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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 131 135 137
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 131 103 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.32% 1.21% 1.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.61% 15.21% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 48 58
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£300 £325 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -9.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £99.33 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-63.75% +175.90%
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
1039 677 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.48% 7.94% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 350 293
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £451 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 67
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 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 19 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 57 £330 +3.52% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 34 £285 -9.88% 1
Berkshire 0 19 £305 +8.92% 7
Surrey -5 8 £250 -18.36% 4
West Sussex 0 7 £290 -12.12%
Oxfordshire -27 1 £400 +23.07%
East Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 144 (56.47%) HP
2 76 (29.80%) SQL
3 75 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 72 (28.24%) Security Cleared
5 66 (25.88%) ISEB
6 63 (24.71%) Software Testing
6 63 (24.71%) Finance
7 61 (23.92%) Test Scripting
8 55 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 53 (20.78%) SC Cleared
10 52 (20.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 51 (20.00%) QA
12 48 (18.82%) Oracle
13 39 (15.29%) Test Management
14 38 (14.90%) Migration
15 36 (14.12%) DV Cleared
16 34 (13.33%) SAP
17 33 (12.94%) Microsoft
18 31 (12.16%) QuickTest Pro
19 30 (11.76%) Windows
20 28 (10.98%) Oracle EBS
20 28 (10.98%) Manual Testing
21 27 (10.59%) JavaScript
22 26 (10.20%) HTML
22 26 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
23 25 (9.80%) System Testing
24 23 (9.02%) Test Strategy
24 23 (9.02%) Knowledge Management
25 21 (8.24%) JSP
25 21 (8.24%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.31%) CMS
3 5 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.96%) Lync
4 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.10%) MS Office
3 5 (1.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.39%) Mingle
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (10.98%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.57%) SAP APO
2 4 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.78%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Exstream
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.49%) SAN
2 13 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.92%) Wireshark
4 8 (3.14%) HTTPS
5 7 (2.75%) DNS
5 7 (2.75%) SSL
6 6 (2.35%) HTTP
7 5 (1.96%) 3G
8 4 (1.57%) GSM
8 4 (1.57%) SS7
9 3 (1.18%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (1.18%) 4G
9 3 (1.18%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.18%) 2G
9 3 (1.18%) GPRS
9 3 (1.18%) 3GPP
9 3 (1.18%) UMTS
9 3 (1.18%) DHCP
10 2 (0.78%) WAN
10 2 (0.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.14%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.75%) PowerCenter
3 7 (2.75%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.78%) DB2
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.39%) QlikView
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (12.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (7.06%) Selenium
3 11 (4.31%) StarTeam
4 9 (3.53%) MSI
4 9 (3.53%) TestDirector
4 9 (3.53%) LoadRunner
5 7 (2.75%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.35%) Bugzilla
6 6 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.57%) JIRA
8 3 (1.18%) TestNG
8 3 (1.18%) QARun
8 3 (1.18%) TestLink
8 3 (1.18%) Toad
8 3 (1.18%) JUnit
9 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.78%) Subversion
10 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
General
1 63 (24.71%) Finance
2 20 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.53%) Banking
4 8 (3.14%) Billing
5 6 (2.35%) Automotive
5 6 (2.35%) Electronics
5 6 (2.35%) Retail
6 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Military
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 95 (37.25%) Analyst
2 93 (36.47%) Test Analyst
3 47 (18.43%) Tester
4 35 (13.73%) Test Manager
5 23 (9.02%) Test Leader
6 10 (3.92%) Consultant
7 9 (3.53%) Test Engineer
8 8 (3.14%) Systems Tester
8 8 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.14%) Migration Engineer
9 7 (2.75%) Lead Test Analyst
9 7 (2.75%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (2.35%) Manual Tester
10 6 (2.35%) Test Consultant
11 5 (1.96%) Integration Analyst
11 5 (1.96%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (1.96%) QA Engineer
11 5 (1.96%) Security Engineer
11 5 (1.96%) QA Analyst
11 5 (1.96%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.20%) HTML
2 21 (8.24%) JSP
2 21 (8.24%) .NET
3 19 (7.45%) ASP.NET
4 18 (7.06%) XML
5 6 (2.35%) Web Services
6 5 (1.96%) CSS
7 1 (0.39%) JPA
7 1 (0.39%) JSON
7 1 (0.39%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.39%) WCF
7 1 (0.39%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.39%) REST
7 1 (0.39%) Middleware
7 1 (0.39%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.18%) iSeries
4 3 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.18%) User Experience
4 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.18%) AS400
5 2 (0.78%) EPoS
5 2 (0.78%) DTV
5 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.78%) IPTV
5 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.39%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.39%) iPad
6 1 (0.39%) IVR
6 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.76%) Windows
2 21 (8.24%) UNIX
3 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.53%) Windows XP
3 9 (3.53%) Windows 2000
4 8 (3.14%) Linux
4 8 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.75%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.78%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.71%) Software Testing
2 61 (23.92%) Test Scripting
3 55 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 39 (15.29%) Test Management
5 38 (14.90%) Migration
6 28 (10.98%) Manual Testing
7 26 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (9.80%) System Testing
9 23 (9.02%) Test Strategy
9 23 (9.02%) Knowledge Management
10 21 (8.24%) Waterfall
11 20 (7.84%) Validation
12 19 (7.45%) Data Migration
12 19 (7.45%) Performance Testing
13 18 (7.06%) Regression Testing
14 17 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (6.67%) Project Management
15 16 (6.27%) ITIL
15 16 (6.27%) PRINCE2
16 15 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (29.80%) SQL
2 27 (10.59%) JavaScript
3 15 (5.88%) Java
4 14 (5.49%) VBA
5 9 (3.53%) C#
6 7 (2.75%) C
7 6 (2.35%) VB
7 6 (2.35%) Python
8 5 (1.96%) Perl
9 4 (1.57%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.18%) Ruby
11 2 (0.78%) C++
12 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 72 (28.24%) Security Cleared
3 66 (25.88%) ISEB
4 53 (20.78%) SC Cleared
5 52 (20.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (14.12%) DV Cleared
7 18 (7.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (3.53%) Degree
8 9 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (2.75%) PMP
9 7 (2.75%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.18%) CCNP
11 3 (1.18%) CCNA
11 3 (1.18%) MCSE
12 2 (0.78%) MCITP
13 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.39%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (3.14%) Nmap
2 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.78%) Firmware
4 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (3.14%) Nessus
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.78%) Control-M
3 2 (0.78%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 144 (56.47%) HP
2 48 (18.82%) Oracle
3 34 (13.33%) SAP
4 33 (12.94%) Microsoft
5 13 (5.10%) Citrix
6 11 (4.31%) VMware
7 6 (2.35%) Informatica
7 6 (2.35%) Cisco
8 5 (1.96%) Ektron
8 5 (1.96%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.18%) IBM
10 3 (1.18%) Apple
11 2 (0.78%) Serena
11 2 (0.78%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.39%) Comptel
12 1 (0.39%) hybris
12 1 (0.39%) Demandware
12 1 (0.39%) F5
12 1 (0.39%) NetCracker
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