The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 67 56 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 15 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.22% 2.62% 1.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.51% 21.32% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 7
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£275 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £435 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%
HP Quality Center
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Systems Management Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
111 136 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.05% 12.29% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 54 41
Average daily rate £350 £315 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -16 12 £275 -8.33% 1
High Wycombe - - - - 1
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center.

1 19 (65.52%) Finance
2 17 (58.62%) ISEB
3 14 (48.28%) SQL
4 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Waterfall
5 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
5 10 (34.48%) SAP
5 10 (34.48%) HP
6 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
7 7 (24.14%) QA
7 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.69%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle
9 5 (17.24%) Automotive
9 5 (17.24%) Banking
9 5 (17.24%) V-Model
9 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
9 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Web Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
10 4 (13.79%) XML
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) MS Office
10 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
10 4 (13.79%) PowerCenter
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
11 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
11 3 (10.34%) UNIX

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.79%) PowerCenter
3 3 (10.34%) DB2
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 19 (65.52%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Automotive
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Analyst
1 16 (55.17%) Test Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Manual Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Management Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) EPoS
1 1 (3.45%) DTV
1 1 (3.45%) IVR
1 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
1 11 (37.93%) Waterfall
2 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
4 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Web Testing
5 5 (17.24%) V-Model
6 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL
7 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.34%) ITSM
7 3 (10.34%) Load Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Test Management
7 3 (10.34%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.90%) System Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Time Management
8 2 (6.90%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) VBScript
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) ISEB
2 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Control-M
2 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) SAP
1 10 (34.48%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.45%) IBM