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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 55 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 20 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.04% 1.33% 3.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.35% 11.34% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 21
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£300 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £264 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £376 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
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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
109 97 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.12% 11.69% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 42
Average daily rate £295 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -9.33%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) HP
3 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
5 11 (29.73%) HP UFT
6 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (24.32%) Test Management
8 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
8 8 (21.62%) QA
8 8 (21.62%) Banking
8 8 (21.62%) ISEB
9 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (16.22%) SDLC
10 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) Retail
11 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
11 5 (13.51%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (13.51%) SAP
11 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (13.51%) SaaS
12 4 (10.81%) Data Integration
12 4 (10.81%) V-Model
12 4 (10.81%) Selenium
12 4 (10.81%) Spanish Language
12 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
12 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Oracle
12 4 (10.81%) PowerCenter

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) JBoss
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) PowerCenter
1 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.70%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) HP UFT
2 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.81%) Selenium
4 3 (8.11%) JMeter
5 2 (5.41%) JIRA
5 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.70%) NeoLoad
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 6 (16.22%) Retail
4 4 (10.81%) Spanish Language
5 3 (8.11%) Automotive
6 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (2.70%) Marketing
7 1 (2.70%) German Language
7 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.70%) Electronics
7 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Analyst
2 23 (62.16%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) XML
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
1 2 (5.41%) WCF
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) DTV
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (24.32%) Test Management
5 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
6 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
7 6 (16.22%) SDLC
8 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Migration
9 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) V-Model
10 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
10 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Test Planning
10 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) VBScript
2 1 (2.70%) VBA
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) HP
2 5 (13.51%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (13.51%) SAP
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) Northgate
4 3 (8.11%) NorthgateArinso
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
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