Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 130 156
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 -54
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 18 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.46% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.73% 4.36% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 13
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% -11.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £164 £258
90th Percentile £410 £470 £525
South East median daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year +1.82% -1.79% -
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 483 390 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.37% 10.16% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 217 290
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £401 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% -11.00% +13.92%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £12.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.67% -43.74% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.25 £46.85 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -45.63% +27.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -4 7 £325 -3.70% 1
Slough - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £235 - 1
HP Quality Center
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (61.11%) HP
2 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) ISEB
4 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (33.33%) HP ALM
5 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Validation
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Traceability Matrix
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
8 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (11.11%) Selenium
8 2 (11.11%) Robotics
8 2 (11.11%) 2G
8 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 2 (11.11%) 3G

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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) 2G
1 2 (11.11%) 3G
1 2 (11.11%) 4G
1 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (5.56%) 3GPP
2 1 (5.56%) Broadband
2 1 (5.56%) GPRS
2 1 (5.56%) GSM
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) INAP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Intranet
2 1 (5.56%) M3UA
2 1 (5.56%) SCCP
2 1 (5.56%) SCTP
2 1 (5.56%) SMPP
2 1 (5.56%) SS7
2 1 (5.56%) TCAP
2 1 (5.56%) UMTS
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Test Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Project Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Test Project Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QC Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) VBA Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Robotics
3 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
1 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Validation
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Traceability Matrix
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (11.11%) Case Management
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBA
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) comScore
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia