The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 88 82 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 29 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.17% 1.57% 1.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.26% 13.52% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 22
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£300 £354 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.13% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
168 281 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.80% 11.58% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 103 95
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £342 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.93 £30.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.77% +95.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £26.70 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
HP Quality Center
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HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Berkshire region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Berkshire region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 7 £300 -31.42% 3
Maidenhead -3 4 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
HP Quality Center
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HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center.

1 30 (57.69%) ISEB
2 29 (55.77%) HP
3 25 (48.08%) Windows
4 22 (42.31%) Test Scripting
5 20 (38.46%) Telecoms
6 18 (34.62%) Software Testing
7 16 (30.77%) TestDirector
8 15 (28.85%) Finance
8 15 (28.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (26.92%) QuickTest Pro
10 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
11 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
11 12 (23.08%) Windows XP
12 11 (21.15%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (19.23%) WinRunner
14 9 (17.31%) DNS
14 9 (17.31%) QA
15 8 (15.38%) Marketing
15 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
15 8 (15.38%) SAP
15 8 (15.38%) SQL
15 8 (15.38%) Electronics
16 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
16 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (13.46%) DTV
16 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
16 7 (13.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 7 (13.46%) Digital Marketing
16 7 (13.46%) LTE

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (21.15%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (13.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (7.69%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) DNS
2 7 (13.46%) LTE
3 6 (11.54%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) 4G
4 5 (9.62%) Wireless
4 5 (9.62%) LAN
5 4 (7.69%) IPv6
5 4 (7.69%) 3G
5 4 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (5.77%) GGSN
6 3 (5.77%) SGSN
6 3 (5.77%) ZigBee
6 3 (5.77%) Network Security
6 3 (5.77%) IPsec
6 3 (5.77%) 2G
6 3 (5.77%) Wireshark
6 3 (5.77%) DMZ
6 3 (5.77%) INAP
6 3 (5.77%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) TestDirector
2 14 (26.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (19.23%) WinRunner
4 5 (9.62%) Selenium
5 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.77%) TestNG
6 3 (5.77%) JUnit
6 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (1.92%) Toad
8 1 (1.92%) Introscope
8 1 (1.92%) JMeter
8 1 (1.92%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.92%) JBehave
8 1 (1.92%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.92%) Robotium
General
1 20 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 15 (28.85%) Finance
3 8 (15.38%) Electronics
3 8 (15.38%) Marketing
4 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
5 6 (11.54%) Billing
6 4 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Tester
5 6 (11.54%) Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Test Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Applications Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Solutions Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) QA Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.92%) QA Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Non-Functional Tester
9 1 (1.92%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco Expert
9 1 (1.92%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) JSON
1 3 (5.77%) REST
2 2 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) DOM
3 1 (1.92%) ODBC
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) XMPP
3 1 (1.92%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) DTV
2 6 (11.54%) Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) Smart Meter
4 3 (5.77%) Learning Management System
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) iPad
5 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.85%) Firmware
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) IVR
6 1 (1.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (11.54%) AIX
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.77%) UNIX
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Linux
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Test Scripting
2 18 (34.62%) Software Testing
3 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (13.46%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (9.62%) Test Management
6 5 (9.62%) Scrum
6 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
7 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.77%) V-Model
8 3 (5.77%) Change Control
8 3 (5.77%) BDD
8 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Java
2 5 (9.62%) VB
2 5 (9.62%) Python
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
4 3 (5.77%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) Ruby
5 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) XPath
6 1 (1.92%) Groovy
6 1 (1.92%) C++
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) ISEB
2 15 (28.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.92%) CCIE
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.92%) PMP
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Netcool
1 6 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.92%) nmon
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) HP
2 8 (15.38%) SAP
3 6 (11.54%) Veritas
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix
3 6 (11.54%) McAfee
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) NetCracker
4 3 (5.77%) Comptel
4 3 (5.77%) F5
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) Verint
6 1 (1.92%) NetHawk
6 1 (1.92%) Agilent
6 1 (1.92%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.92%) BT
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) Genesys
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