The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 25 July 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 Wales 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 44 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 18 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.82% 1.22% 0.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 33.96% 13.89% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 4
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£351 £500 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.80% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £310 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
53 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.31% 8.76% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 9
Average daily rate £375 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
HP Quality Center
Wales

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the South Wales region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the South Wales region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Cardiff -7 8 £400 -20.00%
HP Quality Center
Wales

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 28 (73.68%) Selenium
2 25 (65.79%) JIRA
2 25 (65.79%) Scrum
3 24 (63.16%) Ant
3 24 (63.16%) Maven
3 24 (63.16%) Automation Testing
4 21 (55.26%) Test Scripting
5 20 (52.63%) ISTQB
5 20 (52.63%) Java
5 20 (52.63%) ISEB
6 19 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 18 (47.37%) BDD
7 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
7 18 (47.37%) TDD
7 18 (47.37%) Subversion
7 18 (47.37%) Test Management
7 18 (47.37%) JUnit
8 17 (44.74%) C#
8 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
8 17 (44.74%) TestNG
8 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
9 16 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (42.11%) Load Testing
9 16 (42.11%) Oracle
10 15 (39.47%) .NET
10 15 (39.47%) SharePoint
10 15 (39.47%) Bugzilla
10 15 (39.47%) JMeter
10 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
10 15 (39.47%) Test Automation

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 15 (39.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.42%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (7.89%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) 3G
1 7 (18.42%) 2G
1 7 (18.42%) 4G
2 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) SSL
2 3 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (73.68%) Selenium
2 25 (65.79%) JIRA
3 24 (63.16%) Maven
3 24 (63.16%) Ant
4 19 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 18 (47.37%) JUnit
5 18 (47.37%) Subversion
6 17 (44.74%) TestNG
6 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
7 16 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (39.47%) TortoiseSVN
8 15 (39.47%) JMeter
8 15 (39.47%) Bugzilla
9 13 (34.21%) LoadRunner
10 10 (26.32%) Apache Ivy
10 10 (26.32%) SoapUI
11 7 (18.42%) eggPlant
11 7 (18.42%) Toad
12 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (7.89%) JBehave
General
1 8 (21.05%) Banking
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Tester
4 7 (18.42%) QA Leader
5 5 (13.16%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.53%) Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Automated Test Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) UML Business Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Web Team Leader
9 1 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
1 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
2 11 (28.95%) SOAP
2 11 (28.95%) Web Services
3 8 (21.05%) REST
4 7 (18.42%) J2ME
4 7 (18.42%) WAP
5 4 (10.53%) XML
6 3 (7.89%) J2EE
6 3 (7.89%) JSON
6 3 (7.89%) RESTful
6 3 (7.89%) HTML
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.63%) WCF
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Open Source
2 13 (34.21%) Client/Server
3 10 (26.32%) Mobile App
4 7 (18.42%) Mobile Banking
4 7 (18.42%) Handset
5 4 (10.53%) AS400
5 4 (10.53%) iSeries
6 1 (2.63%) Statistics
6 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Scrum
2 24 (63.16%) Automation Testing
3 21 (55.26%) Test Scripting
4 18 (47.37%) Test Management
4 18 (47.37%) BDD
4 18 (47.37%) TDD
4 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
5 16 (42.11%) Load Testing
6 15 (39.47%) Kanban
6 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
7 12 (31.58%) Automated Testing
8 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
13 3 (7.89%) ERP
13 3 (7.89%) Project Management
13 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (7.89%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) C#
3 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) XQuery
4 3 (7.89%) XPath
4 3 (7.89%) Groovy
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) ISEB
1 20 (52.63%) ISTQB
2 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
3 14 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Oracle
2 14 (36.84%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) Sun
3 7 (18.42%) Apple
4 4 (10.53%) Informatica
4 4 (10.53%) SAP
4 4 (10.53%) IBM
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix