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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 43 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.24% 0.70% -
As % of the Systems Management category 14.29% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
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
35 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.71% 6.28% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 8
Average daily rate £386 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £285 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.77 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool - 3 £480 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £288 -
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum-ban
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) Use Case
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (30.00%) Unified Process
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) TestDirector

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) FTP
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DB2
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) OAT Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) OAT Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) HR Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP HR Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (30.00%) DSDM
3 3 (30.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (30.00%) Kanban
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum-ban
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Use Case
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) SAP