Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ClearQuest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ClearQuest over the 6 months to 22 June 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.

IBM Rational ClearQuest
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 197 228
Rank change year-on-year -18 +31 -5
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.017% 0.018% 0.078%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.085% 0.11% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
North West median daily rate £361 - £413
10th Percentile £356 - £354
90th Percentile £367 - £461
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.39% +34.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North West median hourly rate - £51.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.89% -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £48.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -19.27% +15.66% -4.05%

ClearQuest is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,177 894 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.04% 16.28% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 592 622
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £266
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 66 46
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £41.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.74% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £28.28 £35.00 £28.04
90th Percentile £50.41 £50.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +14.74%

ClearQuest
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ClearQuest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for ClearQuest in the North West

ClearQuest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ClearQuest in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ClearQuest in the North West

ClearQuest
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ClearQuest in the North West

ClearQuest
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. 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
Lancashire - 1 £361 -
ClearQuest
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ClearQuest 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 North West region with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Team Concert

ClearQuest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Team Concert
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA