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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
England / South West
Rank 107 118 93
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 23 19 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.66% 1.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.78% 8.88% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 25
Median daily rate £338 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £403 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £330 £314
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +65.28%

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
180 214 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.97% 7.40% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 153 127
Median daily rate £400 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £26.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% +9.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 7 £315 +0.80%
Bristol +6 6 £360 +20.60% 3
Somerset +3 4 £300 -
Dorset - 4 £363 -
Gloucestershire 0 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 £450 -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 20 (41.67%) HP
2 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 16 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
6 13 (27.08%) JIRA
6 13 (27.08%) ISEB
7 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 11 (22.92%) Defect Management
9 10 (20.83%) Test Planning
9 10 (20.83%) XML
10 9 (18.75%) Unix
10 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 9 (18.75%) Python
10 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
10 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
10 9 (18.75%) DV Cleared
11 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.67%) Java
11 8 (16.67%) Web Services
11 8 (16.67%) Selenium
12 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
12 7 (14.58%) .NET
12 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
12 7 (14.58%) Waterfall

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) CICS
2 2 (4.17%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Project
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.08%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Firewall
1 6 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (10.42%) Network Security
3 3 (6.25%) BGP
3 3 (6.25%) HSRP
3 3 (6.25%) MPLS
3 3 (6.25%) OSPF
3 3 (6.25%) PPP
4 2 (4.17%) 2G
4 2 (4.17%) 3G
4 2 (4.17%) 4G
4 2 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.17%) VoLTE
4 2 (4.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) JIRA
2 8 (16.67%) Selenium
3 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
4 6 (12.50%) Ant
4 6 (12.50%) Maven
4 6 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
4 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.17%) JMeter
7 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.08%) JUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
7 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.08%) Toad
7 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Test Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Test Leader
4 9 (18.75%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Test Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Security Tester
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Environment Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Web Tester
7 2 (4.17%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) XML
2 8 (16.67%) Web Services
3 7 (14.58%) .NET
3 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.50%) AppFabric
4 6 (12.50%) WCF
5 3 (6.25%) SOAP
6 2 (4.17%) HTML
7 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.08%) HTML5
7 1 (2.08%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (2.08%) Itk
7 1 (2.08%) JSON
7 1 (2.08%) Middleware
7 1 (2.08%) Swing
7 1 (2.08%) XSD
7 1 (2.08%) XSL
7 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) iPad
1 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Unix
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (22.92%) Defect Management
5 10 (20.83%) Test Planning
6 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
9 6 (12.50%) BDD
9 6 (12.50%) Data Protection
9 6 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Release Management
9 6 (12.50%) Software Delivery
9 6 (12.50%) Test Management
9 6 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.42%) ETL
10 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 9 (18.75%) Python
2 8 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) JCL
4 2 (4.17%) REXX
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (27.08%) ISEB
4 9 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (8.33%) CISM
6 4 (8.33%) CREST Certified
6 4 (8.33%) Degree
6 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 6 (12.50%) Snort
2 2 (4.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) HP
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 6 (12.50%) Cloudera
3 6 (12.50%) Guidewire
3 6 (12.50%) Sourcefire
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) CA
6 1 (2.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Tableau
6 1 (2.08%) Teradata