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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 131 113 111
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 21 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 1.19% 0.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.89% 15.02% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 21
Median daily rate £263 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £233 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £438 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -
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
305 333 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.75% 7.93% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 176 123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 27
Median hourly rate £24.62 £11.75 £20.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.48% -42.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.98%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -18 12 £320 +11.30% 2
Lancashire +12 6 £259 -39.11%
Merseyside - 2 £183 -
Cheshire +4 1 - -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 27 (60.00%) HP
2 17 (37.78%) Oracle
3 15 (33.33%) VMware
4 14 (31.11%) Windows
4 14 (31.11%) Defect Management
5 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (28.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
6 12 (26.67%) Test Management
6 12 (26.67%) Degree
6 12 (26.67%) Unix
7 11 (24.44%) FTP
7 11 (24.44%) HTTP
7 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
7 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
7 11 (24.44%) SOAP
7 11 (24.44%) Functional Testing
7 11 (24.44%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (22.22%) SQL
8 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 10 (22.22%) WebSphere
8 10 (22.22%) QA
9 8 (17.78%) ISEB
10 7 (15.56%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (15.56%) JIRA
10 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
10 7 (15.56%) Banking
11 6 (13.33%) Validation
11 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management

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 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 10 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (11.11%) MS Project
3 4 (8.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (2.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) FTP
1 11 (24.44%) HTTP
1 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) WinSCP
3 1 (2.22%) 802.15
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) IPv6
3 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) DB2
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.44%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) OpenStack Swift
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) JIRA
2 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 5 (11.11%) Selenium
4 4 (8.89%) TestDirector
5 3 (6.67%) CaliberRM
6 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.44%) Toad
7 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.22%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.56%) Banking
2 5 (11.11%) Games
3 2 (4.44%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Local Government
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 16 (35.56%) Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Test Leader
4 8 (17.78%) OAT Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) OAT Test Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Test Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Test Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Junior
8 3 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Junior Test Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Junior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) QA Leader
9 2 (4.44%) Test Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Unix Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) SAP Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) SAP Test Manager
10 1 (2.22%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) SOAP
2 7 (15.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (6.67%) Middleware
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (4.44%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile Games
3 3 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.44%) FMCG
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Psychology
5 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Defect Management
2 13 (28.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
3 12 (26.67%) Test Management
4 11 (24.44%) Functional Testing
4 11 (24.44%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (13.33%) SDLC
5 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 6 (13.33%) Validation
5 6 (13.33%) Web Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.67%) C
4 3 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) ISEB
3 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
4 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.44%) MCP
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.44%) OCP
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (4.44%) SAP Certification
7 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) DameWare
1 2 (4.44%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) HP
2 17 (37.78%) Oracle
3 15 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (13.33%) SAP
5 3 (6.67%) IBM
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) hybris
6 2 (4.44%) LexisNexis
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com