter
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) DTS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (10.00%) JUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (15.00%) Billing
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Spring
1 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (25.00%) ETL
2 5 (25.00%) V-Model
3 4 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Test Management
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Usability Testing
5 2 (10.00%) UML
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) HP
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Informatica
4 2 (10.00%) Huawei
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Nokia
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Anite
5 1 (5.00%) Agilent
5 1 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks