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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 270 230 210
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -20
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 445 506 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.98% 1.01%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.11% 11.61% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 324 285
Average daily rate £346 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £224 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%

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
4400 4357 3713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.55% 8.45% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2779 2586 2097
Average daily rate £425 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £365 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 140 140
Average hourly rate £28.25 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.06% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +1.19%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -53 358 £350 -3.44% 57
London +4 171 £386 -2.52% 13
South East -55 84 £365 +17.74% 6
Scotland +14 65 £305 -6.87% 6
City of London +42 30 £425 +13.33% 5
Surrey +13 28 £394 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire +6 26 £300 -3.22% 5
Berkshire -14 26 £350 +12.90% 2
North West -13 24 £350 -5.40% 6
South West -17 24 £313 -26.47% 11
Renfrewshire +4 19 £305 -13.85% 1
Leatherhead 0 19 £425 -5.55%
Hampshire -28 19 £375 -3.84% 1
Erskine +5 18 £305 -14.82% 1
West Yorkshire +4 18 £300 -3.22% 1
Glasgow +16 17 £294 -14.85% 3
Edinburgh -9 17 £296 -1.25% 2
Manchester -7 15 £350 +32.07% 3
Leeds +4 14 £300 -21.05%
Reading -13 14 £400 +23.07%
Wales -3 10 £338 -11.47% 2
South Wales -6 10 £338 -11.47% 2
Cardiff -9 10 £338 -11.47% 1
Wiltshire +1 9 £319 -3.40% 5
West Midlands -13 9 £310 +13.76% 2
Bristol 0 8 £297 -25.75% 3
Swindon 0 8 £325 -1.51% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £300 +1.69%
Milton Keynes -5 8 £300 +4.34%
East Midlands -8 7 £310 +14.81% 2

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 394 (45.08%) HP
2 367 (41.99%) SQL
3 287 (32.84%) Test Scripting
4 281 (32.15%) Finance
5 250 (28.60%) ISTQB
6 216 (24.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 210 (24.03%) ISEB
8 207 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
9 183 (20.94%) Defect Management
10 173 (19.79%) Software Testing
11 171 (19.57%) Test Management
12 161 (18.42%) HP UFT
13 152 (17.39%) Microsoft
14 147 (16.82%) Security Cleared
15 137 (15.68%) Banking
16 135 (15.45%) Oracle
17 128 (14.65%) XML
17 128 (14.65%) Test Automation
18 122 (13.96%) JIRA
19 111 (12.70%) Windows
20 107 (12.24%) QA
21 104 (11.90%) SC Cleared
22 92 (10.53%) Functional Testing
23 90 (10.30%) System Integration Testing
24 88 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
24 88 (10.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 85 (9.73%) Test Strategy
25 85 (9.73%) SQL Server
26 82 (9.38%) Waterfall
27 79 (9.04%) SDLC

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 42 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (1.37%) JBoss
4 11 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 9 (1.03%) MQSeries
7 8 (0.92%) Confluence
8 6 (0.69%) LiveLink
8 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.46%) Apache
9 4 (0.46%) IIS
9 4 (0.46%) Jetty
9 4 (0.46%) nginx
9 4 (0.46%) Node.js
9 4 (0.46%) SAS
9 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 61 (6.98%) MS Office
2 59 (6.75%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.03%) MS Project
6 3 (0.34%) PTC Creo
6 3 (0.34%) Siemens NX
6 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) Mingle
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 11 (1.26%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.69%) Hi Portfolio
4 6 (0.69%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.57%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.46%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.46%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.34%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.34%) Primavera
7 3 (0.34%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.23%) assyst
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.69%) SaaS
2 4 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.46%) GitHub
2 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.23%) IaaS
4 2 (0.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.95%) FTP
2 13 (1.49%) HTTP
3 11 (1.26%) SAN
4 10 (1.14%) HTTPS
4 10 (1.14%) WinSCP
5 9 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.80%) LAN
6 7 (0.80%) Value-Added Service
7 6 (0.69%) ATM
7 6 (0.69%) Firewall
7 6 (0.69%) VPN
7 6 (0.69%) WAN
8 5 (0.57%) VoLTE
9 4 (0.46%) DMZ
9 4 (0.46%) GPRS
9 4 (0.46%) VoWiFi
9 4 (0.46%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.34%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.34%) GSM
10 3 (0.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 32 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (1.14%) MySQL
8 8 (0.92%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.69%) SAP BW
10 6 (0.69%) WebFOCUS
11 4 (0.46%) DB2
11 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.46%) Informix
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.34%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 161 (18.42%) HP UFT
2 122 (13.96%) JIRA
3 73 (8.35%) Selenium
4 71 (8.12%) TestDirector
5 60 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (6.29%) WinRunner
7 54 (6.18%) SoapUI
8 43 (4.92%) LoadRunner
9 32 (3.66%) Cucumber
10 28 (3.20%) Toad
11 26 (2.97%) Jenkins
12 22 (2.52%) Visual Studio
13 19 (2.17%) Subversion
14 18 (2.06%) ClearCase
15 17 (1.95%) JMeter
16 15 (1.72%) Eclipse
17 14 (1.60%) CruiseControl
18 12 (1.37%) JUnit
18 12 (1.37%) TestNG
18 12 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 281 (32.15%) Finance
2 137 (15.68%) Banking
3 50 (5.72%) Retail
4 40 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.09%) Retail Banking
7 20 (2.29%) Billing
8 12 (1.37%) Front Office
9 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.92%) Marketing
10 7 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.80%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.69%) Automotive
11 6 (0.69%) Back Office
11 6 (0.69%) Publishing
12 4 (0.46%) Advertising
13 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.34%) Games
13 3 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 443 (50.69%) Analyst
2 412 (47.14%) Test Analyst
3 129 (14.76%) Test Manager
4 119 (13.62%) Tester
5 56 (6.41%) Test Leader
6 45 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
7 44 (5.03%) Senior Test Analyst
8 42 (4.81%) SQL Analyst
9 32 (3.66%) Test Engineer
10 30 (3.43%) Developer
11 28 (3.20%) UAT Analyst
12 27 (3.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 27 (3.09%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 27 (3.09%) UAT Test Analyst
13 26 (2.97%) Banking Analyst
14 25 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
14 25 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
14 25 (2.86%) Consultant
15 24 (2.75%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
16 22 (2.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (14.65%) XML
2 66 (7.55%) SOAP
3 58 (6.64%) Web Services
4 46 (5.26%) XML Messaging
5 43 (4.92%) .NET
6 33 (3.78%) HTML
7 23 (2.63%) Middleware
8 16 (1.83%) JSON
9 14 (1.60%) jQuery
9 14 (1.60%) REST
10 13 (1.49%) FpML
10 13 (1.49%) XSL
10 13 (1.49%) XSLT
11 11 (1.26%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.26%) FIXML
11 11 (1.26%) WSDL
12 10 (1.14%) CSS
12 10 (1.14%) CSS3
12 10 (1.14%) NHibernate
12 10 (1.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.26%) Clustering
2 46 (5.26%) PDA
3 35 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (2.17%) Fixed Income
5 14 (1.60%) Derivative
5 14 (1.60%) SWIFT
6 13 (1.49%) Smart Meter
7 11 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.14%) Credit Risk
8 10 (1.14%) Equities
9 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.92%) DataPower
11 6 (0.69%) STB
11 6 (0.69%) Tandem
12 5 (0.57%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.70%) Windows
2 63 (7.21%) Unix
3 61 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (6.75%) Windows 7
5 51 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (5.72%) Windows XP
7 46 (5.26%) AIX
8 39 (4.46%) Linux
9 15 (1.72%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.69%) Solaris
11 4 (0.46%) CentOS
11 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.23%) Android
12 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (32.84%) Test Scripting
2 216 (24.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 207 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 183 (20.94%) Defect Management
5 173 (19.79%) Software Testing
6 171 (19.57%) Test Management
7 128 (14.65%) Test Automation
8 92 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 90 (10.30%) System Integration Testing
10 85 (9.73%) Test Strategy
11 82 (9.38%) Waterfall
12 79 (9.04%) SDLC
13 76 (8.70%) Migration
14 73 (8.35%) Regression Testing
15 72 (8.24%) Change Management
16 71 (8.12%) Integration Testing
17 53 (6.06%) Manual Testing
17 53 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 53 (6.06%) V-Model
18 49 (5.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 367 (41.99%) SQL
2 75 (8.58%) Java
3 44 (5.03%) PL/SQL
4 33 (3.78%) C#
5 25 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 24 (2.75%) VB
7 21 (2.40%) VBA
8 19 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 19 (2.17%) VBScript
9 17 (1.95%) Perl
10 12 (1.37%) Python
11 11 (1.26%) C++
12 9 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.92%) C
13 8 (0.92%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.80%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.69%) ABAP
15 6 (0.69%) Ruby
16 5 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 250 (28.60%) ISTQB
2 210 (24.03%) ISEB
3 147 (16.82%) Security Cleared
4 104 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 88 (10.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 53 (6.06%) MCSE
6 53 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (5.84%) MCITP
7 51 (5.84%) MCSA
7 51 (5.84%) MCTS
8 32 (3.66%) Degree
9 21 (2.40%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
11 9 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.57%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.34%) CCNP
13 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (12.24%) QA
2 13 (1.49%) SEPA
3 9 (1.03%) HL7
4 8 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.46%) SLA
6 3 (0.34%) EMIR
6 3 (0.34%) FATCA
7 2 (0.23%) CDISC
7 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 52 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 46 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 17 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.46%) Docker
4 4 (0.46%) vCloud
5 2 (0.23%) KVM
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
1 46 (5.26%) Netcool
2 5 (0.57%) Iperf
2 5 (0.57%) SCCM
3 4 (0.46%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (0.46%) HAProxy
3 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.46%) Puppet
3 4 (0.46%) WSUS
4 3 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.23%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.23%) nmon
5 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.11%) Control-M
6 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 394 (45.08%) HP
2 152 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 135 (15.45%) Oracle
4 72 (8.24%) Citrix
5 71 (8.12%) SAP
5 71 (8.12%) VMware
6 60 (6.86%) IBM
7 48 (5.49%) Veritas
8 46 (5.26%) Intel Security
9 25 (2.86%) Cognos
10 22 (2.52%) Murex
11 17 (1.95%) Remedy
12 15 (1.72%) Rally
13 9 (1.03%) Siebel
14 7 (0.80%) OpenText
14 7 (0.80%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.80%) Sun
15 6 (0.69%) BMC
15 6 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.69%) TIBCO
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £305 - £390 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Recruit121
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £319 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Modis International
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Xcede
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 25 days ago