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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 99 71 82
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +11
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 1.60% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.70% 19.87% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 4
Median daily rate £350 £253 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -21.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £243 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £381 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +24.61%
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
194 151 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.60% 8.04% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 85 38
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
Median hourly rate £20.73 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.26% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.50 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £25.00 £38.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -11 2 £400 +45.45%
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 13 (56.52%) HP
2 12 (52.17%) Test Management
3 11 (47.83%) Defect Management
4 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 9 (39.13%) JIRA
4 9 (39.13%) Oracle
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) Degree
6 6 (26.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
6 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
7 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
7 5 (21.74%) Java
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Mobile Games
7 5 (21.74%) Games
7 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
8 4 (17.39%) Web Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (17.39%) VMware

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) FTP
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) DB2
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
3 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
4 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 2 (8.70%) TestRail
5 2 (8.70%) Toad
6 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.35%) Firebug
6 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (21.74%) Games
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Test Leader
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Junior
5 3 (13.04%) Junior Test Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) OAT Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) OAT Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.35%) OAT Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Product Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Lead
7 1 (4.35%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 5 (21.74%) Mobile Games
3 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Psychology
4 1 (4.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Test Management
2 11 (47.83%) Defect Management
3 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 6 (26.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
6 4 (17.39%) Web Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Change Management
8 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.70%) Service Management
8 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) C
3 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) OCP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) DameWare
1 2 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) HP
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) hybris
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) LexisNexis
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com