The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 69 53 63
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.80% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.00% 17.65% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £240 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £152 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £328 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £137.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-76.36% +587.50%
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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 Bristol region.

Systems Management Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
40 17 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.01% 2.81% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 28
Average daily rate £450 £265 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% +0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £163 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £343 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +18.97%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) UMTS
2 5 (31.25%) Billing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
4 3 (18.75%) LTE
4 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) Supply Chain Management
4 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (18.75%) GSM
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) DataStage
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) 3GPP

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) UMTS
2 3 (18.75%) LTE
2 3 (18.75%) GSM
3 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
3 2 (12.50%) GGSN
3 2 (12.50%) SGSN
4 1 (6.25%) 4G
4 1 (6.25%) WCDMA
4 1 (6.25%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) DataStage
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Billing
3 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Testing Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Testing Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) Java EE
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
1 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
1 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
2 3 (18.75%) Supply Chain Management
2 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
2 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Insight
4 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) OCA
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Teradata
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Murex