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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 96 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 24 36 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.97% 1.42% 1.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.09% 13.69% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 22
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£303 £314 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%
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
159 263 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.46% 10.37% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 93 98
Average daily rate £400 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £155 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.50 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Slough +7 10 £250 - 1
Reading -4 4 £350 +9.37% 6
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 32 (61.54%) HP
2 29 (55.77%) ISEB
3 22 (42.31%) Windows
3 22 (42.31%) Telecoms
3 22 (42.31%) Test Scripting
4 18 (34.62%) Software Testing
5 16 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (28.85%) TestDirector
7 14 (26.92%) Finance
7 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
8 12 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
9 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
10 10 (19.23%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (19.23%) QA
11 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
11 9 (17.31%) WinRunner
11 9 (17.31%) DNS
12 8 (15.38%) SAP
12 8 (15.38%) Electronics
12 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
12 8 (15.38%) Billing
13 7 (13.46%) Marketing
13 7 (13.46%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (13.46%) LTE
13 7 (13.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
13 7 (13.46%) DTV
13 7 (13.46%) SQL
13 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (19.23%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.85%) Lync
5 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
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 5 (9.62%) 4G
3 5 (9.62%) Firewall
3 5 (9.62%) Wireless
4 4 (7.69%) IPv6
4 4 (7.69%) LAN
4 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (7.69%) 3G
4 4 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (5.77%) GGSN
5 3 (5.77%) SGSN
5 3 (5.77%) ZigBee
5 3 (5.77%) Wireshark
5 3 (5.77%) Network Security
5 3 (5.77%) INAP
5 3 (5.77%) 2G
5 3 (5.77%) IPsec
5 3 (5.77%) GPRS
5 3 (5.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) TestDirector
2 12 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (17.31%) WinRunner
4 4 (7.69%) Selenium
5 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.77%) TestNG
5 3 (5.77%) JUnit
6 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.92%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.92%) JBehave
7 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.92%) Robotium
7 1 (1.92%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.92%) Introscope
7 1 (1.92%) JMeter
7 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 22 (42.31%) Telecoms
2 14 (26.92%) Finance
3 8 (15.38%) Electronics
3 8 (15.38%) Billing
4 7 (13.46%) Marketing
4 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
5 4 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
2 19 (36.54%) Test Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) 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%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Solutions Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) QA Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.92%) Non-Functional Tester
9 1 (1.92%) QA Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) JSON
1 3 (5.77%) REST
2 2 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) JDBC
3 1 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) DOM
3 1 (1.92%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) DTV
2 5 (9.62%) 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%) Firmware
5 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.85%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.62%) AIX
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.85%) Linux
6 2 (3.85%) UNIX
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Test Scripting
2 18 (34.62%) Software Testing
3 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
4 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 7 (13.46%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Test Management
8 4 (7.69%) Scrum
8 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.77%) Use Case
9 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
9 3 (5.77%) System Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Time Management
9 3 (5.77%) Kanban
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.77%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Python
2 5 (9.62%) Java
2 5 (9.62%) VB
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
4 3 (5.77%) Ruby
4 3 (5.77%) C#
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 29 (55.77%) ISEB
2 16 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
6 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.92%) PMP
8 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (9.62%) Netcool
1 5 (9.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) nmon
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) HP
2 8 (15.38%) SAP
3 5 (9.62%) McAfee
3 5 (9.62%) Veritas
3 5 (9.62%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) Comptel
4 3 (5.77%) NetCracker
4 3 (5.77%) F5
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) NetHawk
6 1 (1.92%) Agilent
6 1 (1.92%) Remedy
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) Juniper
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