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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 248 199 183
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -16
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 468 599 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 1.07% 1.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.77% 14.13% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 389 368
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £31.00 £128.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.92% +290.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £30.00 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £155.00 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £132.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.98% +268.05%

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
4347 4239 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.77% 7.54% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2651 2426 1872
Average daily rate £408 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.16% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 161 163
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 -77 367 £367 +11.21% 48
South East +10 142 £325 - 16
London -45 136 £475 +18.75% 20
Scotland +34 81 £350 +5.98% 13
Berkshire +25 51 £243 -8.49% 5
North West -4 37 £320 -1.53%
Hampshire -24 36 £375 +15.38% 3
Edinburgh +17 33 £350 +18.64% 6
City of London +4 28 £475 +28.81% 10
Manchester +7 25 £335 +35.35%
Buckinghamshire +8 24 £295 +9.25% 2
Surrey +8 24 £375 +15.38% 4
Milton Keynes +9 20 £295 +11.84% 2
Reading +6 20 £350 +30.23% 3
Southampton - 18 £350 -
Glasgow +11 17 £304 -16.20% 1
East of England -16 15 £311 -15.94% 3
South West -16 10 £350 -7.28% 2
West Midlands -33 10 £275 -13.72% 4
Newbury -1 9 £166 -48.84%
South Wales -6 6 £300 -8.04%
Wales -17 6 £300 -8.04%
Yorkshire -62 6 £400 +39.13% 2
Bedfordshire +1 5 £375 -
Leatherhead +1 5 £500 +53.84%
Liverpool -6 5 £65 -62.85%
Merseyside -10 5 £65 -62.85%
West Yorkshire -49 5 £400 +45.45%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £275 - 1
Dorset +5 4 £450 +38.46% 1

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 430 (45.50%) HP
2 312 (33.02%) Test Scripting
3 289 (30.58%) Finance
4 286 (30.26%) SQL
5 241 (25.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 228 (24.13%) ISTQB
7 212 (22.43%) ISEB
8 187 (19.79%) Security Cleared
9 182 (19.26%) Software Testing
10 178 (18.84%) Test Management
11 174 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
12 162 (17.14%) Banking
13 151 (15.98%) Microsoft
14 150 (15.87%) JIRA
15 147 (15.56%) QA
16 132 (13.97%) QuickTest Pro
17 130 (13.76%) SC Cleared
18 127 (13.44%) Oracle
19 121 (12.80%) Test Strategy
20 117 (12.38%) MS Excel
21 108 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 95 (10.05%) Windows
23 89 (9.42%) XML
24 86 (9.10%) Test Automation
25 85 (8.99%) Integration Testing
25 85 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
26 84 (8.89%) Migration
27 83 (8.78%) UNIX
27 83 (8.78%) SAP
28 77 (8.15%) Telecoms

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 22 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (0.85%) CMS
4 6 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.32%) SAS
6 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.32%) Apache
7 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.21%) IIS
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.21%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.11%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.11%) Lync
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 117 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.97%) MS Office
3 14 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.95%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (4.02%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.06%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.74%) ZaiNet
4 7 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.74%) Endur
5 6 (0.63%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.63%) SAP APO
5 6 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.53%) Exstream
6 5 (0.53%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.53%) Summit
6 5 (0.53%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.42%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.42%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.32%) SAP BCA
9 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.13%) GSM
2 38 (4.02%) TCP/IP
3 32 (3.39%) 3G
4 30 (3.17%) 4G
5 28 (2.96%) SAN
6 27 (2.86%) SS7
7 26 (2.75%) SIGTRAN
7 26 (2.75%) 2G
8 21 (2.22%) Wireshark
9 18 (1.90%) Wireless
10 15 (1.59%) MVNO
11 11 (1.16%) HTTP
11 11 (1.16%) UMTS
12 8 (0.85%) CDMA
13 7 (0.74%) GPRS
13 7 (0.74%) FTP
13 7 (0.74%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.74%) SSL
14 6 (0.63%) RTP
14 6 (0.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.59%) SAP BW
7 11 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.06%) DataStage
8 10 (1.06%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.85%) Siebel EIM
9 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.63%) OpenStack Swift
11 6 (0.63%) QlikView
11 6 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.42%) MS Access
12 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.32%) DB2
13 3 (0.32%) PowerCenter
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 150 (15.87%) JIRA
2 132 (13.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 57 (6.03%) LoadRunner
4 52 (5.50%) Selenium
5 44 (4.66%) TestDirector
6 30 (3.17%) SoapUI
7 27 (2.86%) Subversion
8 25 (2.65%) WinRunner
8 25 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.59%) StarTeam
10 13 (1.38%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.27%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.16%) Bugzilla
13 10 (1.06%) eggPlant
14 9 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.95%) MSI
15 8 (0.85%) ClearQuest
16 7 (0.74%) Maven
16 7 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.74%) Git (software)
General
1 289 (30.58%) Finance
2 162 (17.14%) Banking
3 77 (8.15%) Telecoms
4 56 (5.93%) Investment Banking
5 40 (4.23%) Retail
6 29 (3.07%) Billing
7 21 (2.22%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.06%) Back Office
10 9 (0.95%) Front Office
11 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.63%) Games
12 5 (0.53%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.53%) Automotive
12 5 (0.53%) Marketing
13 4 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.42%) Electronics
14 3 (0.32%) Legal
15 2 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 373 (39.47%) Analyst
2 330 (34.92%) Test Analyst
3 182 (19.26%) Test Manager
4 133 (14.07%) Tester
5 74 (7.83%) Test Leader
6 63 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 42 (4.44%) Developer
8 39 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
9 32 (3.39%) Senior Test Analyst
10 31 (3.28%) Consultant
11 21 (2.22%) Business Analyst
12 17 (1.80%) QA Analyst
13 16 (1.69%) SAP Manager
14 15 (1.59%) Junior
15 14 (1.48%) Functional Analyst
15 14 (1.48%) Functional Test Analyst
15 14 (1.48%) SAP Test Manager
16 13 (1.38%) Wireless Engineer
16 13 (1.38%) UAT Analyst
16 13 (1.38%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.42%) XML
2 61 (6.46%) .NET
3 36 (3.81%) HTML
3 36 (3.81%) Web Services
4 31 (3.28%) SOAP
5 22 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 19 (2.01%) JSP
7 15 (1.59%) XML Messaging
8 13 (1.38%) JSON
9 10 (1.06%) CSS
10 9 (0.95%) Middleware
11 7 (0.74%) REST
12 6 (0.63%) FpML
12 6 (0.63%) WCF
13 5 (0.53%) XSD
13 5 (0.53%) XBRL
14 4 (0.42%) Swing
14 4 (0.42%) XSL
14 4 (0.42%) XSLT
14 4 (0.42%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (2.33%) Derivative
3 21 (2.22%) Clustering
4 20 (2.12%) PDA
4 20 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.01%) Client/Server
6 18 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.90%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.27%) Equities
7 12 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.16%) STB
9 10 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.06%) Smart Meter
10 9 (0.95%) MPEG
11 8 (0.85%) Open Source
11 8 (0.85%) SWIFT
12 7 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.74%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.05%) Windows
2 83 (8.78%) UNIX
3 52 (5.50%) Linux
4 32 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (3.17%) Windows XP
5 30 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 29 (3.07%) AIX
7 28 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.48%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.85%) Android
9 8 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 7 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.63%) Solaris
12 3 (0.32%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.21%) SUSE
13 2 (0.21%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (33.02%) Test Scripting
2 241 (25.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 182 (19.26%) Software Testing
4 178 (18.84%) Test Management
5 174 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
6 121 (12.80%) Test Strategy
7 86 (9.10%) Test Automation
8 85 (8.99%) Integration Testing
9 84 (8.89%) Migration
10 74 (7.83%) Regression Testing
11 70 (7.41%) Waterfall
12 63 (6.67%) Validation
13 60 (6.35%) Performance Testing
14 55 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (5.40%) CRM
16 50 (5.29%) ETL
17 48 (5.08%) System Testing
17 48 (5.08%) Test Planning
18 46 (4.87%) Data Migration
18 46 (4.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 286 (30.26%) SQL
2 69 (7.30%) Java
3 45 (4.76%) VBA
4 42 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.39%) C#
6 30 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 29 (3.07%) VB
8 26 (2.75%) Python
9 24 (2.54%) C
10 21 (2.22%) VBScript
11 19 (2.01%) C++
12 16 (1.69%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.27%) Perl
15 10 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.06%) Ruby
16 6 (0.63%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.53%) PHP
18 3 (0.32%) ABAP
19 2 (0.21%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 228 (24.13%) ISTQB
2 212 (22.43%) ISEB
3 187 (19.79%) Security Cleared
4 130 (13.76%) SC Cleared
5 108 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 57 (6.03%) DV Cleared
7 43 (4.55%) Degree
8 30 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (2.86%) MCITP
10 24 (2.54%) MCSE
11 20 (2.12%) MCSA
11 20 (2.12%) MCTS
12 16 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
12 16 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 10 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.95%) Siebel Certification
15 8 (0.85%) CISSP
15 8 (0.85%) CEH
16 6 (0.63%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (15.56%) QA
2 8 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.74%) COREP
3 7 (0.74%) FINREP
4 6 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.53%) FATCA
5 5 (0.53%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.32%) EMIR
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 20 (2.12%) VMware ESX
1 20 (2.12%) Hyper-V
2 14 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
7 1 (0.11%) NDS
Systems Management
1 21 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (2.01%) Netcool
3 16 (1.69%) Nessus
3 16 (1.69%) Nmap
4 10 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (0.85%) CORE IMPACT
6 7 (0.74%) Control-M
7 6 (0.63%) SCCM
8 5 (0.53%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.21%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 430 (45.50%) HP
2 151 (15.98%) Microsoft
3 127 (13.44%) Oracle
4 83 (8.78%) SAP
5 50 (5.29%) Citrix
6 42 (4.44%) VMware
7 21 (2.22%) McAfee
7 21 (2.22%) Veritas
8 15 (1.59%) Siebel
9 14 (1.48%) Cisco
9 14 (1.48%) Informatica
10 13 (1.38%) Murex
10 13 (1.38%) IBM
11 12 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
12 10 (1.06%) Business Objects
12 10 (1.06%) Teradata
12 10 (1.06%) Trayport
13 7 (0.74%) Remedy
13 7 (0.74%) Sybase
13 7 (0.74%) Red Hat
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