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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 106 113 87
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 42 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.65% 1.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.95% 7.97% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 15
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£320 £330 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -22.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £74.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-62.83% +98.65%
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
281 251 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.78% 8.19% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 117 73
Average daily rate £438 £328 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.58% +4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £217 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.00 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.74 £42.50 £44.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 +6 23 £330 -14.28% 2
Lancashire +6 7 £268 -18.93% 1
Cheshire -11 5 £303 -32.77% 2
Merseyside -8 4 £65 -62.85%
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 38 (59.38%) HP
2 28 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 23 (35.94%) ISEB
4 18 (28.13%) ISTQB
5 16 (25.00%) Oracle
6 11 (17.19%) SQL
6 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Banking
6 11 (17.19%) Test Management
6 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
7 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (14.06%) Performance Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.50%) Windows
9 8 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 7 (10.94%) Functional Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Linux
10 7 (10.94%) Java
10 7 (10.94%) Integration Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Finance
11 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (9.38%) SDLC
12 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
12 5 (7.81%) JMeter
12 5 (7.81%) Regression Testing
12 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
12 5 (7.81%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (3.13%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.13%) Apache
1 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.13%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP HR
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) FTP
2 1 (1.56%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) MS Access
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) JMeter
1 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
1 5 (7.81%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.13%) JUnit
3 2 (3.13%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.56%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.56%) Toad
4 1 (1.56%) Lombardi
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 11 (17.19%) Banking
2 6 (9.38%) Finance
3 5 (7.81%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Analyst
2 26 (40.63%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.31%) Tester
4 12 (18.75%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Test Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Applications Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Junior
6 3 (4.69%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Junior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Functional Tester
7 2 (3.13%) Non-Functional Tester
7 2 (3.13%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) CSS3
3 1 (1.56%) HTML5
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) SOAP
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) DOM
3 1 (1.56%) Ajax
3 1 (1.56%) JSON
3 1 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.56%) FMCG
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) Statistics
3 1 (1.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (3.13%) SUSE
4 2 (3.13%) HPUX
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (17.19%) Test Management
3 9 (14.06%) Performance Testing
4 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 7 (10.94%) Functional Testing
5 7 (10.94%) Integration Testing
6 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (9.38%) SDLC
7 5 (7.81%) Regression Testing
7 5 (7.81%) CRM
7 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.81%) Web Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Release Management
8 4 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (4.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) ISEB
2 18 (28.13%) ISTQB
3 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (59.38%) HP
2 16 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) SAP
3 5 (7.81%) VMware
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) Siebel
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.13%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.56%) Capita
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