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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 108 107 123
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 54 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 0.90% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.98% 13.21% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 5
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£300 £323 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £376 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
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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
318 212 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.25% 6.83% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 105 98
Average daily rate £350 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 27
Average hourly rate £11.75 £20.06 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% -36.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.48 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +0.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +1 28 £275 -14.72% 10
Lancashire -7 10 £425 +21.42% 1
Cheshire -20 7 £332 +10.66% 1
Cumbria - 6 - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 62 (63.92%) HP
2 45 (46.39%) Test Scripting
3 30 (30.93%) ISTQB
4 26 (26.80%) ISEB
5 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
6 20 (20.62%) Performance Testing
7 19 (19.59%) SQL
8 18 (18.56%) SAP
8 18 (18.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (17.53%) Oracle
9 17 (17.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (13.40%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (12.37%) Release Management
13 11 (11.34%) Banking
13 11 (11.34%) Test Management
13 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
14 10 (10.31%) Security Testing
14 10 (10.31%) Integration Testing
14 10 (10.31%) IBM
15 9 (9.28%) SAP HR
15 9 (9.28%) Windows
15 9 (9.28%) ERP
15 9 (9.28%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (9.28%) Finance
15 9 (9.28%) Waterfall
15 9 (9.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 9 (9.28%) SuccessFactors
15 9 (9.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.06%) Apache
2 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.06%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (2.06%) LiveLink
2 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) SAP HR
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.06%) Agresso
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.06%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.28%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.03%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) MS Access
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) LoadRunner
2 5 (5.15%) JMeter
3 4 (4.12%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.06%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (2.06%) JUnit
4 2 (2.06%) Toad
5 1 (1.03%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.03%) Lombardi
5 1 (1.03%) JIRA
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
General
1 11 (11.34%) Banking
2 9 (9.28%) Finance
3 6 (6.19%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (49.48%) Analyst
2 46 (47.42%) Test Analyst
3 21 (21.65%) Test Manager
4 16 (16.49%) Tester
5 10 (10.31%) Test Leader
6 5 (5.15%) SAP Manager
6 5 (5.15%) SAP Test Manager
7 4 (4.12%) Functional Tester
7 4 (4.12%) Applications Tester
8 3 (3.09%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Non-Functional Tester
8 3 (3.09%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Performance Test Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Junior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Junior
8 3 (3.09%) OAT Manager
9 2 (2.06%) Testing Manager
9 2 (2.06%) UAT Tester
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle Analyst
9 2 (2.06%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (2.06%) Middleware
1 2 (2.06%) HTML
2 1 (1.03%) CSS
2 1 (1.03%) DOM
2 1 (1.03%) Ajax
2 1 (1.03%) JSON
2 1 (1.03%) jQuery
2 1 (1.03%) WebCenter
2 1 (1.03%) HTML5
2 1 (1.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.03%) IVR
4 1 (1.03%) Statistics
4 1 (1.03%) FMCG
4 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Linux
3 4 (4.12%) UNIX
4 3 (3.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.06%) SUSE
5 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.06%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.39%) Test Scripting
2 20 (20.62%) Performance Testing
3 18 (18.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (17.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.40%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (12.37%) Release Management
8 11 (11.34%) Test Management
9 10 (10.31%) Security Testing
9 10 (10.31%) Integration Testing
10 9 (9.28%) ERP
10 9 (9.28%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.25%) Software Testing
12 7 (7.22%) Statistical Analysis
12 7 (7.22%) SAP Implementation
12 7 (7.22%) Migration
12 7 (7.22%) Functional Testing
13 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.59%) SQL
2 5 (5.15%) Java
3 3 (3.09%) VB
4 2 (2.06%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (30.93%) ISTQB
2 26 (26.80%) ISEB
3 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (9.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (4.12%) BC Cleared
6 4 (4.12%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (63.92%) HP
2 18 (18.56%) SAP
3 17 (17.53%) Oracle
4 10 (10.31%) IBM
5 7 (7.22%) VMware
6 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.12%) Siebel
8 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.06%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.06%) OpenText
9 1 (1.03%) Citrix
9 1 (1.03%) AppSense
9 1 (1.03%) Capita
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