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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 51 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.28% - 1.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.14% - 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.97% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £47.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +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
69 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.59% 9.88% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 13 4
Average daily rate £376 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.37% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £195 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £380 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 20 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 15 (57.69%) QA
2 15 (57.69%) Automated Testing
3 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
4 13 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (46.15%) Regression Testing
5 12 (46.15%) HP
5 12 (46.15%) ISEB
5 12 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (42.31%) Problem Management
6 11 (42.31%) LoadRunner
7 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
7 9 (34.62%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Facilita Forecast
8 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
9 6 (23.08%) Data Structures
10 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
11 2 (7.69%) Finance
11 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (7.69%) SQL
11 2 (7.69%) VB
11 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
11 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Selenium
11 2 (7.69%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (42.31%) LoadRunner
3 9 (34.62%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (7.69%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
1 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Performance Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Performance Test Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 15 (57.69%) Automated Testing
3 12 (46.15%) Regression Testing
4 11 (42.31%) Problem Management
5 9 (34.62%) Knowledge Management
5 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
6 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Test Management
8 1 (3.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
1 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 12 (46.15%) ISEB
2 12 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft