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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 118 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 26 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.87% 1.27% 0.96%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.93% 17.83% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 14
Average daily rate £313 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
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
218 230 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.32% 7.13% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 138 87
Average daily rate £370 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +2 10 £297 -25.75% 1
Wiltshire +1 9 £319 -0.77% 1
Gloucestershire +5 3 - - 1
Somerset - 2 £313 -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 12 (35.29%) Defect Management
3 11 (32.35%) HP
4 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 8 (23.53%) Banking
5 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 7 (20.59%) Migration
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.65%) Data Management
8 5 (14.71%) Retail
8 5 (14.71%) QA
8 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (14.71%) Teradata
8 5 (14.71%) ISEB
8 5 (14.71%) SQL
8 5 (14.71%) SDLC
8 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.76%) Java
9 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
9 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Release Management
9 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.94%) BASE24
2 1 (2.94%) BigMachines
2 1 (2.94%) Magento
2 1 (2.94%) Primavera
2 1 (2.94%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) ATM
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) VoIP
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.88%) MS Access
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.94%) Ant
4 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) JUnit
4 1 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.94%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Banking
3 5 (14.71%) Retail
4 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 13 (38.24%) Test Analyst
3 11 (32.35%) Test Leader
4 5 (14.71%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Build Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Defect Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Junior
6 2 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Genesys Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Migration Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Requirements Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) Itk
1 1 (2.94%) Swing
1 1 (2.94%) XML
1 1 (2.94%) XSL
1 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) Tandem
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) IVR
3 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Defect Management
2 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Migration
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) Data Management
4 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.71%) SDLC
6 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Release Management
6 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
7 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.82%) Validation
7 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.82%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) ISEB
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) HP
2 5 (14.71%) Teradata
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) ATG
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) Genesys
6 1 (2.94%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Siemens
6 1 (2.94%) Tableau
6 1 (2.94%) Verint