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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 61 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 1.69% 2.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.48% 13.82% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -0.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%
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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
73 123 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.47% 12.24% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 49
Average daily rate £400 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%

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 28 August 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
3 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
3 11 (57.89%) Windows XP
3 11 (57.89%) TestDirector
4 10 (52.63%) ISEB
4 10 (52.63%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) WinRunner
5 9 (47.37%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (31.58%) HP
7 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) Veritas
7 5 (26.32%) AIX
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) Netcool
7 5 (26.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (26.32%) McAfee
7 5 (26.32%) Clustering
7 5 (26.32%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
8 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
8 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.79%) MS Office
9 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
9 3 (15.79%) LAN
9 3 (15.79%) VPN
9 3 (15.79%) DMZ

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (52.63%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) VPN
1 3 (15.79%) DMZ
1 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) TestDirector
2 9 (47.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (47.37%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Tester
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Applications Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) iPad
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows XP
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) AIX
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 1 (5.26%) High Availability
6 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
6 1 (5.26%) Test Management
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) ISEB
3 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Netcool
1 5 (26.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (26.32%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) Veritas
2 5 (26.32%) McAfee
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
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