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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 47 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 3 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.66% 3.14% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.33% 17.95% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.72% +205.55%
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
36 78 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.91% 17.49% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 42 7
Average daily rate £300 £270 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £398 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £18.00 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £22.40 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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 4 May 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 - 3 £263 -
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) MS Project
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Windows

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) Toad
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) VMware