The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 Swindon 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 40 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.03% 3.33% 4.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 40.91% 45.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 14
Average daily rate £470 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -1.42%
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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
22 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.95% 7.41% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 22
Average daily rate £463 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.92% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
HP Quality Center
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HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 12 (92.31%) HP
2 9 (69.23%) Performance Testing
3 8 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
5 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) System Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Matrix Management
5 5 (38.46%) IVR
5 5 (38.46%) IP Telephony
5 5 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (38.46%) WFM
5 5 (38.46%) Siemens
5 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco IPCC
5 5 (38.46%) Genesys
5 5 (38.46%) Empirix
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
5 5 (38.46%) Verint
6 4 (30.77%) ISEB
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
7 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) Test Management
8 2 (15.38%) WCF
8 2 (15.38%) Open Source
8 2 (15.38%) SoapUI

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Test Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) WCF
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) IVR
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) APACS
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Performance Testing
2 8 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 5 (38.46%) System Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Matrix Management
4 5 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (38.46%) WFM
4 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) MBA
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Siemens
2 5 (38.46%) Genesys
2 5 (38.46%) Empirix
2 5 (38.46%) Verint
3 2 (15.38%) Capita
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) SAP