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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 60 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 28 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.28% 1.33% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.44% 14.29% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 6
Average daily rate
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£280 £273 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -25.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £370 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £137.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-76.36% +587.50%
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
144 91 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.71% 9.29% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 32 30
Average daily rate £290 £343 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% +9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £158 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +18.97%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -4 18 £275 +0.91% 1
High Wycombe -5 4 £294 - 1
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 33 (71.74%) ISEB
2 31 (67.39%) Finance
3 25 (54.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (45.65%) QA
5 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
5 20 (43.48%) Waterfall
5 20 (43.48%) SQL
5 20 (43.48%) SAP
6 18 (39.13%) Test Management
7 14 (30.43%) HP
8 13 (28.26%) ISTQB
8 13 (28.26%) V-Model
9 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
10 11 (23.91%) XML
11 10 (21.74%) Manual Testing
11 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
12 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
13 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (15.22%) SAP BW
14 7 (15.22%) System Testing
15 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
15 6 (13.04%) Banking
15 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
15 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
15 6 (13.04%) Validation
16 5 (10.87%) Automotive
16 5 (10.87%) CMS
16 5 (10.87%) Business Objects
16 5 (10.87%) Oracle

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 5 (10.87%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.35%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) DHCP
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 7 (15.22%) SAP BW
3 4 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.35%) DB2
4 2 (4.35%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (8.70%) Bugzilla
2 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.35%) Subversion
3 2 (4.35%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.17%) Maven
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 31 (67.39%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
2 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.87%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
1 23 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Tester
3 9 (19.57%) Test Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
4 4 (8.70%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) SAP Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Functional Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Manual Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (2.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.17%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) IVR
2 1 (2.17%) DTV
2 1 (2.17%) EPoS
2 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
2 20 (43.48%) Waterfall
3 18 (39.13%) Test Management
4 13 (28.26%) V-Model
5 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.74%) Manual Testing
7 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
8 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (15.22%) System Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Validation
11 5 (10.87%) Black-Box Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
12 4 (8.70%) Migration
12 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
12 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) C
2 4 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) C++
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (71.74%) ISEB
2 13 (28.26%) ISTQB
3 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (45.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) SAP
2 14 (30.43%) HP
3 5 (10.87%) Business Objects
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) IBM