The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 64 49 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.34% 2.29% 1.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.49% 17.09% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 9
Average daily rate £400 £328 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +16.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £160 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £458 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
HP Quality Center
Berkshire

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

Systems Management Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
137 117 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.08% 13.40% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 63 40
Average daily rate £370 £400 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £204 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Average hourly rate £59.33 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.60% +122.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Reading

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Reading region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 16 (57.14%) HP
2 14 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 10 (35.71%) SDLC
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) QA
4 7 (25.00%) Selenium
4 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.86%) Validation
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
6 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
6 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
6 5 (17.86%) SOAP
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (17.86%) Test Management
7 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.29%) XML
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (10.71%) TDD

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (17.86%) SharePoint
1 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Endur
2 1 (3.57%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (3.57%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.57%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
2 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
2 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.71%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) JMeter
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.57%) JBehave
5 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Front Office
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) XML Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Business Process Owner
6 1 (3.57%) Business Process Support
6 1 (3.57%) Endur Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) OpenLink Manager
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) SOAP
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) XML Messaging
4 1 (3.57%) Java EE
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
1 3 (10.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 10 (35.71%) SDLC
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
3 5 (17.86%) Test Management
3 5 (17.86%) Validation
4 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) TDD
5 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Use Case
5 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) VB
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) VBA
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) OpenLink
4 1 (3.57%) SAP