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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 75 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 30 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.59% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.00% 8.11% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 1
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£275 £323 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +25.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
HP Quality Center
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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
150 74 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.97% 5.57% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 40 34
Average daily rate £325 £323 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 16
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £14.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sale - 2 £362 -
Salford - 2 £275 -
Oldham - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 40 (75.47%) HP
2 22 (41.51%) ISEB
2 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
3 18 (33.96%) Performance Testing
4 14 (26.42%) System Integration Testing
4 14 (26.42%) Oracle
5 13 (24.53%) SQL
5 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Security Testing
7 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
7 10 (18.87%) Release Management
8 9 (16.98%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
8 9 (16.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (15.09%) Windows
10 7 (13.21%) VMware
10 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Statistical Analysis
11 6 (11.32%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (11.32%) Retail
11 6 (11.32%) Finance
12 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.43%) Banking
12 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.43%) Functional Testing
12 5 (9.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (9.43%) Software Testing
13 4 (7.55%) Test Management

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (3.77%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.77%) Apache
1 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.77%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (3.77%) LiveLink
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (3.77%) Agresso
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.77%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) MS Access
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
1 3 (5.66%) JMeter
2 2 (3.77%) Toad
2 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.89%) Lombardi
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
1 6 (11.32%) Retail
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Analyst
2 21 (39.62%) Test Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Test Manager
3 10 (18.87%) Tester
4 8 (15.09%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.55%) Functional Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Applications Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Non-Functional Tester
7 2 (3.77%) SAP Manager
7 2 (3.77%) SAP Test Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Performance Test Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) QA Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) DBA
8 1 (1.89%) Performance Tester
8 1 (1.89%) Data Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) Ajax
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) jQuery
2 1 (1.89%) HTML5
2 1 (1.89%) CSS3
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.89%) IVR
4 1 (1.89%) Statistics
4 1 (1.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) HPUX
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) SUSE
2 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
2 18 (33.96%) Performance Testing
3 14 (26.42%) System Integration Testing
4 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Security Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Release Management
7 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.43%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Functional Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.55%) Test Management
9 4 (7.55%) Migration
10 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.66%) Load Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
11 2 (3.77%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) VB
2 2 (3.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (3.77%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) ISEB
2 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.98%) ISEB Practitioner
3 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (7.55%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) HP
2 14 (26.42%) Oracle
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.77%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.77%) OpenText
5 2 (3.77%) SAP
5 2 (3.77%) Siebel
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Capita
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