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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 81 71 90
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.33% 6.82% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
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£323 £258 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.24% -14.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%
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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
75 88 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.69% 7.36% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 31
Average daily rate £323 £274 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.80% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 8
Average hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +79.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (61.54%) HP
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Security Testing
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Apache
3 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
3 6 (46.15%) MS Access
3 6 (46.15%) N-Tier
3 6 (46.15%) SOA
3 6 (46.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 6 (46.15%) FTP
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
3 6 (46.15%) HPUX
3 6 (46.15%) VB
3 6 (46.15%) WebLogic Integration
3 6 (46.15%) TIBCO
3 6 (46.15%) SUSE
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (46.15%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Release Management
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (53.85%) Apache
2 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
2 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
2 6 (46.15%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
2 6 (46.15%) MS Access
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
2 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Non-Functional Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) HPUX
2 6 (46.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Security Testing
3 6 (46.15%) SOA
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 6 (46.15%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (46.15%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) WCAG
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) TIBCO