The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the North East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 40 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 15 1 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.79% 0.30% 4.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 35.71% 5.88% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 18
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£361 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £375 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
42 17 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.81% 5.07% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 6 37
Average daily rate £350 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £159 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £16.08 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the North East region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the North East

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the North East region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
Tyne and Wear -2 15 £361 -3.66%
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 26 (78.79%) Test Scripting
2 23 (69.70%) Security Cleared
3 16 (48.48%) LoadRunner
4 14 (42.42%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (39.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
5 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
5 13 (39.39%) QA
6 12 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
6 12 (36.36%) HP
7 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
7 9 (27.27%) Performance Testing
7 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 8 (24.24%) ISEB
9 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
9 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Facilita Forecast
9 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
9 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (12.12%) VMware
11 4 (12.12%) IPsec
11 4 (12.12%) Oracle
11 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
11 4 (12.12%) UNIX
11 4 (12.12%) Solaris
11 4 (12.12%) LAN
11 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
11 4 (12.12%) VPN
11 4 (12.12%) Cisco

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) IPsec
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.12%) VPN
1 4 (12.12%) VLAN
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (48.48%) LoadRunner
2 14 (42.42%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (21.21%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (3.03%) CaliberRM
4 1 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Analyst
1 19 (57.58%) Test Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Performance Test Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Junior Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Functional Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) UNIX
1 4 (12.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Test Scripting
2 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
3 12 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
4 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 9 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
5 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Keyword-Driven Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Quantitative Analysis
10 1 (3.03%) Load Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Stress Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Volume Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Scalability Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) VBA
3 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (39.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
3 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 8 (24.24%) ISEB
5 4 (12.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco
2 4 (12.12%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) Curam