The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 247 247 247
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 165 177 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.83% 0.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.78% 9.65% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 133 116
Average daily rate £395 £393 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.63% -12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
HP Quality Center
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 London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1880 1835 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.88% 8.65% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1272 1042
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £14.78 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in London

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in London

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in London

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the London region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in London

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
City of London +27 30 £425 +13.33% 5
Croydon -5 6 £293 -20.40% 1
Brentford - 2 £438 -
Bromley - 2 £325 -
Hayes - 1 £400 -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 138 (44.81%) HP
2 137 (44.48%) Finance
3 113 (36.69%) SQL
4 106 (34.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 88 (28.57%) Banking
6 80 (25.97%) Test Scripting
7 78 (25.32%) ISEB
8 77 (25.00%) JIRA
9 71 (23.05%) ISTQB
10 63 (20.45%) Defect Management
11 59 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (17.21%) Microsoft
12 53 (17.21%) Test Management
13 45 (14.61%) System Integration Testing
14 44 (14.29%) Regression Testing
15 41 (13.31%) MS Office
15 41 (13.31%) QA
16 39 (12.66%) Oracle
17 38 (12.34%) Data Warehouse
17 38 (12.34%) HP UFT
18 37 (12.01%) Software Testing
19 35 (11.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 35 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 34 (11.04%) SQL Server
21 32 (10.39%) IBM
22 31 (10.06%) SharePoint
22 31 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
23 30 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
23 30 (9.74%) Integration Testing
23 30 (9.74%) Functional Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 31 (10.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.30%) LiveLink
2 4 (1.30%) SAS
3 3 (0.97%) Apache
3 3 (0.97%) Confluence
3 3 (0.97%) JBoss
3 3 (0.97%) Jetty
3 3 (0.97%) nginx
3 3 (0.97%) Node.js
3 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (13.31%) MS Office
2 24 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (6.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.62%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.62%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.97%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.32%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) SaaS
2 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.97%) GitHub
2 3 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.62%) Firewall
1 5 (1.62%) VPN
2 4 (1.30%) FTP
3 3 (0.97%) 3G
3 3 (0.97%) 3GPP
3 3 (0.97%) 4G
3 3 (0.97%) BGP
3 3 (0.97%) DMZ
3 3 (0.97%) DSL
3 3 (0.97%) EIGRP
3 3 (0.97%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.97%) GPRS
3 3 (0.97%) HSPA
3 3 (0.97%) HSRP
3 3 (0.97%) OSPF
3 3 (0.97%) RIP
3 3 (0.97%) SNMP
3 3 (0.97%) TACACS
3 3 (0.97%) VRRP
3 3 (0.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.34%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (11.04%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.62%) MySQL
7 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.97%) Big Data
8 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.65%) Cognos Report Studio
10 1 (0.32%) DataStage
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 77 (25.00%) JIRA
2 38 (12.34%) HP UFT
3 22 (7.14%) Toad
4 19 (6.17%) Selenium
5 17 (5.52%) LoadRunner
5 17 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.57%) SoapUI
7 10 (3.25%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.25%) Visual Studio
8 9 (2.92%) LSMW
9 8 (2.60%) CruiseControl
9 8 (2.60%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.60%) JMeter
10 7 (2.27%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.95%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.62%) Moq
12 5 (1.62%) MSBuild
12 5 (1.62%) NUnit
12 5 (1.62%) PowerBuilder
13 4 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 137 (44.48%) Finance
2 88 (28.57%) Banking
3 27 (8.77%) Investment Banking
4 24 (7.79%) Retail
5 13 (4.22%) Retail Banking
6 10 (3.25%) Front Office
7 7 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.95%) Back Office
9 4 (1.30%) Billing
9 4 (1.30%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.97%) Advertising
10 3 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.97%) Games
10 3 (0.97%) Wholesale Banking
11 2 (0.65%) Law
11 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.65%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 154 (50.00%) Analyst
2 144 (46.75%) Test Analyst
3 54 (17.53%) Test Manager
4 37 (12.01%) Tester
5 27 (8.77%) Test Leader
6 20 (6.49%) Banking Analyst
7 15 (4.87%) UAT Analyst
7 15 (4.87%) UAT Test Analyst
8 14 (4.55%) Consultant
9 12 (3.90%) Software Analyst
9 12 (3.90%) Software Test Analyst
10 10 (3.25%) FX Test Analyst
10 10 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.25%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (2.92%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.92%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.60%) Coordinator
12 8 (2.60%) Developer
12 8 (2.60%) SQL Analyst
13 7 (2.27%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.09%) XML
2 13 (4.22%) FpML
2 13 (4.22%) SOAP
3 12 (3.90%) .NET
4 11 (3.57%) FIXML
4 11 (3.57%) Web Services
5 8 (2.60%) HTML
5 8 (2.60%) jQuery
6 6 (1.95%) Middleware
6 6 (1.95%) REST
7 5 (1.62%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (1.62%) CSS
7 5 (1.62%) CSS3
7 5 (1.62%) HTML5
7 5 (1.62%) NHibernate
8 4 (1.30%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.17%) Fixed Income
4 14 (4.55%) Derivative
5 10 (3.25%) Equities
6 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.95%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.62%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.62%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.62%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.62%) STB
8 4 (1.30%) FMCG
8 4 (1.30%) MPEG
9 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.97%) Tandem
9 3 (0.97%) User Experience
10 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.65%) IPTV
10 2 (0.65%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.12%) Windows
2 13 (4.22%) Unix
3 7 (2.27%) Linux
4 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.97%) CentOS
6 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.97%) Solaris
6 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (34.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 80 (25.97%) Test Scripting
3 63 (20.45%) Defect Management
4 59 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (17.21%) Test Management
6 45 (14.61%) System Integration Testing
7 44 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 37 (12.01%) Software Testing
9 30 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (9.74%) Functional Testing
9 30 (9.74%) Integration Testing
10 29 (9.42%) Test Automation
10 29 (9.42%) Test Strategy
11 22 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (6.49%) ETL
13 18 (5.84%) Migration
13 18 (5.84%) Project Management
14 17 (5.52%) Automated Testing
14 17 (5.52%) Non-Functional Testing
14 17 (5.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 113 (36.69%) SQL
2 19 (6.17%) Java
3 15 (4.87%) C#
4 9 (2.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.92%) VBScript
5 7 (2.27%) Python
6 6 (1.95%) VB
7 5 (1.62%) ABAP
7 5 (1.62%) Perl
7 5 (1.62%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.62%) Ruby
8 4 (1.30%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.30%) C++
8 4 (1.30%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.97%) PHP
9 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.65%) VBA
11 1 (0.32%) R
11 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (25.32%) ISEB
2 71 (23.05%) ISTQB
3 35 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 12 (3.90%) Degree
6 9 (2.92%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.95%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.97%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.97%) CCNA
9 3 (0.97%) CCNP
9 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.31%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) SEPA
3 4 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.97%) EMIR
5 2 (0.65%) CDISC
5 2 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.65%) FATCA
5 2 (0.65%) HL7
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.97%) Docker
1 3 (0.97%) vCloud
2 2 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.32%) Firmware
3 1 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) Iperf
2 3 (0.97%) HAProxy
2 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.97%) Puppet
3 2 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 138 (44.81%) HP
2 53 (17.21%) Microsoft
3 39 (12.66%) Oracle
4 32 (10.39%) IBM
5 23 (7.47%) Cognos
6 22 (7.14%) Murex
6 22 (7.14%) SAP
7 7 (2.27%) Rally
7 7 (2.27%) Siebel
8 6 (1.95%) Sun
8 6 (1.95%) VMware
9 5 (1.62%) OpenText
9 5 (1.62%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.30%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.30%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.97%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (0.97%) Cisco
11 3 (0.97%) Google
11 3 (0.97%) Remedy
12 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
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