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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 81 102 96
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 50 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.75% 0.83% 1.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.69% 9.06% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £132.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.98% +268.05%
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
254 254 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.90% 9.15% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 110 68
Average daily rate £400 £325 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +7 19 £350 +30.23% 1
Newbury -1 9 £166 -48.84%
Bracknell +1 3 £438 -
Maidenhead - 2 £223 -
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (42.86%) HP
2 32 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 27 (32.14%) Telecoms
4 26 (30.95%) GSM
5 21 (25.00%) 3G
6 20 (23.81%) 4G
7 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
7 19 (22.62%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (22.62%) ISEB
8 18 (21.43%) SS7
8 18 (21.43%) SIGTRAN
9 17 (20.24%) 2G
9 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (17.86%) Scrum
10 15 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (16.67%) Test Management
12 13 (15.48%) Selenium
13 12 (14.29%) System Testing
13 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 11 (13.10%) CRM
14 11 (13.10%) Wireless
14 11 (13.10%) Integration Testing
14 11 (13.10%) JIRA
15 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
15 10 (11.90%) Software Testing
16 9 (10.71%) Billing
16 9 (10.71%) Finance
17 8 (9.52%) UMTS
17 8 (9.52%) Wireshark

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.19%) Lync
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.19%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Project
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP WM
1 1 (1.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.95%) GSM
2 21 (25.00%) 3G
3 20 (23.81%) 4G
4 18 (21.43%) SS7
4 18 (21.43%) SIGTRAN
5 17 (20.24%) 2G
6 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 11 (13.10%) Wireless
8 8 (9.52%) UMTS
8 8 (9.52%) Wireshark
9 7 (8.33%) MVNO
10 6 (7.14%) GPRS
11 5 (5.95%) LTE
11 5 (5.95%) VoLTE
11 5 (5.95%) CDMA
11 5 (5.95%) VoIP
11 5 (5.95%) RTCP
11 5 (5.95%) RTP
11 5 (5.95%) SMPP
12 4 (4.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) QlikView
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (22.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (15.48%) Selenium
3 11 (13.10%) JIRA
4 5 (5.95%) Fiddler
4 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
4 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.76%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.38%) InstallShield
6 2 (2.38%) WinRunner
6 2 (2.38%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.19%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.71%) Billing
2 9 (10.71%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (30.95%) Analyst
2 24 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 19 (22.62%) Test Manager
4 16 (19.05%) Test Engineer
5 14 (16.67%) Tester
6 6 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (3.57%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Applications Packager
10 2 (2.38%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.38%) UAT Test Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Build Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) UAT Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) WCF
1 5 (5.95%) SOAP
1 5 (5.95%) XML
1 5 (5.95%) XSD
2 3 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) EDI
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) IVR
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) EPoS
4 1 (1.19%) PKI
4 1 (1.19%) PDA
4 1 (1.19%) Handset
4 1 (1.19%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.38%) UNIX
3 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.38%) AIX
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.10%) Test Scripting
2 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.86%) Scrum
3 15 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (16.67%) Test Management
5 12 (14.29%) System Testing
6 11 (13.10%) CRM
6 11 (13.10%) Integration Testing
7 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
7 10 (11.90%) Software Testing
8 8 (9.52%) Network Architecture
9 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.76%) Network Design
11 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.76%) Test Automation
12 3 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (3.57%) Automation Testing
12 3 (3.57%) ITIL
12 3 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (3.57%) C#
3 2 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (1.19%) C
4 1 (1.19%) C++
4 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
1 19 (22.62%) ISEB
2 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.19%) MCSE
6 1 (1.19%) MCSA
6 1 (1.19%) MCTS
6 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Netcool
1 2 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (42.86%) HP
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.95%) Cisco
4 4 (4.76%) Mitel
4 4 (4.76%) Avaya
4 4 (4.76%) Verint
5 2 (2.38%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.38%) JDA
5 2 (2.38%) Citrix
5 2 (2.38%) Veritas
5 2 (2.38%) McAfee
5 2 (2.38%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.19%) hybris
6 1 (1.19%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.19%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle
6 1 (1.19%) Huawei