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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 81 75 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.81% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.00% 10.84% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£226 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £108.08 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.01% +200.20%
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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
60 83 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.32% 7.50% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 26
Average daily rate £375 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £135 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £14.08 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (33.33%) ISEB
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Test Management
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) SOAP
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) Android
3 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (11.11%) Games
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Games
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Junior
3 2 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Android
1 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Test Management
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Bug Management
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) VMware