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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 26 43 28
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 14 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.12% 1.76% 2.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 46.67% 13.79% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
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£419 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-42.76% +16.92%
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
30 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.82% 12.78% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 9
Average daily rate £438 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £21.73 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -10.84%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 8 £438 -
Blackpool +3 3 £270 -23.40%
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) HP
2 10 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 9 (56.25%) SAP
3 9 (56.25%) ISTQB
4 8 (50.00%) SAP HR
4 8 (50.00%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
5 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) MS Office
6 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
7 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) Windows
7 1 (6.25%) Selenium

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
2 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Analyst
2 13 (81.25%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Test Management
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) AppSense
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle