The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 47 39 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 30 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.13% 2.36% 0.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 35.29% 66.67% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 2
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£275 £295 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% -9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £188 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £343 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £99.33 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-65.51% +175.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Systems Management Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
85 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.71% 3.54% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 10 15
Average daily rate £350 £308 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £249 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £361 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Wales region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Wales

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Wales region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 17 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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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
South Wales -5 22 £275 -12.69% 1
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 27 (64.29%) Scrum
3 27 (64.29%) Selenium
4 26 (61.90%) ISEB
5 22 (52.38%) Software Testing
5 22 (52.38%) Open Source
6 19 (45.24%) JIRA
6 19 (45.24%) Test Management
7 18 (42.86%) HP
8 17 (40.48%) ISTQB
8 17 (40.48%) TDD
8 17 (40.48%) WebDriver
8 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
8 17 (40.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (40.48%) BDD
9 16 (38.10%) Automation Testing
9 16 (38.10%) TortoiseSVN
9 16 (38.10%) Load Testing
9 16 (38.10%) Kanban
9 16 (38.10%) Bugzilla
9 16 (38.10%) Subversion
9 16 (38.10%) Maven
9 16 (38.10%) C#
9 16 (38.10%) SharePoint
10 15 (35.71%) Project Management
10 15 (35.71%) Finance
10 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
11 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 14 (33.33%) .NET Framework

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 16 (38.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (64.29%) Selenium
2 19 (45.24%) JIRA
3 17 (40.48%) WebDriver
3 17 (40.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (38.10%) TortoiseSVN
4 16 (38.10%) Bugzilla
4 16 (38.10%) Subversion
4 16 (38.10%) Maven
5 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 11 (26.19%) TestNG
7 9 (21.43%) JMeter
7 9 (21.43%) Ant
7 9 (21.43%) JUnit
8 8 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 6 (14.29%) SoapUI
11 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Analyst
2 25 (59.52%) Test Analyst
3 13 (30.95%) Tester
4 3 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) UML Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.38%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) XML
3 7 (16.67%) SOAP
3 7 (16.67%) REST
4 6 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (52.38%) Open Source
2 13 (30.95%) Client/Server
3 11 (26.19%) AS400
4 3 (7.14%) iSeries
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 27 (64.29%) Scrum
4 22 (52.38%) Software Testing
5 19 (45.24%) Test Management
6 17 (40.48%) TDD
6 17 (40.48%) BDD
7 16 (38.10%) Automation Testing
7 16 (38.10%) Load Testing
7 16 (38.10%) Kanban
8 15 (35.71%) Project Management
9 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
10 11 (26.19%) User Stories
11 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
12 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (19.05%) Workflow
14 7 (16.67%) Service Management
14 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
15 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
15 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) C#
2 13 (30.95%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) ISEB
2 17 (40.48%) ISTQB
2 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
3 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) HP
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) Informatica
4 3 (7.14%) IBM