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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 211 199 159
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -40
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 557 549 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 1.06% 1.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.71% 14.81% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 373 503
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +20.00%

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
4383 3708 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.62% 7.13% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2195 1935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 153 172
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 September 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 18 September 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 -18 477 £339 -9.66% 76
London -24 194 £395 -7.05% 16
South East 0 125 £300 -15.49% 28
City of London +18 59 £438 +2.94% 8
Hampshire +8 52 £375 +7.14% 5
Scotland -13 48 £349 +3.33% 5
South West -31 34 £313 -9.42% 5
Glasgow +8 33 £350 +3.70% 1
North West +14 30 £323 +21.12% 4
East of England -12 27 £355 +1.35% 7
Yorkshire +6 19 £275 - 7
Berkshire -13 19 £255 -19.04% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £368 -
North East - 19 £368 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 19 £368 - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 17 £278 - 5
West Yorkshire -1 15 £275 +6.79% 4
Wales -15 15 £325 -0.38% 7
East Midlands +5 14 £344 -1.43% 1
Milton Keynes -1 13 £278 -
Surrey -3 13 £300 -29.41% 4
Wiltshire - 12 £215 -
Cheshire +17 11 £330 -2.22% 1
Bristol -13 11 £313 +138.54% 3
Swindon - 11 £220 -
West Sussex +4 10 £270 -28.00% 1
South Wales -11 10 £333 -3.27% 6
Gosport -11 10 £425 - 2
West Midlands -27 10 £283 -24.66% 6
Derbyshire +13 9 £344 -19.11%

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 572 (50.75%) HP
2 361 (32.03%) Test Scripting
3 322 (28.57%) Finance
4 316 (28.04%) SQL
5 308 (27.33%) ISTQB
6 277 (24.58%) ISEB
7 270 (23.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 245 (21.74%) Oracle
8 245 (21.74%) Software Testing
9 232 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
10 224 (19.88%) Security Cleared
11 217 (19.25%) QA
12 197 (17.48%) QuickTest Pro
13 182 (16.15%) Banking
14 179 (15.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 166 (14.73%) Test Management
16 163 (14.46%) SC Cleared
17 157 (13.93%) Windows
18 148 (13.13%) Test Strategy
19 146 (12.95%) JIRA
20 143 (12.69%) Test Automation
20 143 (12.69%) UNIX
21 138 (12.24%) .NET
22 119 (10.56%) LoadRunner
23 110 (9.76%) Selenium
24 105 (9.32%) Performance Testing
25 104 (9.23%) Microsoft
26 103 (9.14%) Integration Testing
27 101 (8.96%) Java
28 94 (8.34%) Regression Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 53 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.51%) Apache
3 13 (1.15%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.06%) IIS
5 11 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.89%) Confluence
7 9 (0.80%) CMS
8 8 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.62%) WebLogic Integration
9 7 (0.62%) MS Project Server
10 6 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.27%) Lync
13 2 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
13 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.18%) Documentum
13 2 (0.18%) TeamSite
Applications
1 80 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 71 (6.30%) MS Office
3 35 (3.11%) MS Project
4 32 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.27%) Mingle
7 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 68 (6.03%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.24%) Markit EDM
3 12 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.98%) SAP APO
5 10 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.62%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.53%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.53%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
9 4 (0.35%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
10 3 (0.27%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.27%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.27%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.35%) SaaS
1 4 (0.35%) Office 365
1 4 (0.35%) GitHub
2 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.089%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.68%) TCP/IP
2 45 (3.99%) HTTPS
3 34 (3.02%) Wireshark
4 31 (2.75%) DNS
5 30 (2.66%) HTTP
6 28 (2.48%) SSL
7 20 (1.77%) SAN
8 16 (1.42%) LTE
9 15 (1.33%) FTP
10 14 (1.24%) UMTS
10 14 (1.24%) 3G
11 13 (1.15%) 4G
12 12 (1.06%) 2G
13 11 (0.98%) Firewall
13 11 (0.98%) Internet
13 11 (0.98%) LAN
13 11 (0.98%) 3GPP
14 10 (0.89%) GSM
15 9 (0.80%) IP Telephony
15 9 (0.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
3 38 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 26 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.89%) DB2
9 7 (0.62%) MS Access
9 7 (0.62%) PowerCenter
9 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.62%) QlikView
10 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.44%) MySQL
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.27%) Siebel EIM
13 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.18%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 197 (17.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 146 (12.95%) JIRA
3 119 (10.56%) LoadRunner
4 110 (9.76%) Selenium
5 57 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (4.35%) WebDriver
7 46 (4.08%) JUnit
8 45 (3.99%) TestDirector
8 45 (3.99%) Bugzilla
9 41 (3.64%) Subversion
10 39 (3.46%) Maven
11 37 (3.28%) Ant
12 36 (3.19%) Cucumber
13 35 (3.11%) JMeter
14 33 (2.93%) SoapUI
15 30 (2.66%) TestNG
16 25 (2.22%) Jenkins
17 23 (2.04%) TortoiseSVN
17 23 (2.04%) Toad
18 16 (1.42%) WinRunner
General
1 322 (28.57%) Finance
2 182 (16.15%) Banking
3 75 (6.65%) Retail
4 61 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 57 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.31%) Retail Banking
7 22 (1.95%) Billing
8 21 (1.86%) Back Office
9 16 (1.42%) Electronics
9 16 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.06%) Legal
11 11 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.98%) Marketing
12 9 (0.80%) Automotive
13 8 (0.71%) Front Office
14 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.62%) Military
15 4 (0.35%) Games
16 3 (0.27%) German Language
16 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 468 (41.53%) Analyst
2 425 (37.71%) Test Analyst
3 221 (19.61%) Tester
4 128 (11.36%) Test Manager
5 88 (7.81%) Test Leader
6 78 (6.92%) Test Engineer
7 43 (3.82%) Consultant
8 35 (3.11%) Business Analyst
9 28 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
9 28 (2.48%) Performance Tester
9 28 (2.48%) Automation Tester
9 28 (2.48%) Automation Analyst
10 27 (2.40%) Coordinator
11 26 (2.31%) Automation Test Analyst
12 25 (2.22%) QA Tester
13 24 (2.13%) Systems Tester
14 23 (2.04%) QA Analyst
15 22 (1.95%) Integration Engineer
15 22 (1.95%) Performance Engineer
15 22 (1.95%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (12.24%) .NET
2 79 (7.01%) HTML
3 76 (6.74%) ASP.NET
4 70 (6.21%) XML
5 69 (6.12%) JSP
6 36 (3.19%) Web Services
7 29 (2.57%) SOAP
8 24 (2.13%) JSON
9 21 (1.86%) .NET Framework
10 19 (1.69%) REST
11 17 (1.51%) Middleware
12 10 (0.89%) jQuery
13 9 (0.80%) WAP
14 8 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
15 7 (0.62%) J2EE
15 7 (0.62%) J2ME
16 6 (0.53%) Gherkin
17 5 (0.44%) Spring
18 4 (0.35%) Hibernate
18 4 (0.35%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.37%) Open Source
3 30 (2.66%) Mobile App
4 29 (2.57%) Client/Server
5 21 (1.86%) Derivative
6 20 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.51%) IVR
8 16 (1.42%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.42%) User Experience
9 14 (1.24%) STB
10 13 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.15%) DTV
10 13 (1.15%) SWIFT
11 12 (1.06%) MPEG
11 12 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.98%) AS400
12 11 (0.98%) Handset
12 11 (0.98%) Wiki
12 11 (0.98%) Credit Risk
13 10 (0.89%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 157 (13.93%) Windows
2 143 (12.69%) UNIX
3 73 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (6.30%) Linux
5 60 (5.32%) Windows XP
6 58 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (3.90%) Windows 2000
8 27 (2.40%) Windows 7
9 20 (1.77%) AIX
10 13 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.80%) Android
12 8 (0.71%) Solaris
13 7 (0.62%) HPUX
13 7 (0.62%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.62%) SUSE
14 4 (0.35%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.18%) VMS
15 2 (0.18%) bada
15 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (32.03%) Test Scripting
2 270 (23.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 245 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 232 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (14.73%) Test Management
6 148 (13.13%) Test Strategy
7 143 (12.69%) Test Automation
8 105 (9.32%) Performance Testing
9 103 (9.14%) Integration Testing
10 94 (8.34%) Regression Testing
11 82 (7.28%) Automated Testing
12 80 (7.10%) Manual Testing
13 79 (7.01%) Migration
13 79 (7.01%) Scrum
14 75 (6.65%) System Testing
15 72 (6.39%) Test Planning
16 71 (6.30%) Automation Testing
17 62 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 62 (5.50%) Project Management
18 60 (5.32%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 316 (28.04%) SQL
2 101 (8.96%) Java
3 81 (7.19%) C#
4 74 (6.57%) JavaScript
5 51 (4.53%) VB
6 32 (2.84%) Python
7 30 (2.66%) Shell Script
8 26 (2.31%) VBA
9 21 (1.86%) VBScript
10 20 (1.77%) Perl
11 17 (1.51%) C
11 17 (1.51%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.51%) Ruby
12 13 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.71%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.62%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 7 (0.62%) C++
16 5 (0.44%) PHP
17 4 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 308 (27.33%) ISTQB
2 277 (24.58%) ISEB
3 224 (19.88%) Security Cleared
4 179 (15.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 163 (14.46%) SC Cleared
6 75 (6.65%) DV Cleared
7 58 (5.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 36 (3.19%) Degree
9 19 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.89%) MCITP
11 10 (0.89%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.71%) MCSE
12 8 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.44%) MCSA
14 5 (0.44%) MCTS
14 5 (0.44%) PMP
14 5 (0.44%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (19.25%) QA
2 3 (0.27%) EMIR
3 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.18%) FATCA
3 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.18%) GxP
3 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.089%) WCAG
4 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.089%) Basel III
4 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.089%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.089%) FINREP
4 1 (0.089%) UCITS
System Software
1 26 (2.31%) Nmap
2 17 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.62%) NDS
4 7 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.53%) Terminal Server
6 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (2.31%) Nessus
2 23 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (0.89%) Netcool
3 10 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (0.62%) Control-M
5 6 (0.53%) SCCM
5 6 (0.53%) CORE IMPACT
6 5 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.27%) Nagios
9 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.089%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.089%) nmon
10 1 (0.089%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 572 (50.75%) HP
2 245 (21.74%) Oracle
3 104 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 84 (7.45%) SAP
5 33 (2.93%) VMware
6 26 (2.31%) Cisco
6 26 (2.31%) IBM
7 20 (1.77%) Siebel
8 19 (1.69%) Citrix
9 15 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.98%) Murex
11 10 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (0.89%) Informatica
11 10 (0.89%) Veritas
11 10 (0.89%) McAfee
12 9 (0.80%) Apple
12 9 (0.80%) Sun
13 8 (0.71%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.62%) Primavera
14 7 (0.62%) Actimize
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Rate: market rates
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Gosport, Hampshire
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Rate: market rates
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