Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 198 144
Rank change year-on-year +13 -54 +2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 21 30 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.44% 1.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.52% 4.59% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 70
North West median daily rate £308 £320 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -7.91% +7.75%
10th Percentile £110 £76 £249
90th Percentile £404 £390 £453
England median daily rate £370 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.41% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £34.75

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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 596 654 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.45% 9.57% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 400 375
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £250 £187 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 30
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.78% +63.46% -35.14%
10th Percentile £11.23 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.15 £43.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.56% +1.88% +2.56%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in the North West

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in the North West

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in the North West

HP Quality Center
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 HP Quality Center in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in the North West

HP Quality Center
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 HP Quality Center within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +17 13 £313 -
Manchester +2 6 £135 -61.43% 4
Merseyside +2 2 £313 +0.81%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 North West region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 18 (85.71%) HP
2 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
3 10 (47.62%) ISEB
3 10 (47.62%) Banking
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (38.10%) MCSE
4 8 (38.10%) MCSA
4 8 (38.10%) Fortinet
5 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (33.33%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) JIRA
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Unix
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
8 4 (19.05%) Test Management
8 4 (19.05%) Time Management
8 4 (19.05%) VBScript
8 4 (19.05%) VB
8 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
8 4 (19.05%) .NET
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle

HP Quality Center
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) 802.15
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) IPv6
1 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 5 (23.81%) JIRA
3 4 (19.05%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (47.62%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Payments Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.76%) Online Games
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
1 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
2 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 5 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Management
5 4 (19.05%) Time Management
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) ETL
7 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) C#
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) VB
2 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
2 4 (19.05%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) MCSA
2 8 (38.10%) MCSE
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) HP
2 8 (38.10%) Fortinet
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle