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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
England / North West
Rank 126 124 122
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.75% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.55% 11.28% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 7
Median daily rate £320 £350 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +86.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £261 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £475 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
- +52.89%

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
235 257 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.87% 6.68% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 129 125
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -38.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £40.00 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -

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
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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Merseyside +2 3 £320 +16.36%
Manchester -8 3 £285 -18.57%
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 9 (45.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) ISEB
3 7 (35.00%) JIRA
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) FTP
4 6 (30.00%) HTTP
4 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (30.00%) SOAP
4 6 (30.00%) Unix
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (25.00%) MS Project
5 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (25.00%) Test 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 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (10.00%) Drupal
2 2 (10.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) FTP
1 6 (30.00%) HTTP
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
2 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) TestRail
5 1 (5.00%) Firebug
5 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (15.00%) OAT Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) OAT Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Data Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Teradata Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) SOAP
2 5 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.00%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (25.00%) SDLC
4 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) API Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.00%) ETL
7 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 6 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Teradata
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft