Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 November 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 87 74
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +19
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 8 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.62% 0.81% 1.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.02% 6.82% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 20
Reading median daily rate £438 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -21.88% +33.33%
10th Percentile £209 £258 £325
90th Percentile £600 £538 £456
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +20.83% -20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire 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 Reading with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 114 176 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.87% 11.85% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 78 115
Reading median daily rate £400 £438 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +4.92% +4.25%
10th Percentile £283 £255 £241
90th Percentile £550 £566 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 21
Reading median hourly rate £41.50 £43.28 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +16.69% +33.27%
10th Percentile £36.15 £25.25 £30.90
90th Percentile £62.45 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £24.53 £37.09
% change year-on-year -51.08% -33.86% +76.62%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Reading

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Reading

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Reading over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Reading

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) SDET
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Toad
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Sun
4 2 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Toad
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Report Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) STB
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDET
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Traceability Matrix
5 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) comScore