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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 115 111 95
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 41 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 0.77% 1.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.96% 8.14% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 14
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£325 £328 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -15.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £286 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £431 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.72% +205.55%
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
274 295 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.06% 9.49% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 121 66
Average daily rate £438 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £224 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £431 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +28.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Manchester +13 28 £340 -11.68% 1
Merseyside -6 5 £65 -62.85% 1
Cheshire -4 4 £330 -26.66% 3
Lancashire -10 3 £263 -19.23%
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 31 (51.67%) HP
2 27 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 24 (40.00%) ISEB
4 16 (26.67%) ISTQB
5 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 14 (23.33%) Test Management
6 14 (23.33%) Banking
6 14 (23.33%) Oracle
7 11 (18.33%) Finance
7 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
8 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (16.67%) SQL
8 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
11 7 (11.67%) Web Testing
11 7 (11.67%) JIRA
11 7 (11.67%) Windows
12 5 (8.33%) Linux
12 5 (8.33%) Mainframe
12 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
12 5 (8.33%) Retail
13 4 (6.67%) QA
13 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
13 4 (6.67%) UNIX
13 4 (6.67%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (3.33%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (3.33%) Apache
1 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) MS Project
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (1.67%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) MS Access
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.00%) JMeter
3 3 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.67%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.67%) Toad
5 1 (1.67%) Selenium
5 1 (1.67%) Lombardi
General
1 14 (23.33%) Banking
2 11 (18.33%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Retail
4 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Billing
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Analyst
2 24 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (23.33%) Test Manager
4 10 (16.67%) Tester
5 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Junior
6 3 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Applications Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Manager
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) SOAP
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) CSS3
3 1 (1.67%) HTML5
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) DOM
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) IVR
4 1 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) UNIX
4 2 (3.33%) SUSE
4 2 (3.33%) HPUX
4 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (23.33%) Test Management
3 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
4 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Web Testing
8 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.67%) CRM
10 3 (5.00%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
10 3 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (5.00%) V-Model
10 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (40.00%) ISEB
2 16 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (51.67%) HP
2 14 (23.33%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) SAP
3 3 (5.00%) IBM
3 3 (5.00%) VMware
4 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) Siebel
5 1 (1.67%) Capita
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