The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 43 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.67% - 2.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.00% - 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£425 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £99.33 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-63.75% +175.90%
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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 Lancashire region.

Systems Management Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
30 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.67% 12.65% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 12
Average daily rate £350 £223 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.95% -31.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £285 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Lancashire region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (70.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 4 (40.00%) Toad
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (30.00%) FTP
4 3 (30.00%) HTTP
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) MS Project
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) PuTTY
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Project
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) FTP
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) Toad
2 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Trainee Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Trainee
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Planview