The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 73 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 10 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.83% 1.08% 1.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.62% 13.85% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Average daily rate £270 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
104 65 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.67% 7.79% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 31 42
Average daily rate £275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £27.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £27.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
HP Quality Center
South East

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
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 18 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -19 6 £264 +17.22% 1
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (43.48%) ISEB
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
5 6 (26.09%) Test Management
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) MS Office
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) Bugzilla
7 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
7 4 (17.39%) JIRA
7 4 (17.39%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) VBScript
8 3 (13.04%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) HP
9 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
9 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (8.70%) Oracle
9 2 (8.70%) ITIL

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (17.39%) Bugzilla
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Test Analyst
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Software Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Data Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
1 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
2 6 (26.09%) Test Management
3 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
4 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) ITSM
6 2 (8.70%) System Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
1 3 (13.04%) VBScript
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Planview
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