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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 252 215 178
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -37
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 493 556 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 1.05% 1.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.84% 13.40% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 324 369
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -6.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £74.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.45% +78.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £32.40 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £110.00 £43.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-72.72% +238.46%

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
4546 4148 3787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.14% 7.84% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2401 2115
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 127 170
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £34.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -44 423 £367 +12.92% 68
London -14 163 £425 +6.25% 22
South East +4 157 £363 +20.83% 20
Scotland +25 62 £334 +2.53% 3
Surrey +38 55 £400 +23.07% 4
Leatherhead - 45 £401 - 2
North West -1 42 £300 -8.04% 2
Berkshire +20 40 £375 +25.00% 4
Hampshire -26 35 £315 -3.07%
Edinburgh +16 33 £325 +8.33% 2
City of London -25 24 £450 +14.28% 9
Buckinghamshire +3 22 £330 +22.22% 3
Milton Keynes +6 20 £325 +21.49% 1
East of England -16 17 £388 +3.33% 4
Manchester -3 14 £338 +4.65%
South West -12 14 £285 -10.93% 6
Reading +6 11 £400 +33.33% 1
Lancashire +6 11 £270 -22.85% 1
Southampton +2 9 £310 -34.04%
Glasgow -4 9 £340 -
Hook +6 8 £495 +7.02%
Slough +1 8 £323 +51.76%
Cheshire -2 8 £300 +23.45% 1
West Midlands -8 7 £398 +32.50% 3
East Midlands -17 7 £378 +34.82% 3
Leeds -36 7 £370 +76.19% 1
West Yorkshire -46 7 £370 +76.19% 2
Yorkshire -48 7 £370 +76.19% 5
Newbury +3 6 - -
Bristol +2 6 £273 +12.37% 6

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 467 (47.12%) HP
2 339 (34.21%) Test Scripting
3 297 (29.97%) SQL
4 274 (27.65%) Finance
5 243 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 232 (23.41%) Test Management
7 212 (21.39%) ISTQB
8 205 (20.69%) ISEB
9 203 (20.48%) Security Cleared
10 198 (19.98%) Banking
11 175 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
12 155 (15.64%) QA
13 153 (15.44%) SC Cleared
14 150 (15.14%) JIRA
15 147 (14.83%) Software Testing
16 138 (13.93%) XML
17 128 (12.92%) Oracle
17 128 (12.92%) Microsoft
18 123 (12.41%) HP UFT
19 109 (11.00%) Test Strategy
20 108 (10.90%) MS Excel
21 106 (10.70%) UNIX
22 100 (10.09%) Migration
22 100 (10.09%) Telecoms
22 100 (10.09%) Test Automation
23 98 (9.89%) Integration Testing
24 96 (9.69%) Regression Testing
25 90 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
26 89 (8.98%) Java
27 87 (8.78%) System Integration Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (1.41%) CMS
4 10 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.61%) Apache
6 6 (0.61%) SAS
7 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.50%) JBoss
8 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.40%) IIS
8 4 (0.40%) Confluence
9 3 (0.30%) Drupal
9 3 (0.30%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.20%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.20%) Node.js
10 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 108 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 57 (5.75%) MS Office
3 21 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.91%) MS Project
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.71%) Summit
5 6 (0.61%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.61%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.50%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.50%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.40%) Exstream
7 4 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.30%) SAP BCA
8 3 (0.30%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.30%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.20%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.91%) SaaS
2 8 (0.81%) Office 365
3 6 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.20%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.94%) TCP/IP
2 37 (3.73%) GSM
3 27 (2.72%) 3G
3 27 (2.72%) 4G
4 24 (2.42%) 2G
5 23 (2.32%) Wireshark
5 23 (2.32%) SS7
6 22 (2.22%) SIGTRAN
7 16 (1.61%) Wireless
8 14 (1.41%) UMTS
9 13 (1.31%) GPRS
9 13 (1.31%) MVNO
10 12 (1.21%) Diameter Protocol
10 12 (1.21%) SAN
11 10 (1.01%) LDAP
11 10 (1.01%) VoLTE
11 10 (1.01%) LTE
12 9 (0.91%) ATM
13 8 (0.81%) RTP
14 7 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.83%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.31%) MySQL
6 12 (1.21%) SAP BW
7 11 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.01%) DB2
9 8 (0.81%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.61%) MS Access
11 5 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.50%) DataStage
11 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.50%) QlikView
11 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.40%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.40%) PowerCenter
13 3 (0.30%) SAP BI
13 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 150 (15.14%) JIRA
2 123 (12.41%) HP UFT
3 68 (6.86%) LoadRunner
4 62 (6.26%) Selenium
4 62 (6.26%) SoapUI
5 33 (3.33%) TestDirector
6 31 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (2.72%) Subversion
8 25 (2.52%) JMeter
9 23 (2.32%) Cucumber
10 20 (2.02%) WebDriver
11 17 (1.72%) Bugzilla
12 15 (1.51%) WinRunner
12 15 (1.51%) JUnit
13 12 (1.21%) Git (software)
13 12 (1.21%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.11%) Maven
15 9 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.81%) StarTeam
16 8 (0.81%) Eclipse
General
1 274 (27.65%) Finance
2 198 (19.98%) Banking
3 100 (10.09%) Telecoms
4 56 (5.65%) Retail
5 53 (5.35%) Investment Banking
6 31 (3.13%) Billing
7 24 (2.42%) Retail Banking
8 15 (1.51%) Legal
9 14 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.11%) Front Office
12 9 (0.91%) Back Office
13 7 (0.71%) Automotive
14 6 (0.61%) Marketing
15 5 (0.50%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.40%) Games
16 4 (0.40%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.30%) Electronics
17 3 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 414 (41.78%) Analyst
2 364 (36.73%) Test Analyst
3 190 (19.17%) Test Manager
4 138 (13.93%) Tester
5 79 (7.97%) Test Leader
6 62 (6.26%) Test Engineer
7 48 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
8 46 (4.64%) Senior Test Analyst
9 35 (3.53%) Developer
10 27 (2.72%) Business Analyst
11 24 (2.42%) Consultant
12 21 (2.12%) QA Analyst
13 18 (1.82%) Coordinator
14 17 (1.72%) Architect
14 17 (1.72%) Junior
14 17 (1.72%) Defect Manager
15 15 (1.51%) SAP Manager
16 14 (1.41%) SAP Test Manager
16 14 (1.41%) Automation Analyst
16 14 (1.41%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (13.93%) XML
2 70 (7.06%) SOAP
3 46 (4.64%) XML Messaging
4 40 (4.04%) .NET
5 34 (3.43%) Web Services
6 27 (2.72%) HTML
7 16 (1.61%) JSON
8 13 (1.31%) JSP
9 11 (1.11%) CSS
10 10 (1.01%) REST
11 9 (0.91%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.81%) WCF
13 7 (0.71%) J2EE
13 7 (0.71%) FpML
13 7 (0.71%) Middleware
14 6 (0.61%) XSD
14 6 (0.61%) AngularJS
15 5 (0.50%) XBRL
16 4 (0.40%) JSTL
16 4 (0.40%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.42%) Computer Science
3 22 (2.22%) Fixed Income
3 22 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.51%) Equities
6 14 (1.41%) Clustering
7 13 (1.31%) PDA
7 13 (1.31%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.21%) SWIFT
8 12 (1.21%) STB
8 12 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.11%) EFT
9 11 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.01%) Reference Data
10 10 (1.01%) Derivative
11 9 (0.91%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.81%) MPEG
13 7 (0.71%) W3C
13 7 (0.71%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 106 (10.70%) UNIX
2 65 (6.56%) Windows
3 39 (3.94%) Linux
4 22 (2.22%) AIX
5 21 (2.12%) Windows 7
6 18 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.61%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.11%) Solaris
9 8 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.71%) Android
11 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.20%) SUSE
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.20%) HPUX
13 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.10%) CentOS
13 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (34.21%) Test Scripting
2 243 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 232 (23.41%) Test Management
4 175 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (14.83%) Software Testing
6 109 (11.00%) Test Strategy
7 100 (10.09%) Test Automation
7 100 (10.09%) Migration
8 98 (9.89%) Integration Testing
9 96 (9.69%) Regression Testing
10 87 (8.78%) Performance Testing
10 87 (8.78%) System Integration Testing
11 81 (8.17%) Use Case
11 81 (8.17%) Validation
12 79 (7.97%) Test Planning
13 74 (7.47%) Waterfall
14 67 (6.76%) System Testing
15 63 (6.36%) Scrum
16 62 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 62 (6.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 297 (29.97%) SQL
2 89 (8.98%) Java
3 41 (4.14%) PL/SQL
4 36 (3.63%) Perl
5 35 (3.53%) Shell Script
6 29 (2.93%) Python
7 28 (2.83%) C#
8 25 (2.52%) JavaScript
8 25 (2.52%) VBA
9 20 (2.02%) C++
9 20 (2.02%) C
10 16 (1.61%) VB
11 14 (1.41%) PHP
12 12 (1.21%) VBScript
12 12 (1.21%) Ruby
13 10 (1.01%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.71%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.40%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.40%) ABAP
16 3 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 212 (21.39%) ISTQB
2 205 (20.69%) ISEB
3 203 (20.48%) Security Cleared
4 153 (15.44%) SC Cleared
5 76 (7.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 48 (4.84%) Degree
7 28 (2.83%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (1.61%) MCITP
11 15 (1.51%) MCSE
12 13 (1.31%) MCSA
12 13 (1.31%) MCTS
12 13 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 10 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.40%) BC Cleared
16 3 (0.30%) CEH
16 3 (0.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (15.64%) QA
2 10 (1.01%) EMIR
3 8 (0.81%) GxP
3 8 (0.81%) FINREP
4 7 (0.71%) COREP
5 6 (0.61%) MiFID
6 5 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.50%) GAMP
7 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.20%) FATCA
8 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.10%) SLA
9 1 (0.10%) Basel III
System Software
1 18 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.31%) Hyper-V
2 13 (1.31%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.20%) Snort
6 1 (0.10%) Squid
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.10%) NFS
6 1 (0.10%) NDS
6 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.10%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.10%) vCloud
6 1 (0.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (1.21%) Netcool
3 9 (0.91%) Nessus
4 5 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.40%) Nmap
5 4 (0.40%) SCCM
6 3 (0.30%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.20%) Control-M
7 2 (0.20%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.20%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.10%) Puppet
8 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.10%) Iperf
8 1 (0.10%) Nagios
8 1 (0.10%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 467 (47.12%) HP
2 128 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 128 (12.92%) Oracle
3 83 (8.38%) SAP
4 28 (2.83%) Citrix
5 26 (2.62%) VMware
6 23 (2.32%) PeopleSoft
7 20 (2.02%) Business Objects
8 14 (1.41%) Veritas
8 14 (1.41%) McAfee
8 14 (1.41%) Splunk
9 13 (1.31%) Murex
10 11 (1.11%) IBM
11 10 (1.01%) Adobe
12 7 (0.71%) Siebel
12 7 (0.71%) Teradata
13 6 (0.61%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.61%) Remedy
13 6 (0.61%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.61%) TIBCO
Redhill
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day £350-£450
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £325 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £245 - £295 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £250 - £270 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + expenses
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Posted: 19 days ago
Dundee
Real Staffing
Rate: £26 - £29 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago