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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 39 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.35% 0.44% 3.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.50% 5.88% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
Median daily rate £263 £263 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £30.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
+63.93% -72.27%
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
48 34 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.84% 7.52% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 42
Median daily rate £390 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -27.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 3 £263 -
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 7 (63.64%) HP
1 7 (63.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) TestDirector
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum-ban
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) DSDM
4 3 (27.27%) FTP
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Benchmarking
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) SOAP
4 3 (27.27%) Unix

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) FTP
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) TestDirector
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) CaliberRM
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
3 3 (27.27%) OAT Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) OAT Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) OAT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Benchmarking
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) DSDM
4 3 (27.27%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum-ban
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Use Case
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) VMware