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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 128 116 78
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 14 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.62% 1.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.97% 8.70% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 20
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£285 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £230 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £470 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -6.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-72.72% +238.46%
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
201 207 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.46% 7.18% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 131 72
Average daily rate £375 £390 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.52 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £190.00 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Bristol +2 6 £273 +12.37% 6
Wiltshire -2 4 £363 -22.87%
Dorset 0 3 £188 -25.00%
Somerset - 1 £375 -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 21 (60.00%) HP
2 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Banking
3 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 10 (28.57%) ISEB
4 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
4 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Test Management
5 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
6 6 (17.14%) SQL
6 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (11.43%) Linux
8 4 (11.43%) HP UFT
8 4 (11.43%) Data Migration
8 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
8 4 (11.43%) JIRA
8 4 (11.43%) Data Management
8 4 (11.43%) Teradata
8 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.43%) SDLC
9 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (8.57%) Retail
9 3 (8.57%) Retail Banking
9 3 (8.57%) QA
9 3 (8.57%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Project
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP HR
1 2 (5.71%) Summit
2 1 (2.86%) Exstream
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) MS Access
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.86%) DataStage
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) Ant
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (31.43%) Banking
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Retail Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner Tester
5 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Security Manager
5 2 (5.71%) MI Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Software Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Junior
6 1 (2.86%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) JSP
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
1 2 (5.71%) Java EE
1 2 (5.71%) AppFabric
2 1 (2.86%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.86%) WCF
2 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.86%) Spring
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Test Management
3 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
5 5 (14.29%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) Data Management
6 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Data Migration
6 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
6 4 (11.43%) SDLC
7 3 (8.57%) System Testing
7 3 (8.57%) ETL
8 2 (5.71%) Information Security
8 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C
3 2 (5.71%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) ISEB
2 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) CISM
6 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.86%) OCA
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.71%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) Snort
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.86%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Teradata
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Sourcefire
4 2 (5.71%) Splunk
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Nokia
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