The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 29 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 Halifax 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 25 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.41% 3.83% 6.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 80.00% 29.17% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 12
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£308 £280 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% -15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £280 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £321 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +11.29%
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
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.01% 13.11% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 12
Average daily rate £300 £300 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £168 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £399 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
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HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 14 (87.50%) Banking
2 12 (75.00%) Finance
3 11 (68.75%) ISEB
4 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 10 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (56.25%) Retail
5 9 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
7 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
7 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (18.75%) Change Management
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
9 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 2 (12.50%) QA
9 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (12.50%) HP
9 2 (12.50%) ITSM
9 2 (12.50%) BMC
9 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
9 2 (12.50%) Remedy
9 2 (12.50%) Project Management
10 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (6.25%) MS Project
10 1 (6.25%) MS Office
10 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
10 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
10 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
10 1 (6.25%) Legal

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (87.50%) Banking
2 12 (75.00%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) Retail
4 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Defect Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 10 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) BMC
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (6.25%) Pega
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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