The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 32 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.26% 0.47% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.38% 2.08% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
- -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £110.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +195.30%
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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 Chester region.

Systems Management Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
32 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.45% 22.43% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 7
Average daily rate £427 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £230 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £399 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £13.75 £32.50 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £25.00 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +16.25%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Chester

HP Quality Center
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB