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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 53 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 1.31% 0.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.05% 13.33% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
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£300 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £425 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
63 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.92% 9.86% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 44
Average daily rate £245 £420 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.59% +19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £258 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £445 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Average hourly rate £24.75 £42.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.76% +226.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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
Chester - 5 £230 -
Warrington -17 1 - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) IVR
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (14.29%) Wiki
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 2 (14.29%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) GSM
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) MS Access
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) UAT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) IVR
2 2 (14.29%) Wiki
2 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) SUSE
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Release Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) VB
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 2 (14.29%) TIBCO