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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 113 122 100
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 27 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.28% 1.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.24% 4.26% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 22
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£335 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £215 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £137.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £137.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-76.36% +587.50%
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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
204 188 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.32% 6.58% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 63 83
Average daily rate £320 £288 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £199 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 15
Average hourly rate £20.28 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.73% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £18.40 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.44 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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
Manchester -1 9 £350 +75.00% 2
Cheshire +11 7 £320 -5.18% 2
Lancashire -13 6 £375 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 25 (45.45%) HP
2 22 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (34.55%) ISEB
4 18 (32.73%) Finance
5 16 (29.09%) Integration Testing
6 13 (23.64%) ISTQB
6 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
6 13 (23.64%) Oracle
7 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
7 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
8 10 (18.18%) FTP
8 10 (18.18%) Linux
8 10 (18.18%) Release Management
8 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (16.36%) JIRA
9 9 (16.36%) IVR
9 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.36%) Windows
9 9 (16.36%) SQL
10 8 (14.55%) VB
10 8 (14.55%) Apache
10 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Test Management
10 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (12.73%) Statistical Analysis
11 7 (12.73%) SUSE
11 7 (12.73%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 8 (14.55%) Apache
2 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
2 7 (12.73%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.73%) WebLogic Integration
3 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP CRM
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.64%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) FTP
2 4 (7.27%) HTTP
3 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) GSM
3 3 (5.45%) VoIP
4 2 (3.64%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 7 (12.73%) MS Access
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) JIRA
2 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (7.27%) Selenium
4 4 (7.27%) CaliberRM
5 3 (5.45%) Toad
5 3 (5.45%) MSTest
6 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.82%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.45%) Retail
5 2 (3.64%) Billing
5 2 (3.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Test Analyst
1 21 (38.18%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Tester
3 6 (10.91%) Test Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 5 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Business Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Junior
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Defect Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) SAP ISU Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Integration Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) SOAP
1 5 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.36%) IVR
3 7 (12.73%) N-Tier
4 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.64%) Wiki
6 1 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) HPUX
3 7 (12.73%) SUSE
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (5.45%) Android
4 3 (5.45%) UNIX
4 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (29.09%) Integration Testing
3 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
5 10 (18.18%) Release Management
6 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Test Management
8 7 (12.73%) Statistical Analysis
8 7 (12.73%) SOA
9 6 (10.91%) System Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (5.45%) Validation
11 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (5.45%) Trend Analysis
11 3 (5.45%) Functional Testing
12 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
12 2 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) VB
3 7 (12.73%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.45%) Python
4 3 (5.45%) Ruby
5 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.64%) ABAP
6 1 (1.82%) Java
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) ISEB
2 13 (23.64%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.73%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) WCAG
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) HP
2 13 (23.64%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) TIBCO
4 4 (7.27%) SAP
5 3 (5.45%) VMware
6 2 (3.64%) Curam
6 2 (3.64%) StreamServe
6 2 (3.64%) Planview
6 2 (3.64%) IBM
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.82%) Adobe
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