The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for HP Quality Center skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
England / North West
Rank 231 211 210
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1  
Permanent jobs citing HP Quality Center 23 27 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.48% 0.64%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.94% 7.44% 11.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 40
Median salary £36,200 £32,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.38% +6.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

HP Quality Center is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 466 363 375
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 7.58% 6.39% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 400 270 288
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in the North West

HP Quality Center
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the North West.

Salary trend for HP Quality Center in the North West

HP Quality Center
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for HP Quality Center in the North West

HP Quality Center
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 18 £37,500 +17.18% 6
Lancashire - 5 £36,100 -
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the North West region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 30 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 28 (77.78%) ISEB
3 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (66.67%) Windows
5 22 (61.11%) HP
6 18 (50.00%) LoadRunner
7 16 (44.44%) ISTQB
8 14 (38.89%) QA
9 13 (36.11%) JIRA
10 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 12 (33.33%) JMeter
10 12 (33.33%) Linux
10 12 (33.33%) Python
10 12 (33.33%) C#
10 12 (33.33%) C++
10 12 (33.33%) Java
10 12 (33.33%) Ruby
10 12 (33.33%) DV Cleared
10 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 12 (33.33%) Selenium
10 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
10 12 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
11 11 (30.56%) Test Management
11 11 (30.56%) Product Management
11 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
12 9 (25.00%) Performance Testing
13 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
14 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (16.67%) OpenUP

HP Quality Center
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) DB2
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 13 (36.11%) JIRA
3 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 12 (33.33%) JMeter
3 12 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 3 (8.33%) MSTest
4 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
1 13 (36.11%) Test Analyst
1 13 (36.11%) Tester
2 10 (27.78%) QA Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) QA Tester
4 7 (19.44%) Test Leader
5 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Tester
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
6 5 (13.89%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
7 4 (11.11%) Software Tester
8 3 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Software Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.89%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 11 (30.56%) Product Management
4 11 (30.56%) Test Management
5 9 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 6 (16.67%) OpenUP
7 6 (16.67%) Validation
8 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Release Management
11 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C#
1 12 (33.33%) C++
1 12 (33.33%) Java
1 12 (33.33%) Python
1 12 (33.33%) Ruby
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (77.78%) ISEB
2 16 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 12 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) HP
2 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
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