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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 212 212 184
Rank change year-on-year
0 -28
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 538 471 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.92% 1.09%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.98% 12.85% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 279 332
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £529 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.97% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £47.45 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -5.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £47.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +31.80%

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
4489 3666 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.28% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2803 2203 1667
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 140 208
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.53 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -10.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.88 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 467 £350 -2.77% 42
London +28 211 £420 -6.66% 14
South East -7 134 £300 -9.09% 11
Hampshire +3 57 £330 +3.52% 2
City of London +3 47 £438 -5.40% 6
Scotland -2 39 £330 -5.71% 3
South West -8 39 £370 +2.06% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 34 £280 -11.46% 1
Milton Keynes +3 23 £280 - 1
Wales -10 23 £275 -6.77%
North West +3 22 £265 -15.20%
Berkshire -3 22 £300 -0.82% 5
East of England -13 22 £250 -10.71% 4
South Wales -4 21 £275 -12.69%
Yorkshire -25 19 £333 +5.55% 3
West Yorkshire -29 16 £350 +11.11% 2
Glasgow -9 14 £330 -9.58% 2
Edinburgh -9 14 £315 -3.66%
Gloucestershire -5 12 £375 -6.25%
Manchester -6 11 £238 -13.63%
Hook -7 10 £450 +44.00%
Essex -2 9 £325 -9.40% 1
East Midlands +1 8 £270 -3.57%
Surrey -5 8 £250 -28.57% 3
West Sussex -4 7 £290 -12.12%
Leeds -18 7 £375 +19.04% 2
Reading +8 6 £318 -6.61% 3
Hertfordshire +1 6 £213 -16.25% 1
Bristol -11 6 £425 +9.67% 2
West Midlands -20 6 £260 -24.36% 3

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 527 (47.48%) HP
2 335 (30.18%) Finance
3 329 (29.64%) SQL
4 326 (29.37%) Test Scripting
5 294 (26.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 287 (25.86%) ISEB
7 272 (24.50%) ISTQB
8 255 (22.97%) Software Testing
9 233 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
10 220 (19.82%) Security Cleared
11 200 (18.02%) Oracle
12 196 (17.66%) QA
13 184 (16.58%) Test Management
14 181 (16.31%) QuickTest Pro
15 180 (16.22%) Banking
16 178 (16.04%) JIRA
17 161 (14.50%) Test Strategy
18 153 (13.78%) SC Cleared
19 142 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 131 (11.80%) Microsoft
21 110 (9.91%) Windows
22 107 (9.64%) .NET
23 101 (9.10%) Test Automation
24 97 (8.74%) UNIX
25 96 (8.65%) Integration Testing
26 95 (8.56%) Selenium
26 95 (8.56%) Migration
27 94 (8.47%) SAP
27 94 (8.47%) Project Management
28 93 (8.38%) MS Excel

