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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 130 140 139
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 137 113 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.37% 1.19% 1.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.53% 13.20% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 66 54
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£325 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £439 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £132.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.98% +268.05%
HP Quality Center
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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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
943 856 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.42% 9.05% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 436 349
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 54 51
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Berkshire +21 50 £250 -5.66% 3
Hampshire -25 32 £375 +15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 24 £300 +11.11% 1
Surrey +6 24 £375 +15.38% 1
West Sussex - 3 £220 -
Oxfordshire -26 1 £575 +64.28% 1
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 148 (55.64%) HP
2 89 (33.46%) Security Cleared
3 78 (29.32%) Test Scripting
4 76 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 72 (27.07%) SQL
6 65 (24.44%) Software Testing
7 62 (23.31%) Test Management
8 61 (22.93%) SC Cleared
9 60 (22.56%) Finance
10 59 (22.18%) ISEB
10 59 (22.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 49 (18.42%) Microsoft
12 43 (16.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 36 (13.53%) QuickTest Pro
14 35 (13.16%) Telecoms
14 35 (13.16%) Migration
14 35 (13.16%) DV Cleared
15 34 (12.78%) Oracle
15 34 (12.78%) MS Excel
16 32 (12.03%) XML
17 31 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (10.90%) Knowledge Management
18 29 (10.90%) GSM
19 27 (10.15%) QA
19 27 (10.15%) Selenium
20 26 (9.77%) Windows
21 22 (8.27%) Citrix
21 22 (8.27%) Oracle EBS
21 22 (8.27%) Performance Testing
21 22 (8.27%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.26%) CMS
4 5 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.75%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.38%) Lync
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.38%) SAS
6 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.88%) MS Project
3 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.13%) MS Office
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (8.27%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.50%) Exstream
3 3 (1.13%) SAP BCA
4 2 (0.75%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.38%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.90%) GSM
2 21 (7.89%) 3G
3 20 (7.52%) SAN
3 20 (7.52%) 4G
4 19 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 18 (6.77%) SS7
5 18 (6.77%) 2G
5 18 (6.77%) SIGTRAN
6 11 (4.14%) Wireshark
6 11 (4.14%) Wireless
7 8 (3.01%) CDMA
7 8 (3.01%) UMTS
8 7 (2.63%) MVNO
9 6 (2.26%) GPRS
10 5 (1.88%) VoLTE
10 5 (1.88%) LTE
10 5 (1.88%) HTTP
10 5 (1.88%) SMPP
10 5 (1.88%) RTCP
10 5 (1.88%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.51%) Relational Database
2 10 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.76%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.88%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.13%) PowerCenter
5 3 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.75%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.75%) Essbase
6 2 (0.75%) VoltDB
6 2 (0.75%) QlikView
7 1 (0.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 36 (13.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (10.15%) Selenium
3 17 (6.39%) JIRA
4 13 (4.89%) StarTeam
5 12 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (4.14%) SoapUI
7 10 (3.76%) TestDirector
8 9 (3.38%) MSI
9 8 (3.01%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.88%) Fiddler
10 5 (1.88%) JMeter
11 4 (1.50%) eggPlant
12 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.13%) WinRunner
13 2 (0.75%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.75%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.75%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.38%) MSTest
14 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
14 1 (0.38%) NeoLoad
General
1 60 (22.56%) Finance
2 35 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.89%) Billing
4 8 (3.01%) Banking
5 4 (1.50%) Automotive
5 4 (1.50%) Retail
6 3 (1.13%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Marketing
7 2 (0.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 102 (38.35%) Analyst
2 92 (34.59%) Test Analyst
3 53 (19.92%) Test Manager
4 39 (14.66%) Tester
5 31 (11.65%) Test Leader
6 17 (6.39%) Test Engineer
7 8 (3.01%) Migration Engineer
7 8 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (2.26%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (2.26%) UAT Analyst
9 6 (2.26%) Automation Analyst
9 6 (2.26%) UAT Test Analyst
9 6 (2.26%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (2.26%) Wireless Engineer
10 5 (1.88%) UAT Tester
10 5 (1.88%) Security Engineer
10 5 (1.88%) Consultant
10 5 (1.88%) Business Analyst
10 5 (1.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.03%) XML
2 18 (6.77%) .NET
2 18 (6.77%) HTML
3 12 (4.51%) ASP.NET
4 11 (4.14%) JSP
4 11 (4.14%) SOAP
5 7 (2.63%) Web Services
6 6 (2.26%) WCF
7 5 (1.88%) XML Messaging
7 5 (1.88%) XSD
7 5 (1.88%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) CGI
8 1 (0.38%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.89%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.38%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.50%) IVR
4 4 (1.50%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.13%) iPhone
5 3 (1.13%) iPad
5 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.13%) Clustering
6 2 (0.75%) PKI
6 2 (0.75%) PDA
6 2 (0.75%) CMDB
6 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.38%) STB
7 1 (0.38%) Handset
7 1 (0.38%) Replication
7 1 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.77%) Windows
2 16 (6.02%) UNIX
3 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.26%) Linux
4 6 (2.26%) Windows XP
4 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.26%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.88%) AIX
6 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000
6 4 (1.50%) Android
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (29.32%) Test Scripting
2 65 (24.44%) Software Testing
3 62 (23.31%) Test Management
4 59 (22.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (13.16%) Migration
6 31 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (10.90%) Knowledge Management
8 22 (8.27%) Performance Testing
8 22 (8.27%) Integration Testing
9 21 (7.89%) Validation
10 19 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 19 (7.14%) System Testing
11 18 (6.77%) Waterfall
12 17 (6.39%) Data Migration
12 17 (6.39%) Use Case
12 17 (6.39%) Regression Testing
12 17 (6.39%) Configuration Management
13 16 (6.02%) Project Management
13 16 (6.02%) Scrum
14 14 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 72 (27.07%) SQL
2 20 (7.52%) VBA
3 16 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.76%) Java
5 7 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.26%) VB
6 6 (2.26%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.88%) C#
8 4 (1.50%) Perl
8 4 (1.50%) VBScript
9 3 (1.13%) C
10 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.38%) Python
10 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 89 (33.46%) Security Cleared
2 76 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 61 (22.93%) SC Cleared
4 59 (22.18%) ISEB
5 43 (16.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (13.16%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.01%) Degree
9 7 (2.63%) MCITP
10 6 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.50%) MCSE
12 3 (1.13%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.75%) MCSA
13 2 (0.75%) ACCA
13 2 (0.75%) CCNA
13 2 (0.75%) PMP
13 2 (0.75%) MCTS
14 1 (0.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.15%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (1.88%) Nessus
2 5 (1.88%) Nmap
3 3 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.75%) Netcool
4 2 (0.75%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.75%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 148 (55.64%) HP
2 49 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 34 (12.78%) Oracle
4 22 (8.27%) Citrix
5 21 (7.89%) SAP
6 15 (5.64%) VMware
7 9 (3.38%) Cisco
8 5 (1.88%) Ektron
9 4 (1.50%) Avaya
9 4 (1.50%) Informatica
9 4 (1.50%) Mitel
9 4 (1.50%) Verint
10 3 (1.13%) IBM
10 3 (1.13%) McAfee
10 3 (1.13%) Veritas
10 3 (1.13%) Apple
11 2 (0.75%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.75%) Remedy
11 2 (0.75%) JDA
11 2 (0.75%) BMC