Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for HP Quality Center skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP Quality Center over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP Quality Center (HP QC)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 - 102
Rank change year-on-year - +102 -15
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.80% - 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.62% - 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Cheshire median daily rate £308 - £313
10th Percentile £206 - £210
90th Percentile £338 - £415
North West median daily rate £310 £348 £350
% change year-on-year -10.79% -0.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

HP Quality Center is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 151 107 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.02% 8.33% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 69 108
Cheshire median daily rate £483 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -5.88% +14.86%
10th Percentile £280 £130 £250
90th Percentile £613 £550 £550
North West median daily rate £433 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +8.13% +3.23% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -50.00% +10.92%
10th Percentile £12.10 £14.20 £16.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £21.50 £69.00
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -17.37% +12.90% -29.55%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Cheshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP Quality Center in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Cheshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Cheshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 5 £313 -
HP Quality Center
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 10 (100.00%) Banking
2 9 (90.00%) HP
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) MCSA
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 7 (70.00%) Fortinet
4 6 (60.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (50.00%) Unix
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) C#
5 5 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) ISEB
5 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (40.00%) Time Management
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (40.00%) VBScript
6 4 (40.00%) VB
6 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (40.00%) .NET
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle
6 4 (40.00%) JMeter
6 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
7 2 (20.00%) Incident Management

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
General
1 10 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Time Management
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) VB
2 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (40.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) MCSA
1 7 (70.00%) MCSE
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft