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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 113 117 93
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 157 141 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.68% 1.57% 1.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.99% 17.36% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 70 95
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£363 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -6.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-72.72% +238.46%
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
982 812 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.49% 9.07% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 404 442
Average daily rate £390 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 58
Average hourly rate £20.19 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 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 3 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
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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
Surrey +38 55 £400 +23.07% 4
Berkshire +20 40 £375 +25.00% 5
Hampshire -26 35 £315 -3.07%
Buckinghamshire +3 22 £330 +22.22% 4
Middlesex +5 2 £275 -
Kent - 2 £256 - 1
East Sussex -13 1 £363 +54.25% 2
Oxfordshire -26 1 £165 -50.00% 3
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 170 (54.31%) HP
2 118 (37.70%) Test Management
3 117 (37.38%) Security Cleared
4 109 (34.82%) SQL
5 108 (34.50%) Test Scripting
6 98 (31.31%) SC Cleared
7 87 (27.80%) XML
8 77 (24.60%) ISTQB
9 63 (20.13%) Telecoms
10 61 (19.49%) Finance
11 60 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 57 (18.21%) ISEB
13 52 (16.61%) Validation
14 51 (16.29%) Use Case
14 51 (16.29%) Software Testing
15 45 (14.38%) SOAP
16 44 (14.06%) SoapUI
17 40 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
17 40 (12.78%) Test Planning
18 39 (12.46%) UNIX
19 37 (11.82%) Oracle
19 37 (11.82%) Microsoft
19 37 (11.82%) Migration
19 37 (11.82%) XML Messaging
19 37 (11.82%) System Testing
20 36 (11.50%) HP UFT
21 32 (10.22%) PL/SQL
22 31 (9.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 30 (9.58%) GSM
24 29 (9.27%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 16 (5.11%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.96%) Confluence
4 1 (0.32%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) IIS
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.28%) MS Project
4 3 (0.96%) MS Office
4 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.96%) SAP BCA
2 3 (0.96%) Exstream
3 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.56%) Office 365
2 5 (1.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.58%) GSM
2 27 (8.63%) TCP/IP
3 21 (6.71%) 3G
4 20 (6.39%) 4G
5 18 (5.75%) 2G
6 16 (5.11%) SS7
6 16 (5.11%) SIGTRAN
7 15 (4.79%) Wireshark
8 13 (4.15%) UMTS
9 12 (3.83%) GPRS
10 11 (3.51%) Wireless
10 11 (3.51%) Diameter Protocol
11 10 (3.19%) LTE
11 10 (3.19%) VoLTE
11 10 (3.19%) SAN
12 7 (2.24%) MVNO
13 6 (1.92%) CDMA
14 5 (1.60%) LDAP
14 5 (1.60%) VoIP
14 5 (1.60%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.75%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.19%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.88%) SAP BW
4 9 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.92%) DB2
6 5 (1.60%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.28%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.64%) VoltDB
9 2 (0.64%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.64%) Essbase
10 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.32%) QlikView
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 44 (14.06%) SoapUI
2 36 (11.50%) HP UFT
3 26 (8.31%) Selenium
4 25 (7.99%) JIRA
5 13 (4.15%) LoadRunner
6 9 (2.88%) TestDirector
6 9 (2.88%) JMeter
7 8 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.24%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.24%) Subversion
9 6 (1.92%) StarTeam
9 6 (1.92%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.28%) MSI
10 4 (1.28%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.28%) TestNG
11 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.96%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.96%) WinRunner
11 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.64%) InstallShield
General
1 63 (20.13%) Telecoms
2 61 (19.49%) Finance
3 14 (4.47%) Banking
4 12 (3.83%) Billing
5 6 (1.92%) Retail
5 6 (1.92%) Automotive
6 5 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.60%) Marketing
