The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 113 106 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 19 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.56% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.76% 8.38% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
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£308 £308 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £108.08 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.01% +200.20%
HP Quality Center
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
217 179 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.90% 6.71% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 97 81
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 19
Average hourly rate £32.54 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.74 £13.80 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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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
Merseyside - 7 - - 3
Manchester -6 6 £226 -17.72%
Lancashire - 3 £425 -
Cheshire +1 2 £370 -4.51%
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (46.67%) HP
2 16 (35.56%) Finance
3 15 (33.33%) ISEB
4 11 (24.44%) Test Management
5 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 10 (22.22%) Banking
6 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (20.00%) JIRA
7 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (17.78%) Windows
8 7 (15.56%) SQL
8 7 (15.56%) Oracle
8 7 (15.56%) SOAP
8 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Web Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 5 (11.11%) Mainframe
10 5 (11.11%) Web Services
10 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
11 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.89%) Android
11 4 (8.89%) System Testing
11 4 (8.89%) StreamServe
11 4 (8.89%) SAP IS-U

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Project
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SAP IS-U
1 4 (8.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) FTP
1 4 (8.89%) HTTP
1 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.67%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.22%) GSM
3 1 (2.22%) VoIP
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.67%) Toad
3 3 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.22%) MSTest
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.89%) Billing
5 3 (6.67%) Back Office
6 2 (4.44%) Games
7 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
1 18 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Tester
4 4 (8.89%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Test Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Junior
5 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) SOAP
2 5 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (4.44%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.89%) Android
2 4 (8.89%) UNIX
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Test Management
2 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Web Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.89%) System Testing
7 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Validation
8 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.44%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.44%) CRM
9 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) ABAP
3 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) ISEB
2 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) HP
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) StreamServe
3 4 (8.89%) SAP
3 4 (8.89%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) Siebel
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) Planview