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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 65 48 73
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 14 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.68% 1.14% 1.05%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.28% 13.64% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 8
Average daily rate
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£233 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £349 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £137.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-76.36% +587.50%
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
86 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.30% 8.33% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 19
Average daily rate £375 £373 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £188 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £23.38 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.08% +122.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 £233 -
Hemel Hempstead -10 1 £363 -
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
HP Quality Center
East of England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (69.57%) Oracle
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) Oracle Database
4 11 (47.83%) Manual Testing
5 10 (43.48%) HP
6 9 (39.13%) ETL
6 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
7 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (34.78%) Informatica
8 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (26.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (21.74%) PowerCenter
10 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (21.74%) Java
10 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
10 5 (21.74%) UNIX
10 5 (21.74%) V-Model
11 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Retail
12 3 (13.04%) Finance
12 3 (13.04%) UMTS
12 3 (13.04%) LTE
12 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
12 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
12 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (13.04%) Oracle Retail
13 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) UMTS
1 3 (13.04%) LTE
2 2 (8.70%) 3G
2 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
2 2 (8.70%) GGSN
2 2 (8.70%) SGSN
3 1 (4.35%) GSM
3 1 (4.35%) UTRAN
3 1 (4.35%) 2G
3 1 (4.35%) RNC
3 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle Database
2 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (21.74%) PowerCenter
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.70%) ClearQuest
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) JUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (26.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 2 (8.70%) Billing
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Test Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Manual Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) ETL
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) V-Model
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Usability Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) UML
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle
2 10 (43.48%) HP
3 8 (34.78%) Informatica
4 2 (8.70%) Huawei
5 1 (4.35%) Agilent
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia
5 1 (4.35%) Anite