The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Reading region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 60 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 1.72% 1.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.69% 13.68% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
77 117 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.70% 12.59% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 50
Average daily rate £363 £315 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £133 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +95.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%
HP Quality Center
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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
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 30 July 2014, 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 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
3 11 (52.38%) TestDirector
4 10 (47.62%) ISEB
4 10 (47.62%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (42.86%) WinRunner
5 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (38.10%) HP
7 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 5 (23.81%) Citrix
8 5 (23.81%) AIX
8 5 (23.81%) SQL
8 5 (23.81%) Netcool
8 5 (23.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (23.81%) McAfee
8 5 (23.81%) Veritas
8 5 (23.81%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (23.81%) Clustering
9 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (14.29%) MS Office
10 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 3 (14.29%) LAN
10 3 (14.29%) VPN

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 10 (47.62%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
1 3 (14.29%) DMZ
1 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) TestDirector
2 9 (42.86%) WinRunner
2 9 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Tester
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Infrastructure Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) iPad
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) AIX
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Management
6 1 (4.76%) WFM
6 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
6 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) ISEB
3 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Netcool
1 5 (23.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (23.81%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
2 5 (23.81%) McAfee
2 5 (23.81%) Veritas
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) BT
4 1 (4.76%) Genesys
4 1 (4.76%) Empirix
4 1 (4.76%) Siemens
4 1 (4.76%) Verint