The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 135 125 137
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 129 112 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 1.33% 1.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.15% 14.62% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 74 68
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£293 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £262 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £137.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-76.36% +587.50%
HP Quality Center
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
981 766 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.13% 9.07% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 409 279
Average daily rate £370 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 59
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.92 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% +21.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Hampshire -1 52 £350 - 7
Buckinghamshire +10 27 £280 +4.67% 4
Berkshire -1 18 £350 +9.37% 8
Surrey -6 12 £300 -25.00% 5
West Sussex +8 11 £290 -27.50%
Oxfordshire - 3 £310 - 1
Kent +1 2 £283 -19.28%
East Sussex -20 2 £358 -3.37% 1
Middlesex - - - -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 160 (60.61%) HP
2 89 (33.71%) ISTQB
3 77 (29.17%) Software Testing
4 76 (28.79%) Security Cleared
5 73 (27.65%) Finance
6 72 (27.27%) ISEB
7 70 (26.52%) Test Scripting
8 68 (25.76%) SQL
9 64 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 63 (23.86%) QA
10 63 (23.86%) SC Cleared
11 62 (23.48%) Oracle
12 46 (17.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 44 (16.67%) Windows
14 40 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
14 40 (15.15%) Test Management
15 38 (14.39%) JavaScript
15 38 (14.39%) SAP
16 36 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
17 35 (13.26%) JSP
17 35 (13.26%) .NET
18 34 (12.88%) HTML
18 34 (12.88%) DV Cleared
19 33 (12.50%) Manual Testing
20 32 (12.12%) ASP.NET
20 32 (12.12%) UNIX
21 29 (10.98%) Test Strategy
21 29 (10.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 28 (10.61%) Telecoms
22 28 (10.61%) TCP/IP

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.27%) CMS
3 4 (1.52%) Lync
4 3 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.76%) IIS
5 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 21 (7.95%) MS Office
2 16 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.14%) MS Project
4 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.76%) Mingle
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.52%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.14%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.76%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.76%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.76%) Magento
7 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.38%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) SaaS
1 3 (1.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.61%) TCP/IP
2 22 (8.33%) HTTPS
3 19 (7.20%) DNS
4 13 (4.92%) Wireshark
5 12 (4.55%) SSL
5 12 (4.55%) HTTP
6 11 (4.17%) SAN
7 6 (2.27%) LTE
8 5 (1.89%) 4G
8 5 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.89%) Wireless
8 5 (1.89%) LAN
9 4 (1.52%) 3GPP
9 4 (1.52%) GPRS
9 4 (1.52%) INAP
9 4 (1.52%) IPv6
9 4 (1.52%) 3G
9 4 (1.52%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (1.52%) Firewall
9 4 (1.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.79%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.65%) SAP BW
3 6 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.52%) DB2
4 4 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.52%) PowerCenter
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.38%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 26 (9.85%) LoadRunner
3 18 (6.82%) Selenium
4 14 (5.30%) TestDirector
5 11 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.27%) Bugzilla
6 6 (2.27%) JIRA
7 5 (1.89%) JUnit
7 5 (1.89%) TestLink
7 5 (1.89%) TestNG
8 4 (1.52%) Toad
8 4 (1.52%) JMeter
9 3 (1.14%) QARun
10 2 (0.76%) Subversion
10 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.76%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.38%) JProfiler
11 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 73 (27.65%) Finance
2 28 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.68%) Electronics
4 12 (4.55%) Billing
5 11 (4.17%) Retail
6 10 (3.79%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.41%) Banking
7 9 (3.41%) Marketing
8 7 (2.65%) Automotive
9 6 (2.27%) Military
10 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 101 (38.26%) Analyst
2 99 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 62 (23.48%) Tester
4 29 (10.98%) Test Manager
5 26 (9.85%) Test Leader
6 13 (4.92%) Consultant
6 13 (4.92%) Test Engineer
7 10 (3.79%) Test Consultant
8 9 (3.41%) Performance Tester
9 8 (3.03%) Systems Tester
10 7 (2.65%) Lead Test Analyst
10 7 (2.65%) Integration Analyst
11 6 (2.27%) Manual Test Analyst
11 6 (2.27%) QA Engineer
11 6 (2.27%) Test Specialist
11 6 (2.27%) Project Manager
12 5 (1.89%) Manual Tester
12 5 (1.89%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (1.89%) Quality Engineer
12 5 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.26%) .NET
1 35 (13.26%) JSP
2 34 (12.88%) HTML
3 32 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 19 (7.20%) XML
5 2 (0.76%) REST
5 2 (0.76%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.76%) SOAP
5 2 (0.76%) Middleware
5 2 (0.76%) JSON
6 1 (0.38%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.38%) JPA
6 1 (0.38%) Web Services
6 1 (0.38%) JDBC
6 1 (0.38%) DOM
6 1 (0.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.41%) DTV
3 5 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.89%) User Experience
4 4 (1.52%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.52%) IVR
5 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.14%) AS400
5 3 (1.14%) iSeries
5 3 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.76%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.76%) iPad
6 2 (0.76%) IPTV
7 1 (0.38%) Statistics
7 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.38%) Clustering
7 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.67%) Windows
2 32 (12.12%) UNIX
3 25 (9.47%) Windows XP
4 24 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (7.95%) Windows 2000
7 14 (5.30%) Linux
8 7 (2.65%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.38%) Android
10 1 (0.38%) AIX
10 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.17%) Software Testing
2 70 (26.52%) Test Scripting
3 46 (17.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (15.15%) Test Management
5 33 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 29 (10.98%) Test Strategy
7 24 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 24 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 24 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 22 (8.33%) System Testing
8 22 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (7.58%) Regression Testing
9 20 (7.58%) Validation
9 20 (7.58%) Knowledge Management
9 20 (7.58%) Test Planning
10 19 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (6.44%) ITIL
11 17 (6.44%) Migration
12 16 (6.06%) V-Model
13 15 (5.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 68 (25.76%) SQL
2 38 (14.39%) JavaScript
3 27 (10.23%) Java
4 22 (8.33%) C#
5 16 (6.06%) VB
6 10 (3.79%) VBA
7 8 (3.03%) Python
8 7 (2.65%) Perl
9 6 (2.27%) C
10 5 (1.89%) Ruby
11 4 (1.52%) VBScript
11 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.52%) C++
11 4 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.38%) XPath
13 1 (0.38%) Groovy
13 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (33.71%) ISTQB
2 76 (28.79%) Security Cleared
3 72 (27.27%) ISEB
4 64 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 63 (23.86%) SC Cleared
6 34 (12.88%) DV Cleared
7 29 (10.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (3.03%) PMP
9 8 (3.03%) PMI Certification
9 8 (3.03%) Degree
10 6 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (1.52%) MOS
11 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.14%) MCSE
12 3 (1.14%) CCNP
12 3 (1.14%) CCNA
13 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (23.86%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.41%) Nmap
2 7 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (3.41%) Nessus
3 3 (1.14%) SCCM
3 3 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.76%) Control-M
5 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.38%) Netcool
5 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.38%) nmon
5 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 160 (60.61%) HP
2 62 (23.48%) Oracle
3 38 (14.39%) SAP
4 22 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.65%) Cisco
6 6 (2.27%) Citrix
7 5 (1.89%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.14%) F5
9 2 (0.76%) Demandware
9 2 (0.76%) Comptel
9 2 (0.76%) hybris
9 2 (0.76%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.76%) Serena
9 2 (0.76%) NetCracker
9 2 (0.76%) Siebel
9 2 (0.76%) IBM
9 2 (0.76%) ATG
9 2 (0.76%) VMware
9 2 (0.76%) Informatica
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