The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Cheshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 71 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 3 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 1.60% 1.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.94% 14.46% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Average daily rate £450 £291 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.50% -6.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
102 83 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.06% 11.05% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 34
Average daily rate £375 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £139 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
HP Quality Center
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
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HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Fundtech
3 2 (25.00%) CA Wily
3 2 (25.00%) nmon
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Tuxedo
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Statistics
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
4 1 (12.50%) LiveLink
4 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (12.50%) SAP

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (25.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (12.50%) LiveLink
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) UAT Manager
3 2 (25.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Tester
4 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (25.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Fundtech
3 1 (12.50%) SAP