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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 54 48 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.56% 2.32% 0.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.05% 16.50% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 5
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£278 £280 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £435 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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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
81 103 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.74% 14.03% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 31
Average daily rate £311 £279 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.65% -7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £129 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +17.56%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) ISEB
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 11 (47.83%) HP
3 11 (47.83%) Waterfall
4 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
5 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
5 8 (34.78%) SAP
5 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) QA
7 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
7 5 (21.74%) V-Model
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Automotive
7 5 (21.74%) Banking
8 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
8 4 (17.39%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
8 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
9 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (13.04%) DB2
9 3 (13.04%) PowerCenter
10 2 (8.70%) System Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Time Management
10 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
10 2 (8.70%) Retail
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (8.70%) 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) PowerCenter
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Automotive
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
1 14 (60.87%) Test Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Management Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Manager
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Waterfall
2 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
4 5 (21.74%) V-Model
5 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) System Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) ISEB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.35%) IBM