The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Scotland 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 75 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 56 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.04% 1.34% 1.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.17% 19.41% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 25
Average daily rate
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£340 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £260 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £412 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
214 170 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.79% 6.89% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 79 82
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £342 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.89 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.11% -9.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
HP Quality Center
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Glasgow +19 30 £350 +16.66% 6
Edinburgh -18 17 £300 -11.11% 2
Dundee - 1 - -
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 32 (38.10%) HP
2 28 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 27 (32.14%) SQL
4 25 (29.76%) Finance
5 24 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 24 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 22 (26.19%) Security Cleared
6 22 (26.19%) Test Strategy
6 22 (26.19%) Oracle
7 20 (23.81%) Software Testing
8 19 (22.62%) SC Cleared
9 18 (21.43%) Test Management
10 17 (20.24%) ISEB
11 16 (19.05%) Performance Testing
12 15 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
13 13 (15.48%) Banking
14 11 (13.10%) Data Management
14 11 (13.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
15 9 (10.71%) MCITP
15 9 (10.71%) Change Management
15 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (10.71%) Citrix
15 9 (10.71%) WinRunner
15 9 (10.71%) Windows
16 8 (9.52%) TestDirector
16 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (9.52%) Windows XP

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (2.38%) SAS
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Markit EDM
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) SAN
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) DNS
2 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) Ingres
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 24 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (10.71%) WinRunner
3 8 (9.52%) TestDirector
4 4 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.57%) Selenium
5 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.57%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (2.38%) Toad
6 2 (2.38%) JIRA
6 2 (2.38%) Subversion
7 1 (1.19%) Maven
7 1 (1.19%) JUnit
7 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.19%) Hudson
7 1 (1.19%) Gradle
7 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.19%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.19%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (1.19%) RSpec
7 1 (1.19%) JBehave
General
1 25 (29.76%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Back Office
4 4 (4.76%) Retail
5 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.19%) French Language
7 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Test Manager
2 26 (30.95%) Test Analyst
2 26 (30.95%) Analyst
3 12 (14.29%) Tester
4 10 (11.90%) Test Leader
5 7 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Performance Tester
6 4 (4.76%) Release Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Senior Test Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.38%) Defect Manager
8 2 (2.38%) Performance Test Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Consultant
8 2 (2.38%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) HTML
2 5 (5.95%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) JSP
3 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.38%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) ODBC
5 1 (1.19%) EDI
5 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Clustering
1 7 (8.33%) PDA
1 7 (8.33%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.71%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Windows XP
2 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.33%) AIX
3 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.57%) Linux
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.38%) UNIX
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 24 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 22 (26.19%) Test Strategy
3 20 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 18 (21.43%) Test Management
5 16 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 11 (13.10%) Data Management
6 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.71%) Change Management
8 8 (9.52%) Migration
8 8 (9.52%) Investment Management
9 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.33%) ETL
10 6 (7.14%) CRM
10 6 (7.14%) TDD
10 6 (7.14%) Asset Management
10 6 (7.14%) Scrum
11 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) Java
3 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.76%) C#
4 3 (3.57%) VB
5 2 (2.38%) VBA
5 2 (2.38%) C
5 2 (2.38%) VBScript
5 2 (2.38%) Perl
5 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.19%) Python
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) Groovy
6 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 22 (26.19%) Security Cleared
3 19 (22.62%) SC Cleared
4 17 (20.24%) ISEB
5 15 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (13.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (10.71%) MCITP
7 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
9 7 (8.33%) MCTS
9 7 (8.33%) MCSE
9 7 (8.33%) MCSA
10 5 (5.95%) Degree
11 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 7 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) Netcool
1 7 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.19%) Control-M
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (38.10%) HP
2 22 (26.19%) Oracle
3 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.71%) Citrix
5 8 (9.52%) VMware
6 7 (8.33%) McAfee
6 7 (8.33%) Veritas
7 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco
8 1 (1.19%) IBM
8 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.19%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.19%) Twitter
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