The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 77 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 49 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.87% 1.02% 1.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.13% 14.71% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £303 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.96% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
HP Quality Center
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
286 170 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.90% 6.95% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 70 102
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £259 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £22.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +0.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +5 15 £400 +14.28% 3
Newbury -3 11 - -
Slough +5 10 £330 +32.00%
Maidenhead +4 1 - -
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 47 (58.02%) HP
2 24 (29.63%) Telecoms
3 23 (28.40%) GSM
3 23 (28.40%) Test Management
3 23 (28.40%) Test Scripting
4 22 (27.16%) Validation
5 18 (22.22%) Wireshark
6 17 (20.99%) Test Planning
6 17 (20.99%) SQL
6 17 (20.99%) UMTS
7 16 (19.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (18.52%) GPRS
9 13 (16.05%) ISEB
9 13 (16.05%) LTE
9 13 (16.05%) VoLTE
9 13 (16.05%) Diameter Protocol
10 12 (14.81%) QA
10 12 (14.81%) 4G
10 12 (14.81%) Software Testing
10 12 (14.81%) 3G
11 11 (13.58%) XML
11 11 (13.58%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (13.58%) Finance
12 10 (12.35%) Migration
13 9 (11.11%) HSDPA
13 9 (11.11%) 2G
13 9 (11.11%) RNC
14 8 (9.88%) Automated Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (6.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.23%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.40%) GSM
2 18 (22.22%) Wireshark
3 17 (20.99%) UMTS
4 15 (18.52%) GPRS
5 13 (16.05%) LTE
5 13 (16.05%) VoLTE
5 13 (16.05%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (14.81%) 4G
6 12 (14.81%) 3G
7 9 (11.11%) HSDPA
7 9 (11.11%) 2G
7 9 (11.11%) RNC
8 8 (9.88%) Wireless
9 6 (7.41%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (7.41%) NAS
9 6 (7.41%) SS7
10 5 (6.17%) LDAP
11 4 (4.94%) CDMA
11 4 (4.94%) VoIP
11 4 (4.94%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) DB2
2 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) HP UFT
1 8 (9.88%) Selenium
2 7 (8.64%) LoadRunner
2 7 (8.64%) JIRA
3 5 (6.17%) SoapUI
3 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.17%) Fiddler
4 3 (3.70%) JMeter
5 2 (2.47%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.47%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.23%) JUnit
6 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.23%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.23%) TestNG
6 1 (1.23%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 24 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.58%) Finance
3 3 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Analyst
2 19 (23.46%) Test Analyst
3 16 (19.75%) Tester
4 13 (16.05%) Test Manager
5 12 (14.81%) Test Engineer
6 11 (13.58%) Technical Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Defect Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Wireless Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Telecoms Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Release Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Senior Data Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Data Migration Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.47%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) XML
2 8 (9.88%) SOAP
3 6 (7.41%) JSON
4 5 (6.17%) WCF
4 5 (6.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.23%) Handset
3 1 (1.23%) STB
3 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) UNIX
2 6 (7.41%) AIX
3 2 (2.47%) Android
4 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.23%) Solaris
4 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.40%) Test Management
1 23 (28.40%) Test Scripting
2 22 (27.16%) Validation
3 17 (20.99%) Test Planning
4 16 (19.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 11 (13.58%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (12.35%) Migration
9 8 (9.88%) ETL
9 8 (9.88%) Automated Testing
9 8 (9.88%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.64%) System Testing
11 6 (7.41%) Scrum
11 6 (7.41%) Agile Testing
11 6 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (7.41%) Network Architecture
11 6 (7.41%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.17%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.99%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) Python
3 5 (6.17%) Java
4 2 (2.47%) C
5 1 (1.23%) C#
5 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) ISEB
2 7 (8.64%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.70%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) CCNP
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
2 5 (6.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (6.17%) GAMP
2 5 (6.17%) GxP
3 1 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Squid
2 1 (1.23%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Iperf
Vendors
1 47 (58.02%) HP
2 6 (7.41%) Ab Initio
3 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle
4 3 (3.70%) SAP
5 2 (2.47%) Talend
5 2 (2.47%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.23%) Remedy
6 1 (1.23%) BMC