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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 54 62 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 20 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.21% 0.81% 1.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.05% 6.86% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 6
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£298 £335 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.19% +48.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £283 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £387 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £110.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-72.27% +205.55%
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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
105 102 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.62% 11.83% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 23
Average daily rate £400 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £185 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.50%

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
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 1 May 2015, 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 29 (76.32%) Finance
2 18 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (47.37%) Test Scripting
3 15 (39.47%) QA
3 15 (39.47%) Waterfall
3 15 (39.47%) ISEB
4 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 14 (36.84%) SAP
5 13 (34.21%) HP
5 13 (34.21%) V-Model
5 13 (34.21%) Test Management
6 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
6 12 (31.58%) XML
6 12 (31.58%) Validation
6 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
7 8 (21.05%) SAP BW
7 8 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Selenium
8 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
8 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) Banking
9 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
10 4 (10.53%) eggPlant
10 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.53%) Migration
10 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
10 4 (10.53%) VBScript
11 3 (7.89%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (2.63%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP BCA
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) CDMA
1 3 (7.89%) GSM
2 1 (2.63%) DHCP
2 1 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.05%) SAP BW
3 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
4 3 (7.89%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 4 (10.53%) eggPlant
4 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
4 3 (7.89%) JMeter
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.63%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (76.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Automotive
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) German Language
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (68.42%) Analyst
2 24 (63.16%) Test Analyst
3 13 (34.21%) Test Leader
4 5 (13.16%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) iPhone
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.89%) iPad
2 1 (2.63%) DTV
2 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Android
3 2 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
1 18 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 15 (39.47%) Waterfall
3 13 (34.21%) V-Model
3 13 (34.21%) Test Management
4 12 (31.58%) Validation
4 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
9 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Use Case
10 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) VBScript
3 3 (7.89%) VB
3 3 (7.89%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) SAP
2 13 (34.21%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Apple
3 3 (7.89%) Informatica
4 1 (2.63%) IBM