Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 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 > Manchester
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 127 138
Rank change year-on-year -17 +11 -38
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.41% 0.32% 0.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.31% 2.98% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 16
Manchester median daily rate £285 £125 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +128.00% -64.79% +23.48%
10th Percentile £130 £98 £80
90th Percentile £468 £469 £400
North West median daily rate £350 £308 £335
% change year-on-year +13.82% -8.21% +11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 Manchester with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 393 302 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.54% 10.71% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 190 229
Manchester median daily rate £450 £436 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +9.06% +23.08%
10th Percentile £210 £253 £213
90th Percentile £675 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 11
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -24.31% +80.26%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £10.88
90th Percentile £185.00 £39.10 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year -12.50% -3.52% +69.22%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Manchester

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Manchester region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 10 (76.92%) HP
2 8 (61.54%) Test Management
3 7 (53.85%) JIRA
4 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (38.46%) Mobile Games
4 5 (38.46%) Games
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) Confluence
4 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (38.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
6 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) HP ALM
6 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) DB2
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (15.38%) CICS
7 2 (15.38%) EPoS
7 2 (15.38%) JCL
7 2 (15.38%) Mainframe

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 5 (38.46%) Confluence
2 2 (15.38%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (38.46%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Defect Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Product Assurance Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Product Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XML Messaging
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile Games
2 2 (15.38%) EPoS
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Management
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Thinking
2 5 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JCL
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle