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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 199 196 150
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -46
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 577 566 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.07% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.36% 14.82% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 381 495
Average daily rate
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£340 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £259 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%

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
4318 3818 3795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.24% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2550 2217 1968
Average daily rate £391 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £211 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 152 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £12.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £40.11 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -16 494 £338 -10.00% 84
London -13 194 £400 -5.88% 20
South East -18 138 £300 -11.76% 26
Hampshire +13 62 £375 +14.05% 4
City of London -1 56 £469 +10.29% 8
Scotland +2 54 £344 +2.76% 4
Glasgow +12 34 £350 +16.66%
East of England -5 33 £355 +35.23% 5
North West +4 29 £323 +0.78% 6
South West -37 29 £300 - 3
Yorkshire +7 25 £275 -19.11% 12
Berkshire -3 24 £303 -3.66% 9
West Yorkshire +9 23 £275 -16.66% 6
East Midlands +4 18 £295 -21.33% 2
Gosport -8 18 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire -17 15 £275 -8.33% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £360 - 1
North East - 15 £360 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 15 £360 - 2
Derbyshire +11 13 £295 -26.25% 1
Cheshire +8 13 £300 -25.00% 4
Edinburgh -7 13 £300 -4.76% 1
Surrey -7 13 £300 -26.82% 8
Milton Keynes -15 12 £275 -8.33% 1
Leeds +1 11 £240 -29.41% 4
Wiltshire - 11 £210 - 1
Slough +7 10 £250 - 1
Hertfordshire -8 10 £303 +37.50% 1
Bristol -16 10 £288 +120.30% 2
West Midlands -22 10 £283 -24.66% 5

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 574 (51.39%) HP
2 367 (32.86%) Test Scripting
3 323 (28.92%) ISTQB
4 316 (28.29%) Finance
5 302 (27.04%) SQL
6 291 (26.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 279 (24.98%) ISEB
8 239 (21.40%) Oracle
9 237 (21.22%) Software Testing
10 228 (20.41%) Security Cleared
11 209 (18.71%) QA
12 200 (17.91%) QuickTest Pro
13 185 (16.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 173 (15.49%) Banking
15 171 (15.31%) SC Cleared
16 162 (14.50%) Windows
17 159 (14.23%) Test Management
18 148 (13.25%) Test Automation
19 144 (12.89%) Test Strategy
20 138 (12.35%) JIRA
21 133 (11.91%) .NET
22 131 (11.73%) UNIX
23 117 (10.47%) LoadRunner
24 109 (9.76%) Microsoft
25 108 (9.67%) Performance Testing
26 102 (9.13%) Selenium
26 102 (9.13%) Integration Testing
27 96 (8.59%) Java
27 96 (8.59%) Regression Testing
28 92 (8.24%) SAP

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 55 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.97%) Apache
3 12 (1.07%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.07%) IIS
4 11 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 10 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.81%) WebLogic Integration
6 9 (0.81%) CMS
6 9 (0.81%) Confluence
7 8 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.54%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.36%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.18%) Lync
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 80 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 68 (6.09%) MS Office
3 35 (3.13%) MS Project
4 32 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.27%) Mingle
7 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (6.18%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.98%) SAP APO
4 10 (0.90%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.81%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.72%) SAP CRM
6 8 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.72%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.45%) ION MarketView
8 5 (0.45%) VisionPLUS
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.45%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.36%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.27%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.27%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.36%) Office 365
2 3 (0.27%) GitHub
2 3 (0.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (5.64%) TCP/IP
2 45 (4.03%) HTTPS
3 32 (2.86%) HTTP
4 30 (2.69%) DNS
5 29 (2.60%) SSL
5 29 (2.60%) Wireshark
6 20 (1.79%) SAN
7 17 (1.52%) 3G
8 16 (1.43%) LTE
8 16 (1.43%) 4G
9 15 (1.34%) 2G
10 14 (1.25%) UMTS
10 14 (1.25%) FTP
11 12 (1.07%) 3GPP
12 11 (0.98%) LAN
12 11 (0.98%) Internet
12 11 (0.98%) IP Telephony
13 9 (0.81%) GSM
14 8 (0.72%) VPN
14 8 (0.72%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
3 38 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (3.04%) Oracle Database
5 29 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
7 12 (1.07%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.90%) DB2
9 9 (0.81%) MS Access
9 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.63%) QlikView
10 7 (0.63%) MySQL
11 6 (0.54%) PowerCenter
12 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.27%) SAP BI
13 3 (0.27%) Siebel EIM
13 3 (0.27%) OLAP
14 2 (0.18%) Ingres
14 2 (0.18%) DataStage
14 2 (0.18%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 200 (17.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 138 (12.35%) JIRA
3 117 (10.47%) LoadRunner
4 102 (9.13%) Selenium
5 52 (4.66%) TestDirector
6 48 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (3.94%) WebDriver
8 40 (3.58%) Bugzilla
9 38 (3.40%) SoapUI
10 37 (3.31%) JUnit
11 35 (3.13%) Ant
11 35 (3.13%) Maven
12 33 (2.95%) Subversion
13 32 (2.86%) Cucumber
14 31 (2.78%) JMeter
15 25 (2.24%) Toad
16 24 (2.15%) TestNG
17 21 (1.88%) Jenkins
17 21 (1.88%) WinRunner
18 17 (1.52%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 316 (28.29%) Finance
2 173 (15.49%) Banking
3 72 (6.45%) Retail
4 54 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 53 (4.74%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.33%) Retail Banking
7 20 (1.79%) Billing
8 19 (1.70%) Back Office
9 15 (1.34%) Electronics
9 15 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.07%) Legal
11 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.90%) Automotive
12 9 (0.81%) Marketing
13 8 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.63%) Front Office
14 7 (0.63%) Games
14 7 (0.63%) Military
15 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 448 (40.11%) Analyst
2 404 (36.17%) Test Analyst
3 225 (20.14%) Tester
4 135 (12.09%) Test Manager
5 95 (8.50%) Test Leader
6 67 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 45 (4.03%) Consultant
8 34 (3.04%) Business Analyst
9 33 (2.95%) Coordinator
10 31 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
10 31 (2.78%) Performance Tester
11 28 (2.51%) QA Tester
12 26 (2.33%) Automation Tester
13 25 (2.24%) Automation Analyst
14 23 (2.06%) Automation Test Analyst
14 23 (2.06%) Systems Tester
14 23 (2.06%) Senior Test Analyst
15 22 (1.97%) Test Coordinator
16 21 (1.88%) Manual Tester
17 19 (1.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (11.91%) .NET
2 85 (7.61%) HTML
3 78 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 70 (6.27%) JSP
5 65 (5.82%) XML
6 41 (3.67%) Web Services
7 31 (2.78%) SOAP
8 20 (1.79%) JSON
9 18 (1.61%) Middleware
9 18 (1.61%) REST
10 17 (1.52%) .NET Framework
11 14 (1.25%) WAP
12 11 (0.98%) J2ME
13 8 (0.72%) J2EE
13 8 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
14 6 (0.54%) MDX
14 6 (0.54%) CSS
15 5 (0.45%) jQuery
16 4 (0.36%) WCF
16 4 (0.36%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 30 (2.69%) Open Source
3 22 (1.97%) Client/Server
4 21 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.79%) Derivative
6 16 (1.43%) IVR
7 15 (1.34%) Handset
8 14 (1.25%) Clustering
8 14 (1.25%) Wiki
9 13 (1.16%) SWIFT
9 13 (1.16%) STB
10 12 (1.07%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.07%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.07%) DTV
10 12 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
11 11 (0.98%) AS400
12 10 (0.90%) NHS
12 10 (0.90%) Equities
12 10 (0.90%) Credit Risk
12 10 (0.90%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 162 (14.50%) Windows
2 131 (11.73%) UNIX
3 80 (7.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (6.54%) Linux
5 67 (6.00%) Windows XP
6 64 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (4.03%) Windows 2000
8 32 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 23 (2.06%) AIX
10 13 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.90%) Android
11 10 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.81%) SUSE
12 9 (0.81%) HPUX
13 7 (0.63%) Solaris
14 6 (0.54%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.36%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.27%) bada
16 3 (0.27%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (32.86%) Test Scripting
2 291 (26.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 237 (21.22%) Software Testing
4 159 (14.23%) Test Management
5 148 (13.25%) Test Automation
6 144 (12.89%) Test Strategy
7 108 (9.67%) Performance Testing
8 102 (9.13%) Integration Testing
9 96 (8.59%) Regression Testing
10 88 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
11 77 (6.89%) Migration
12 76 (6.80%) Automated Testing
13 75 (6.71%) System Testing
14 71 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 70 (6.27%) Scrum
16 66 (5.91%) Manual Testing
17 65 (5.82%) Automation Testing
18 61 (5.46%) Project Management
19 59 (5.28%) ETL
19 59 (5.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 302 (27.04%) SQL
2 96 (8.59%) Java
3 79 (7.07%) JavaScript
4 77 (6.89%) C#
5 51 (4.57%) VB
6 34 (3.04%) Python
7 29 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 25 (2.24%) VBA
9 23 (2.06%) VBScript
10 20 (1.79%) Perl
11 17 (1.52%) Ruby
12 13 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.07%) C
13 12 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.90%) C++
15 9 (0.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 9 (0.81%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.72%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.45%) XPath
17 5 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 323 (28.92%) ISTQB
2 279 (24.98%) ISEB
3 228 (20.41%) Security Cleared
4 185 (16.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 171 (15.31%) SC Cleared
6 77 (6.89%) DV Cleared
7 62 (5.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 32 (2.86%) Degree
9 21 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (1.07%) MCITP
12 10 (0.90%) MCSE
13 9 (0.81%) BC Cleared
14 8 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.63%) MCSA
15 7 (0.63%) MCTS
16 6 (0.54%) SAP Certification
17 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (0.45%) PMI Certification
17 5 (0.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (18.71%) QA
2 3 (0.27%) ISO 9002
3 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.18%) EMIR
3 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.090%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.090%) Basel III
4 1 (0.090%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.090%) FINREP
4 1 (0.090%) GxP
4 1 (0.090%) SLA
4 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (2.33%) Nmap
2 17 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.63%) NDS
6 6 (0.54%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (2.33%) Nessus
2 23 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (1.16%) Netcool
3 13 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
6 6 (0.54%) SCCM
6 6 (0.54%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (0.27%) Control-M
7 3 (0.27%) Nagios
8 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.090%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.090%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.090%) nmon
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 574 (51.39%) HP
2 239 (21.40%) Oracle
3 109 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 92 (8.24%) SAP
5 37 (3.31%) VMware
6 27 (2.42%) Citrix
7 25 (2.24%) Cisco
7 25 (2.24%) IBM
8 22 (1.97%) Siebel
9 14 (1.25%) Sun
10 13 (1.16%) Veritas
10 13 (1.16%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.16%) McAfee
11 12 (1.07%) Informatica
12 11 (0.98%) Apple
13 10 (0.90%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
15 8 (0.72%) Open Text
16 7 (0.63%) ION Trading
16 7 (0.63%) Actimize
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Perth & Kinross
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Guernsey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago