The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 112 98 108
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 26 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.90% 10.50% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 12
Average daily rate £325 £350 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £153 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £433 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
292 181 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.05% 7.39% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 65 89
Average daily rate £350 £265 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
HP Quality Center
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 12 £315 -
Manchester -9 9 £110 -64.80% 1
Cheshire -15 4 £438 +50.21%
Merseyside +3 1 £175 -61.11% 1
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 24 (64.86%) HP
2 11 (29.73%) Windows
3 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 10 (27.03%) VMware
4 9 (24.32%) Oracle
5 8 (21.62%) ISEB
5 8 (21.62%) Finance
6 7 (18.92%) Banking
6 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (16.22%) Wiki
7 6 (16.22%) Open Text
7 6 (16.22%) Citrix
7 6 (16.22%) Informatica
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
7 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
7 6 (16.22%) UNIX
7 6 (16.22%) Siebel
7 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
8 5 (13.51%) FTP
8 5 (13.51%) SAP
8 5 (13.51%) Firewall
8 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.51%) SAP BPC
8 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
9 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
9 4 (10.81%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Tuxedo
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.70%) SAS
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.70%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) FTP
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) LAN
2 4 (10.81%) WAN
2 4 (10.81%) SAN
2 4 (10.81%) HTTP
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) QlikView
3 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
2 4 (10.81%) Toad
3 2 (5.41%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.70%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Games
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Test Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) SAP BPC Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Senior SAP BPC Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Test Leader
7 2 (5.41%) UAT Manager
7 2 (5.41%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) SOAP
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Wiki
2 4 (10.81%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Statistics
3 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (16.22%) UNIX
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) HPUX
5 1 (2.70%) MVS
5 1 (2.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
2 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
2 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
3 4 (10.81%) System Testing
3 4 (10.81%) Validation
4 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.11%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.70%) SOA
6 1 (2.70%) CRM
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) JCL
3 1 (2.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (2.70%) REXX
3 1 (2.70%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) SAP Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) CA Wily
1 2 (5.41%) nmon
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) HP
2 10 (27.03%) VMware
3 9 (24.32%) Oracle
4 6 (16.22%) Open Text
4 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) Informatica
4 6 (16.22%) Siebel
5 5 (13.51%) SAP
6 4 (10.81%) IronPort
6 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.81%) Business Objects
7 2 (5.41%) Fundtech
8 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.70%) CA
8 1 (2.70%) Teradata
8 1 (2.70%) Planview
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