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 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 45 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.62% 1.11% 4.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.46% 14.29% 59.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 12
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£353 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £408
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%
HP Quality Center
North West

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
52 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.01% 7.75% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 17
Average daily rate £330 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £368 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Average hourly rate £21.87 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 - £38.25
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (61.11%) HP
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) SOAP
6 4 (22.22%) Toad
6 4 (22.22%) Mainframe
6 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (22.22%) CaliberRM
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) People Management
7 3 (16.67%) PuTTY
7 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
7 3 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (16.67%) Planview
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Validation
7 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
7 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
7 3 (16.67%) FTP
7 3 (16.67%) HTTP
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) PuTTY
1 3 (16.67%) FTP
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Toad
1 4 (22.22%) CaliberRM
2 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Defect Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Trainee Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Trainee
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mainframe
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) People Management
4 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Validation
4 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
5 2 (11.11%) System Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Campaign Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Planview
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Curam
4 1 (5.56%) IBM