The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 216 194 205
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 500 497 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.03% 0.98%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.13% 14.17% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 286 288
Average daily rate
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£350 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £30.25 £108.08 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.01% +380.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £41.97 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £155.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £108.08 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.01% +200.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4122 3508 2895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.08% 7.28% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2501 2015 1567
Average daily rate £425 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 204
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
England -17 446 £350 -6.66% 76
London +5 185 £389 -13.61% 23
South East +10 139 £310 -8.14% 24
Hampshire +4 58 £390 +39.28% 5
South West +8 46 £425 +13.33% 8
City of London -9 42 £400 -18.36% 9
Berkshire +14 41 £305 +10.90% 12
Scotland -7 35 £330 -1.12% 6
East of England -3 24 £255 -40.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 21 £288 -17.85% 1
North West -7 19 £308 - 3
Milton Keynes +3 18 £280 +8.73%
Reading +8 15 £318 +13.39% 4
Edinburgh -4 13 £300 - 2
Hook - 12 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire -7 11 £375 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -15 11 £271 -8.36% 1
Bournemouth +7 10 £450 -
Dorset +4 10 £450 -
Bristol +1 10 £400 +3.22% 5
Surrey -3 10 £375 -9.63% 4
Yorkshire -31 10 £350 +11.11% 11
Glasgow -14 9 £345 -5.47% 2
Essex +6 8 £269 -43.47% 3
West Yorkshire -29 8 £350 +11.11% 6
Southampton - 8 £315 -
West Sussex -12 7 £190 -39.68%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £300 - 1
Merseyside - 7 - - 3
North East - 7 £300 - 1

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 489 (46.48%) HP
2 326 (30.99%) Finance
3 321 (30.51%) SQL
4 307 (29.18%) Test Scripting
5 266 (25.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 266 (25.29%) ISEB
6 245 (23.29%) Software Testing
6 245 (23.29%) ISTQB
7 235 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
8 200 (19.01%) Security Cleared
9 191 (18.16%) JIRA
10 190 (18.06%) Test Management
11 187 (17.78%) Banking
12 179 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
13 174 (16.54%) QA
14 168 (15.97%) Oracle
15 158 (15.02%) Test Strategy
16 147 (13.97%) SC Cleared
17 132 (12.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 126 (11.98%) Microsoft
19 105 (9.98%) Windows
20 98 (9.32%) .NET
20 98 (9.32%) Regression Testing
21 96 (9.13%) MS Excel
21 96 (9.13%) Test Automation
21 96 (9.13%) Selenium
22 92 (8.75%) Migration
23 91 (8.65%) SAP
23 91 (8.65%) Integration Testing
24 87 (8.27%) UNIX

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 41 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.52%) CMS
3 10 (0.95%) OpenStack
4 9 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.67%) IIS
7 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.38%) Lync
9 3 (0.29%) Confluence
9 3 (0.29%) Apache
10 2 (0.19%) TeamSite
10 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.095%) Drupal
11 1 (0.095%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.095%) SAS
11 1 (0.095%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.095%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.095%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.095%) LiveLink
Applications
1 96 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 60 (5.70%) MS Office
3 26 (2.47%) MS Project
4 25 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.095%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 53 (5.04%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.62%) Summit
3 12 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.05%) SAP APO
4 11 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.86%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.67%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.67%) Endur
6 7 (0.67%) ZaiNet
7 6 (0.57%) SAP PP
8 5 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.38%) Agresso
9 4 (0.38%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.38%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.19%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.57%) SaaS
2 4 (0.38%) IaaS
3 3 (0.29%) GitHub
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.095%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.095%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.52%) TCP/IP
2 27 (2.57%) Wireshark
3 26 (2.47%) SAN
4 20 (1.90%) GSM
5 17 (1.62%) 3G
6 16 (1.52%) 4G
7 14 (1.33%) SS7
8 13 (1.24%) HTTPS
8 13 (1.24%) HTTP
8 13 (1.24%) 2G
9 12 (1.14%) SSL
9 12 (1.14%) SIGTRAN
10 10 (0.95%) FTP
11 9 (0.86%) Internet
12 8 (0.76%) PuTTY
13 7 (0.67%) MVNO
13 7 (0.67%) UMTS
13 7 (0.67%) Firewall
13 7 (0.67%) Wireless
14 5 (0.48%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 25 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.33%) SAP BW
7 12 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.05%) PowerCenter
8 11 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.76%) Siebel EIM
9 8 (0.76%) DataStage
10 6 (0.57%) DB2
10 6 (0.57%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.38%) QlikView
13 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.29%) Star Schema
13 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 191 (18.16%) JIRA
2 179 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 96 (9.13%) Selenium
4 86 (8.17%) LoadRunner
5 46 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (4.18%) Subversion
7 42 (3.99%) TestDirector
8 28 (2.66%) Cucumber
8 28 (2.66%) SoapUI
9 26 (2.47%) Jenkins
10 25 (2.38%) Bugzilla
11 24 (2.28%) JUnit
12 23 (2.19%) WinRunner
13 22 (2.09%) Maven
14 20 (1.90%) WebDriver
15 19 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
16 14 (1.33%) TortoiseSVN
