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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 120 132 142
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 155 107 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.58% 1.21% 1.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.74% 14.60% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 61 44
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£310 £330 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £155.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-80.48% +244.44%
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
985 733 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.05% 8.28% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 357 285
Average daily rate £375 £350 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 56
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.43% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +7 54 £390 +35.65% 3
Berkshire +29 51 £320 +6.66% 7
Buckinghamshire +10 29 £295 -15.71% 2
Surrey -1 15 £300 -22.07% 10
West Sussex -15 4 £220 -26.66%
Oxfordshire -19 1 £575 +64.28% 1
Home Counties - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 141 (52.22%) HP
2 85 (31.48%) Security Cleared
3 80 (29.63%) ISTQB
4 78 (28.89%) Software Testing
5 76 (28.15%) SQL
6 73 (27.04%) ISEB
7 71 (26.30%) Test Scripting
8 68 (25.19%) Finance
9 67 (24.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 66 (24.44%) Test Management
11 60 (22.22%) SC Cleared
12 58 (21.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 49 (18.15%) Microsoft
14 47 (17.41%) QA
15 44 (16.30%) Oracle
16 41 (15.19%) DV Cleared
17 39 (14.44%) QuickTest Pro
18 37 (13.70%) Migration
19 34 (12.59%) SAP
20 32 (11.85%) MS Excel
21 31 (11.48%) Knowledge Management
22 30 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
23 29 (10.74%) Oracle EBS
24 27 (10.00%) Validation
24 27 (10.00%) Windows
25 26 (9.63%) Citrix
25 26 (9.63%) Telecoms
26 25 (9.26%) Waterfall
26 25 (9.26%) Selenium
27 24 (8.89%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.70%) CMS
3 5 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.11%) Lync
4 3 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.74%) Confluence
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (11.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.22%) MS Office
3 4 (1.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (10.74%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.48%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.11%) SAP BCA
3 3 (1.11%) Exstream
3 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.74%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.74%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.37%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.89%) SAN
2 14 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.19%) GSM
3 12 (4.44%) 3G
4 11 (4.07%) SS7
4 11 (4.07%) 2G
5 10 (3.70%) 4G
5 10 (3.70%) SIGTRAN
6 7 (2.59%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.85%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.85%) SSL
7 5 (1.85%) HTTP
8 4 (1.48%) PBX
8 4 (1.48%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.48%) MVNO
9 3 (1.11%) DHCP
9 3 (1.11%) CDMA
9 3 (1.11%) DNS
10 2 (0.74%) WAN
10 2 (0.74%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 16 (5.93%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.59%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.22%) PowerCenter
5 4 (1.48%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.37%) MS Access
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
7 1 (0.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.37%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.37%) QlikView
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 39 (14.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (9.26%) Selenium
3 14 (5.19%) JIRA
4 13 (4.81%) StarTeam
5 10 (3.70%) MSI
6 9 (3.33%) TestDirector
7 7 (2.59%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.48%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.48%) eggPlant
9 4 (1.48%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.11%) WinRunner
10 3 (1.11%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.74%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.74%) Subversion
12 1 (0.37%) Maven
12 1 (0.37%) QARun
12 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
General
1 68 (25.19%) Finance
2 26 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.44%) Billing
4 8 (2.96%) Banking
5 3 (1.11%) Retail
5 3 (1.11%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Automotive
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 90 (33.33%) Analyst
2 83 (30.74%) Test Analyst
3 60 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 48 (17.78%) Tester
5 32 (11.85%) Test Leader
6 9 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
7 8 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (2.59%) Consultant
8 7 (2.59%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (2.59%) Test Engineer
9 6 (2.22%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (2.22%) Software Tester
9 6 (2.22%) Systems Tester
9 6 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (1.85%) UAT Tester
10 5 (1.85%) Security Engineer
10 5 (1.85%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (1.48%) SAP APO Consultant
11 4 (1.48%) Lead Test Analyst
11 4 (1.48%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.52%) HTML
1 23 (8.52%) XML
2 22 (8.15%) .NET
3 17 (6.30%) JSP
4 16 (5.93%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.22%) Web Services
6 5 (1.85%) CSS
7 1 (0.37%) EDI
7 1 (0.37%) Middleware
7 1 (0.37%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.81%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.48%) IVR
3 4 (1.48%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.11%) iPad
4 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.11%) iPhone
4 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.11%) Clustering
5 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.74%) IPTV
5 2 (0.74%) PDA
5 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.74%) User Experience
6 1 (0.37%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.37%) Replication
6 1 (0.37%) PKI
6 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.00%) Windows
2 18 (6.67%) UNIX
3 9 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.96%) Windows XP
5 7 (2.59%) Linux
5 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.22%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.85%) AIX
8 3 (1.11%) Android
9 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (28.89%) Software Testing
2 71 (26.30%) Test Scripting
3 67 (24.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 66 (24.44%) Test Management
5 37 (13.70%) Migration
6 31 (11.48%) Knowledge Management
7 30 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (10.00%) Validation
9 25 (9.26%) Waterfall
10 22 (8.15%) Test Strategy
10 22 (8.15%) Performance Testing
11 21 (7.78%) Integration Testing
12 20 (7.41%) V-Model
13 19 (7.04%) System Testing
14 18 (6.67%) Data Migration
14 18 (6.67%) Manual Testing
14 18 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (6.30%) Project Management
15 17 (6.30%) PRINCE2
15 17 (6.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (28.15%) SQL
2 24 (8.89%) JavaScript
3 23 (8.52%) VBA
4 14 (5.19%) Java
5 7 (2.59%) C
5 7 (2.59%) VB
6 5 (1.85%) C#
7 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.11%) Python
8 3 (1.11%) VBScript
9 2 (0.74%) C++
9 2 (0.74%) Perl
9 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 85 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 80 (29.63%) ISTQB
3 73 (27.04%) ISEB
4 60 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 58 (21.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 41 (15.19%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.70%) Degree
8 10 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (2.96%) PMP
9 8 (2.96%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.22%) MCITP
12 5 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.11%) MCSE
14 2 (0.74%) MCSA
14 2 (0.74%) MCTS
14 2 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.74%) VCP4
15 1 (0.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (17.41%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.59%) Nmap
3 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (2.59%) Nessus
3 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.74%) Netcool
4 2 (0.74%) SCCM
4 2 (0.74%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.37%) Control-M
Vendors
1 141 (52.22%) HP
2 49 (18.15%) Microsoft
3 44 (16.30%) Oracle
4 34 (12.59%) SAP
5 26 (9.63%) Citrix
6 15 (5.56%) VMware
7 9 (3.33%) Cisco
8 6 (2.22%) Business Objects
8 6 (2.22%) Informatica
9 5 (1.85%) Ektron
10 4 (1.48%) Mitel
10 4 (1.48%) Verint
10 4 (1.48%) Avaya
11 3 (1.11%) IBM
11 3 (1.11%) McAfee
11 3 (1.11%) Veritas
11 3 (1.11%) Apple
12 2 (0.74%) Serena
12 2 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.74%) JDA
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