The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South West region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 118 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 17 36 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 1.72% 2.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.06% 29.27% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 39
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£320 £364 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.02% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £132 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £518 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+16.92% +0.77%
Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
211 123 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.35% 5.89% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 72 99
Average daily rate £389 £383 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.90 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £40.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.56 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +13.88%
HP Quality Center
England

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 9 July 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 9 July 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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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 -6 6 £470 +9.30%
Bristol -23 5 £275 +102.95% 1
Dorset -1 3 £250 -43.18%
Gloucestershire -15 1 £320 -17.41% 1
Somerset - - - - 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 31 (67.39%) HP
2 22 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 18 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (36.96%) Performance Testing
5 16 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (28.26%) Windows
6 13 (28.26%) Waterfall
7 12 (26.09%) ISEB
8 11 (23.91%) MS Visio
8 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
8 11 (23.91%) Windows 7
8 11 (23.91%) Software Testing
9 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
10 9 (19.57%) IP Telephony
10 9 (19.57%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (19.57%) System Testing
10 9 (19.57%) JIRA
10 9 (19.57%) WFM
10 9 (19.57%) Matrix Management
10 9 (19.57%) Test Management
10 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
10 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (19.57%) Genesys
10 9 (19.57%) Empirix
10 9 (19.57%) Siemens
10 9 (19.57%) Finance
10 9 (19.57%) Cisco IPCC
10 9 (19.57%) IVR
10 9 (19.57%) Verint
11 8 (17.39%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.35%) MS Project Server
1 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.35%) MS Project
3 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Summit
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) IP Telephony
2 4 (8.70%) UMTS
3 2 (4.35%) GSM
3 2 (4.35%) 3GPP
3 2 (4.35%) LTE
3 2 (4.35%) GGSN
3 2 (4.35%) SGSN
3 2 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) ProClarity
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (19.57%) JIRA
3 8 (17.39%) LoadRunner
4 6 (13.04%) Selenium
5 5 (10.87%) JMeter
6 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.35%) LoadUI
8 1 (2.17%) Concordion
8 1 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.17%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.70%) Billing
4 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
1 15 (32.61%) Test Manager
1 15 (32.61%) Test Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Tester
3 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
3 4 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Manual Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Test Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.17%) Defect Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
1 3 (6.52%) SOAP
2 2 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) IVR
2 3 (6.52%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
3 1 (2.17%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 18 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (36.96%) Performance Testing
4 13 (28.26%) Waterfall
5 11 (23.91%) Software Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (19.57%) System Testing
6 9 (19.57%) WFM
6 9 (19.57%) Matrix Management
6 9 (19.57%) Test Management
6 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (15.22%) Scrum
8 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.87%) User Stories
9 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) Project Management
10 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
10 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) C#
2 2 (4.35%) C++
2 2 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) VBScript
3 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) ISEB
2 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
3 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
4 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) ISO 9002
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) HP
2 9 (19.57%) Genesys
2 9 (19.57%) Empirix
2 9 (19.57%) Siemens
2 9 (19.57%) Verint
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) Primavera
5 2 (4.35%) Agilent
5 2 (4.35%) Capita
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
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