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 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 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 53 58 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.33% 0.50% 0.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.65% 6.38% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £220 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £228 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £341 £305
% change year-on-year
-5.49% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
51 47 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.56% 7.77% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 19
Average daily rate £315 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £407 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £19.03 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% +81.19%
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 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 1 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 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
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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 - 4 £225 -
Watford - 1 - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
HP Quality Center
East of England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (72.22%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) ETL
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 4 (22.22%) LTE
4 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 4 (22.22%) SAP
4 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) UMTS
4 4 (22.22%) Informatica
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 3 (16.67%) GGSN
5 3 (16.67%) SGSN
5 3 (16.67%) Billing
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) ISEB
5 3 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.11%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) LTE
1 4 (22.22%) UMTS
2 3 (16.67%) GGSN
2 3 (16.67%) SGSN
2 3 (16.67%) 3GPP
3 2 (11.11%) 3G
4 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.56%) RNC
4 1 (5.56%) 2G
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) UTRAN
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) GSM
4 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) PowerCenter
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) DTS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (16.67%) Billing
1 3 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) EPoS
1 2 (11.11%) EFT
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ETL
2 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
2 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) SSADM
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) NCDA
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) Informatica
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Huawei
5 1 (5.56%) Agilent
5 1 (5.56%) Anite
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks