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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 227 202 204
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs citing HP Quality Center 26 47 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.66% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.95% 13.78% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 30
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+11.33% +4.16%
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
327 341 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.02% 4.77% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 245 258 275
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -

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 31 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 31 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 +11 20 £40,000 +60.00% 7
Cheshire -11 5 £32,500 +4.83%
Lancashire -8 1 £20,000 -60.00%
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 37 (62.71%) ISEB
2 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.85%) QA
4 28 (47.46%) Test Scripting
5 27 (45.76%) Software Testing
6 24 (40.68%) Windows
7 23 (38.98%) HP
7 23 (38.98%) Finance
8 22 (37.29%) SQL
9 19 (32.20%) Mentoring
10 18 (30.51%) Performance Testing
10 18 (30.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (28.81%) JIRA
12 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
13 14 (23.73%) HP UFT
14 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
14 13 (22.03%) Bugzilla
14 13 (22.03%) ISTQB
14 13 (22.03%) MSTest
15 12 (20.34%) LoadRunner
16 9 (15.25%) SDLC
16 9 (15.25%) Test Management
16 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
17 8 (13.56%) Manual Testing
17 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
17 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
18 7 (11.86%) System Testing
18 7 (11.86%) Degree
19 6 (10.17%) WebLOAD
19 6 (10.17%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 3 (5.08%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (28.81%) JIRA
3 14 (23.73%) HP UFT
4 13 (22.03%) MSTest
4 13 (22.03%) Bugzilla
5 12 (20.34%) LoadRunner
6 6 (10.17%) WebLOAD
7 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.39%) Selenium
9 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.69%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.69%) JMeter
9 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.69%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (1.69%) LoadUI
General
1 23 (38.98%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.69%) Back Office
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Analyst
2 32 (54.24%) Test Analyst
3 21 (35.59%) Tester
4 10 (16.95%) QA Tester
5 9 (15.25%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Test Consultant
6 8 (13.56%) Consultant
6 8 (13.56%) QA Consultant
7 7 (11.86%) QA Analyst
7 7 (11.86%) Software Tester
8 6 (10.17%) Test Manager
8 6 (10.17%) Software Consultant
9 5 (8.47%) Lead Tester
9 5 (8.47%) Senior Tester
10 3 (5.08%) QA Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (3.39%) Database Team Leader
11 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
11 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Web Services
2 3 (5.08%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Interactive TV
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Statistics
2 2 (3.39%) PMI
3 1 (1.69%) LIMS
3 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (47.46%) Test Scripting
3 27 (45.76%) Software Testing
4 19 (32.20%) Mentoring
5 18 (30.51%) Performance Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Test Management
6 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
6 9 (15.25%) SDLC
7 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
7 8 (13.56%) Manual Testing
8 7 (11.86%) System Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Release Management
10 5 (8.47%) Time Management
11 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
11 3 (5.08%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (5.08%) Coaching
11 3 (5.08%) Use Case
11 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (5.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (62.71%) ISEB
2 13 (22.03%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.86%) Degree
4 6 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (50.85%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) HP
2 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) Capita
5 1 (1.69%) Unisys
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) McAfee
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