17 13 (1.24%) ClearCase
17 13 (1.24%) JMeter
17 13 (1.24%) StarTeam
General
1 326 (30.99%) Finance
2 187 (17.78%) Banking
3 65 (6.18%) Investment Banking
4 58 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 46 (4.37%) Retail
6 20 (1.90%) Retail Banking
6 20 (1.90%) Billing
7 16 (1.52%) Front Office
7 16 (1.52%) Back Office
8 13 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.67%) Marketing
11 6 (0.57%) Electronics
12 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.48%) Automotive
12 5 (0.48%) Games
13 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.29%) Legal
14 3 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (38.59%) Analyst
2 362 (34.41%) Test Analyst
3 183 (17.40%) Tester
4 170 (16.16%) Test Manager
5 76 (7.22%) Test Leader
6 62 (5.89%) Test Engineer
7 42 (3.99%) Consultant
8 38 (3.61%) Developer
9 29 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
10 28 (2.66%) Automation Tester
11 27 (2.57%) Business Analyst
12 22 (2.09%) Senior Test Analyst
13 18 (1.71%) QA Analyst
13 18 (1.71%) QA Tester
13 18 (1.71%) Test Consultant
13 18 (1.71%) Junior
13 18 (1.71%) Defect Manager
14 17 (1.62%) SAP Consultant
14 17 (1.62%) Integration Engineer
15 16 (1.52%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (9.32%) .NET
2 70 (6.65%) XML
3 52 (4.94%) HTML
4 39 (3.71%) JSP
4 39 (3.71%) ASP.NET
5 35 (3.33%) Web Services
6 22 (2.09%) SOAP
7 21 (2.00%) JSON
8 18 (1.71%) REST
9 14 (1.33%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.24%) jQuery
11 11 (1.05%) Middleware
12 10 (0.95%) FpML
13 9 (0.86%) CSS
13 9 (0.86%) FIXML
14 5 (0.48%) Spring
15 4 (0.38%) XML Messaging
15 4 (0.38%) Hibernate
15 4 (0.38%) Gherkin
16 3 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.80%) Client/Server
3 24 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (2.28%) Open Source
4 23 (2.19%) Fixed Income
5 19 (1.81%) Derivative
6 17 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.52%) Clustering
7 16 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.43%) PDA
9 13 (1.24%) AS400
9 13 (1.24%) STB
10 12 (1.14%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.05%) MPEG
12 10 (0.95%) Mainframe
12 10 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.86%) SWIFT
13 9 (0.86%) DTV
14 8 (0.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 105 (9.98%) Windows
2 87 (8.27%) UNIX
3 46 (4.37%) Linux
4 38 (3.61%) Windows XP
5 37 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (2.47%) AIX
8 25 (2.38%) Windows 7
9 21 (2.00%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.33%) Windows 2000
10 14 (1.33%) Android
11 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.67%) Solaris
12 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.29%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.095%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (29.18%) Test Scripting
2 266 (25.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 245 (23.29%) Software Testing
4 235 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (18.06%) Test Management
6 158 (15.02%) Test Strategy
7 98 (9.32%) Regression Testing
8 96 (9.13%) Test Automation
9 92 (8.75%) Migration
10 91 (8.65%) Integration Testing
11 87 (8.27%) Project Management
12 73 (6.94%) Automated Testing
13 72 (6.84%) Waterfall
13 72 (6.84%) Manual Testing
13 72 (6.84%) Performance Testing
14 68 (6.46%) Scrum
15 67 (6.37%) ETL
16 66 (6.27%) Validation
17 61 (5.80%) System Testing
18 60 (5.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 321 (30.51%) SQL
2 83 (7.89%) Java
3 64 (6.08%) JavaScript
4 44 (4.18%) C#
5 42 (3.99%) VBA
6 28 (2.66%) C
7 27 (2.57%) VB
8 22 (2.09%) Python
9 21 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 19 (1.81%) VBScript
11 14 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.14%) Ruby
13 10 (0.95%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.76%) C++
14 8 (0.76%) Perl
15 7 (0.67%) ABAP
16 6 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.29%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 266 (25.29%) ISEB
2 245 (23.29%) ISTQB
3 200 (19.01%) Security Cleared
4 147 (13.97%) SC Cleared
5 132 (12.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 66 (6.27%) DV Cleared
7 39 (3.71%) Degree
8 29 (2.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 29 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 26 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (2.00%) MCITP
11 20 (1.90%) MCSE
12 15 (1.43%) MCSA
12 15 (1.43%) MCTS
13 11 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (1.05%) PMP
13 11 (1.05%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.86%) Siebel Certification
15 8 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (16.54%) QA
2 12 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.67%) ISO 14001
4 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.48%) FATCA
6 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) GxP
7 2 (0.19%) EMIR
7 2 (0.19%) UCITS
8 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.095%) Basel II
System Software
1 19 (1.81%) VMware ESX
1 19 (1.81%) Nmap
2 17 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.38%) KVM
5 3 (0.29%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.095%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (1.81%) Nessus
2 16 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (1.33%) Netcool
4 13 (1.24%) Control-M
5 11 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.57%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (0.29%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.19%) Nagios
8 2 (0.19%) SCCM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 489 (46.48%) HP
2 168 (15.97%) Oracle
3 126 (11.98%) Microsoft
4 91 (8.65%) SAP
5 45 (4.28%) Citrix
6 41 (3.90%) VMware
7 31 (2.95%) Murex
8 21 (2.00%) Siebel
9 19 (1.81%) Cisco
10 18 (1.71%) Informatica
11 16 (1.52%) IBM
11 16 (1.52%) McAfee
11 16 (1.52%) Veritas
12 11 (1.05%) Business Objects
12 11 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
12 11 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.95%) Bloomberg
13 10 (0.95%) Trayport
14 9 (0.86%) Sybase
14 9 (0.86%) Remedy
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