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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 45 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.25% 2.31% 1.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.55% 20.69% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £155.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-80.48% +244.44%
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
22 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.43% 11.15% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 11
Average daily rate £500 £310 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% +16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
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 27 February 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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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 - - - -
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) FTP
3 3 (50.00%) HTTP
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Toad
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) PuTTY
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) MS Project

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) FTP
1 3 (50.00%) HTTP
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Toad
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) VMware