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 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 66 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.87% 0.34% 1.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.64% 3.00% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 8
Median daily rate £381 - £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 Reading with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 47 100 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 8.15% 11.40% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 53 44
Median daily rate £419 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £363 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 1
Median hourly rate £42.70 £43.28 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +116.40%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 Reading region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) SOA
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (37.50%) C
4 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) SDET
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Apigee
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing

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
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDET
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) API Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Apigee
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle