The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 93 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 1.58% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.74% 17.14% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 3
Median daily rate £360 £334 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -13.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £74.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.83%
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 Manchester region.

Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
178 140 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.59% 9.20% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 65 33
Median daily rate £473 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.97% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -16.76%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 Manchester

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Manchester region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Manchester region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 12 (57.14%) HP
1 12 (57.14%) Defect Management
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 9 (42.86%) Test Management
4 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
5 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
5 8 (38.10%) Oracle
6 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
8 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
8 5 (23.81%) Java
9 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (19.05%) QA
9 4 (19.05%) Selenium
9 4 (19.05%) JIRA
10 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 3 (14.29%) IBM
10 3 (14.29%) C
10 3 (14.29%) VB

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (9.52%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) Mingle
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) DB2
3 2 (9.52%) MS Access
4 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
3 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 4 (19.05%) Selenium
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.52%) TestDirector
4 2 (9.52%) Toad
5 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.76%) eggPlant
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) Ranorex
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.52%) Psychology
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) FMCG
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Defect Management
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) Test Management
3 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
4 3 (14.29%) C
4 3 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) OCP
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (9.52%) SAP Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) DameWare
1 2 (9.52%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) HP
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) LexisNexis
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) hybris
5 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com