Period
to 24 September 2018

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 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HP Quality Center (HP QC)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 337 304
Rank change year-on-year -5 -33 -24
Permanent jobs citing HP Quality Center 12 30 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.10% 2.96% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 9 28 51
North West median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £27,300 £26,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £42,050 £55,000 £44,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

HP Quality Center is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,093 1,012 823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.20% 7.81% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 938 811 652
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.97%

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
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 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 6 months to 24 September 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 6 £33,750 -12.90%
Cheshire +1 5 £36,250 +5.07% 3
Lancashire +11 1 £29,000 -19.89%
HP Quality Center
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) V-Model
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Service Design
6 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree

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 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) PHPUnit
6 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (8.33%) JMeter
6 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (8.33%) SOAtest
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Behat
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
3 4 (33.33%) V-Model
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) API Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Design
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) JCL
3 1 (8.33%) REXX
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
4 1 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (8.33%) Informatica