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 28 June 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.

HP Quality Center (HP QC)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 117 88
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 10 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.34% 1.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.54% 3.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 20
Median daily rate £310 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £281 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £350
% change year-on-year -2.98% -4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 153 267 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 8.37% 11.21% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 125 111
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £517 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 £24.53 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.08% +22.65%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +15 5 £381 -
Maidenhead - 5 £310 -
HP Quality Center
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (52.94%) SDLC
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
4 5 (29.41%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Change Management
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) SAP
5 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (23.53%) ERP
5 4 (23.53%) SOA
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (23.53%) Six Sigma
5 4 (23.53%) SAP ERP
5 4 (23.53%) CSQA
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) MS Project Server
5 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) CMMI
5 4 (23.53%) IT Audit
5 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
5 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
5 4 (23.53%) Change Control
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
6 3 (17.65%) JMeter

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 4 (23.53%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.88%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
2 3 (17.65%) JMeter
2 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) QA Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Quality Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Senior QA Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Quality Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) MuleSoft Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) SDLC
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
2 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
4 4 (23.53%) Change Control
4 4 (23.53%) CMMI
4 4 (23.53%) ERP
4 4 (23.53%) IT Audit
4 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Six Sigma
4 4 (23.53%) SOA
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Data Management
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) C
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CSQA
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Apigee
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) MuleSoft
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle