The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 90 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 39 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 1.74% 1.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.29% 21.29% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 14
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£330 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £500 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £99.33 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-65.51% +175.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
175 202 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.25% 8.16% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 92 71
Average daily rate £349 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £225 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.20 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £15.35 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 December 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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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
Glasgow -6 15 £330 -10.08%
Edinburgh -13 13 £311 -4.81%
Stirling -13 3 £370 +5.71% 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 40 (47.06%) Finance
2 36 (42.35%) ISTQB
3 32 (37.65%) HP
4 30 (35.29%) SQL
5 27 (31.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 27 (31.76%) Security Cleared
6 25 (29.41%) Test Scripting
7 24 (28.24%) SC Cleared
8 23 (27.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (25.88%) Software Testing
10 19 (22.35%) Oracle
11 18 (21.18%) ISEB
12 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 16 (18.82%) Test Management
13 16 (18.82%) WinRunner
14 14 (16.47%) Citrix
14 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (16.47%) Test Strategy
15 13 (15.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (15.29%) TestDirector
15 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (15.29%) Windows
15 13 (15.29%) MCSE
15 13 (15.29%) Windows XP
15 13 (15.29%) MCITP
16 12 (14.12%) PDA
16 12 (14.12%) MCTS
16 12 (14.12%) Banking

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (5.88%) Markit EDM
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) SAN
2 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.18%) SSL
3 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) DB2
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.18%) BODI
Development Applications
1 27 (31.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (18.82%) WinRunner
3 13 (15.29%) TestDirector
4 5 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 5 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (2.35%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.35%) JIRA
5 2 (2.35%) Toad
6 1 (1.18%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.18%) Rational Rose
General
1 40 (47.06%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (41.18%) Analyst
2 34 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 22 (25.88%) Test Manager
4 10 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Tester
6 6 (7.06%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.53%) Defect Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.53%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Performance Tester
8 2 (2.35%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.35%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (1.18%) UAT Test Analyst
9 1 (1.18%) Agile Test Manager
9 1 (1.18%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.18%) Release Manager
9 1 (1.18%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
1 8 (9.41%) JSP
1 8 (9.41%) HTML
2 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.18%) XML
4 1 (1.18%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) PDA
1 12 (14.12%) Clustering
2 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (15.29%) Windows
1 13 (15.29%) Windows XP
2 12 (14.12%) AIX
2 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.06%) UNIX
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 23 (27.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (25.88%) Software Testing
4 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 16 (18.82%) Test Management
6 14 (16.47%) Test Strategy
7 12 (14.12%) Change Management
8 11 (12.94%) Test Planning
9 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.59%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Data Management
11 7 (8.24%) Migration
12 6 (7.06%) ETL
13 5 (5.88%) CRM
13 5 (5.88%) Project Management
14 4 (4.71%) Automated Testing
14 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
14 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (4.71%) Non-Functional Testing
14 4 (4.71%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.71%) C
4 3 (3.53%) C#
4 3 (3.53%) VB
5 2 (2.35%) Java
5 2 (2.35%) VBA
6 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.18%) JCL
Qualifications
1 36 (42.35%) ISTQB
2 27 (31.76%) Security Cleared
3 24 (28.24%) SC Cleared
4 18 (21.18%) ISEB
5 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (15.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (15.29%) MCSE
6 13 (15.29%) MCITP
7 12 (14.12%) MCTS
7 12 (14.12%) MCSA
8 11 (12.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (10.59%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.71%) Degree
11 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.18%) CCNP
12 1 (1.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 12 (14.12%) VMware ESX
1 12 (14.12%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) Netcool
1 12 (14.12%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.35%) Control-M
3 1 (1.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (37.65%) HP
2 19 (22.35%) Oracle
3 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (16.47%) Citrix
5 12 (14.12%) Veritas
5 12 (14.12%) VMware
5 12 (14.12%) McAfee
6 3 (3.53%) Siebel
6 3 (3.53%) Informatica
7 2 (2.35%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 1 (1.18%) Twitter
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco
8 1 (1.18%) Remedy