The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 3 months to 23 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 90 80
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 0.60% 0.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.67% 5.98% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 9
Median daily rate £119 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.01% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £233 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £430 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 Manchester with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 135 184 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.71% 10.12% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 86 77
Median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £9.75 £16.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +16.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Manchester

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 8 (61.54%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Games
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
4 4 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (30.77%) Web Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Confluence
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile Games
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.69%) CICS
7 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (7.69%) COBOL
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Banking
7 1 (7.69%) Retail
7 1 (7.69%) Data Management

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) CICS
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) JIRA
General
1 6 (46.15%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Junior
2 4 (30.77%) Junior Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Junior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Manual Tester
3 2 (15.38%) QA Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Games
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
2 4 (30.77%) Web Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) COBOL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) HP
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