Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 118 130
Rank change year-on-year -26 +12 -28
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.40% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.13% 5.45% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 16
Manchester median daily rate £285 £130 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +119.23% -62.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £132 £73 £76
90th Percentile £458 £406 £419
North West median daily rate £350 £150 £320
% change year-on-year +133.33% -53.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £65.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 416 275 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.74% 9.58% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 169 191
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £275 £125 £205
90th Percentile £625 £580 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 7
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.43% -44.52% +56.45%
10th Percentile £11.68 £9.63 £16.60
90th Percentile £185.00 £41.00 £144.75
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £15.25 £20.73
% change year-on-year +26.23% -26.44% +56.45%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 8 (61.54%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Test Management
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Mobile Games
3 4 (30.77%) Games
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Confluence
3 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Thinking
4 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) XML Messaging
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) DB2
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) XML

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