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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 66 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +9
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.56% 1.78% 0.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.09% 12.50% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate £450 £300 £347
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -13.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £244 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £348 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
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
44 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.15% 14.25% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 33
Average daily rate £309 £311 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% +27.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £251 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £451 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £22.85 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -33 4 £450 +50.00% 1
HP Quality Center
North East

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
4 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) Feature Driven Development

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) BigMachines
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Primavera
1 1 (11.11%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Itk
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Swing
2 1 (11.11%) XSL
2 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 1 (11.11%) PDA
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Feature Driven Development
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSA
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) MCTS
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (11.11%) Siemens
3 1 (11.11%) Tableau
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas
3 1 (11.11%) VMware