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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 90 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 15 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 0.35% 0.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.89% 6.85% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Average daily rate £350 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -3.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
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
108 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.93% 5.15% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 55
Average daily rate £350 £370 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £226 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £511 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £14.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 32 (61.54%) SQL
2 23 (44.23%) Software Testing
3 20 (38.46%) Performance Testing
4 19 (36.54%) HP
5 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
5 17 (32.69%) Test Scripting
6 15 (28.85%) HP UFT
6 15 (28.85%) ISEB
6 15 (28.85%) Citrix
7 13 (25.00%) Finance
8 12 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
10 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
10 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
11 9 (17.31%) Defect Management
12 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (15.38%) Oracle
13 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
13 7 (13.46%) Migration
13 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (13.46%) Test Management
13 7 (13.46%) QA
13 7 (13.46%) System Integration Testing
14 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
14 6 (11.54%) JIRA
14 6 (11.54%) Data Migration
14 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
14 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
14 6 (11.54%) VMware
14 6 (11.54%) Windows

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 2 (3.85%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Mingle
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.92%) HFM
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.92%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.92%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) HP UFT
2 6 (11.54%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.77%) eggPlant
4 3 (5.77%) Selenium
5 2 (3.85%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.85%) Toad
6 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 41 (78.85%) Analyst
2 40 (76.92%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Automation Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Test Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) SAP Test Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Tester
5 3 (5.77%) ETL Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) QC Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Test Data Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) JSON
1 1 (1.92%) RESTful
1 1 (1.92%) SOAP
1 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
1 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Software Testing
2 20 (38.46%) Performance Testing
3 17 (32.69%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
6 9 (17.31%) Defect Management
7 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (13.46%) Migration
7 7 (13.46%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Test Management
8 6 (11.54%) Data Migration
8 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Analytics
9 5 (9.62%) Data Analytics
9 5 (9.62%) Test Planning
9 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C#
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) ISEB
2 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
3 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) HP
2 15 (28.85%) Citrix
3 8 (15.38%) Oracle
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.54%) VMware
6 4 (7.69%) SAP
7 2 (3.85%) OpenText
7 2 (3.85%) Siebel
8 1 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 13 days ago
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