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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 81 80 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.17% 0.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.79% 3.51% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £200 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £137.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-76.36% +587.50%
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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
57 57 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.15% 4.79% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 38
Average daily rate £300 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £181 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £16.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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 12 (66.67%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) HP
3 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
4 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
4 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (33.33%) VB
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Apache
5 6 (33.33%) FTP
5 6 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Release Management
6 5 (27.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (27.78%) WebLogic Integration
6 5 (27.78%) TIBCO
6 5 (27.78%) SUSE
6 5 (27.78%) MS Access
6 5 (27.78%) N-Tier
6 5 (27.78%) SOA
6 5 (27.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 5 (27.78%) HPUX
6 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
6 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (33.33%) Apache
2 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
2 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
2 5 (27.78%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) FTP
2 2 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (27.78%) MS Access
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.56%) MariaDB
4 1 (5.56%) DB2
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Defect Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) N-Tier
3 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) SUSE
2 5 (27.78%) HPUX
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (16.67%) Android
4 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) SOA
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (27.78%) Release Management
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) VB
2 5 (27.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (27.78%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) WCAG
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) HP
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
3 5 (27.78%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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