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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 32 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 1 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.63% 1.22% 7.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 100.00% 22.22% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 15
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£375 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +20.00%
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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
1 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.63% 5.49% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 15
Average daily rate £375 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.16% -15.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (84.62%) Banking
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) ISEB
3 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
3 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (46.15%) Retail
6 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
7 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) HP
8 2 (15.38%) QA
8 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (15.38%) ITSM
8 2 (15.38%) BMC
8 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
8 2 (15.38%) Remedy
8 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 1 (7.69%) Quantitative Risk Management
9 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 1 (7.69%) Pega
9 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (7.69%) Project Management
9 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (7.69%) SQL

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (84.62%) Banking
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
1 2 (15.38%) BMC
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy
2 1 (7.69%) Pega
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft