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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 91 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 11 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.74% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.53% 9.52% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 8
Median daily rate £320 £338 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +4.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- -42.76%
HP Quality Center
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
199 126 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.75% 7.78% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 65 42
Median daily rate £418 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £20.73 £13.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.55% -44.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+32.55% +10.25%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 14 (66.67%) HP
2 12 (57.14%) Defect Management
3 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle
4 8 (38.10%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (23.81%) JIRA
6 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
6 5 (23.81%) SAP
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Mobile Games
7 4 (19.05%) Games
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (19.05%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 3 (14.29%) Selenium
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
2 5 (23.81%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.52%) Toad
5 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) Ranorex
5 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Junior
6 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Junior Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) OAT Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) OAT Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
6 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) OAT Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Product Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) UAT Lead
7 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Lead
7 1 (4.76%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile Games
3 2 (9.52%) FMCG
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Defect Management
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Test Management
4 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (19.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Change Control
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
7 2 (9.52%) Load Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
3 3 (14.29%) C
3 3 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCP
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) OCP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (9.52%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) DameWare
1 2 (9.52%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) HP
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) SAP
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) hybris
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) LexisNexis
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com