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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 135 124 109
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 20 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.06% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.99% 14.97% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 14
Median daily rate £320 £275 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £233 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +24.61%
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
334 314 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.43% 7.10% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 182 115
Median daily rate £400 £381 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +22.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 28
Median hourly rate £20.73 £11.75 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.42% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -11.11%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 13 £350 +38.61% 1
Lancashire +16 5 - -
Merseyside - 2 £183 -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 22 (52.38%) HP
2 17 (40.48%) Oracle
3 14 (33.33%) Test Management
3 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 14 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (30.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 12 (28.57%) Degree
5 12 (28.57%) VMware
5 12 (28.57%) Unix
5 12 (28.57%) Windows
6 11 (26.19%) FTP
6 11 (26.19%) HTTP
6 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
6 11 (26.19%) SOAP
6 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
6 11 (26.19%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (23.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
7 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
7 10 (23.81%) QA
8 9 (21.43%) JIRA
8 9 (21.43%) SQL
8 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (16.67%) Banking
9 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 7 (16.67%) ISEB
9 7 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (14.29%) HP UFT

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
1 10 (23.81%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (11.90%) MS Project
3 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (2.38%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) FTP
1 11 (26.19%) HTTP
1 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) WinSCP
3 1 (2.38%) 802.15
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) IPv6
3 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) DB2
3 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.76%) MS Access
5 1 (2.38%) OpenStack Swift
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) JIRA
2 6 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.90%) Selenium
4 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.14%) CaliberRM
6 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
6 2 (4.76%) TestRail
6 2 (4.76%) Toad
7 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.38%) Firebug
7 1 (2.38%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) NUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (16.67%) Banking
2 5 (11.90%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Analyst
2 15 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Test Leader
4 8 (19.05%) OAT Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) OAT Test Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Junior
6 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Junior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) QA Leader
8 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Unix Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle Technical Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) SAP Test Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) SOAP
2 7 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (7.14%) Middleware
4 2 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.90%) Mobile Games
3 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Psychology
5 1 (2.38%) FMCG
5 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Unix
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 14 (33.33%) Test Management
1 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 13 (30.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (14.29%) SDLC
6 6 (14.29%) Validation
6 6 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) TDD
9 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.14%) C
4 3 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) MCP
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) OCP
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.76%) SAP Certification
6 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) DameWare
1 2 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) HP
2 17 (40.48%) Oracle
3 12 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (11.90%) SAP
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.14%) IBM
7 2 (4.76%) hybris
7 2 (4.76%) LexisNexis
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com