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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 80 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 14 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.93% 0.79% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.94% 12.20% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
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£338 £323 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-72.72% +238.46%
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
128 82 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.50% 6.45% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 36 34
Average daily rate £318 £343 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% +18.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £18.00 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £25.00 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -14.77%

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 2 July 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 July 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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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 24 (61.54%) HP
2 19 (48.72%) Test Scripting
3 14 (35.90%) Oracle
4 13 (33.33%) ISEB
4 13 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 8 (20.51%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Release Management
9 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
10 6 (15.38%) Windows
10 6 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (15.38%) Test Management
10 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
11 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Banking
11 5 (12.82%) Statistical Analysis
11 5 (12.82%) Linux
11 5 (12.82%) Java
12 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
12 4 (10.26%) Retail
12 4 (10.26%) JIRA
12 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
12 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.13%) Apache
1 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.13%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MS Access
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 3 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (2.56%) Lombardi
3 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (12.82%) Banking
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 9 (23.08%) Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) SAP Manager
6 2 (5.13%) SAP Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Functional Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Test Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) Ajax
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) CSS3
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) DOM
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) IVR
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) SUSE
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Test Scripting
2 13 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
3 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (20.51%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.95%) Release Management
5 6 (15.38%) Test Management
6 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (7.69%) Load Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) VB
3 2 (5.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) ISEB
2 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 6 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) BC Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) HP
2 14 (35.90%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
3 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Capita
4 1 (2.56%) IBM