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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 196 182 153
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -29
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 602 537 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.13% 1.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.63% 17.00% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 368 475
Average daily rate £330 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Average hourly rate £128.75 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.15% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £38.20 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 536 £330 -12.00% 66
London -53 195 £400 -5.88% 25
South East +7 116 £325 -10.34% 18
Yorkshire +20 58 £281 -7.78% 6
West Yorkshire +18 52 £275 -12.69% 4
Hampshire +22 48 £325 -12.16% 1
City of London -51 43 £369 -13.23% 12
East of England -5 42 £370 -1.33% 6
West Midlands +8 35 £319 +9.91% 7
South West -18 31 £378 +9.42% 2
Leeds -1 30 £225 -23.72% 4
Scotland -26 29 £330 +0.07% 3
North West -9 27 £325 -1.88% 2
Berkshire -13 23 £265 -24.28% 3
Surrey 0 20 £325 -10.34% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £290 -
North East - 18 £290 -
Tyne and Wear - 18 £290 -
Essex -11 15 £370 -17.77% 1
Reading +6 13 £269 -21.81%
South Wales -7 13 £326 +16.00% 3
Wales -10 13 £326 +16.00% 3
Lancashire - 13 £320 -
Edinburgh -31 12 £295 -5.60%
Halifax +6 11 £300 -4.76%
Cardiff -7 11 £340 +43.15%
Hertfordshire - 11 £425 - 2
Manchester -6 10 £248 -20.80% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 10 £270 +20.00% 3
Basildon - 10 £370 -

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 520 (48.42%) HP
2 321 (29.89%) Test Scripting
3 287 (26.72%) ISEB
4 279 (25.98%) Finance
5 269 (25.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 260 (24.21%) SQL
7 224 (20.86%) Banking
8 210 (19.55%) ISTQB
9 200 (18.62%) Software Testing
10 199 (18.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 194 (18.06%) Oracle
12 172 (16.01%) Security Cleared
13 166 (15.46%) Windows
14 162 (15.08%) Test Management
15 159 (14.80%) QA
16 155 (14.43%) Test Automation
17 153 (14.25%) UNIX
18 142 (13.22%) LoadRunner
18 142 (13.22%) SC Cleared
19 140 (13.04%) JIRA
20 133 (12.38%) Test Strategy
21 127 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
22 125 (11.64%) Performance Testing
23 112 (10.43%) SAP
24 109 (10.15%) Microsoft
25 97 (9.03%) Selenium
26 94 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
27 87 (8.10%) HTML
28 82 (7.64%) .NET
29 81 (7.54%) Investment Banking

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
3 16 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.30%) CMS
5 13 (1.21%) Apache
6 11 (1.02%) IIS
7 10 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.65%) Confluence
11 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.47%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.37%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.37%) SAS
13 4 (0.37%) Tuxedo
13 4 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 71 (6.61%) MS Office
2 70 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 39 (3.63%) MS Project
4 26 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.37%) Mingle
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (3.63%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (1.86%) SAP MM
3 10 (0.93%) VisionPLUS
4 8 (0.74%) SAP IS-U
4 8 (0.74%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.74%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.74%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.47%) SAP APO
6 5 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.47%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.37%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.37%) Summit
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.28%) HiPortfolio
8 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.28%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.19%) SaaS
1 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.56%) TCP/IP
2 33 (3.07%) HTTPS
3 30 (2.79%) HTTP
4 26 (2.42%) Internet
4 26 (2.42%) SSL
5 21 (1.96%) Wireshark
6 15 (1.40%) DNS
7 13 (1.21%) LAN
8 10 (0.93%) 2G
8 10 (0.93%) Firewall
8 10 (0.93%) 3G
8 10 (0.93%) FTP
9 9 (0.84%) SAN
9 9 (0.84%) 4G
9 9 (0.84%) LTE
10 8 (0.74%) UMTS
10 8 (0.74%) WAN
11 7 (0.65%) 3GPP
11 7 (0.65%) IPsec
11 7 (0.65%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.89%) Oracle Database
3 27 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
5 25 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.58%) DB2
7 11 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.84%) MySQL
8 9 (0.84%) SAP BW
8 9 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.56%) QlikView
10 6 (0.56%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.47%) OLAP
11 5 (0.47%) SAP BI
11 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.37%) Star Schema
13 3 (0.28%) Essbase
13 3 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 199 (18.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 142 (13.22%) LoadRunner
3 140 (13.04%) JIRA
4 97 (9.03%) Selenium
5 50 (4.66%) TestDirector
6 44 (4.10%) SoapUI
7 40 (3.72%) Cucumber
8 28 (2.61%) Maven
9 27 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (2.23%) WebDriver
11 23 (2.14%) Toad
12 21 (1.96%) Jenkins
12 21 (1.96%) WinRunner
13 18 (1.68%) Subversion
14 15 (1.40%) Ant
14 15 (1.40%) JUnit
15 13 (1.21%) JMeter
15 13 (1.21%) eggPlant
15 13 (1.21%) Apache Ivy
15 13 (1.21%) FitNesse
General
1 279 (25.98%) Finance
2 224 (20.86%) Banking
3 81 (7.54%) Investment Banking
4 76 (7.08%) Retail
5 57 (5.31%) Telecoms
6 35 (3.26%) Retail Banking
6 35 (3.26%) Back Office
7 13 (1.21%) Front Office
8 12 (1.12%) Billing
9 11 (1.02%) Games
10 8 (0.74%) Legal
10 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.65%) Marketing
12 5 (0.47%) Automotive
12 5 (0.47%) German Language
13 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) Military
13 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.28%) Advertising
13 3 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 439 (40.88%) Analyst
2 392 (36.50%) Test Analyst
3 225 (20.95%) Tester
4 149 (13.87%) Test Manager
5 66 (6.15%) Test Engineer
6 63 (5.87%) Test Leader
