The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 19 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.20% 5.81% 7.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 80.00% 76.92% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 13
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£300 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £393 £418
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 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-65.51% +372.97%
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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 Halifax region.

Systems Management Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.00% 7.56% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 16
Average daily rate £300 £319 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% -13.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.47%

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 26 November 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
General
1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft