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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 102 105 69
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -36
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 43 18 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.31% 0.76% 2.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.41% 12.24% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 44
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£338 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £99.33 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-63.75% +175.90%
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
247 147 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.50% 6.22% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 78 127
Average daily rate £425 £315 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.51% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.54 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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
Gloucestershire -8 12 £375 -6.25%
Bristol -9 6 £425 +21.42% 2
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 43 (55.13%) ISTQB
2 42 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 41 (52.56%) HP
4 35 (44.87%) ISEB
5 27 (34.62%) Test Scripting
5 27 (34.62%) SC Cleared
6 26 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 25 (32.05%) Software Testing
8 24 (30.77%) JIRA
9 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (25.64%) LoadRunner
10 19 (24.36%) Automated Testing
10 19 (24.36%) Finance
10 19 (24.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (21.79%) User Stories
12 17 (21.79%) Selenium
13 15 (19.23%) DV Cleared
13 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
14 12 (15.38%) Java
15 10 (12.82%) Windows
16 9 (11.54%) OO
16 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
16 9 (11.54%) System Testing
17 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
18 7 (8.97%) Project Management
19 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
20 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
20 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
20 5 (6.41%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (5.13%) MS Project Server
2 2 (2.56%) CMS
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.13%) MS Project
4 3 (3.85%) MS Office
4 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Summit
2 2 (2.56%) Agresso
3 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) LTE
1 4 (5.13%) UMTS
2 3 (3.85%) 3GPP
2 3 (3.85%) IP Telephony
2 3 (3.85%) GGSN
2 3 (3.85%) SGSN
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) GPRS
4 1 (1.28%) GSM
4 1 (1.28%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.28%) Network Security
4 1 (1.28%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.56%) DataStage
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (30.77%) JIRA
3 20 (25.64%) LoadRunner
4 17 (21.79%) Selenium
5 4 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (5.13%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.56%) Ant
6 2 (2.56%) JUnit
7 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.28%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.28%) FitNesse
General
1 19 (24.36%) Finance
2 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.41%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Retail
4 4 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Test Analyst
1 23 (29.49%) Analyst
2 19 (24.36%) Tester
2 19 (24.36%) Test Manager
3 13 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
4 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 3 (3.85%) Developer
5 3 (3.85%) Testing Specialist
6 2 (2.56%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (2.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (2.56%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (2.56%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (2.56%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (2.56%) UAT Tester
6 2 (2.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) jQuery
1 2 (2.56%) Spring MVC
1 2 (2.56%) Java EE
1 2 (2.56%) Spring
1 2 (2.56%) Hibernate
1 2 (2.56%) CSS
1 2 (2.56%) JSP
1 2 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) IVR
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.28%) DTV
3 1 (1.28%) Clustering
3 1 (1.28%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (1.28%) AIX
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) Test Scripting
2 25 (32.05%) Software Testing
3 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (24.36%) Automated Testing
4 19 (24.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (21.79%) User Stories
6 9 (11.54%) OO
6 9 (11.54%) System Testing
7 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.97%) Project Management
9 5 (6.41%) Migration
9 5 (6.41%) Scrum
9 5 (6.41%) Test Strategy
9 5 (6.41%) Performance Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Functional Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Test Management
10 4 (5.13%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Supply Chain Management
10 4 (5.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) Java
2 3 (3.85%) SQL
3 2 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (55.13%) ISTQB
2 42 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 35 (44.87%) ISEB
4 27 (34.62%) SC Cleared
5 18 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (19.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) MCSE
7 1 (1.28%) MCSA
7 1 (1.28%) CISSP
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.28%) OCA
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.28%) MCTS
7 1 (1.28%) MCITP
7 1 (1.28%) CEH
7 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) ISO 9001
1 5 (6.41%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 2 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.28%) Netcool
3 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (52.56%) HP
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.13%) IBM
3 4 (5.13%) Primavera
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.85%) Siemens
4 3 (3.85%) Genesys
4 3 (3.85%) Empirix
4 3 (3.85%) Verint
5 2 (2.56%) Teradata
5 2 (2.56%) NetApp
5 2 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) McAfee
6 1 (1.28%) Veritas
6 1 (1.28%) Murex
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) VMware
6 1 (1.28%) Serena
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