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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 125 111 77
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -34
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 25 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.92% 1.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.73% 10.78% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £470 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
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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
233 269 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.97% 8.51% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 151 62
Average daily rate £420 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.06 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.62% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £13.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £190.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 12 £275 -4.34%
Wiltshire -6 6 £350 +66.66% 1
Somerset +6 3 £375 +15.38%
Dorset - 3 £188 - 3
Devon - 1 - -
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (53.33%) HP
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 11 (36.67%) Banking
4 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) ISEB
5 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.67%) Test Management
7 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
8 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (13.33%) ETL
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Splunk
8 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.00%) System Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Java EE
9 3 (10.00%) Data Management
9 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (10.00%) Java
9 3 (10.00%) JSP
9 3 (10.00%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Apache
1 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) Node.js
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Project
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) LatentZero
1 2 (6.67%) thinkFolio
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.33%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) WLAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.33%) Ant
3 1 (3.33%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.33%) Toad
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 11 (36.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Front Office
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Manager
2 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Testing Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.67%) MI Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) JSP
1 3 (10.00%) Java EE
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) AppFabric
3 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.33%) WCF
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) IVR
3 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.33%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.67%) Test Management
5 4 (13.33%) ETL
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Data Management
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) System Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Fund Accounting
7 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) ISEB
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) CISM
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) Snort
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) Splunk
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Teradata
4 2 (6.67%) Sourcefire
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Avaya
5 1 (3.33%) Genesys
5 1 (3.33%) Verint