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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 102 128 118
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -10
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 33 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 0.75% 0.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.87% 10.37% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 21
Median daily rate £325 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
278 241 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.61% 7.20% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 134 156
Median daily rate £375 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +34.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.98%

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Dorset +12 17 £325 +73.33%
Gloucestershire - 7 £290 -
Somerset +12 3 £300 -20.00%
Wiltshire +4 2 £413 +17.85%
Bristol -15 1 £365 +32.72%
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 17 (39.53%) HP
2 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (30.23%) Functional Testing
4 12 (27.91%) Regression Testing
5 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
6 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 10 (23.26%) ISEB
7 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
7 8 (18.60%) Test Management
8 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
8 7 (16.28%) JIRA
8 7 (16.28%) iPad
8 7 (16.28%) Linux
9 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
9 6 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
10 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
10 5 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (11.63%) DV Cleared
10 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.63%) Banking
10 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
11 4 (9.30%) QA
11 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
11 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
11 4 (9.30%) Python
12 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
12 3 (6.98%) Unix

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 3 (6.98%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) CICS
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.33%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) WebEx
2 1 (2.33%) BGP
2 1 (2.33%) CTI
2 1 (2.33%) HSRP
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) MPLS
2 1 (2.33%) OSPF
2 1 (2.33%) PPP
2 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) JUnit
4 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.33%) JMeter
5 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Test Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.95%) Test Manager
5 5 (11.63%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Environment Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Manual Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Web Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce Tester
8 1 (2.33%) HR Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Security Specialist
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Manual Tester
8 1 (2.33%) UAT Lead
8 1 (2.33%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) UAT Test Lead
8 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) Itk
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.33%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
2 1 (2.33%) Swing
2 1 (2.33%) XSL
2 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) iPad
2 2 (4.65%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Functional Testing
2 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (27.91%) Regression Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 8 (18.60%) Test Management
6 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
7 6 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
8 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
8 5 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Document Management
9 3 (6.98%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Migration
9 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
1 4 (9.30%) Python
2 3 (6.98%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) C++
3 2 (4.65%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) JCL
3 2 (4.65%) REXX
4 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ISEB
2 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.63%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) CA
3 2 (4.65%) Guidewire
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Tableau