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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 51 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 20 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.31% 1.59% 3.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.26% 12.61% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 19
Average daily rate
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£331 £269 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £364 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +16.92%
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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
123 111 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.19% 12.61% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 42
Average daily rate £375 £338 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £194 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -16.66%

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 4 August 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 27 (65.85%) Finance
2 19 (46.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (43.90%) Test Scripting
4 14 (34.15%) HP
5 13 (31.71%) QA
5 13 (31.71%) Test Management
6 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
6 11 (26.83%) ISEB
7 10 (24.39%) HP UFT
7 10 (24.39%) SQL
7 10 (24.39%) SDLC
8 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
8 9 (21.95%) V-Model
8 9 (21.95%) SAP
8 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
9 8 (19.51%) Banking
10 7 (17.07%) Validation
10 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.07%) XML
10 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
11 6 (14.63%) Retail
12 5 (12.20%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
12 5 (12.20%) SAP BW
12 5 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (12.20%) SaaS
13 4 (9.76%) Data Integration
13 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
13 4 (9.76%) PowerCenter

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (2.44%) IIS
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.44%) SAP BCA
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.20%) SAP BW
3 4 (9.76%) Data Mining
3 4 (9.76%) PowerCenter
4 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.44%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) HP UFT
2 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
3 4 (9.76%) Selenium
4 3 (7.32%) JMeter
5 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.44%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 27 (65.85%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Retail
4 4 (9.76%) Spanish Language
5 3 (7.32%) Automotive
6 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.44%) Electronics
7 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (2.44%) Marketing
7 1 (2.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Analyst
2 24 (58.54%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 8 (19.51%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.20%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Banking Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Web Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) WCF
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) DTV
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (43.90%) Test Scripting
3 13 (31.71%) Test Management
4 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
5 10 (24.39%) SDLC
6 9 (21.95%) V-Model
6 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.07%) Validation
7 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
10 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Migration
10 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) VBScript
2 1 (2.44%) VBA
2 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) HP
2 9 (21.95%) SAP
3 5 (12.20%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (7.32%) Northgate
4 3 (7.32%) NorthgateArinso
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft