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 28 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 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 34 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 10 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.39% 0.25% 4.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.28% 6.67% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 15
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£215 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.92% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £303 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £303 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +12.09%
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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
47 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.22% 3.77% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 22
Average daily rate £343 £525 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.76% +44.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.06 £30.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +34.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 17 (89.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (73.68%) HP
3 12 (63.16%) Performance Testing
4 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 11 (57.89%) Waterfall
5 9 (47.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco IPCC
5 9 (47.37%) Genesys
5 9 (47.37%) Empirix
5 9 (47.37%) Siemens
5 9 (47.37%) MS Visio
5 9 (47.37%) Windows
5 9 (47.37%) Verint
5 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
5 9 (47.37%) Matrix Management
5 9 (47.37%) System Testing
5 9 (47.37%) WFM
5 9 (47.37%) IVR
5 9 (47.37%) IP Telephony
5 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (36.84%) ISEB
7 6 (31.58%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
9 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
10 2 (10.53%) TestDirector
10 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
10 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.53%) JMeter
10 2 (10.53%) Citrix
10 2 (10.53%) ISO 9002

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) TestDirector
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
1 2 (10.53%) JMeter
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Test Manager
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Tester
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) IVR
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.26%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Performance Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Waterfall
4 9 (47.37%) WFM
4 9 (47.37%) Matrix Management
4 9 (47.37%) System Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) C++
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) HP
2 9 (47.37%) Genesys
2 9 (47.37%) Empirix
2 9 (47.37%) Siemens
2 9 (47.37%) Verint
3 2 (10.53%) Capita
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) SAP