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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 42 45
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.81% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category - 10.00% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
- +52.89%

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
7 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.70% 8.06% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 19
Median daily rate £225 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.02% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £338 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £34.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (60.00%) MS Project
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) DB2
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing

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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (60.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) OAT Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) OAT Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) OAT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft