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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 62 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 28 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.20% 1.25% 0.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.18% 17.81% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 5
Average daily rate
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£280 £316 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.46% -13.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £442 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £99.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-65.51% +351.47%
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
146 73 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.49% 6.99% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 27 25
Average daily rate £290 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £215 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% +54.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.90% +5.45%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -3 18 £270 -3.57% 1
High Wycombe +5 4 £294 -25.63%
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 30 (71.43%) ISEB
2 27 (64.29%) Finance
3 22 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (45.24%) QA
5 18 (42.86%) Test Management
6 17 (40.48%) SAP
6 17 (40.48%) Software Testing
7 16 (38.10%) SQL
8 15 (35.71%) Waterfall
9 14 (33.33%) HP
10 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
11 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
11 10 (23.81%) V-Model
12 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (21.43%) XML
13 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
13 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
14 7 (16.67%) SAP BW
15 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
15 6 (14.29%) Validation
15 6 (14.29%) Migration
15 6 (14.29%) Banking
15 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
16 5 (11.90%) System Testing
16 5 (11.90%) Black-Box Testing
16 5 (11.90%) Automotive
16 5 (11.90%) CMS
16 5 (11.90%) Business Objects

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (11.90%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.76%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) DHCP
1 2 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 7 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 4 (9.52%) PowerCenter
3 4 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Bugzilla
2 3 (7.14%) TestDirector
2 3 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
3 2 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.38%) Maven
4 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 27 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Analyst
1 18 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Test Manager
3 9 (21.43%) Tester
4 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Manual Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Functional Tester
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Test Coordinator
7 1 (2.38%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.38%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) IVR
2 1 (2.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (42.86%) Test Management
3 17 (40.48%) Software Testing
4 15 (35.71%) Waterfall
5 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.81%) V-Model
6 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 6 (14.29%) Validation
8 6 (14.29%) Migration
8 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.90%) System Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Black-Box Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
10 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
10 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (9.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) C
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
3 2 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (71.43%) ISEB
2 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
3 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (45.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) SAP
2 14 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (11.90%) Business Objects
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (4.76%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft