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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 53 62 42
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 17 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.09% 1.23% 2.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.53% 10.38% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 7
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£320 £274 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.89% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £261 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £363 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
- -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £110.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +195.30%
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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
97 106 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.92% 11.87% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 27
Average daily rate £390 £265 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £178 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.19 £29.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +93.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 22 May 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 29 (72.50%) Finance
2 19 (47.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
3 16 (40.00%) QA
4 15 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 15 (37.50%) SAP
4 15 (37.50%) ISEB
5 14 (35.00%) HP
5 14 (35.00%) SQL
5 14 (35.00%) Test Management
6 13 (32.50%) V-Model
7 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 12 (30.00%) XML
7 12 (30.00%) Validation
8 9 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
9 8 (20.00%) SAP BW
10 6 (15.00%) Banking
10 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Selenium
10 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
11 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (10.00%) Data Mining
12 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
12 4 (10.00%) VBScript
12 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 4 (10.00%) eggPlant
13 3 (7.50%) iPad

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP BCA
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) CDMA
1 3 (7.50%) GSM
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (20.00%) SAP BW
3 4 (10.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.00%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.50%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (15.00%) Selenium
3 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.00%) eggPlant
4 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.50%) JMeter
5 1 (2.50%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 29 (72.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) German Language
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (70.00%) Analyst
2 26 (65.00%) Test Analyst
3 13 (32.50%) Test Leader
4 6 (15.00%) Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Test Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) SAP Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Web Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) WCF
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) iPad
1 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.50%) DTV
2 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.50%) Android
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 15 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 14 (35.00%) Test Management
4 13 (32.50%) V-Model
5 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 12 (30.00%) Validation
6 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.50%) Migration
11 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.00%) Logistics
11 2 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
11 2 (5.00%) Use Case
11 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) VBScript
3 3 (7.50%) VB
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) SAP
2 14 (35.00%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Apple
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle