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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 132 121 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -27
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.77% 1.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.82% 13.37% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 23
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£330 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £296 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.72% +205.55%
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
213 187 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.98% 5.79% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 111 75
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.34% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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
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 4 May 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 +3 4 £330 +57.14%
Dorset +2 1 £350 +7.69% 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 27 (51.92%) HP
2 24 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 23 (44.23%) ISTQB
4 21 (40.38%) ISEB
5 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 17 (32.69%) LoadRunner
7 13 (25.00%) Finance
7 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (23.08%) JIRA
9 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
9 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
10 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
10 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (13.46%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (13.46%) Linux
12 7 (13.46%) Load Testing
12 7 (13.46%) Test Management
12 7 (13.46%) QA
12 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
12 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
13 6 (11.54%) Banking
14 5 (9.62%) Migration
14 5 (9.62%) C
14 5 (9.62%) SQL
15 4 (7.69%) ISO 9001
15 4 (7.69%) ISO 14001
15 4 (7.69%) Teradata
15 4 (7.69%) Summit

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Windchill
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Summit
2 1 (1.92%) Exstream
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.92%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) WAN
1 2 (3.85%) Network Security
2 1 (1.92%) LTE
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.92%) GGSN
2 1 (1.92%) SGSN
2 1 (1.92%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.92%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) LoadRunner
2 12 (23.08%) JIRA
3 7 (13.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.85%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.85%) Maven
4 2 (3.85%) Selenium
4 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.92%) WinRunner
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Test Manager
2 11 (21.15%) Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Tester
3 10 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner Tester
4 3 (5.77%) Testing Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) Test Programme Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Test Leader
4 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Automation Tester
6 1 (1.92%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Team Leader
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) SOAP
1 2 (3.85%) XML
1 2 (3.85%) Middleware
1 2 (3.85%) JSON
1 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) PDA
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.92%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
3 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.46%) Load Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Test Management
5 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.62%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.69%) User Stories
8 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Data Management
8 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.85%) OO
9 2 (3.85%) Project Management
9 2 (3.85%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) C
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) ISTQB
2 21 (40.38%) ISEB
3 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.77%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (3.85%) CISSP
8 2 (3.85%) CEH
9 1 (1.92%) MCTS
9 1 (1.92%) MCITP
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.92%) OCA
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.92%) MCSE
9 1 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) ISO 9001
2 4 (7.69%) ISO 14001
3 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.92%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
1 2 (3.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.92%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) HP
2 4 (7.69%) Teradata
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) NetApp
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) McAfee
5 1 (1.92%) Nokia
5 1 (1.92%) Veritas
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle