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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 58 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.06% 1.30% 0.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.74% 14.77% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £318 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £459 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £47.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-36.24% +31.80%
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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
103 88 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.17% 8.81% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 22
Average daily rate £400 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £25.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.60% -5.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) HP
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) ISEB
7 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 2 (13.33%) 4G
8 2 (13.33%) PuTTY
8 2 (13.33%) WinSCP
8 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (13.33%) IPTV
8 2 (13.33%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (13.33%) 2G
8 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
8 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (13.33%) 3G
8 2 (13.33%) SS7
8 2 (13.33%) GSM
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) Java

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) 4G
1 2 (13.33%) PuTTY
1 2 (13.33%) WinSCP
1 2 (13.33%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (13.33%) 2G
1 2 (13.33%) 3G
1 2 (13.33%) SS7
1 2 (13.33%) GSM
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
3 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Tester
4 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (6.67%) Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
7 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
7 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) IPTV
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) System Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
7 1 (6.67%) Validation
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 1 (6.67%) Time Management
7 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
7 1 (6.67%) Fund Management
7 1 (6.67%) V-Model
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Netcool
1 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica
3 1 (6.67%) Serena
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