The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 134 137 105
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 115 98 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.16% 1.15% 1.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.71% 15.65% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 52 85
Average daily rate £325 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
839 626 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.48% 7.37% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 335 346
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 26
Average hourly rate £25.50 £23.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +36.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
HP Quality Center
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +11 48 £325 -12.16% 2
Berkshire -12 23 £265 -24.28% 5
Surrey -6 20 £325 -10.34% 5
Buckinghamshire -21 9 £270 +20.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £350 - 1
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 125 (55.56%) HP
2 85 (37.78%) Test Scripting
3 84 (37.33%) Windows
4 83 (36.89%) Security Cleared
5 75 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 73 (32.44%) ISTQB
7 68 (30.22%) ISEB
8 66 (29.33%) Software Testing
9 62 (27.56%) Windows XP
10 59 (26.22%) QuickTest Pro
11 57 (25.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 57 (25.33%) JavaScript
12 55 (24.44%) HTML
13 52 (23.11%) .NET
13 52 (23.11%) UNIX
14 49 (21.78%) Oracle
15 48 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (20.00%) SQL
17 44 (19.56%) JSP
17 44 (19.56%) Windows 2000
18 42 (18.67%) ASP.NET
19 41 (18.22%) Finance
20 37 (16.44%) Oracle EBS
20 37 (16.44%) Test Strategy
21 34 (15.11%) Test Automation
22 33 (14.67%) TCP/IP
23 32 (14.22%) HTTPS
24 30 (13.33%) Microsoft
24 30 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
25 29 (12.89%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 21 (9.33%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.56%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (3.11%) CMS
5 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) Documentum
7 1 (0.44%) SAS
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (7.11%) MS Office
2 13 (5.78%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.44%) MS Project
4 6 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (16.44%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Maximo
3 1 (0.44%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.67%) TCP/IP
2 32 (14.22%) HTTPS
3 22 (9.78%) SSL
4 20 (8.89%) HTTP
5 18 (8.00%) Wireshark
6 13 (5.78%) DNS
7 6 (2.67%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.78%) LDAP
9 3 (1.33%) Firewall
9 3 (1.33%) DVB
9 3 (1.33%) SAN
9 3 (1.33%) LAN
9 3 (1.33%) WAN
10 2 (0.89%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (0.89%) PBX
10 2 (0.89%) FTP
10 2 (0.89%) MGCP
10 2 (0.89%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.89%) Q.931
10 2 (0.89%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.67%) DB2
3 4 (1.78%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.44%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 59 (26.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 29 (12.89%) LoadRunner
3 26 (11.56%) TestDirector
4 16 (7.11%) Selenium
5 14 (6.22%) WinRunner
5 14 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.00%) WebDriver
7 8 (3.56%) JIRA
8 7 (3.11%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.67%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.67%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.67%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.78%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.78%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.78%) CruiseControl
11 3 (1.33%) NUnit
11 3 (1.33%) Maven
11 3 (1.33%) TestComplete
12 2 (0.89%) LoadUI
12 2 (0.89%) StarTeam
General
1 41 (18.22%) Finance
2 23 (10.22%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.00%) Banking
4 6 (2.67%) Marketing
5 4 (1.78%) Retail
6 2 (0.89%) Local Government
6 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Automotive
6 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.89%) Publishing
6 2 (0.89%) Military
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 90 (40.00%) Analyst
2 87 (38.67%) Test Analyst
3 58 (25.78%) Tester
4 22 (9.78%) Test Manager
5 17 (7.56%) Test Engineer
6 14 (6.22%) Applications Tester
7 10 (4.44%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.00%) Consultant
9 8 (3.56%) Performance Tester
9 8 (3.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.11%) Technical Tester
11 6 (2.67%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (2.67%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (2.22%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.22%) Test Consultant
12 5 (2.22%) QA Engineer
12 5 (2.22%) Infrastructure Tester
12 5 (2.22%) Performance Analyst
12 5 (2.22%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (24.44%) HTML
2 52 (23.11%) .NET
3 44 (19.56%) JSP
4 42 (18.67%) ASP.NET
5 14 (6.22%) Web Services
6 7 (3.11%) SOAP
6 7 (3.11%) CSS
7 5 (2.22%) XML
8 4 (1.78%) J2EE
8 4 (1.78%) Middleware
9 3 (1.33%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.89%) Java EE
10 2 (0.89%) Ajax
10 2 (0.89%) XMPP
10 2 (0.89%) XSD
10 2 (0.89%) XSLT
10 2 (0.89%) Spring
10 2 (0.89%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.44%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.33%) Clustering
2 9 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.78%) MPEG
4 3 (1.33%) DTV
4 3 (1.33%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.33%) Physics
5 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.89%) DataPower
5 2 (0.89%) FMCG
5 2 (0.89%) Open Source
5 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.89%) HACMP
5 2 (0.89%) IVR
5 2 (0.89%) Handset
6 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.44%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.44%) AS400
6 1 (0.44%) STB
6 1 (0.44%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.44%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.33%) Windows
2 62 (27.56%) Windows XP
3 57 (25.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (23.11%) UNIX
5 48 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (19.56%) Windows 2000
7 24 (10.67%) Linux
8 15 (6.67%) AIX
9 13 (5.78%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.78%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.33%) Solaris
12 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.89%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.89%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.89%) Android
12 2 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.89%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (37.78%) Test Scripting
2 66 (29.33%) Software Testing
3 37 (16.44%) Test Strategy
4 34 (15.11%) Test Automation
5 30 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 26 (11.56%) Test Management
7 26 (11.56%) Knowledge Management
8 25 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (10.67%) Validation
10 23 (10.22%) Workflow
11 17 (7.56%) Automated Testing
11 17 (7.56%) Waterfall
12 15 (6.67%) Migration
13 12 (5.33%) Automation Testing
14 11 (4.89%) Regression Testing
15 9 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.00%) Scrum
15 9 (4.00%) DSDM
15 9 (4.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.33%) JavaScript
2 45 (20.00%) SQL
3 17 (7.56%) C#
4 10 (4.44%) Java
5 7 (3.11%) VBScript
5 7 (3.11%) VB
6 6 (2.67%) Python
7 4 (1.78%) VBA
8 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.89%) XPath
8 2 (0.89%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.89%) Perl
8 2 (0.89%) Jython
9 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) ABAP
9 1 (0.44%) C
9 1 (0.44%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 83 (36.89%) Security Cleared
2 75 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 73 (32.44%) ISTQB
4 68 (30.22%) ISEB
5 23 (10.22%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.89%) CCIE
7 2 (0.89%) CCVP
8 1 (0.44%) MOS
8 1 (0.44%) CCNA
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.44%) MCITP
8 1 (0.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.22%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (8.00%) Nmap
2 7 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.56%) Nessus
2 13 (5.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (4.89%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (4.89%) Netcool
3 11 (4.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.33%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.89%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.44%) SCCM
6 1 (0.44%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 125 (55.56%) HP
2 49 (21.78%) Oracle
3 30 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.22%) Citrix
5 11 (4.89%) McAfee
5 11 (4.89%) Veritas
6 9 (4.00%) SAP
7 8 (3.56%) Planview
7 8 (3.56%) VMware
8 7 (3.11%) Ektron
9 6 (2.67%) Cisco
10 4 (1.78%) Verint
10 4 (1.78%) IBM
11 3 (1.33%) Remedy
11 3 (1.33%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.89%) Symbian
12 2 (0.89%) Empirix
12 2 (0.89%) Genesys
12 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.89%) Red Hat
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