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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 235 192 199
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +7
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 544 598 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.09% 1.05%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.73% 13.75% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 357 339
Average daily rate
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£355 £330 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £21.75 £38.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.76% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £38.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £38.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-42.76% +16.92%

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
4637 4348 3933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 7.96% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2564 2183
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 133 173
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.34 £31.56 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 -14 483 £364 +12.00% 66
South East +16 177 £375 +25.00% 14
London -4 173 £425 +6.25% 18
Surrey +44 62 £400 +23.07% 3
Scotland -12 58 £330 -5.37% 2
Leatherhead - 50 £400 - 1
Berkshire +20 48 £375 +25.00% 6
North West -12 44 £338 +4.65% 7
Hampshire -28 35 £315 -10.00% 3
Edinburgh +9 34 £330 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 26 £363 +34.25%
South West -13 26 £285 -0.86% 7
City of London -34 26 £425 +6.25% 6
Milton Keynes +1 21 £325 +20.93%
East of England -24 17 £375 +2.04% 4
Lancashire +15 14 £419 +19.64%
West Midlands +9 14 £300 - 5
Bristol +2 13 £275 -4.34% 4
Reading +1 12 £400 +33.33% 2
Glasgow -16 12 £345 -1.42%
Yorkshire -39 12 £391 +79.88% 8
Newbury +7 11 - -
Slough +3 11 £323 +29.00%
Manchester -5 11 £338 +4.65% 7
North East -31 10 £300 -16.95% 2
Hook +5 9 £475 +2.70%
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 9 £300 -16.95% 1
Leeds -30 9 £413 +135.71% 1
Tyne and Wear -33 9 £300 -16.95% 2
West Yorkshire -42 9 £413 +96.42% 3

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 483 (48.84%) HP
2 330 (33.37%) Test Scripting
3 307 (31.04%) SQL
4 273 (27.60%) Finance
5 243 (24.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 234 (23.66%) Test Management
7 211 (21.33%) ISTQB
8 207 (20.93%) ISEB
9 204 (20.63%) Security Cleared
10 199 (20.12%) Banking
11 188 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
12 150 (15.17%) SC Cleared
13 148 (14.96%) QA
14 145 (14.66%) XML
15 136 (13.75%) Software Testing
16 132 (13.35%) JIRA
17 125 (12.64%) Oracle
18 120 (12.13%) Microsoft
19 112 (11.32%) UNIX
20 109 (11.02%) HP UFT
21 105 (10.62%) MS Excel
22 104 (10.52%) Integration Testing
23 103 (10.41%) Migration
24 102 (10.31%) Test Automation
24 102 (10.31%) Test Strategy
25 101 (10.21%) Telecoms
26 95 (9.61%) Java
26 95 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
27 88 (8.90%) Test Planning
27 88 (8.90%) Performance Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 23 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (1.42%) CMS
4 12 (1.21%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.91%) Apache
7 8 (0.81%) SAS
8 7 (0.71%) JBoss
9 6 (0.61%) Confluence
10 5 (0.51%) Node.js
10 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.40%) IIS
12 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.30%) nginx
12 3 (0.30%) Drupal
12 3 (0.30%) Jetty
12 3 (0.30%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.20%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 105 (10.62%) MS Excel
2 58 (5.86%) MS Office
3 24 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.91%) MS Project
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.01%) SAP HR
3 9 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.91%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.61%) Summit
4 6 (0.61%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.40%) LatentZero
6 4 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.40%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.30%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.30%) Exstream
8 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.91%) SaaS
1 9 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
2 8 (0.81%) Office 365
3 3 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.20%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.34%) GSM
2 31 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.73%) Wireshark
4 21 (2.12%) 3G
5 20 (2.02%) 4G
6 18 (1.82%) 2G
6 18 (1.82%) UMTS
7 17 (1.72%) GPRS
8 15 (1.52%) SS7
8 15 (1.52%) SIGTRAN
8 15 (1.52%) Diameter Protocol
9 14 (1.42%) VoLTE
9 14 (1.42%) LTE
10 13 (1.31%) Wireless
11 9 (0.91%) HSDPA
11 9 (0.91%) RNC
11 9 (0.91%) MVNO
11 9 (0.91%) Firewall
11 9 (0.91%) LDAP
12 8 (0.81%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 30 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 23 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 22 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.92%) MySQL
7 10 (1.01%) SAP BW
8 9 (0.91%) DB2
8 9 (0.91%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.61%) MS Access
10 6 (0.61%) QlikView
11 4 (0.40%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.40%) PowerCenter
12 3 (0.30%) DataStage
12 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.30%) SAP BI
13 2 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 132 (13.35%) JIRA
2 109 (11.02%) HP UFT
3 71 (7.18%) SoapUI
4 65 (6.57%) LoadRunner
5 64 (6.47%) Selenium
6 35 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (3.03%) Subversion
8 28 (2.83%) TestDirector
9 25 (2.53%) JMeter
9 25 (2.53%) Cucumber
10 21 (2.12%) WebDriver
11 18 (1.82%) Bugzilla
12 16 (1.62%) JUnit
13 13 (1.31%) Git (software)
14 12 (1.21%) Eclipse
15 11 (1.11%) Maven
15 11 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.11%) Jenkins
16 10 (1.01%) WinRunner
17 7 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 273 (27.60%) Finance
2 199 (20.12%) Banking
3 101 (10.21%) Telecoms
4 60 (6.07%) Retail
5 49 (4.95%) Investment Banking
6 27 (2.73%) Billing
7 25 (2.53%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.72%) Legal
9 16 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.62%) Front Office
10 12 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.91%) Back Office
12 6 (0.61%) Automotive
13 5 (0.51%) Marketing
14 4 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.40%) Advertising
15 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.30%) Games
16 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 421 (42.57%) Analyst
2 369 (37.31%) Test Analyst
3 182 (18.40%) Test Manager
4 140 (14.16%) Tester
5 80 (8.09%) Test Leader
6 57 (5.76%) Test Engineer
7 53 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
8 51 (5.16%) Senior Test Analyst
9 32 (3.24%) Business Analyst
9 32 (3.24%) Developer
10 23 (2.33%) Architect
11 21 (2.12%) Coordinator
12 20 (2.02%) QA Analyst
13 19 (1.92%) Defect Manager
14 18 (1.82%) SAP Manager
15 17 (1.72%) Software Tester
15 17 (1.72%) SAP Test Manager
16 16 (1.62%) Test Architect
16 16 (1.62%) Test Coordinator
16 16 (1.62%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (14.66%) XML
2 74 (7.48%) SOAP
3 59 (5.97%) XML Messaging
4 37 (3.74%) .NET
5 36 (3.64%) Web Services
6 30 (3.03%) HTML
7 12 (1.21%) JSON
8 10 (1.01%) CSS
8 10 (1.01%) JSP
9 8 (0.81%) WCF
10 7 (0.71%) J2EE
10 7 (0.71%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.71%) REST
11 6 (0.61%) Java EE
11 6 (0.61%) Itk
11 6 (0.61%) XSD
11 6 (0.61%) XSL
11 6 (0.61%) XSLT
11 6 (0.61%) Swing
11 6 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 19 (1.92%) Fixed Income
4 16 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.42%) Equities
6 13 (1.31%) Smart Meter
7 12 (1.21%) SWIFT
8 11 (1.11%) EFT
9 10 (1.01%) STB
9 10 (1.01%) Derivative
9 10 (1.01%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.91%) Reference Data
10 9 (0.91%) PDA
10 9 (0.91%) Clustering
11 8 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.81%) MPEG
11 8 (0.81%) Market Risk
11 8 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 112 (11.32%) UNIX
2 56 (5.66%) Windows
3 32 (3.24%) Linux
4 17 (1.72%) AIX
4 17 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.21%) Solaris
5 12 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.61%) Android
8 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.30%) CentOS
9 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.20%) SUSE
10 2 (0.20%) HPUX
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (33.37%) Test Scripting
2 243 (24.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 234 (23.66%) Test Management
4 188 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (13.75%) Software Testing
6 104 (10.52%) Integration Testing
7 103 (10.41%) Migration
8 102 (10.31%) Test Automation
8 102 (10.31%) Test Strategy
9 88 (8.90%) Performance Testing
9 88 (8.90%) Test Planning
10 86 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
10 86 (8.70%) Use Case
11 85 (8.59%) Waterfall
11 85 (8.59%) Regression Testing
12 80 (8.09%) Validation
13 68 (6.88%) System Testing
14 66 (6.67%) Scrum
15 65 (6.57%) Non-Functional Testing
16 60 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (31.04%) SQL
2 95 (9.61%) Java
3 47 (4.75%) PL/SQL
4 40 (4.04%) Perl
5 36 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 29 (2.93%) Python
7 25 (2.53%) C#
8 22 (2.22%) C++
9 21 (2.12%) JavaScript
10 20 (2.02%) VBA
11 19 (1.92%) C
12 16 (1.62%) PHP
12 16 (1.62%) VBScript
13 11 (1.11%) Ruby
14 10 (1.01%) VB
15 9 (0.91%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.40%) ABAP
18 2 (0.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 211 (21.33%) ISTQB
2 207 (20.93%) ISEB
3 204 (20.63%) Security Cleared
4 150 (15.17%) SC Cleared
5 64 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (4.04%) Degree
7 24 (2.43%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
9 12 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (1.01%) MCITP
10 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.01%) MCSE
11 9 (0.91%) MCSA
11 9 (0.91%) MCTS
12 7 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.51%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.40%) CISSP
15 3 (0.30%) CEH
15 3 (0.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (14.96%) QA
2 11 (1.11%) EMIR
3 9 (0.91%) GxP
4 8 (0.81%) FINREP
5 7 (0.71%) COREP
5 7 (0.71%) MiFID
6 5 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.51%) GAMP
6 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.20%) SLA
7 2 (0.20%) FATCA
7 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.10%) Basel III
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.91%) VMware ESX
2 9 (0.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.30%) vCloud
4 3 (0.30%) Docker
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%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.10%) NDS
6 1 (0.10%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 8 (0.81%) Nessus
1 8 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (0.71%) Netcool
3 4 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.40%) SCCM
4 3 (0.30%) Puppet
4 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.30%) HAProxy
4 3 (0.30%) Nmap
4 3 (0.30%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.20%) TeamSite
5 2 (0.20%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.10%) Iperf
6 1 (0.10%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.10%) Control-M
6 1 (0.10%) Nagios
6 1 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 483 (48.84%) HP
2 125 (12.64%) Oracle
3 120 (12.13%) Microsoft
4 80 (8.09%) SAP
5 23 (2.33%) VMware
6 22 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
7 18 (1.82%) Citrix
7 18 (1.82%) Splunk
8 15 (1.52%) IBM
9 11 (1.11%) Remedy
10 10 (1.01%) Adobe
11 9 (0.91%) Murex
11 9 (0.91%) McAfee
11 9 (0.91%) Veritas
12 8 (0.81%) Teradata
13 7 (0.71%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.61%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.61%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.61%) Siemens
14 6 (0.61%) Ab Initio
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Hampshire
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