The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Hertfordshire 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 58 - 60
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 11 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% - 1.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.97% - 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate £425 - £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
58 26 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.47% 4.11% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 28
Average daily rate £300 £275 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £234 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £366 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +52.38%
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 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
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 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
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Vacancies
Watford - 1 £425 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
HP Quality Center
East of England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (73.08%) HP
2 17 (65.38%) Test Scripting
2 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
2 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) Windows
4 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 10 (38.46%) Citrix
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) NetBackup
6 7 (26.92%) NetApp
7 6 (23.08%) Project Planning
8 4 (15.38%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (15.38%) SAP
8 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
9 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (11.54%) ISEB
9 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
10 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 2 (7.69%) EPoS
10 2 (7.69%) EFT
10 2 (7.69%) SAP FI
10 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
10 2 (7.69%) UMTS
10 2 (7.69%) Migration
10 2 (7.69%) LTE
11 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
11 1 (3.85%) NCDA
11 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (15.38%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) UMTS
1 2 (7.69%) LTE
2 1 (3.85%) GGSN
2 1 (3.85%) SGSN
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) 3GPP
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.85%) DTS
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
1 1 (3.85%) Billing
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Tester
2 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) EPoS
1 2 (7.69%) EFT
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Test Scripting
2 6 (23.08%) Project Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
3 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Test Management
5 1 (3.85%) Logistics
5 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) SSADM
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
1 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) NCDA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) NetBackup
2 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) HP
2 10 (38.46%) Citrix
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) NetApp
5 4 (15.38%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft