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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 104 120 102
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 177 137 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.86% 1.49% 1.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.63% 16.89% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 77 91
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-42.76% +16.92%
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
1004 811 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.53% 8.82% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 417 447
Average daily rate £385 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 51
Average hourly rate £22.07 £15.75 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.14% -19.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +44 62 £400 +23.07% 2
Berkshire +20 48 £375 +25.00% 6
Hampshire -28 35 £315 -10.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 26 £363 +34.25%
Middlesex +6 4 £375 -
Kent -3 3 £263 -7.07% 1
East Sussex -9 1 £363 +54.25% 1
Oxfordshire -26 1 £165 -50.00%
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 168 (55.63%) HP
2 125 (41.39%) Test Management
3 116 (38.41%) SQL
4 112 (37.09%) Security Cleared
5 102 (33.77%) Test Scripting
6 95 (31.46%) SC Cleared
7 91 (30.13%) XML
8 70 (23.18%) ISTQB
9 64 (21.19%) Telecoms
10 58 (19.21%) Finance
11 57 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 56 (18.54%) Validation
13 54 (17.88%) Use Case
14 52 (17.22%) SOAP
15 51 (16.89%) Test Planning
16 50 (16.56%) SoapUI
17 48 (15.89%) ISEB
18 47 (15.56%) UNIX
19 45 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
20 44 (14.57%) Software Testing
20 44 (14.57%) XML Messaging
21 37 (12.25%) Oracle
21 37 (12.25%) PL/SQL
22 35 (11.59%) System Testing
23 34 (11.26%) Test Automation
24 33 (10.93%) Migration
25 32 (10.60%) Waterfall
26 30 (9.93%) Perl
26 30 (9.93%) Microsoft
26 30 (9.93%) GSM

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.99%) Confluence
4 1 (0.33%) CMS
4 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.32%) MS Project
4 3 (0.99%) MS Office
4 3 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.99%) ResourceLink
2 3 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.66%) Exstream
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.65%) Office 365
2 5 (1.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.93%) GSM
2 25 (8.28%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.62%) Wireshark
4 18 (5.96%) 3G
4 18 (5.96%) UMTS
5 17 (5.63%) GPRS
5 17 (5.63%) 4G
6 15 (4.97%) Diameter Protocol
6 15 (4.97%) 2G
7 14 (4.64%) VoLTE
7 14 (4.64%) LTE
8 12 (3.97%) SIGTRAN
8 12 (3.97%) SS7
9 11 (3.64%) Wireless
10 9 (2.98%) HSDPA
10 9 (2.98%) RNC
11 6 (1.99%) NAS
11 6 (1.99%) MVNO
12 5 (1.66%) SMPP
12 5 (1.66%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.62%) Oracle Database
2 12 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.98%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.99%) DB2
5 6 (1.99%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.66%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.32%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.66%) VoltDB
8 2 (0.66%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.66%) Essbase
9 1 (0.33%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.33%) QlikView
9 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.33%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 50 (16.56%) SoapUI
2 28 (9.27%) HP UFT
3 25 (8.28%) Selenium
4 20 (6.62%) JIRA
5 14 (4.64%) LoadRunner
6 10 (3.31%) Subversion
6 10 (3.31%) JMeter
7 9 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.98%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.65%) TestDirector
9 7 (2.32%) TestNG
10 6 (1.99%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.99%) Fiddler
10 6 (1.99%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.66%) StarTeam
12 4 (1.32%) MSI
12 4 (1.32%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.66%) InstallShield
14 2 (0.66%) WinRunner
General
1 64 (21.19%) Telecoms
2 58 (19.21%) Finance
3 14 (4.64%) Banking
4 11 (3.64%) Billing
5 9 (2.98%) Retail
6 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.66%) Automotive
6 5 (1.66%) Marketing
7 4 (1.32%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.66%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 121 (40.07%) Analyst
2 108 (35.76%) Test Analyst
3 48 (15.89%) Test Manager
4 46 (15.23%) Tester
5 29 (9.60%) Test Engineer
6 26 (8.61%) Test Leader
7 14 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (4.64%) Senior Test Analyst
8 12 (3.97%) Architect
8 12 (3.97%) Test Architect
9 11 (3.64%) Technical Tester
10 8 (2.65%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (1.99%) Defect Manager
11 6 (1.99%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (1.99%) Wireless Engineer
11 6 (1.99%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (1.66%) Business Analyst
12 5 (1.66%) Software Engineer
12 5 (1.66%) Mobile Tester
13 4 (1.32%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (30.13%) XML
2 52 (17.22%) SOAP
3 44 (14.57%) XML Messaging
4 10 (3.31%) HTML
5 9 (2.98%) .NET
6 7 (2.32%) Web Services
6 7 (2.32%) WCF
7 6 (1.99%) JSON
8 5 (1.66%) XSD
8 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.32%) CGI
10 3 (0.99%) JSP
11 2 (0.66%) CSS
12 1 (0.33%) Ajax
12 1 (0.33%) NHibernate
12 1 (0.33%) jQuery
12 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.33%) HTML5
12 1 (0.33%) CSS3
12 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.30%) Smart Meter
3 5 (1.66%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.32%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.66%) GIS
5 2 (0.66%) PDA
5 2 (0.66%) CMDB
5 2 (0.66%) W3C
5 2 (0.66%) DTV
5 2 (0.66%) Replication
5 2 (0.66%) Clustering
5 2 (0.66%) STB
6 1 (0.33%) PKI
6 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.33%) PMI
6 1 (0.33%) Handset
6 1 (0.33%) User Experience
6 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.56%) UNIX
2 13 (4.30%) Windows
3 9 (2.98%) AIX
4 4 (1.32%) Linux
4 4 (1.32%) Android
4 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.99%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.66%) Solaris
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (41.39%) Test Management
2 102 (33.77%) Test Scripting
3 57 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 56 (18.54%) Validation
5 54 (17.88%) Use Case
6 51 (16.89%) Test Planning
7 45 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (14.57%) Software Testing
9 35 (11.59%) System Testing
10 34 (11.26%) Test Automation
11 33 (10.93%) Migration
12 32 (10.60%) Waterfall
13 27 (8.94%) Test Strategy
14 24 (7.95%) System Integration Testing
15 23 (7.62%) Integration Testing
15 23 (7.62%) Performance Testing
16 19 (6.29%) Security Testing
17 18 (5.96%) Incident Management
18 16 (5.30%) Data Migration
18 16 (5.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 116 (38.41%) SQL
2 37 (12.25%) PL/SQL
3 30 (9.93%) Perl
4 25 (8.28%) Java
5 24 (7.95%) Shell Script
6 11 (3.64%) Python
7 9 (2.98%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.98%) VBA
8 8 (2.65%) C#
9 5 (1.66%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.66%) VBScript
10 3 (0.99%) VB
10 3 (0.99%) C
11 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 112 (37.09%) Security Cleared
2 95 (31.46%) SC Cleared
3 70 (23.18%) ISTQB
4 48 (15.89%) ISEB
5 22 (7.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (3.64%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.66%) Degree
8 3 (0.99%) MCSE
8 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.99%) MCITP
9 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.66%) MCSA
9 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.66%) ACCA
9 2 (0.66%) MCTS
10 1 (0.33%) CCNP
10 1 (0.33%) CCNA
10 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.94%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (1.66%) GAMP
2 5 (1.66%) GxP
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.33%) Squid
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.66%) SCCM
2 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.33%) Iperf
3 1 (0.33%) Netcool
3 1 (0.33%) Nessus
3 1 (0.33%) Nmap
3 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 168 (55.63%) HP
2 37 (12.25%) Oracle
3 30 (9.93%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.64%) SAP
5 8 (2.65%) VMware
6 7 (2.32%) Citrix
7 6 (1.99%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.66%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.32%) Remedy
10 3 (0.99%) Northgate
10 3 (0.99%) NorthgateArinso
10 3 (0.99%) BMC
11 2 (0.66%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.66%) JDA
11 2 (0.66%) Veritas
11 2 (0.66%) IBM
11 2 (0.66%) McAfee
11 2 (0.66%) RedPrairie
11 2 (0.66%) Talend
12 1 (0.33%) Red Gate
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
@ITS
Rate: From £325 to £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago