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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 114 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 138 141 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.49% 1.59% 1.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.97% 15.68% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 90 67
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£300 £326 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £268 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £350 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%
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
813 899 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.77% 10.12% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 454 293
Average daily rate £350 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £182 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 50 43
Average hourly rate £19.91 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £31.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +10.81%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +18 59 £375 +14.46% 6
Berkshire -1 24 £303 -2.41% 11
Surrey -5 15 £300 -26.82% 8
Buckinghamshire -14 15 £275 -8.33% 2
West Sussex +1 8 £270 -41.62% 1
East Sussex -16 6 £243 -33.42%
Oxfordshire -1 5 £330 +7.31% 2
Kent - 3 £215 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 159 (61.87%) HP
2 93 (36.19%) ISTQB
3 92 (35.80%) Security Cleared
4 79 (30.74%) Software Testing
5 78 (30.35%) SC Cleared
6 75 (29.18%) ISEB
7 72 (28.02%) Windows
8 70 (27.24%) Test Scripting
9 69 (26.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 65 (25.29%) Finance
11 64 (24.90%) SQL
12 63 (24.51%) Oracle
13 57 (22.18%) QuickTest Pro
14 47 (18.29%) JavaScript
15 44 (17.12%) Windows XP
15 44 (17.12%) QA
16 43 (16.73%) HTML
16 43 (16.73%) .NET
17 41 (15.95%) JSP
17 41 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
18 40 (15.56%) ASP.NET
18 40 (15.56%) Oracle EBS
19 39 (15.18%) UNIX
19 39 (15.18%) TCP/IP
20 37 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
21 33 (12.84%) DV Cleared
22 32 (12.45%) HTTPS
22 32 (12.45%) LoadRunner
23 31 (12.06%) Windows 2000
23 31 (12.06%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.28%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.56%) CMS
4 3 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.17%) IIS
5 2 (0.78%) Lync
5 2 (0.78%) Documentum
5 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (7.78%) MS Office
2 14 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.78%) Mingle
3 2 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (15.56%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.56%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (1.17%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.17%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.78%) Magento
7 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.39%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) Office 365
2 2 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.18%) TCP/IP
2 32 (12.45%) HTTPS
3 27 (10.51%) DNS
4 21 (8.17%) HTTP
5 17 (6.61%) SSL
6 16 (6.23%) Wireshark
7 11 (4.28%) SAN
8 7 (2.72%) LTE
9 6 (2.33%) Wireless
9 6 (2.33%) Firewall
10 5 (1.95%) 4G
10 5 (1.95%) IPv6
10 5 (1.95%) 3G
11 4 (1.56%) INAP
11 4 (1.56%) DHCP
11 4 (1.56%) GPRS
11 4 (1.56%) LAN
11 4 (1.56%) 3GPP
11 4 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.56%) DB2
4 4 (1.56%) PowerCenter
5 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 57 (22.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (12.45%) LoadRunner
3 24 (9.34%) TestDirector
4 22 (8.56%) Selenium
5 12 (4.67%) WebDriver
6 10 (3.89%) WinRunner
7 6 (2.33%) JIRA
8 5 (1.95%) Bugzilla
8 5 (1.95%) JUnit
8 5 (1.95%) TestNG
9 4 (1.56%) Toad
9 4 (1.56%) JMeter
10 3 (1.17%) QARun
10 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.78%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (0.78%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.39%) MSI
12 1 (0.39%) Introscope
General
1 65 (25.29%) Finance
2 28 (10.89%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.84%) Electronics
4 11 (4.28%) Retail
5 10 (3.89%) Billing
6 9 (3.50%) Marketing
6 9 (3.50%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.50%) Banking
7 7 (2.72%) Military
8 6 (2.33%) Automotive
9 4 (1.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 109 (42.41%) Analyst
2 105 (40.86%) Test Analyst
3 73 (28.40%) Tester
4 21 (8.17%) Test Manager
5 18 (7.00%) Test Leader
6 15 (5.84%) Performance Tester
7 13 (5.06%) Test Engineer
7 13 (5.06%) Consultant
8 11 (4.28%) Test Consultant
9 10 (3.89%) Systems Tester
10 9 (3.50%) Test Specialist
11 8 (3.11%) Integration Analyst
12 7 (2.72%) Infrastructure Tester
12 7 (2.72%) Manual Tester
13 6 (2.33%) Performance Engineer
13 6 (2.33%) Performance Analyst
13 6 (2.33%) Performance Test Analyst
13 6 (2.33%) Manual Test Analyst
14 5 (1.95%) Integration Test Analyst
14 5 (1.95%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.73%) HTML
1 43 (16.73%) .NET
2 41 (15.95%) JSP
3 40 (15.56%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.89%) XML
5 4 (1.56%) Web Services
6 3 (1.17%) JSON
6 3 (1.17%) JPA
6 3 (1.17%) REST
6 3 (1.17%) CSS
7 2 (0.78%) SOAP
7 2 (0.78%) Middleware
7 2 (0.78%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.39%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.39%) DOM
8 1 (0.39%) ODBC
8 1 (0.39%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.89%) DTV
2 6 (2.33%) Clustering
3 5 (1.95%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.95%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.56%) IVR
5 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.17%) AS400
5 3 (1.17%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.17%) Firmware
5 3 (1.17%) iSeries
5 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.78%) iPad
7 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.39%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.39%) MPEG
7 1 (0.39%) EPoS
7 1 (0.39%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.39%) STB
Operating Systems
1 72 (28.02%) Windows
2 44 (17.12%) Windows XP
3 41 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (15.18%) UNIX
5 37 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (12.06%) Windows 2000
7 18 (7.00%) Linux
8 8 (3.11%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.33%) AIX
10 3 (1.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.74%) Software Testing
2 70 (27.24%) Test Scripting
3 31 (12.06%) Manual Testing
4 29 (11.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 29 (11.28%) Test Automation
5 27 (10.51%) Performance Testing
6 26 (10.12%) Test Strategy
7 21 (8.17%) Knowledge Management
8 19 (7.39%) Test Management
9 18 (7.00%) Regression Testing
9 18 (7.00%) Workflow
10 17 (6.61%) Validation
10 17 (6.61%) Automated Testing
10 17 (6.61%) System Testing
10 17 (6.61%) Test Planning
11 16 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (5.45%) Waterfall
13 13 (5.06%) Automation Testing
13 13 (5.06%) SOA
14 12 (4.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 64 (24.90%) SQL
2 47 (18.29%) JavaScript
3 25 (9.73%) C#
4 23 (8.95%) Java
5 18 (7.00%) VB
6 9 (3.50%) VBA
7 8 (3.11%) VBScript
8 7 (2.72%) Python
9 6 (2.33%) Perl
10 5 (1.95%) Ruby
11 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.78%) C
12 2 (0.78%) C++
13 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.39%) XPath
13 1 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 93 (36.19%) ISTQB
2 92 (35.80%) Security Cleared
3 78 (30.35%) SC Cleared
4 75 (29.18%) ISEB
5 69 (26.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (12.84%) DV Cleared
7 27 (10.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (2.33%) Degree
9 5 (1.95%) MOS
9 5 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.56%) CCNA
11 3 (1.17%) MCSE
11 3 (1.17%) CCNP
11 3 (1.17%) PMP
11 3 (1.17%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.78%) MCITP
13 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (17.12%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.28%) Nmap
2 8 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (6.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (4.28%) Nessus
3 9 (3.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (2.33%) Netcool
5 3 (1.17%) SCCM
6 2 (0.78%) Control-M
6 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.39%) nmon
Vendors
1 159 (61.87%) HP
2 63 (24.51%) Oracle
3 24 (9.34%) SAP
3 24 (9.34%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.50%) Citrix
5 7 (2.72%) Cisco
6 6 (2.33%) McAfee
6 6 (2.33%) Veritas
7 4 (1.56%) F5
8 3 (1.17%) NetCracker
8 3 (1.17%) VMware
8 3 (1.17%) Comptel
8 3 (1.17%) Ektron
9 2 (0.78%) hybris
9 2 (0.78%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.78%) CA
9 2 (0.78%) Altiris
9 2 (0.78%) Demandware
9 2 (0.78%) Lumension
9 2 (0.78%) Borland
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