The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 226 216 214
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Permanent jobs citing HP Quality Center 27 33 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.44% 10.19% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 23 30 28
Average salary £37,500 £31,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +26.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,400 £60,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -1.31%
HP Quality Center
England

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

Systems Management Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
286 324 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.42% 4.68% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 212 256 265
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.17%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP Quality Center
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the North West region.

HP Quality Center Salary Trend in the North West

HP Quality Center
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

HP Quality Center Salary Histogram in the North West

HP Quality Center
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 20 £42,500 +70.00%
Cheshire -5 6 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Lancashire -12 1 £20,000 -60.00% 1
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center.

1 39 (60.94%) ISEB
2 37 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (46.88%) SQL
3 30 (46.88%) QA
4 27 (42.19%) Software Testing
5 26 (40.63%) HP
6 24 (37.50%) Windows
6 24 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 22 (34.38%) Finance
8 21 (32.81%) Mentoring
9 18 (28.13%) Performance Testing
9 18 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (26.56%) ISTQB
11 15 (23.44%) MSTest
11 15 (23.44%) HP UFT
12 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 12 (18.75%) Bugzilla
12 12 (18.75%) JIRA
13 11 (17.19%) Test Management
13 11 (17.19%) LoadRunner
14 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
15 9 (14.06%) SDLC
15 9 (14.06%) Automated Testing
15 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
16 8 (12.50%) Release Management
16 8 (12.50%) Manual Testing
16 8 (12.50%) System Testing
17 7 (10.94%) Degree
17 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
18 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.13%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Internet
2 3 (4.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (23.44%) MSTest
2 15 (23.44%) HP UFT
3 12 (18.75%) Bugzilla
3 12 (18.75%) JIRA
4 11 (17.19%) LoadRunner
5 6 (9.38%) WebLOAD
6 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.13%) Selenium
8 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.56%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.56%) JMeter
8 1 (1.56%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.56%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.56%) LoadUI
General
1 22 (34.38%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (70.31%) Analyst
2 40 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 22 (34.38%) Tester
4 12 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
4 12 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (17.19%) Consultant
5 11 (17.19%) Test Consultant
6 10 (15.63%) QA Consultant
6 10 (15.63%) QA Tester
7 9 (14.06%) Software Tester
8 8 (12.50%) Software Consultant
9 7 (10.94%) QA Analyst
10 6 (9.38%) Senior Tester
11 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
11 5 (7.81%) Lead Tester
12 3 (4.69%) Agile Test Analyst
13 2 (3.13%) QA Leader
13 2 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
13 2 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
13 2 (3.13%) Database Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Interactive TV
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Statistics
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) LIMS
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.19%) Software Testing
3 24 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 21 (32.81%) Mentoring
5 18 (28.13%) Performance Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Test Management
7 9 (14.06%) Automated Testing
7 9 (14.06%) SDLC
8 8 (12.50%) Release Management
8 8 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 8 (12.50%) System Testing
9 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
10 5 (7.81%) Time Management
11 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
11 3 (4.69%) Coaching
11 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Use Case
11 3 (4.69%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.56%) C#
3 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (60.94%) ISEB
2 17 (26.56%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.94%) Degree
4 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (46.88%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) HP
2 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Capita
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Unisys