Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 120 137
Rank change year-on-year -27 +17 -40
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.45% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.89% 4.51% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 12
Manchester median daily rate £455 £130 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +250.00% -60.90% -0.37%
10th Percentile £453 £71 £98
90th Percentile £458 £243 £479
North West median daily rate £281 £135 £315
% change year-on-year +108.33% -57.09% -3.19%
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 370 266 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.14% 9.94% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 164 131
Manchester median daily rate £450 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +4.06% +18.52%
10th Percentile £326 £182 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £625
North West median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 2
Manchester median hourly rate £14.46 £11.63 £103.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.39% -88.73% +587.50%
10th Percentile £12.28 £9.63 £32.56
90th Percentile £57.88 £28.63 £177.19
North West median hourly rate £14.48 £20.00 £22.58
% change year-on-year -27.60% -11.41% +50.50%

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 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 23 May 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 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Confluence
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing

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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Games
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Testing Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Product Assurance Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Product Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile Games
1 1 (14.29%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP