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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 27 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.78% 1.90% 7.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 80.00% 30.00% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £274 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £394 £456
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 £46.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.34% +130.00%
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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
5 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.47% 6.33% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 15
Average daily rate £300 £319 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% -12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £312
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +11.37%
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 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 2 October 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 10 (83.33%) Banking
2 8 (66.67%) Retail
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) ISEB
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
7 2 (16.67%) Remedy
7 2 (16.67%) BMC
7 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) ITSM
8 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (8.33%) SQL
8 1 (8.33%) MS Office
8 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (83.33%) Banking
2 8 (66.67%) Retail
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
2 2 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Pega