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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 67 44 54
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 18 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.37% 3.41% 1.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.06% 29.66% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 9
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£270 £338 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
128 118 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.71% 11.50% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 34
Average daily rate £300 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £210 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
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
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 29 July 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 14 £269 -23.21%
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (66.67%) Finance
2 17 (62.96%) ISEB
3 14 (51.85%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
5 10 (37.04%) SAP
5 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Waterfall
6 9 (33.33%) HP
7 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
8 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
8 7 (25.93%) QA
9 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 6 (22.22%) Banking
9 6 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (18.52%) Automotive
10 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Web Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
11 4 (14.81%) V-Model
11 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.81%) XML
11 4 (14.81%) MS Office
11 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
12 3 (11.11%) UNIX
12 3 (11.11%) Windows
12 3 (11.11%) ITIL
12 3 (11.11%) VBScript
12 3 (11.11%) Oracle

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) PowerCenter
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.41%) Bugzilla
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Automotive
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Electronics
5 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Analyst
1 16 (59.26%) Test Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Manual Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) EPoS
1 1 (3.70%) DTV
1 1 (3.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
2 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Waterfall
3 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Web Testing
6 4 (14.81%) V-Model
6 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (11.11%) ITSM
7 3 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Management
7 3 (11.11%) Load Testing
8 2 (7.41%) System Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Time Management
8 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VBScript
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) SAP
2 9 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle