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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 100 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 45 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.36% 1.17% 1.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.65% 23.48% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 35
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £131 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £401 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £46.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.34% +130.00%
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
229 115 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.92% 5.00% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 62 118
Average daily rate £400 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 13
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.30 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.38 £34.50 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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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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 -8 11 £313 +138.54% 6
Wiltshire +3 10 £208 -51.17%
Somerset - 3 £363 - 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 35 (55.56%) HP
2 24 (38.10%) ISEB
2 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 23 (36.51%) ISTQB
4 19 (30.16%) Finance
4 19 (30.16%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (30.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
8 12 (19.05%) Selenium
9 11 (17.46%) JIRA
10 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
10 10 (15.87%) Windows
10 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
10 10 (15.87%) User Stories
11 9 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 9 (14.29%) MS Visio
11 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
12 8 (12.70%) Project Management
12 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
12 8 (12.70%) Banking
12 8 (12.70%) System Testing
13 7 (11.11%) Retail
13 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 7 (11.11%) Java
14 6 (9.52%) MS Project
14 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 6 (9.52%) MS Project Server
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.17%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 6 (9.52%) MS Project
2 6 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.94%) MS Office
3 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Agresso
2 1 (1.59%) Summit
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) UMTS
1 4 (6.35%) IP Telephony
2 3 (4.76%) GSM
3 2 (3.17%) LTE
4 1 (1.59%) 4G
4 1 (1.59%) GGSN
4 1 (1.59%) SGSN
4 1 (1.59%) GPRS
4 1 (1.59%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.59%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.17%) DataStage
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.59%) ProClarity
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (19.05%) Selenium
3 11 (17.46%) JIRA
4 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.17%) Ant
6 2 (3.17%) JUnit
6 2 (3.17%) TestDirector
6 2 (3.17%) JMeter
6 2 (3.17%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.59%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 7 (11.11%) Retail
4 6 (9.52%) Retail Banking
5 4 (6.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (44.44%) Analyst
1 28 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) Tester
3 8 (12.70%) Test Manager
3 8 (12.70%) Automation Tester
4 5 (7.94%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) UAT Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.59%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) CSS
1 2 (3.17%) JSP
1 2 (3.17%) HTML
1 2 (3.17%) Java EE
1 2 (3.17%) jQuery
1 2 (3.17%) Spring MVC
1 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
1 2 (3.17%) Spring
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) IVR
2 2 (3.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.59%) Open Source
3 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.59%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (23.81%) Test Scripting
2 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
4 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
4 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.87%) User Stories
5 8 (12.70%) Project Management
5 8 (12.70%) System Testing
6 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.52%) Validation
6 6 (9.52%) Project Planning
6 6 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Test Management
7 5 (7.94%) Functional Testing
7 5 (7.94%) OO
8 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.35%) WFM
8 4 (6.35%) Matrix Management
8 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) Java
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
3 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (38.10%) ISEB
1 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 23 (36.51%) ISTQB
3 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 9 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) OCA
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) HP
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) Primavera
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 4 (6.35%) Genesys
4 4 (6.35%) Empirix
4 4 (6.35%) Siemens
4 4 (6.35%) Verint
5 3 (4.76%) IBM
6 2 (3.17%) Teradata
7 1 (1.59%) Serena
7 1 (1.59%) Murex
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
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