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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 80 73 81
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.41% 0.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.85% 6.17% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
Average daily rate
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£323 £229 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.98% -26.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £206 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £252 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +20.00%
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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
65 81 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.77% 6.67% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 35
Average daily rate £306 £254 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -21.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +63.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 9 (52.94%) HP
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (35.29%) VB
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Apache
3 6 (35.29%) FTP
3 6 (35.29%) Security Testing
3 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
3 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) SUSE
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (29.41%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Release Management
4 5 (29.41%) MS Access
4 5 (29.41%) N-Tier
4 5 (29.41%) SOA
4 5 (29.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 5 (29.41%) HPUX
4 5 (29.41%) WebLogic Integration
4 5 (29.41%) TIBCO
4 5 (29.41%) Tomcat

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (35.29%) Apache
2 5 (29.41%) WebLogic Integration
2 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
2 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) FTP
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
2 5 (29.41%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) MariaDB
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Defect Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) LAMP
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) N-Tier
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) SUSE
2 5 (29.41%) HPUX
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Security Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Release Management
3 5 (29.41%) SOA
4 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.88%) V-Model
7 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) VB
2 5 (29.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) WCAG
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) IBM