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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 128 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 24 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.67% 7.56% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 9
Average daily rate £350 £370 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £219 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
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
225 225 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.92% 6.95% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 111 102
Average daily rate £390 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £188 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
Average hourly rate £24.15 £32.54 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £20.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.20 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 15 £350 +32.07% 3
Lancashire +3 5 £450 +5.88%
Cheshire -4 3 £425 +14.86% 1
Merseyside -8 1 £275 - 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 37 (51.39%) SQL
2 32 (44.44%) HP
3 24 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 24 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 20 (27.78%) Performance Testing
4 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 19 (26.39%) ISEB
5 19 (26.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (23.61%) Finance
7 16 (22.22%) HP UFT
8 15 (20.83%) Citrix
8 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
8 15 (20.83%) Defect Management
9 14 (19.44%) Test Strategy
9 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (16.67%) Test Management
10 12 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (15.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (15.28%) Oracle
11 11 (15.28%) Windows
12 10 (13.89%) JIRA
12 10 (13.89%) Test Automation
12 10 (13.89%) Waterfall
13 9 (12.50%) VMware
13 9 (12.50%) SAP
14 8 (11.11%) Migration
14 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 8 (11.11%) QA
15 7 (9.72%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.78%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Mingle
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (5.56%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.78%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.78%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.39%) HFM
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.39%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) FTP
1 3 (4.17%) HTTP
1 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.17%) DB2
4 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) HP UFT
2 10 (13.89%) JIRA
3 7 (9.72%) Selenium
3 7 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.94%) TestDirector
5 4 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.17%) eggPlant
7 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 17 (23.61%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (6.94%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (73.61%) Analyst
2 52 (72.22%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Test Manager
4 6 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) QA Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) SAP Test Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Test Data Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) OAT Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) OAT Test Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Tester
7 3 (4.17%) ETL Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) QC Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) CRM Coordinator
8 2 (2.78%) UAT Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (1.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.39%) REST
3 1 (1.39%) RESTful
3 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Unix
2 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 24 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 20 (27.78%) Performance Testing
3 19 (26.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (20.83%) Defect Management
5 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.44%) Test Strategy
6 12 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 12 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (16.67%) Test Management
7 10 (13.89%) Test Automation
7 10 (13.89%) Waterfall
8 8 (11.11%) Migration
9 7 (9.72%) Analytics
9 7 (9.72%) Data Analytics
9 7 (9.72%) Data Migration
9 7 (9.72%) Functional Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) Perl
3 1 (1.39%) C#
3 1 (1.39%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) ISEB
2 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 11 (15.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) HP
2 15 (20.83%) Citrix
3 11 (15.28%) Oracle
4 9 (12.50%) SAP
4 9 (12.50%) VMware
5 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.56%) IBM
7 2 (2.78%) OpenText
7 2 (2.78%) Siebel
8 1 (1.39%) Rally
8 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
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