The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 195 198 162
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -36
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 584 522 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.02% 1.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.24% 13.91% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 331 442
Average daily rate
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£330 £365 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £341 £305
% change year-on-year
-5.49% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £41.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -11.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4102 3752 3787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.51% 7.34% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2412 2106 1968
Average daily rate £376 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 160 174
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £42.40 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%

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 1 August 2014.

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
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 1 August 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
England +7 487 £325 -13.33% 73
London -9 179 £400 -3.03% 28
South East +1 139 £300 -14.28% 24
Hampshire +22 59 £363 +7.40% 5
Scotland +11 59 £349 +7.30% 3
City of London +21 51 £400 -5.88% 10
East of England +16 41 £368 +59.78% 1
Glasgow +22 33 £350 +25.00% 1
Berkshire -6 33 £300 -11.11% 8
North West 0 30 £323 -2.27% 4
South West -41 28 £300 -0.82% 4
Yorkshire +2 27 £218 -32.55% 4
West Yorkshire +7 26 £210 -33.33% 3
East Midlands +3 21 £280 -25.33%
Wales +1 20 £350 -30.00%
Buckinghamshire -17 18 £270 -16.92%
Edinburgh -15 17 £300 -11.11% 1
South Wales -4 16 £351 -29.80%
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 15 £361 -3.66% 2
Tyne and Wear -2 15 £361 -3.66% 2
North East -5 15 £361 -3.66% 2
Leeds +2 14 £175 -50.00% 1
Milton Keynes -14 14 £269 -23.21%
Cheshire +7 13 £300 -29.41% 2
Wiltshire +7 11 £210 -30.57%
Surrey -8 11 £300 -26.82% 5
Swindon +6 10 £215 -28.92%
Suffolk -9 10 £368 -
Hertfordshire +5 9 £225 +2.27% 1
Lancashire -5 9 £350 +6.06% 1

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 608 (52.10%) HP
2 369 (31.62%) Test Scripting
3 338 (28.96%) ISTQB
4 305 (26.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 300 (25.71%) Finance
6 299 (25.62%) SQL
7 297 (25.45%) ISEB
8 251 (21.51%) Software Testing
9 244 (20.91%) Security Cleared
10 235 (20.14%) Oracle
11 212 (18.17%) QuickTest Pro
12 209 (17.91%) QA
13 194 (16.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 183 (15.68%) SC Cleared
15 179 (15.34%) Banking
16 174 (14.91%) Windows
17 173 (14.82%) Test Management
18 169 (14.48%) Test Automation
19 157 (13.45%) JIRA
20 153 (13.11%) Test Strategy
21 138 (11.83%) LoadRunner
22 132 (11.31%) Performance Testing
23 130 (11.14%) UNIX
24 127 (10.88%) .NET
25 126 (10.80%) Selenium
26 118 (10.11%) Microsoft
27 112 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
28 104 (8.91%) SAP
29 100 (8.57%) Integration Testing
30 94 (8.05%) Java

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 56 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.06%) Apache
3 15 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 11 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.86%) IIS
5 10 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 9 (0.77%) WebLogic Integration
7 8 (0.69%) CMS
7 8 (0.69%) Confluence
8 6 (0.51%) MS Project Server
8 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.34%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 78 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 59 (5.06%) MS Office
3 29 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.40%) MS Project
5 15 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) Mingle
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 66 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.03%) SAP FI
4 11 (0.94%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.86%) VisionPLUS
6 9 (0.77%) SAP APO
6 9 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (0.77%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.69%) SAP CRM
7 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (0.51%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.43%) ION MarketView
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.34%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
11 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.26%) Office 365
2 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.086%) GitHub
3 1 (0.086%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.08%) TCP/IP
2 48 (4.11%) HTTPS
3 38 (3.26%) HTTP
4 34 (2.91%) SSL
5 31 (2.66%) DNS
6 28 (2.40%) Wireshark
7 24 (2.06%) SAN
8 20 (1.71%) 3G
8 20 (1.71%) Internet
9 19 (1.63%) 4G
9 19 (1.63%) LAN
10 18 (1.54%) 2G
11 15 (1.29%) LTE
11 15 (1.29%) FTP
12 13 (1.11%) UMTS
12 13 (1.11%) IP Telephony
13 12 (1.03%) IPsec
13 12 (1.03%) Firewall
13 12 (1.03%) VPN
14 11 (0.94%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (2.49%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 13 (1.11%) RDBMS
7 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (0.86%) QlikView
8 9 (0.77%) MS Access
9 7 (0.60%) DB2
10 6 (0.51%) SAP BI
10 6 (0.51%) MySQL
11 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.34%) PowerCenter
12 4 (0.34%) OLAP
12 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.26%) Siebel EIM
14 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.17%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 212 (18.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 157 (13.45%) JIRA
3 138 (11.83%) LoadRunner
4 126 (10.80%) Selenium
5 53 (4.54%) WebDriver
6 52 (4.46%) TestDirector
7 51 (4.37%) SoapUI
8 50 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (4.03%) Maven
10 42 (3.60%) Cucumber
11 40 (3.43%) Ant
12 39 (3.34%) JUnit
13 38 (3.26%) Bugzilla
14 33 (2.83%) JMeter
15 32 (2.74%) Subversion
16 30 (2.57%) Jenkins
17 25 (2.14%) Toad
18 24 (2.06%) TestNG
19 22 (1.89%) WinRunner
20 20 (1.71%) Apache Ivy
General
1 300 (25.71%) Finance
2 179 (15.34%) Banking
3 77 (6.60%) Retail
4 59 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 53 (4.54%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.40%) Retail Banking
7 23 (1.97%) Back Office
8 20 (1.71%) Billing
9 14 (1.20%) Electronics
10 13 (1.11%) Legal
11 12 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.86%) Marketing
13 8 (0.69%) Automotive
13 8 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.69%) Front Office
14 7 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.60%) Military
14 7 (0.60%) Games
15 4 (0.34%) German Language
16 3 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 471 (40.36%) Analyst
2 427 (36.59%) Test Analyst
3 237 (20.31%) Tester
4 151 (12.94%) Test Manager
5 94 (8.05%) Test Leader
6 72 (6.17%) Test Engineer
7 51 (4.37%) Consultant
8 36 (3.08%) Performance Tester
9 32 (2.74%) QA Tester
10 30 (2.57%) Business Analyst
10 30 (2.57%) Coordinator
11 29 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
12 27 (2.31%) Automation Tester
13 26 (2.23%) Automation Analyst
14 24 (2.06%) Automation Test Analyst
15 23 (1.97%) Defect Manager
15 23 (1.97%) QA Analyst
15 23 (1.97%) Test Consultant
16 22 (1.89%) Systems Tester
17 21 (1.80%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (10.88%) .NET
2 91 (7.80%) HTML
3 74 (6.34%) ASP.NET
4 70 (6.00%) XML
5 66 (5.66%) JSP
6 46 (3.94%) Web Services
7 38 (3.26%) SOAP
8 22 (1.89%) JSON
9 21 (1.80%) REST
10 18 (1.54%) Middleware
11 17 (1.46%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.46%) WAP
12 14 (1.20%) J2ME
12 14 (1.20%) J2EE
13 13 (1.11%) CSS
14 9 (0.77%) MDX
15 8 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
16 7 (0.60%) RESTful
17 6 (0.51%) Gherkin
18 5 (0.43%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (3.43%) Mobile App
2 30 (2.57%) Open Source
3 26 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 22 (1.89%) IVR
5 21 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 20 (1.71%) Derivative
7 18 (1.54%) Clustering
7 18 (1.54%) Handset
8 17 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
9 16 (1.37%) Wiki
10 15 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 14 (1.20%) SWIFT
12 13 (1.11%) AS400
13 12 (1.03%) STB
13 12 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (1.03%) Computer Science
14 11 (0.94%) DTV
14 11 (0.94%) Equities
14 11 (0.94%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 174 (14.91%) Windows
2 130 (11.14%) UNIX
3 83 (7.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (6.17%) Linux
5 69 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (5.74%) Windows XP
7 48 (4.11%) Windows 2000
8 35 (3.00%) Windows 7
9 20 (1.71%) AIX
10 13 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.94%) Solaris
12 9 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.77%) Android
12 9 (0.77%) HPUX
12 9 (0.77%) SUSE
13 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.34%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.26%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (31.62%) Test Scripting
2 305 (26.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 251 (21.51%) Software Testing
4 173 (14.82%) Test Management
5 169 (14.48%) Test Automation
6 153 (13.11%) Test Strategy
7 132 (11.31%) Performance Testing
8 112 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
9 100 (8.57%) Integration Testing
10 86 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (7.28%) Automated Testing
12 81 (6.94%) Regression Testing
13 80 (6.86%) Migration
13 80 (6.86%) Scrum
14 78 (6.68%) System Testing
15 64 (5.48%) TDD
15 64 (5.48%) Automation Testing
16 60 (5.14%) Waterfall
17 59 (5.06%) Project Management
18 58 (4.97%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 299 (25.62%) SQL
2 94 (8.05%) Java
3 88 (7.54%) JavaScript
4 82 (7.03%) C#
5 57 (4.88%) VB
6 32 (2.74%) Python
7 28 (2.40%) Shell Script
8 24 (2.06%) VBScript
9 23 (1.97%) VBA
10 19 (1.63%) Perl
11 15 (1.29%) Ruby
12 12 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.94%) C
14 10 (0.86%) C++
15 9 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 9 (0.77%) XPath
15 9 (0.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 7 (0.60%) Groovy
16 7 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.51%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 338 (28.96%) ISTQB
2 297 (25.45%) ISEB
3 244 (20.91%) Security Cleared
4 194 (16.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 183 (15.68%) SC Cleared
6 76 (6.51%) DV Cleared
7 57 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 35 (3.00%) Degree
9 21 (1.80%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (1.03%) MCITP
12 8 (0.69%) MCSE
13 7 (0.60%) MCTS
13 7 (0.60%) MCSA
13 7 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.51%) BC Cleared
15 5 (0.43%) SAP Certification
15 5 (0.43%) MOS
16 4 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.26%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (17.91%) QA
2 8 (0.69%) WCAG
3 3 (0.26%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.17%) SLA
4 2 (0.17%) EMIR
4 2 (0.17%) Basel III
5 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.086%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.086%) FINREP
5 1 (0.086%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.086%) GAAP
System Software
1 29 (2.49%) Nmap
2 21 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.60%) NDS
6 6 (0.51%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 28 (2.40%) Nessus
2 24 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (1.11%) Netcool
4 12 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
6 8 (0.69%) SCCM
7 6 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
7 6 (0.51%) CORE IMPACT
8 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.17%) OpenView
9 2 (0.17%) Control-M
9 2 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.086%) nmon
10 1 (0.086%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.086%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.086%) Oracle Statspack
10 1 (0.086%) Nagios
10 1 (0.086%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 608 (52.10%) HP
2 235 (20.14%) Oracle
3 118 (10.11%) Microsoft
4 104 (8.91%) SAP
5 48 (4.11%) VMware
6 33 (2.83%) Citrix
7 27 (2.31%) Cisco
8 25 (2.14%) IBM
9 24 (2.06%) Siebel
10 17 (1.46%) Sun
11 16 (1.37%) Informatica
12 15 (1.29%) Apple
13 13 (1.11%) Veritas
13 13 (1.11%) McAfee
14 12 (1.03%) TIBCO
14 12 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.94%) Verint
15 11 (0.94%) Open Text
16 10 (0.86%) Siemens
16 10 (0.86%) Empirix
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £565.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago