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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 216 200 222
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Permanent jobs citing HP Quality Center 35 35 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.06% 9.36% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 34 27 33
Average salary £28,250 £23,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.82% -45.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -9.33%
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
348 374 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.08% 5.65% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 269 307 298
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Cheshire -7 12 £27,500 +25.00%
Merseyside - 10 £32,500 - 1
Manchester -16 5 £55,000 +129.16%
Lancashire - 4 £30,500 -
HP Quality Center
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 46 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (53.33%) ISEB
3 35 (46.67%) SQL
4 34 (45.33%) Software Testing
5 33 (44.00%) QA
6 31 (41.33%) Windows
7 30 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 29 (38.67%) HP
9 25 (33.33%) Test Scripting
10 22 (29.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (25.33%) ISTQB
12 17 (22.67%) Release Management
12 17 (22.67%) Performance Testing
12 17 (22.67%) MSTest
13 16 (21.33%) Finance
14 14 (18.67%) Test Management
15 13 (17.33%) C#
16 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (12.00%) .NET
18 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
18 8 (10.67%) Manual Testing
18 8 (10.67%) WebDriver
18 8 (10.67%) Selenium
18 8 (10.67%) Mentoring
19 7 (9.33%) Selenium IDE
19 7 (9.33%) JIRA
19 7 (9.33%) Scrum
19 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET
20 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
20 6 (8.00%) Bugzilla

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Project
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) LAN
1 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 30 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (29.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (22.67%) MSTest
4 8 (10.67%) WebDriver
4 8 (10.67%) Selenium
5 7 (9.33%) JIRA
5 7 (9.33%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (8.00%) Bugzilla
7 5 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.33%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.00%) SilkPerformer
10 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Advertising
2 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (81.33%) Analyst
2 51 (68.00%) Test Analyst
3 22 (29.33%) Tester
4 16 (21.33%) QA Tester
5 13 (17.33%) Software Tester
6 12 (16.00%) Test Consultant
6 12 (16.00%) Consultant
7 8 (10.67%) Test Manager
7 8 (10.67%) Software Consultant
7 8 (10.67%) QA Analyst
7 8 (10.67%) QA Consultant
8 7 (9.33%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (9.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (5.33%) Senior Tester
11 3 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (4.00%) Test Leader
12 2 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
12 2 (2.67%) Manual Test Analyst
12 2 (2.67%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.67%) SOAP
4 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.33%) XML
5 1 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
2 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.00%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.33%) Software Testing
3 25 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 17 (22.67%) Performance Testing
4 17 (22.67%) Release Management
5 14 (18.67%) Test Management
6 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.67%) Mentoring
7 8 (10.67%) Manual Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Scrum
9 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (6.67%) System Testing
10 5 (6.67%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.33%) Regression Testing
12 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.00%) Automated Testing
12 3 (4.00%) Integration Testing
13 2 (2.67%) Time Management
13 2 (2.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) C#
3 5 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (53.33%) ISEB
2 19 (25.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (44.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 29 (38.67%) HP
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle