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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 56 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 23 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.56% 1.11% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.85% 17.02% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £280 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £330 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £47.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +31.80%
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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
122 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.59% 6.52% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 13 16
Average daily rate £290 £370 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +16.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £281 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 20 (55.56%) ISEB
3 17 (47.22%) SAP
3 17 (47.22%) Waterfall
4 16 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 16 (44.44%) SQL
4 16 (44.44%) HP
5 14 (38.89%) QA
6 12 (33.33%) Test Management
6 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 12 (33.33%) V-Model
7 11 (30.56%) XML
8 10 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
9 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 8 (22.22%) Validation
10 8 (22.22%) Migration
11 7 (19.44%) SAP BW
12 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
13 5 (13.89%) Data Migration
13 5 (13.89%) Web Testing
13 5 (13.89%) PowerCenter
13 5 (13.89%) Business Objects
13 5 (13.89%) CMS
14 4 (11.11%) Automotive
14 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
14 4 (11.11%) Banking
14 4 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (13.89%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 2 (5.56%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) DHCP
1 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) CDMA
2 1 (2.78%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 7 (19.44%) SAP BW
3 5 (13.89%) PowerCenter
4 4 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (8.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.56%) eggPlant
3 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Automotive
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Analyst
1 20 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Test Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 5 (13.89%) Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.78%) EPoS
2 1 (2.78%) IVR
2 1 (2.78%) iPhone
2 1 (2.78%) iPad
2 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Waterfall
2 16 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Test Management
3 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 12 (33.33%) V-Model
4 10 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Validation
6 8 (22.22%) Migration
7 5 (13.89%) Web Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.56%) System Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
9 2 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VBScript
2 1 (2.78%) VB
2 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) ISEB
2 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) SAP
2 16 (44.44%) HP
3 5 (13.89%) Business Objects
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) IBM
4 3 (8.33%) Informatica
4 3 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft