The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 64 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.15% 3.45% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£320 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £99.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-65.51% +351.47%
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 Cheshire region.

Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
65 87 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.92% 8.88% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 17
Average daily rate £375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -36.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £30.00 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £44.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +5.45%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Cheshire region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Cheshire region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Warrington -15 2 £320 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 9 (52.94%) IVR
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 6 (35.29%) ISEB
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Release Management
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (17.65%) GSM
7 3 (17.65%) VoIP
7 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) MSTest
7 3 (17.65%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
8 2 (11.76%) SUSE
8 2 (11.76%) SAP CRM
8 2 (11.76%) Ruby
8 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (11.76%) OpenStack
1 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
1 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.76%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) LiveLink
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) GSM
1 3 (17.65%) VoIP
2 2 (11.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) MSTest
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
1 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) IVR
2 2 (11.76%) Wiki
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) SUSE
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Release Management
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) SOA
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) System Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Time Management
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
2 2 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
1 2 (11.76%) TIBCO