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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 72 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 24 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.48% 0.64% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.24% 10.00% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
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£340 £193 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.62% -38.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £155.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-83.87% +244.44%
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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
99 80 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.10% 6.36% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 42 14
Average daily rate £450 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £231 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £424 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.65 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -54.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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 27 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
2 14 (40.00%) HP
3 11 (31.43%) Oracle
3 11 (31.43%) Test Management
3 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.71%) ISEB
4 9 (25.71%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) SQL
5 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
6 7 (20.00%) JIRA
6 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.14%) Banking
8 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
9 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.43%) Android
9 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
9 4 (11.43%) Web Testing
9 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Finance
10 3 (8.57%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (8.57%) Java
10 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
10 3 (8.57%) .NET
10 3 (8.57%) Stress Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (5.71%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.71%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 6 (17.14%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Games
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
1 19 (54.29%) Test Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Applications Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Manager
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Functional Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Web Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) SOAP
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) IVR
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) FMCG
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Android
3 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) SUSE
5 2 (5.71%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
2 11 (31.43%) Test Management
3 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.43%) Web Testing
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Stress Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Release Management
7 3 (8.57%) V-Model
7 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) VB
3 2 (5.71%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.71%) ISEB
3 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) HP
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.71%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Capita
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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