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 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 48 61 35
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 21 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.53% 1.10% 4.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.36% 8.85% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 17
Average daily rate
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£328 £269 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.86% -23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £339 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £74.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-59.45% +127.69%
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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
121 113 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.60% 12.42% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 35
Average daily rate £390 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.75 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% +25.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -15.73%

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 29 June 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 32 (78.05%) Finance
2 21 (51.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (51.22%) Test Scripting
3 16 (39.02%) Test Management
4 14 (34.15%) QA
4 14 (34.15%) HP
5 13 (31.71%) ISEB
5 13 (31.71%) HP UFT
5 13 (31.71%) SAP
5 13 (31.71%) Waterfall
6 11 (26.83%) SDLC
6 11 (26.83%) V-Model
6 11 (26.83%) SQL
7 10 (24.39%) XML
7 10 (24.39%) Validation
7 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
7 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
8 9 (21.95%) Banking
9 8 (19.51%) SAP BW
9 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
11 6 (14.63%) Selenium
12 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
12 5 (12.20%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (12.20%) SaaS
12 5 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
13 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
13 4 (9.76%) Spanish Language
13 4 (9.76%) Data Mining

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP BCA
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.44%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) CDMA
1 2 (4.88%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
2 8 (19.51%) SAP BW
3 4 (9.76%) Data Mining
3 4 (9.76%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) HP UFT
2 6 (14.63%) Selenium
3 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
4 3 (7.32%) JMeter
5 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.88%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.44%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 32 (78.05%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Spanish Language
4 3 (7.32%) Automotive
5 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.44%) Electronics
6 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.44%) Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 28 (68.29%) Analyst
2 26 (63.41%) Test Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Test Leader
4 6 (14.63%) Tester
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%) 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%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) SAP Tester
8 1 (2.44%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) WCF
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) iPhone
2 2 (4.88%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) DTV
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
1 2 (4.88%) Android
1 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) User Acceptance Testing
1 21 (51.22%) Test Scripting
2 16 (39.02%) Test Management
3 13 (31.71%) Waterfall
4 11 (26.83%) SDLC
4 11 (26.83%) V-Model
5 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Validation
6 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
10 3 (7.32%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) VBScript
3 2 (4.88%) VB
3 2 (4.88%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) HP
2 13 (31.71%) SAP
3 5 (12.20%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) Northgate
4 1 (2.44%) NorthgateArinso