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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 83 70 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.42% 0.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.71% 6.49% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 10
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£323 £229 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.98% -32.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £206 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £252 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £46.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.34% +130.00%
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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
56 77 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.15% 6.50% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 36
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £196 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.25 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 (56.25%) HP
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (37.50%) Security Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) VB
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Apache
3 6 (37.50%) FTP
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (31.25%) MS Access
4 5 (31.25%) N-Tier
4 5 (31.25%) SOA
4 5 (31.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 5 (31.25%) HPUX
4 5 (31.25%) WebLogic Integration
4 5 (31.25%) TIBCO
4 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
4 5 (31.25%) WebLogic
4 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Release Management
4 5 (31.25%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (31.25%) SUSE

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (37.50%) Apache
2 5 (31.25%) WebLogic Integration
2 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
2 5 (31.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) FTP
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (31.25%) MS Access
3 1 (6.25%) MariaDB
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Defect Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) N-Tier
3 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) HPUX
2 5 (31.25%) SUSE
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Security Testing
1 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) SOA
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Statistical Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Release Management
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
6 1 (6.25%) V-Model
6 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) VB
2 5 (31.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (31.25%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) WCAG
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) IBM