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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 93 70 82
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 1.72% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.70% 20.00% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 3
Average daily rate £340 £340 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
+63.93% -72.27%
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
138 145 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.60% 8.58% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 61 38
Average daily rate £475 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £251 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £190.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1166.66% -30.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, 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 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 21 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
3 18 (51.43%) HP UFT
4 15 (42.86%) Citrix
4 15 (42.86%) Performance Testing
5 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
5 12 (34.29%) Defect Management
6 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
7 9 (25.71%) HP
8 8 (22.86%) Test Management
9 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (20.00%) QA
9 7 (20.00%) SAP
9 7 (20.00%) Oracle
9 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (17.14%) JIRA
11 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (14.29%) Finance
12 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
12 4 (11.43%) Selenium
13 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
13 3 (8.57%) ISEB
13 3 (8.57%) Java
13 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
13 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
13 3 (8.57%) eggPlant

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Mingle
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.86%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
1 1 (2.86%) FTP
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.86%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) HP UFT
2 6 (17.14%) JIRA
3 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
3 4 (11.43%) Selenium
4 3 (8.57%) eggPlant
5 2 (5.71%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) Toad
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Analyst
2 24 (68.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.43%) SAP Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) SAP Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) RESTful
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Psychology
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) FMCG
2 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 15 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Defect Management
3 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
4 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
6 8 (22.86%) Test Management
7 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
9 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (5.71%) BDD
10 2 (5.71%) Data Analytics
10 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Kanban
10 2 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Scrum
10 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.71%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.57%) ISEB
4 2 (5.71%) MCP
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) OCP
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (5.71%) SAP Certification
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) DameWare
1 1 (2.86%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Citrix
2 9 (25.71%) HP
3 7 (20.00%) Oracle
3 7 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) hybris
5 1 (2.86%) LexisNexis
5 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com