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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 124 127 138
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 135 109 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 1.30% 1.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.15% 16.22% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 55 48
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£300 £334 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -5.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +1.53%
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 £30.25 £108.08 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.01% +200.20%
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
954 672 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.29% 8.00% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 328 307
Average daily rate £375 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%

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 January 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 January 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 +8 56 £390 +26.82% 5
Berkshire +10 40 £300 +9.09% 14
Buckinghamshire -6 22 £280 -20.00% 1
Surrey -2 10 £375 -12.79% 6
West Sussex -9 5 £190 -39.68%
East Sussex - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 139 (53.26%) HP
2 80 (30.65%) Security Cleared
3 75 (28.74%) ISTQB
4 70 (26.82%) SQL
5 65 (24.90%) ISEB
6 62 (23.75%) Software Testing
6 62 (23.75%) Finance
7 58 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 58 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 57 (21.84%) Test Scripting
9 54 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 50 (19.16%) Test Management
11 47 (18.01%) Oracle
12 45 (17.24%) QA
13 41 (15.71%) DV Cleared
14 40 (15.33%) Microsoft
14 40 (15.33%) Migration
15 37 (14.18%) QuickTest Pro
16 30 (11.49%) Oracle EBS
16 30 (11.49%) Knowledge Management
17 29 (11.11%) SAP
18 28 (10.73%) Windows
18 28 (10.73%) JavaScript
19 27 (10.34%) HTML
20 26 (9.96%) MS Excel
20 26 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
21 25 (9.58%) Telecoms
21 25 (9.58%) Test Strategy
22 23 (8.81%) Performance Testing
22 23 (8.81%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 19 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.21%) CMS
3 5 (1.92%) Lync
3 5 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.83%) MS Office
3 5 (1.92%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (11.49%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.53%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.77%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.77%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.77%) SAP BCA
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.38%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.38%) Exstream
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.66%) SAN
2 14 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.83%) GSM
4 8 (3.07%) Wireshark
4 8 (3.07%) 3G
5 7 (2.68%) SS7
5 7 (2.68%) HTTPS
5 7 (2.68%) 2G
5 7 (2.68%) 4G
6 6 (2.30%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (2.30%) SSL
6 6 (2.30%) HTTP
7 5 (1.92%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.53%) PBX
8 4 (1.53%) DNS
9 3 (1.15%) DHCP
9 3 (1.15%) CDMA
10 2 (0.77%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.77%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.77%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.60%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.21%) SAP BW
3 8 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.68%) PowerCenter
5 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.77%) DB2
6 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.38%) QlikView
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 37 (14.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (7.66%) Selenium
3 13 (4.98%) StarTeam
4 10 (3.83%) MSI
5 9 (3.45%) LoadRunner
5 9 (3.45%) JIRA
6 8 (3.07%) TestDirector
7 6 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.92%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.53%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.53%) eggPlant
10 3 (1.15%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.77%) QARun
11 2 (0.77%) Subversion
11 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.77%) Toad
12 1 (0.38%) WinRunner
12 1 (0.38%) Ant
12 1 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 62 (23.75%) Finance
2 25 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.68%) Billing
4 5 (1.92%) Banking
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
5 3 (1.15%) Automotive
5 3 (1.15%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Military
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 89 (34.10%) Analyst
2 86 (32.95%) Test Analyst
3 55 (21.07%) Test Manager
4 49 (18.77%) Tester
5 24 (9.20%) Test Leader
6 9 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (3.45%) Migration Engineer
7 8 (3.07%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (2.68%) Consultant
8 7 (2.68%) Systems Tester
9 5 (1.92%) Lead Test Analyst
9 5 (1.92%) Test Engineer
9 5 (1.92%) Release Manager
9 5 (1.92%) Security Engineer
10 4 (1.53%) Defect Manager
10 4 (1.53%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (1.53%) Security Tester
10 4 (1.53%) Developer
10 4 (1.53%) Software Tester
10 4 (1.53%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.34%) HTML
2 23 (8.81%) .NET
3 21 (8.05%) JSP
4 20 (7.66%) ASP.NET
5 19 (7.28%) XML
6 5 (1.92%) CSS
6 5 (1.92%) Web Services
7 1 (0.38%) Middleware
7 1 (0.38%) EDI
7 1 (0.38%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.75%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.53%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.53%) IVR
4 3 (1.15%) AS400
4 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.15%) iPhone
4 3 (1.15%) iSeries
4 3 (1.15%) iPad
4 3 (1.15%) User Experience
5 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.77%) IPTV
6 1 (0.38%) DTV
6 1 (0.38%) EPoS
6 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.38%) PKI
6 1 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.73%) Windows
2 20 (7.66%) UNIX
3 9 (3.45%) Windows XP
3 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.07%) Linux
4 8 (3.07%) Windows 2000
5 7 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.53%) Android
8 3 (1.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.75%) Software Testing
2 57 (21.84%) Test Scripting
3 54 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (19.16%) Test Management
5 40 (15.33%) Migration
6 30 (11.49%) Knowledge Management
7 26 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (9.58%) Test Strategy
9 23 (8.81%) Performance Testing
9 23 (8.81%) Validation
10 22 (8.43%) Manual Testing
10 22 (8.43%) System Testing
11 20 (7.66%) ITIL
11 20 (7.66%) Project Management
11 20 (7.66%) Data Migration
12 18 (6.90%) PRINCE2
12 18 (6.90%) Waterfall
13 17 (6.51%) Integration Testing
14 16 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (6.13%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (26.82%) SQL
2 28 (10.73%) JavaScript
3 20 (7.66%) VBA
4 13 (4.98%) Java
5 7 (2.68%) C
6 6 (2.30%) VB
7 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.15%) Python
8 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.15%) VBScript
9 2 (0.77%) Perl
9 2 (0.77%) C#
9 2 (0.77%) C++
10 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 75 (28.74%) ISTQB
3 65 (24.90%) ISEB
4 58 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 58 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 41 (15.71%) DV Cleared
6 19 (7.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (4.60%) Degree
8 11 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (3.45%) PMP
9 9 (3.45%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.53%) MCITP
11 4 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.15%) CCNP
12 3 (1.15%) CCNA
12 3 (1.15%) MCSE
13 1 (0.38%) CISSP
13 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (17.24%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (3.07%) Nmap
2 7 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (3.07%) Nessus
3 2 (0.77%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.77%) Control-M
4 1 (0.38%) Netcool
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 139 (53.26%) HP
2 47 (18.01%) Oracle
3 40 (15.33%) Microsoft
4 29 (11.11%) SAP
5 20 (7.66%) Citrix
6 13 (4.98%) VMware
7 10 (3.83%) Cisco
8 6 (2.30%) Informatica
8 6 (2.30%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.92%) Ektron
10 4 (1.53%) Verint
10 4 (1.53%) Mitel
10 4 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.53%) Avaya
11 3 (1.15%) IBM
11 3 (1.15%) Apple
12 2 (0.77%) Serena
13 1 (0.38%) Remedy
13 1 (0.38%) McAfee
13 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
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