The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 121 131 119
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 16 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.19% 0.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.78% 2.73% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 20
Average daily rate £297 £330 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £304 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £342 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
+63.93% -72.27%
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
236 220 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.05% 7.11% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 127 127
Average daily rate £366 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £255 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 2
Average hourly rate £15.36 £20.19 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.92% -6.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £12.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £31.50 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the South West

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Bristol +4 9 £291 -11.81%
Wiltshire - 3 £450 - 1
Dorset -2 2 £269 -23.21%
Somerset - 2 £313 -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 13 (36.11%) HP
3 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (19.44%) Banking
6 6 (16.67%) Retail
6 6 (16.67%) Data Management
6 6 (16.67%) Migration
6 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.67%) ISEB
6 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 5 (13.89%) Selenium
7 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.89%) SDLC
7 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
7 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.89%) Java
7 5 (13.89%) Teradata
8 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Release Management
8 4 (11.11%) Retail Banking
9 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.56%) Magento
2 2 (5.56%) Teamcenter
3 1 (2.78%) BASE24
3 1 (2.78%) BigMachines
3 1 (2.78%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Selenium
1 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Retail
4 4 (11.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Billing
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Test Leader
4 5 (13.89%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.89%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Build Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Defect Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Requirements Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) Itk
2 2 (5.56%) Swing
2 2 (5.56%) XSL
2 2 (5.56%) XSLT
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) Tandem
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) Data Management
3 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.89%) SDLC
4 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
4 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Release Management
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Test Management
6 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.56%) System Testing
7 2 (5.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
1 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) HP
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) Teradata
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) ATG
5 2 (5.56%) Siemens
5 2 (5.56%) Tableau
6 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
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