6 5 (1.60%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 2 (0.64%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 128 (40.89%) Analyst
2 114 (36.42%) Test Analyst
3 58 (18.53%) Test Manager
4 42 (13.42%) Tester
5 30 (9.58%) Test Leader
6 28 (8.95%) Test Engineer
7 14 (4.47%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (4.47%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (3.51%) Automation Analyst
9 9 (2.88%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (2.56%) Test Architect
10 8 (2.56%) Architect
11 7 (2.24%) Defect Manager
12 6 (1.92%) Wireless Engineer
12 6 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (1.92%) Technical Tester
13 5 (1.60%) Business Analyst
13 5 (1.60%) Mobile Tester
14 4 (1.28%) Automation Engineer
14 4 (1.28%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (27.80%) XML
2 45 (14.38%) SOAP
3 37 (11.82%) XML Messaging
4 10 (3.19%) .NET
5 7 (2.24%) HTML
5 7 (2.24%) WCF
6 6 (1.92%) JSON
6 6 (1.92%) Web Services
7 5 (1.60%) XSD
7 5 (1.60%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.28%) JSP
8 4 (1.28%) CGI
9 2 (0.64%) CSS
10 1 (0.32%) Ajax
10 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
10 1 (0.32%) jQuery
10 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.32%) HTML5
10 1 (0.32%) CSS3
10 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.83%) Smart Meter
3 6 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.96%) Clustering
6 2 (0.64%) IVR
6 2 (0.64%) STB
6 2 (0.64%) PKI
6 2 (0.64%) PDA
6 2 (0.64%) CMDB
6 2 (0.64%) W3C
6 2 (0.64%) DTV
6 2 (0.64%) GIS
6 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.64%) Replication
7 1 (0.32%) User Experience
7 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.32%) Handset
7 1 (0.32%) iPad
7 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.46%) UNIX
2 15 (4.79%) Windows
3 10 (3.19%) AIX
4 4 (1.28%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.28%) Android
4 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.96%) Linux
6 2 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (37.70%) Test Management
2 108 (34.50%) Test Scripting
3 60 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 52 (16.61%) Validation
5 51 (16.29%) Use Case
5 51 (16.29%) Software Testing
6 40 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (12.78%) Test Planning
7 37 (11.82%) Migration
7 37 (11.82%) System Testing
8 29 (9.27%) Integration Testing
9 28 (8.95%) Test Automation
9 28 (8.95%) Waterfall
9 28 (8.95%) Test Strategy
10 23 (7.35%) Performance Testing
11 22 (7.03%) System Integration Testing
12 20 (6.39%) Incident Management
13 19 (6.07%) Data Migration
13 19 (6.07%) Scrum
13 19 (6.07%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (34.82%) SQL
2 32 (10.22%) PL/SQL
3 26 (8.31%) Perl
4 21 (6.71%) Shell Script
5 19 (6.07%) Java
6 12 (3.83%) VBA
7 10 (3.19%) Python
8 7 (2.24%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.24%) C#
9 6 (1.92%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.96%) C
10 3 (0.96%) VB
11 2 (0.64%) VBScript
12 1 (0.32%) C++
12 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (37.38%) Security Cleared
2 98 (31.31%) SC Cleared
3 77 (24.60%) ISTQB
4 57 (18.21%) ISEB
5 31 (9.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (5.43%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.56%) Degree
8 5 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.28%) MCITP
9 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.96%) MCSE
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.64%) ACCA
11 2 (0.64%) MCTS
11 2 (0.64%) MCSA
11 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.64%) PMP
12 1 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.95%) QA
2 5 (1.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (1.60%) GAMP
2 5 (1.60%) GxP
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.64%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) Squid
3 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.64%) Netcool
3 2 (0.64%) SCCM
4 1 (0.32%) Iperf
4 1 (0.32%) Nessus
4 1 (0.32%) Nmap
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 170 (54.31%) HP
2 37 (11.82%) Oracle
2 37 (11.82%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.75%) SAP
4 13 (4.15%) Citrix
5 10 (3.19%) Business Objects
6 9 (2.88%) VMware
7 6 (1.92%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.60%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.96%) Cisco
9 3 (0.96%) Veritas
9 3 (0.96%) Remedy
9 3 (0.96%) McAfee
10 2 (0.64%) Mitel
10 2 (0.64%) IBM
10 2 (0.64%) Avaya
10 2 (0.64%) BMC
10 2 (0.64%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.64%) JDA
10 2 (0.64%) RedPrairie
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