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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 48 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 16 0 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.86% - 9.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.98% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 24
Average daily rate
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£355 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £46.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.34% +130.00%
HP Quality Center
North East

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
89 16 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.92% 9.64% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 10 38
Average daily rate £347 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.74% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £124 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £272 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 1 October 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
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £355 - 1
Gateshead - - - -
HP Quality Center
North East

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 24 (92.31%) Test Scripting
2 17 (65.38%) Automated Testing
2 17 (65.38%) QA
3 15 (57.69%) Problem Management
3 15 (57.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (57.69%) LoadRunner
4 14 (53.85%) Regression Testing
4 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
5 13 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 13 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (46.15%) Facilita Forecast
6 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 12 (46.15%) Configuration Management
7 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
7 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
8 9 (34.62%) Data Structures
9 8 (30.77%) HP
9 8 (30.77%) ISEB
9 8 (30.77%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
11 4 (15.38%) BC Cleared
12 2 (7.69%) VB
12 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Keyword-Driven Testing
13 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
13 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
13 1 (3.85%) Curam
13 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
13 1 (3.85%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 15 (57.69%) LoadRunner
2 12 (46.15%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) CaliberRM
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Test Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Performance Test Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Performance Engineer
3 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Test Scripting
2 17 (65.38%) Automated Testing
3 15 (57.69%) Problem Management
4 14 (53.85%) Regression Testing
5 13 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 12 (46.15%) Configuration Management
7 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
7 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Keyword-Driven Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 13 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) ISEB
5 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (65.38%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Curam
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Business Objects