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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 88 96 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 31 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.28% 1.06% 1.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.66% 12.62% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 18
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£223 £269 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.20% -24.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £190 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £339 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £74.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-62.83% +98.65%
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
198 214 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.16% 8.38% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 103 89
Average daily rate £388 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -58.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 7 £350 +16.66%
Newbury +3 5 £175 -46.15%
Maidenhead +8 4 £225 - 2
Slough 0 1 - - 1
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 41 (47.67%) HP
2 34 (39.53%) Test Scripting
3 26 (30.23%) GSM
4 25 (29.07%) Telecoms
5 22 (25.58%) 3G
6 21 (24.42%) 4G
7 19 (22.09%) Security Cleared
7 19 (22.09%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (20.93%) ISEB
8 18 (20.93%) SS7
8 18 (20.93%) SIGTRAN
9 17 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (19.77%) 2G
9 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (16.28%) Scrum
10 14 (16.28%) Test Management
10 14 (16.28%) Selenium
11 13 (15.12%) System Testing
12 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing
12 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
13 11 (12.79%) CRM
13 11 (12.79%) Wireless
13 11 (12.79%) JIRA
14 10 (11.63%) SQL
14 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
15 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
15 9 (10.47%) Performance Testing
15 9 (10.47%) DV Cleared
16 8 (9.30%) Network Architecture
16 8 (9.30%) Wireshark

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (5.81%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.16%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) Apache
2 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.23%) GSM
2 22 (25.58%) 3G
3 21 (24.42%) 4G
4 18 (20.93%) SS7
4 18 (20.93%) SIGTRAN
5 17 (19.77%) 2G
6 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
7 11 (12.79%) Wireless
8 8 (9.30%) Wireshark
8 8 (9.30%) UMTS
9 7 (8.14%) MVNO
10 6 (6.98%) Diameter Protocol
10 6 (6.98%) GPRS
11 5 (5.81%) RTCP
11 5 (5.81%) RTP
11 5 (5.81%) SMPP
11 5 (5.81%) CDMA
11 5 (5.81%) VoIP
11 5 (5.81%) LTE
11 5 (5.81%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.16%) DB2
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (22.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (16.28%) Selenium
3 11 (12.79%) JIRA
4 5 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.81%) Fiddler
4 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.49%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.33%) WinRunner
6 2 (2.33%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.33%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.16%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.16%) JMeter
7 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.16%) Ranorex
General
1 25 (29.07%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.30%) Billing
2 8 (9.30%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Analyst
2 23 (26.74%) Test Analyst
3 18 (20.93%) Test Manager
4 17 (19.77%) Test Engineer
5 15 (17.44%) Tester
6 6 (6.98%) Wireless Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Mobile Tester
9 2 (2.33%) Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Functional Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) UAT Test Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) XML
2 5 (5.81%) SOAP
2 5 (5.81%) XSD
2 5 (5.81%) WCF
3 3 (3.49%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) HTML
4 1 (1.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) IVR
3 2 (2.33%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) STB
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) PDA
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Handset
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) AIX
2 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.33%) UNIX
3 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.16%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.53%) Test Scripting
2 17 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.28%) Scrum
3 14 (16.28%) Test Management
4 13 (15.12%) System Testing
5 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing
6 11 (12.79%) CRM
7 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Performance Testing
8 8 (9.30%) Network Architecture
9 6 (6.98%) SDLC
9 6 (6.98%) Migration
9 6 (6.98%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.81%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.81%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.65%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.65%) Network Design
11 4 (4.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) SQL
2 3 (3.49%) C#
3 2 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (1.16%) Python
4 1 (1.16%) C
4 1 (1.16%) C++
4 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.93%) ISEB
3 9 (10.47%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.81%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.33%) Degree
7 1 (1.16%) MCTS
7 1 (1.16%) MCITP
7 1 (1.16%) MCSE
7 1 (1.16%) MCSA
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (3.49%) GAMP
2 3 (3.49%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.16%) Squid
3 1 (1.16%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) SCCM
1 2 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (2.33%) Netcool
2 1 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.16%) Iperf
Vendors
1 41 (47.67%) HP
2 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.81%) Cisco
4 4 (4.65%) Verint
4 4 (4.65%) Avaya
4 4 (4.65%) Mitel
5 2 (2.33%) RedPrairie
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix
5 2 (2.33%) Veritas
5 2 (2.33%) McAfee
5 2 (2.33%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.33%) JDA
6 1 (1.16%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.16%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) Huawei
6 1 (1.16%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) hybris
6 1 (1.16%) Talend
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