Period
to 23 July 2017

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 July 2017 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 106 101
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5 -9
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.57% 0.48% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.22% 5.00% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Cheshire median daily rate £356 £488 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +54.76% -7.35%
10th Percentile £254 £424 £215
90th Percentile £369 £561 £364
North West median daily rate £143 £300 £325
% change year-on-year -52.50% -7.69% -
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 skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 134 180 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.86% 9.64% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 97 103
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -2.86% +41.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £225
90th Percentile £550 £544 £686
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £364
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +19.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £17.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -26.10% -49.74%
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.00 £12.38
90th Percentile £17.33 £21.00 £27.80
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £20.73 £14.00
% change year-on-year +92.96% +48.07% -41.67%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 July 2017. 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
Warrington +39 2 £363 -
HP Quality Center
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) Fortinet

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Data Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Environment Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Payments Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Environment Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Fortinet