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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 123 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 20 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 0.90% 1.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.52% 14.29% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 29
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£330 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £266 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £155.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-83.87% +244.44%
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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
210 182 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.74% 6.30% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 90 77
Average daily rate £398 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 11
Average hourly rate £20.19 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.26% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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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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 +5 9 £323 - 1
Dorset +3 5 £450 -
Wiltshire -2 1 £330 -26.25%
Gloucestershire - - - -
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 31 (52.54%) HP
2 28 (47.46%) ISTQB
3 25 (42.37%) Test Scripting
3 25 (42.37%) ISEB
3 25 (42.37%) Security Cleared
4 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
5 17 (28.81%) LoadRunner
5 17 (28.81%) JIRA
6 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
7 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
7 14 (23.73%) Finance
8 12 (20.34%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (18.64%) Telecoms
9 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Test Management
10 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (15.25%) Test Strategy
10 9 (15.25%) User Stories
10 9 (15.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.86%) Load Testing
12 7 (11.86%) Selenium
12 7 (11.86%) QA
12 7 (11.86%) Linux
12 7 (11.86%) DV Cleared
13 6 (10.17%) ISO 9001
13 6 (10.17%) ISO 14001
13 6 (10.17%) Migration
13 6 (10.17%) Summit
13 6 (10.17%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Windchill
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Summit
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.69%) Agresso
2 1 (1.69%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) 3GPP
1 2 (3.39%) UMTS
1 2 (3.39%) WAN
1 2 (3.39%) GGSN
1 2 (3.39%) SGSN
1 2 (3.39%) Network Security
1 2 (3.39%) LTE
2 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 17 (28.81%) LoadRunner
1 17 (28.81%) JIRA
2 12 (20.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (11.86%) Selenium
4 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.39%) Maven
5 2 (3.39%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.69%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Billing
6 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.03%) Tester
3 12 (20.34%) Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Automation Tester
6 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.08%) Test Programme Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Testing Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Programme Test Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (1.69%) SAP Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) SAP Test Manager
9 1 (1.69%) SAP Testing Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) XML
1 2 (3.39%) Middleware
1 2 (3.39%) JSON
1 2 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (3.39%) REST
1 2 (3.39%) SOAP
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Open Source
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) DTV
3 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) AIX
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Test Scripting
2 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
3 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
4 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.25%) Test Management
5 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.25%) Test Strategy
5 9 (15.25%) User Stories
6 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.86%) Load Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Migration
9 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.78%) OO
10 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
10 3 (5.08%) Data Management
10 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.08%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.08%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.08%) System Testing
10 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) C
1 5 (8.47%) Java
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 28 (47.46%) ISTQB
2 25 (42.37%) Security Cleared
2 25 (42.37%) ISEB
3 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
4 9 (15.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (11.86%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.39%) CEH
7 2 (3.39%) CISSP
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.69%) OCA
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.69%) MCTS
8 1 (1.69%) MCITP
8 1 (1.69%) MCSE
8 1 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
2 6 (10.17%) ISO 9001
2 6 (10.17%) ISO 14001
3 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 31 (52.54%) HP
2 4 (6.78%) Teradata
2 4 (6.78%) SAP
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) NetApp
4 1 (1.69%) Nokia
4 1 (1.69%) Veritas
4 1 (1.69%) McAfee
4 1 (1.69%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Citrix