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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 111 77 79
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 29 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 1.40% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.69% 27.93% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 36
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £363 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%
HP Quality Center
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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
248 111 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.85% 5.02% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 57 113
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Average hourly rate £20.06 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.57% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.30 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £40.50 £24.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%

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 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 28 August 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
Wiltshire - 11 £210 -
Bristol -14 10 £288 +120.30% 2
Somerset - 1 £325 -
Dorset - - - -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (56.86%) HP
2 18 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (31.37%) ISTQB
3 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
4 14 (27.45%) Performance Testing
4 14 (27.45%) Finance
5 12 (23.53%) ISEB
5 12 (23.53%) Windows
5 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 12 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (21.57%) Waterfall
6 11 (21.57%) MS Visio
6 11 (21.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (21.57%) LoadRunner
7 8 (15.69%) System Testing
7 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
8 7 (13.73%) Verint
8 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
8 7 (13.73%) Matrix Management
8 7 (13.73%) WFM
8 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
8 7 (13.73%) Cisco IPCC
8 7 (13.73%) IVR
8 7 (13.73%) IP Telephony
8 7 (13.73%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Siemens
8 7 (13.73%) Genesys
8 7 (13.73%) Empirix
8 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (9.80%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (21.57%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (9.80%) MS Project
3 4 (7.84%) MS Office
3 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) IP Telephony
2 3 (5.88%) UMTS
3 2 (3.92%) GSM
4 1 (1.96%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.96%) GGSN
4 1 (1.96%) SGSN
4 1 (1.96%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.92%) DataStage
2 1 (1.96%) ProClarity
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (21.57%) LoadRunner
2 4 (7.84%) JMeter
3 3 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.92%) LoadUI
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) Ant
5 1 (1.96%) JUnit
5 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 4 (7.84%) Retail
5 3 (5.88%) Billing
5 3 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Analyst
1 23 (45.10%) Test Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Test Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Tester
4 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
5 3 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Performance Tester
6 2 (3.92%) Manual Tester
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Document Controller
7 1 (1.96%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (1.96%) QA Tester
7 1 (1.96%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
1 3 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (3.92%) WCF
3 1 (1.96%) jQuery
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) Java EE
3 1 (1.96%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) IVR
2 3 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (1.96%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.96%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
3 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) UNIX
4 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
3 14 (27.45%) Performance Testing
4 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 11 (21.57%) Waterfall
6 8 (15.69%) System Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Matrix Management
7 7 (13.73%) WFM
7 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (13.73%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Project Management
8 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 6 (11.76%) Test Management
9 5 (9.80%) Functional Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Project Planning
9 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.80%) Validation
9 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) Python
3 2 (3.92%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) C++
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) ISTQB
2 12 (23.53%) ISEB
2 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) OCA
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) HP
2 7 (13.73%) Verint
2 7 (13.73%) Genesys
2 7 (13.73%) Empirix
2 7 (13.73%) Siemens
3 5 (9.80%) Primavera
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Teradata
5 2 (3.92%) Capita
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) SAP
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