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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 81 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 11 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.44% 0.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.33% 6.41% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
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£238 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £275 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.97% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £47.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +31.80%
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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
60 78 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.27% 6.82% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 39
Average daily rate £350 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -25.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) SOAP
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 4 (22.22%) Android
4 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) VB
5 3 (16.67%) FTP
5 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
6 2 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Release Management
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Security Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) MS Access
4 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Junior
3 2 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Android
1 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (11.11%) HPUX
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) SUSE
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Test Management
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft