The table below looks at the statistics for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 55 38 58
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 11 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.34% 3.32% 1.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.64% 22.73% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 7
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£275 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £435 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +62.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Systems Management Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
87 110 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.57% 14.63% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 34
Average daily rate £350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £161 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +6.57%

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Milton Keynes region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Milton Keynes region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 15 (65.22%) ISEB
2 14 (60.87%) Finance
3 13 (56.52%) SQL
4 11 (47.83%) Waterfall
5 10 (43.48%) HP
5 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
6 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
7 8 (34.78%) SAP
7 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (30.43%) QA
9 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
9 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
9 6 (26.09%) Banking
10 5 (21.74%) Automotive
10 5 (21.74%) V-Model
10 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
11 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
11 4 (17.39%) XML
11 4 (17.39%) ITIL
12 3 (13.04%) VBScript
12 3 (13.04%) Oracle
12 3 (13.04%) Windows
12 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
12 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (13.04%) ITSM
12 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) PowerCenter
2 2 (8.70%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Automotive
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
1 16 (69.57%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Test Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Manager
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) EPoS
1 1 (4.35%) DTV
1 1 (4.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Waterfall
2 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
4 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
5 5 (21.74%) V-Model
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) ITSM
7 3 (13.04%) Load Testing
8 2 (8.70%) System Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Time Management
8 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
9 1 (4.35%) Project Management
9 1 (4.35%) CMMI
9 1 (4.35%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VBScript
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) ISEB
2 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (4.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) SAP
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) IBM