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 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)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 68 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 4 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.60% 1.00% 2.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.06% 6.58% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 16
Median daily rate £313 £465 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.79% +36.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £350 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £480 £421
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 Reading with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 79 152 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 11.93% 15.17% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 104 62
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £338 £207
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 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £52.50 £63.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +13.20%  
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 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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Reading

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter

HP Quality Center
Top Related 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 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Solutions Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Apigee
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP