The table below looks at the statistics for ClearQuest skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 887 836 813
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -23
Permanent jobs citing ClearQuest 15 40 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.037% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.081% 0.25% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12 30 35
Average salary £44,750 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +8.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18414 16196 16856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.09% 15.18% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15174 13782 14539
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

ClearQuest Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ClearQuest
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK.

ClearQuest Salary Trend in the UK

ClearQuest
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ClearQuest over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

ClearQuest Salary Histogram in the UK

ClearQuest
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 13 £47,000 -14.54%
London -34 9 £57,500 -
City of London -1 4 £61,250 +6.52%
South East -19 3 £31,500 -21.25%
Middlesex - 3 £31,500 -
South Wales +4 2 £35,000 -10.25%
Wales -5 2 £35,000 -10.25%
Cardiff -8 2 £35,000 -14.11%
Stevenage +2 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Hertfordshire -11 1 £42,500 +6.25%
East of England -26 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Bromley - 1 - -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing ClearQuest 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ClearQuest.

1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 31 (52.54%) ClearCase
3 27 (45.76%) UNIX
4 26 (44.07%) Finance
5 19 (32.20%) MS Office
6 18 (30.51%) ISEB
7 17 (28.81%) ISTQB
8 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
9 14 (23.73%) IBM
10 13 (22.03%) Configuration Management
10 13 (22.03%) Java
10 13 (22.03%) Oracle
10 13 (22.03%) Degree
11 12 (20.34%) CruiseControl
12 11 (18.64%) MS Project
12 11 (18.64%) AIX
12 11 (18.64%) ITIL
13 10 (16.95%) Windows
13 10 (16.95%) Perl
13 10 (16.95%) Shell Script
13 10 (16.95%) Banking
14 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
15 8 (13.56%) Billing
15 8 (13.56%) JIRA
15 8 (13.56%) Problem Management
15 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (11.86%) Samba
16 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (11.86%) Web Services
16 7 (11.86%) UML

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing ClearQuest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ClearQuest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.39%) Liferay
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (32.20%) MS Office
2 11 (18.64%) MS Project
3 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Endur
1 1 (1.69%) ZaiNet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) FTP
2 3 (5.08%) SSH
3 2 (3.39%) SMTP
4 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.69%) LTE
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) SNMP
4 1 (1.69%) RTP
4 1 (1.69%) ASN.1
4 1 (1.69%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.08%) DB2
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) JasperReports
3 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 31 (52.54%) ClearCase
2 12 (20.34%) CruiseControl
3 8 (13.56%) JIRA
4 5 (8.47%) Ant
4 5 (8.47%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.08%) Toad
5 3 (5.08%) JUnit
6 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.39%) Hudson
6 2 (3.39%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.39%) Maven
7 1 (1.69%) Subversion
7 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
General
1 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Banking
3 8 (13.56%) Billing
4 4 (6.78%) Advertising
4 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Analyst
2 16 (27.12%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Developer
4 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Technician
6 3 (5.08%) Software Configuration Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Software Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Environment Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Release Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.39%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Technical Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) XML
2 5 (8.47%) Hibernate
3 4 (6.78%) J2EE
4 3 (5.08%) Spring
4 3 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.69%) HTML
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) N-Tier
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.39%) DataPower
5 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.76%) UNIX
2 11 (18.64%) AIX
3 10 (16.95%) Windows
4 6 (10.17%) Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Solaris
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
2 13 (22.03%) Configuration Management
3 11 (18.64%) ITIL
4 8 (13.56%) Problem Management
5 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.86%) UML
5 7 (11.86%) RUP
6 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Email Management
7 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.47%) Release Management
8 4 (6.78%) RAD
9 3 (5.08%) Project Management
9 3 (5.08%) Change Management
9 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.08%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.08%) CMMI
9 3 (5.08%) V-Model
9 3 (5.08%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) Java
3 10 (16.95%) Perl
3 10 (16.95%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) C++
5 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.69%) VBA
6 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) ISEB
2 17 (28.81%) ISTQB
3 13 (22.03%) Degree
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) IBM
2 13 (22.03%) Oracle
3 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) i2
5 2 (3.39%) Niku
5 2 (3.39%) ESRI
5 2 (3.39%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.39%) JBoss
6 1 (1.69%) Chordiant