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 49 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.71%) CMS
3 12 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 11 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.72%) IIS
6 6 (0.54%) Apache
6 6 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.45%) Lync
8 4 (0.36%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.27%) WebLogic Integration
9 3 (0.27%) Confluence
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.18%) TeamSite
10 2 (0.18%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.090%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 93 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 67 (6.04%) MS Office
3 32 (2.88%) MS Project
4 31 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.090%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 57 (5.14%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.53%) Summit
3 14 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.99%) SAP APO
5 10 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.81%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.54%) IntelliMatch
7 6 (0.54%) ZaiNet
7 6 (0.54%) Endur
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.36%) Agresso
9 4 (0.36%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.45%) SaaS
2 4 (0.36%) IaaS
3 3 (0.27%) GitHub
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.090%) Office 365
4 1 (0.090%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.97%) TCP/IP
2 27 (2.43%) Wireshark
3 24 (2.16%) SAN
4 14 (1.26%) HTTPS
5 13 (1.17%) SSL
5 13 (1.17%) FTP
6 12 (1.08%) GSM
7 10 (0.90%) HTTP
7 10 (0.90%) 3G
8 9 (0.81%) LAN
9 8 (0.72%) Internet
9 8 (0.72%) PuTTY
10 7 (0.63%) 4G
10 7 (0.63%) IP Telephony
10 7 (0.63%) Firewall
10 7 (0.63%) UMTS
11 6 (0.54%) WAN
11 6 (0.54%) 3GPP
11 6 (0.54%) DNS
11 6 (0.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 33 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
5 30 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.99%) PowerCenter
6 11 (0.99%) SAP BW
7 10 (0.90%) Siebel EIM
8 8 (0.72%) DataStage
9 7 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.54%) QlikView
10 6 (0.54%) DB2
11 5 (0.45%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 181 (16.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 178 (16.04%) JIRA
3 95 (8.56%) Selenium
4 83 (7.48%) LoadRunner
5 57 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (3.96%) Subversion
7 41 (3.69%) TestDirector
8 30 (2.70%) Bugzilla
9 29 (2.61%) SoapUI
10 27 (2.43%) JUnit
11 25 (2.25%) Cucumber
11 25 (2.25%) WebDriver
12 22 (1.98%) WinRunner
13 21 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
13 21 (1.89%) Jenkins
14 20 (1.80%) Maven
15 16 (1.44%) TortoiseSVN
16 13 (1.17%) TestNG
16 13 (1.17%) Toad
16 13 (1.17%) ClearCase
General
1 335 (30.18%) Finance
2 180 (16.22%) Banking
3 67 (6.04%) Investment Banking
4 53 (4.77%) Retail
4 53 (4.77%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.71%) Billing
6 18 (1.62%) Back Office
6 18 (1.62%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.35%) Front Office
8 11 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.81%) Automotive
10 9 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.72%) Electronics
12 7 (0.63%) Marketing
13 6 (0.54%) Legal
14 4 (0.36%) Games
15 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 453 (40.81%) Analyst
2 401 (36.13%) Test Analyst
3 193 (17.39%) Tester
4 164 (14.77%) Test Manager
5 78 (7.03%) Test Leader
6 61 (5.50%) Test Engineer
7 39 (3.51%) Consultant
8 36 (3.24%) Developer
9 33 (2.97%) Automation Tester
10 32 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
11 29 (2.61%) Business Analyst
12 27 (2.43%) QA Analyst
13 25 (2.25%) Senior Test Analyst
14 22 (1.98%) QA Tester
15 21 (1.89%) Defect Manager
16 19 (1.71%) Manual Tester
17 18 (1.62%) Systems Tester
17 18 (1.62%) Junior
17 18 (1.62%) Test Consultant
18 17 (1.53%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (9.64%) .NET
2 74 (6.67%) XML
3 56 (5.05%) HTML
4 45 (4.05%) JSP
5 44 (3.96%) ASP.NET
6 41 (3.69%) Web Services
7 20 (1.80%) SOAP
7 20 (1.80%) JSON
8 17 (1.53%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.35%) REST
10 13 (1.17%) jQuery
11 12 (1.08%) Middleware
12 8 (0.72%) CSS
13 7 (0.63%) FpML
14 6 (0.54%) FIXML
15 5 (0.45%) Spring
16 4 (0.36%) Hibernate
16 4 (0.36%) Gherkin
17 3 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
17 3 (0.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.42%) Client/Server
3 25 (2.25%) Open Source
4 24 (2.16%) Derivative
5 21 (1.89%) Fixed Income
6 18 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.44%) AS400
7 16 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.17%) Clustering
9 13 (1.17%) PDA
9 13 (1.17%) STB
10 12 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.08%) MPEG
11 10 (0.90%) IVR
11 10 (0.90%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.90%) SWIFT
12 9 (0.81%) Wiki
12 9 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 110 (9.91%) Windows
2 97 (8.74%) UNIX
3 45 (4.05%) Linux
4 38 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (3.24%) Windows XP
6 34 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.07%) AIX
9 21 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.35%) Android
10 15 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 10 (0.90%) Solaris
12 8 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.27%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.27%) HPUX
14 3 (0.27%) SUSE
14 3 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.090%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (29.37%) Test Scripting
2 294 (26.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 255 (22.97%) Software Testing
4 233 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (16.58%) Test Management
6 161 (14.50%) Test Strategy
7 101 (9.10%) Test Automation
8 96 (8.65%) Integration Testing
9 95 (8.56%) Migration
10 94 (8.47%) Project Management
11 93 (8.38%) Regression Testing
12 87 (7.84%) Performance Testing
13 82 (7.39%) Automated Testing
14 77 (6.94%) Manual Testing
15 76 (6.85%) Test Planning
16 71 (6.40%) System Testing
17 70 (6.31%) Waterfall
18 69 (6.22%) ETL
19 68 (6.13%) Scrum
20 62 (5.59%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 329 (29.64%) SQL
2 81 (7.30%) Java
3 63 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 55 (4.95%) C#
5 37 (3.33%) VBA
6 31 (2.79%) VB
7 23 (2.07%) Python
8 22 (1.98%) Shell Script
8 22 (1.98%) C
9 20 (1.80%) VBScript
10 18 (1.62%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.44%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.17%) Ruby
13 10 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.63%) ABAP
14 7 (0.63%) Perl
15 5 (0.45%) C++
15 5 (0.45%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 3 (0.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 287 (25.86%) ISEB
2 272 (24.50%) ISTQB
3 220 (19.82%) Security Cleared
4 153 (13.78%) SC Cleared
5 142 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 80 (7.21%) DV Cleared
7 42 (3.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 35 (3.15%) Degree
9 29 (2.61%) ISEB Practitioner
10 21 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (1.53%) MCSE
11 17 (1.53%) MCITP
12 13 (1.17%) MCTS
12 13 (1.17%) MCSA
13 11 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.81%) PMP
14 9 (0.81%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.72%) Siebel Certification
15 8 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (17.66%) QA
2 7 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.45%) FATCA
4 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) GxP
6 2 (0.18%) EMIR
6 2 (0.18%) UCITS
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.090%) Basel II
7 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 19 (1.71%) Nmap
2 17 (1.53%) VMware ESX
3 16 (1.44%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.36%) KVM
7 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.27%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.090%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (1.71%) Nessus
2 13 (1.17%) Netcool
2 13 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (1.08%) Control-M
4 9 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.54%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.27%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.27%) SCCM
7 2 (0.18%) Nagios
7 2 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 527 (47.48%) HP
2 200 (18.02%) Oracle
3 131 (11.80%) Microsoft
4 94 (8.47%) SAP
5 40 (3.60%) VMware
6 38 (3.42%) Citrix
7 28 (2.52%) Murex
8 26 (2.34%) IBM
9 21 (1.89%) Siebel
10 20 (1.80%) Cisco
10 20 (1.80%) Informatica
11 13 (1.17%) Veritas
11 13 (1.17%) McAfee
12 12 (1.08%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
13 10 (0.90%) Bloomberg
14 9 (0.81%) Business Objects
14 9 (0.81%) Remedy
15 8 (0.72%) Sybase
16 7 (0.63%) Actimize
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