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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 108 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 29 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.52% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.18% 6.52% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 17
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£323 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.92% +62.50%
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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
220 230 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.89% 7.90% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 94 83
Average daily rate £300 £310 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 17
Average hourly rate £21.73 £31.56 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.13% +61.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Cheshire +7 13 £300 -25.00% 2
Lancashire -5 9 £350 -
Manchester -5 7 £323 +25.24% 3
Merseyside - - - -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (49.02%) HP
2 22 (43.14%) Test Scripting
3 20 (39.22%) Finance
4 16 (31.37%) ISEB
5 13 (25.49%) Integration Testing
6 12 (23.53%) Performance Testing
6 12 (23.53%) Oracle
6 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 11 (21.57%) Linux
7 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
7 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
8 10 (19.61%) Release Management
8 10 (19.61%) Telecoms
8 10 (19.61%) FTP
9 9 (17.65%) Apache
9 9 (17.65%) Security Testing
9 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
10 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (15.69%) Statistical Analysis
10 8 (15.69%) SUSE
10 8 (15.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (15.69%) Tomcat
10 8 (15.69%) MS Access
10 8 (15.69%) N-Tier
10 8 (15.69%) SOA
10 8 (15.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 8 (15.69%) WebLogic
10 8 (15.69%) VB
10 8 (15.69%) Windows
10 8 (15.69%) HPUX

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (17.65%) Apache
2 8 (15.69%) Tomcat
2 8 (15.69%) WebLogic
2 8 (15.69%) WebLogic Integration
3 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) FTP
2 3 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (3.92%) PuTTY
3 2 (3.92%) GSM
3 2 (3.92%) VoIP
3 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) SAN
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 8 (15.69%) MS Access
4 1 (1.96%) QlikView
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
1 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.84%) CaliberRM
3 3 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.88%) Toad
4 2 (3.92%) MSTest
4 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.76%) Banking
4 4 (7.84%) Retail
5 3 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Test Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) Tester
4 8 (15.69%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.80%) Non-Functional Tester
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Business Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Defect Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Test Leader
8 2 (3.92%) UAT Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Junior
8 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) SOAP
3 2 (3.92%) XML
3 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) JSON
4 1 (1.96%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) N-Tier
2 7 (13.73%) Mainframe
3 6 (11.76%) IVR
4 5 (9.80%) Wiki
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) SUSE
2 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) HPUX
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.92%) UNIX
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Test Scripting
2 13 (25.49%) Integration Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Release Management
5 9 (17.65%) Security Testing
6 8 (15.69%) Statistical Analysis
6 8 (15.69%) SOA
7 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Migration
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (5.88%) Quality Management
10 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.88%) CRM
10 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 3 (5.88%) System Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 8 (15.69%) VB
2 5 (9.80%) SQL
3 3 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) ISEB
2 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
2 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (15.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) HP
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle
3 8 (15.69%) TIBCO
4 5 (9.80%) VMware
5 3 (5.88%) Planview
5 3 (5.88%) Open Text
5 3 (5.88%) Informatica
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) SAP
5 3 (5.88%) Siebel
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.92%) Curam
7 1 (1.96%) IronPort
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
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