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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 62 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 22 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.94% 1.44% 0.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.00% 22.73% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 5
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£280 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £408 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £47.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-36.24% +31.80%
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
100 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.81% 6.32% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 24
Average daily rate £347 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 +10 19 £280 -20.00% 2
High Wycombe -1 1 £363 -16.66%
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 33 (67.35%) Finance
2 29 (59.18%) ISEB
3 26 (53.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (48.98%) Test Management
5 20 (40.82%) QA
6 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
6 17 (34.69%) SQL
7 16 (32.65%) SAP
7 16 (32.65%) Test Scripting
7 16 (32.65%) Waterfall
8 15 (30.61%) HP
9 14 (28.57%) V-Model
10 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
10 12 (24.49%) XML
11 11 (22.45%) Validation
11 11 (22.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
12 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (20.41%) SAP BW
13 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
14 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
14 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
14 8 (16.33%) Java
14 8 (16.33%) Migration
15 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
15 7 (14.29%) System Testing
16 6 (12.24%) Apple iOS
16 6 (12.24%) Oracle
17 5 (10.20%) C

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 5 (10.20%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.08%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.08%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) CDMA
1 3 (6.12%) GSM
2 2 (4.08%) DHCP
2 2 (4.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
2 10 (20.41%) SAP BW
3 5 (10.20%) PowerCenter
4 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (10.20%) Selenium
3 4 (8.16%) eggPlant
3 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.16%) Bugzilla
3 4 (8.16%) LoadRunner
4 3 (6.12%) TestDirector
5 2 (4.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.04%) Ant
6 1 (2.04%) Maven
6 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (67.35%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 10 (20.41%) Tester
4 9 (18.37%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.16%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Functional Tester
8 1 (2.04%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.04%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) SAP Test Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.12%) iPad
1 3 (6.12%) iPhone
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.16%) UNIX
3 3 (6.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (48.98%) Test Management
3 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
4 16 (32.65%) Test Scripting
4 16 (32.65%) Waterfall
5 14 (28.57%) V-Model
6 11 (22.45%) Validation
6 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
9 8 (16.33%) Migration
10 7 (14.29%) System Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
11 5 (10.20%) Data Migration
11 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
13 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) C
4 3 (6.12%) VBScript
4 3 (6.12%) VB
5 2 (4.08%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) Perl
5 2 (4.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (59.18%) ISEB
2 11 (22.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) SAP
2 15 (30.61%) HP
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle
4 5 (10.20%) Business Objects
5 3 (6.12%) IBM
5 3 (6.12%) Informatica
5 3 (6.12%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft