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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 131 112 115
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 24 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 1.16% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.30% 13.46% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 14
Median daily rate £350 £320 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £115 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £443 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £74.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.83%
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
381 327 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.77% 8.63% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 188 119
Median daily rate £425 £427 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% +31.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 23
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -38.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -10.28%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -20 12 £360 +7.86%
Lancashire +4 6 £263 -1.86%
Cheshire -6 5 £488 +61.15%
Merseyside -7 1 £65 -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 24 (58.54%) HP
2 16 (39.02%) Defect Management
3 15 (36.59%) SQL
4 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
5 13 (31.71%) Test Management
6 12 (29.27%) Oracle
7 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
8 10 (24.39%) Windows
8 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
9 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
9 9 (21.95%) QA
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
9 9 (21.95%) VMware
10 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
10 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
10 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (17.07%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 7 (17.07%) Unix
11 7 (17.07%) HP UFT
12 6 (14.63%) TestDirector
12 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
12 6 (14.63%) SAP
12 6 (14.63%) SOAP
12 6 (14.63%) Banking
12 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
13 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (12.20%) Selenium
13 5 (12.20%) JIRA

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 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
1 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) Mingle
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) FTP
1 5 (12.20%) HTTP
1 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) DB2
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) MS Access
4 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) OpenStack Swift
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) HP UFT
2 6 (14.63%) TestDirector
3 5 (12.20%) JIRA
3 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
3 5 (12.20%) Selenium
4 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.88%) Toad
6 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.44%) CaliberRM
6 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.44%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.44%) MSTest
6 1 (2.44%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Games
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
2 19 (46.34%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Test Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.20%) OAT Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) OAT Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Junior
6 3 (7.32%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Junior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) SOAP
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) JSON
2 3 (7.32%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.44%) Middleware
4 1 (2.44%) REST
4 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.88%) Psychology
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) FMCG
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Defect Management
2 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
3 13 (31.71%) Test Management
4 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
5 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
6 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Validation
10 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
10 3 (7.32%) CRM
10 3 (7.32%) Load Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.32%) C
3 3 (7.32%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
2 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.20%) ISEB
5 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) MCP
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.88%) OCP
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Certification
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) DameWare
1 2 (4.88%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) HP
2 12 (29.27%) Oracle
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) SAP
5 4 (9.76%) IBM
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.88%) LexisNexis
7 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix
8 1 (2.44%) hybris
8 1 (2.44%) Rally
8 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com