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 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 60 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 18 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.00% 0.99% 0.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.40% 11.67% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 3
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£270 £280 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.28%
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%
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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
125 60 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.87% 8.45% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 21 20
Average daily rate £275 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £144 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -
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 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 28 November 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 19 (65.52%) ISEB
2 18 (62.07%) Finance
3 15 (51.72%) SAP
3 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Waterfall
4 14 (48.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (48.28%) SQL
5 13 (44.83%) QA
6 12 (41.38%) HP
7 10 (34.48%) Test Management
7 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
7 10 (34.48%) V-Model
8 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (31.03%) XML
9 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
9 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
10 7 (24.14%) SAP BW
10 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
11 6 (20.69%) Validation
11 6 (20.69%) Migration
12 5 (17.24%) CMS
12 5 (17.24%) Automotive
12 5 (17.24%) Business Objects
13 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (13.79%) PowerCenter
13 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
13 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
13 4 (13.79%) Banking
13 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
13 4 (13.79%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (17.24%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP FI
1 2 (6.90%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (24.14%) SAP BW
3 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (13.79%) PowerCenter
4 2 (6.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (62.07%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Automotive
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.79%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Test Analyst
1 17 (58.62%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.45%) IVR
2 1 (3.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
1 15 (51.72%) Waterfall
2 14 (48.28%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Test Management
3 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
3 10 (34.48%) V-Model
4 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Validation
6 6 (20.69%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (6.90%) ITIL
9 2 (6.90%) RAD
9 2 (6.90%) DSDM
9 2 (6.90%) CRM
9 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.90%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) ISEB
2 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) SAP
2 12 (41.38%) HP
3 5 (17.24%) Business Objects
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) Informatica
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft