The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 41 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.51% 1.69% 1.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.52% 18.75% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£245 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £205 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £225 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-42.76% +16.92%
HP Quality Center
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Systems Management Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
21 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 5.34% 9.04% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 10
Average daily rate £325 £400 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +26.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Northamptonshire region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Northamptonshire region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Northampton -3 2 £245 +8.88%
HP Quality Center
East Midlands

HP Quality Center
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mining

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP