The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 37 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.67% - 1.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.73% - 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £47.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-36.24% +31.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Systems Management Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
51 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.17% 14.51% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 0
Average daily rate £311 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (52.38%) Regression Testing
2 11 (52.38%) ISTQB
3 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
4 9 (42.86%) ISEB
4 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 9 (42.86%) QA
4 9 (42.86%) Problem Management
4 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
6 7 (33.33%) HP
6 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Facilita Forecast
8 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
8 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 3 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 3 (14.29%) VB
10 2 (9.52%) SQL
10 2 (9.52%) Finance
10 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (9.52%) JIRA
10 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
3 6 (28.57%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (9.52%) JIRA
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) Regression Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Problem Management
4 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
5 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 3 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
8 2 (9.52%) Line Management
8 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) ISTQB
2 9 (42.86%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft