The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 45 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.95% 0.99% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.39% 8.82% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£678 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.74% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £99.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-65.51% +351.47%
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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 Gloucestershire region.

Systems Management Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
41 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 7.99% 11.26% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 5
Average daily rate £405 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £260 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £398 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.90% +5.45%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (87.50%) DV Cleared
3 13 (81.25%) Test Scripting
4 11 (68.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
4 11 (68.75%) LoadRunner
4 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) MS Project
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Primavera
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
6 3 (18.75%) MS Project Server
7 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 1 (6.25%) ERP
8 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (6.25%) AIX
8 1 (6.25%) MCSE
8 1 (6.25%) MCSA
8 1 (6.25%) SQL
8 1 (6.25%) Veritas
8 1 (6.25%) Agresso

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (18.75%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Project
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Agresso
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) WinRunner
2 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Technology Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (87.50%) DV Cleared
3 11 (68.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) MCTS
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Primavera
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee