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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 42 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.32% 0.93% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.81% 20.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
Average daily rate £326 £281 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +6.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
57 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.18% 4.64% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 9 4
Average daily rate £375 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £231 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -7 11 £340 +43.15%
HP Quality Center
Wales

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (65.22%) HP
2 11 (47.83%) QA
3 10 (43.48%) ISEB
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) LoadRunner
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Banking
6 6 (26.09%) Selenium
6 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
7 5 (21.74%) JIRA
7 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
7 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
7 5 (21.74%) Apache Ivy
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Maven
7 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Toad
7 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (21.74%) Ant
7 5 (21.74%) SOAP
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
8 4 (17.39%) MS Office
8 4 (17.39%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) 3G
1 4 (17.39%) 2G
1 4 (17.39%) 4G
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) LoadRunner
2 6 (26.09%) Selenium
3 5 (21.74%) JIRA
3 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
3 5 (21.74%) Apache Ivy
3 5 (21.74%) Maven
3 5 (21.74%) Toad
3 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (21.74%) Ant
4 4 (17.39%) eggPlant
5 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.35%) Hudson
6 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
6 1 (4.35%) JBehave
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) UML Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) QA Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Test Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Tester
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) J2ME
2 4 (17.39%) WAP
2 4 (17.39%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Handset
3 2 (8.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
2 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
2 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
2 5 (21.74%) Scrum
2 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
3 4 (17.39%) UML
3 4 (17.39%) SOA
3 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Use Case
4 3 (13.04%) Stress Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
4 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) RUP
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Groovy
2 1 (4.35%) XPath
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) HP
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) SAP
4 4 (17.39%) Sun
4 4 (17.39%) Apple
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
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