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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 95 71
Rank change year-on-year +5 -24  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 10 27 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 1.10% 2.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.81% 9.93% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 43
Median daily rate £450 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £350 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +6.53% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -40.00% +102.02%  

HP Quality Center is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 172 272 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.39% 11.12% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 158 153
Median daily rate £438 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 13
Median hourly rate £20.50 £59.33 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.44% +220.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £55.55 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.45 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% +8.13%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 4 £313 -32.79%
Slough +4 2 £600 +60.00%
Newbury - 2 £500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £500 -
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 11 (68.75%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) Selenium
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) JIRA
6 2 (12.50%) QA
6 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) SOAP
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) JMeter
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms

HP Quality Center
Top Related 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 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LTE
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) SAP Manager
3 3 (18.75%) SAP Solutions Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Management
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) API Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (6.25%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) MuleSoft
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Apigee
4 1 (6.25%) Progress