7 52 (4.84%) Consultant
8 41 (3.82%) Performance Tester
9 40 (3.72%) Business Analyst
10 28 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
11 25 (2.33%) SAP Consultant
12 24 (2.23%) Senior Test Analyst
12 24 (2.23%) Junior
13 22 (2.05%) Defect Manager
14 21 (1.96%) Automation Analyst
15 19 (1.77%) Systems Tester
15 19 (1.77%) Automation Test Analyst
16 18 (1.68%) Manual Tester
16 18 (1.68%) Applications Tester
16 18 (1.68%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (8.10%) HTML
2 82 (7.64%) .NET
3 56 (5.21%) XML
4 48 (4.47%) ASP.NET
5 46 (4.28%) Web Services
6 45 (4.19%) JSP
7 37 (3.45%) SOAP
8 23 (2.14%) Middleware
9 18 (1.68%) CSS
10 17 (1.58%) J2EE
11 14 (1.30%) REST
12 12 (1.12%) WAP
13 9 (0.84%) J2ME
13 9 (0.84%) SAP Basis
14 7 (0.65%) MDX
14 7 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (0.65%) JSON
15 5 (0.47%) RESTful
16 4 (0.37%) Gherkin
16 4 (0.37%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (2.23%) Clustering
3 22 (2.05%) Derivative
4 21 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 19 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.77%) SWIFT
6 18 (1.68%) STB
7 17 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 16 (1.49%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.30%) Equities
10 12 (1.12%) IVR
11 11 (1.02%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.02%) Handset
11 11 (1.02%) AS400
11 11 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
12 10 (0.93%) Market Risk
12 10 (0.93%) Open Source
12 10 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 166 (15.46%) Windows
2 153 (14.25%) UNIX
3 70 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (6.42%) Windows XP
5 59 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (5.03%) Linux
7 45 (4.19%) Windows 2000
8 28 (2.61%) Windows 7
9 26 (2.42%) AIX
10 13 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.12%) Android
12 10 (0.93%) Solaris
13 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.47%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.37%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.28%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.28%) bada
17 2 (0.19%) BlackBerry OS
17 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (29.89%) Test Scripting
2 269 (25.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 200 (18.62%) Software Testing
4 162 (15.08%) Test Management
5 155 (14.43%) Test Automation
6 133 (12.38%) Test Strategy
7 127 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
8 125 (11.64%) Performance Testing
9 94 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 80 (7.45%) Migration
11 75 (6.98%) Scrum
12 73 (6.80%) Regression Testing
13 69 (6.42%) Automated Testing
14 68 (6.33%) System Testing
15 57 (5.31%) Project Management
16 55 (5.12%) Integration Testing
17 54 (5.03%) Waterfall
18 48 (4.47%) E-Commerce
19 45 (4.19%) TDD
19 45 (4.19%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 260 (24.21%) SQL
2 78 (7.26%) JavaScript
3 69 (6.42%) Java
4 45 (4.19%) C#
5 35 (3.26%) VBScript
6 28 (2.61%) C
7 24 (2.23%) Python
8 22 (2.05%) VB
9 14 (1.30%) Perl
10 13 (1.21%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.12%) VBA
12 11 (1.02%) C++
13 10 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.74%) Groovy
14 8 (0.74%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.65%) XPath
16 6 (0.56%) ABAP
17 4 (0.37%) Ruby
17 4 (0.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 287 (26.72%) ISEB
2 210 (19.55%) ISTQB
3 172 (16.01%) Security Cleared
4 142 (13.22%) SC Cleared
5 34 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 32 (2.98%) Degree
7 24 (2.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.47%) SAP Certification
9 4 (0.37%) MCITP
9 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.28%) MCSE
10 3 (0.28%) MCSA
10 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.28%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.28%) MCTS
11 2 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.19%) CIMA
11 2 (0.19%) CCVP
11 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.19%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (14.80%) QA
2 7 (0.65%) WCAG
3 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.47%) ISO 9002
4 3 (0.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.28%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.28%) Basel III
5 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.093%) GxP
6 1 (0.093%) GAAP
6 1 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.093%) FINREP
6 1 (0.093%) EMIR
6 1 (0.093%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.96%) Nmap
3 12 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.65%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.37%) NDS
6 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.093%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (1.86%) Nessus
2 17 (1.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (1.21%) Netcool
4 13 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.65%) OpenView
6 7 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
7 6 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
8 5 (0.47%) CA Wily
8 5 (0.47%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (0.37%) Puppet
9 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.37%) nmon
9 4 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 3 (0.28%) SCCM
10 3 (0.28%) CORE IMPACT
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 520 (48.42%) HP
2 194 (18.06%) Oracle
3 112 (10.43%) SAP
4 109 (10.15%) Microsoft
5 48 (4.47%) VMware
6 40 (3.72%) Citrix
7 22 (2.05%) IBM
8 18 (1.68%) Siebel
9 17 (1.58%) Cisco
10 15 (1.40%) Business Objects
11 13 (1.21%) McAfee
11 13 (1.21%) Veritas
12 12 (1.12%) Apple
12 12 (1.12%) Sun
13 11 (1.02%) Open Text
14 10 (0.93%) Green Hat
15 9 (0.84%) Google
15 9 (0.84%) Verint
15 9 (0.84%) Planview
16 8 (0.74%) NetApp
Berkshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Thames Valley
Axica Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £0 - £15,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitve Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Suffolk
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reigate
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Newport
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago