Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for HP Quality Center skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP Quality Center over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP Quality Center (HP QC)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 147 155
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 -42
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 19 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.48% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.19% 3.69% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 14
Berkshire median daily rate £313 £310 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -0.80% -16.67%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £258
90th Percentile £425 £473 £498
South East median daily rate £380 £338 £346
% change year-on-year +12.59% -2.32% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

HP Quality Center is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 454 461 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.55% 11.48% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 237 234
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £401 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% -10.50% +11.88%
10th Percentile £284 £252 £252
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.94% +6.19% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 31
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.80 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -31.43% -52.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £34.48 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% -51.82% +36.24%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Berkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Berkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Berkshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Berkshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 7 £388 +1.64% 3
Newbury -7 2 £235 - 1
Slough - 1 - -
HP Quality Center
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 11 (57.89%) HP
2 9 (47.37%) ISEB
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
4 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
4 6 (31.58%) JIRA
4 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 5 (26.32%) HTML
5 5 (26.32%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (21.05%) QA
6 4 (21.05%) Validation
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (21.05%) HP ALM
6 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (15.79%) Traceability Matrix
7 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
7 3 (15.79%) SAP ERP
7 3 (15.79%) V-Model
7 3 (15.79%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (15.79%) ERP

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.26%) SAP PP
2 1 (5.26%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) 2G
1 1 (5.26%) 3G
1 1 (5.26%) 4G
1 1 (5.26%) Broadband
1 1 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
1 1 (5.26%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (5.26%) SS7
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) QA Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Web Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Web Applications Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Junior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Web Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QC Manager
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) IDoc
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Robotics
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) Validation
5 3 (15.79%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (15.79%) Traceability Matrix
5 3 (15.79%) V-Model
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) ABAP
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) comScore
4 1 (5.26%) Nokia
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle