The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Manchester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 75 70 86
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 8 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.62% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.13% 7.69% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
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£323 £298 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -0.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
79 91 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.39% 8.04% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 23
Average daily rate £313 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £25.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.40 £15.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
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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
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 28 July 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 (60.00%) HP
2 8 (53.33%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Apache
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (46.67%) Security Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Release Management
4 6 (40.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 6 (40.00%) SUSE
4 6 (40.00%) HPUX
4 6 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (40.00%) MS Access
4 6 (40.00%) N-Tier
4 6 (40.00%) SOA
4 6 (40.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 6 (40.00%) FTP
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (40.00%) VB
4 6 (40.00%) WebLogic Integration
4 6 (40.00%) TIBCO
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (46.67%) Apache
2 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (40.00%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) SAP BPC Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior SAP BPC Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) SUSE
2 6 (40.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) Security Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (40.00%) SOA
3 6 (40.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (40.00%) Release Management
3 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) V-Model
5 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) VB
1 6 (40.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.67%) SAP