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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 55 50 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 8 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.14% 2.48% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.09% 20.62% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 1
Average daily rate £300 £288 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -76.77%
HP Quality Center
Buckinghamshire

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
53 97 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.53% 12.05% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 12
Average daily rate £300 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £132 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £418 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £365 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.85 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.50% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £30.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £30.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +1.19%

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 8 February 2016, 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 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) ISEB
3 14 (60.87%) Finance
3 14 (60.87%) Software Testing
4 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (56.52%) Oracle
5 12 (52.17%) QA
5 12 (52.17%) SDLC
6 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
6 11 (47.83%) V-Model
6 11 (47.83%) Oracle Database
7 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
7 10 (43.48%) Relational Database
7 10 (43.48%) XML
8 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
8 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (39.13%) Test Management
9 8 (34.78%) MS Office
10 7 (30.43%) SAP
10 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
11 6 (26.09%) Defect Management
11 6 (26.09%) Data Mining
11 6 (26.09%) Middleware
12 5 (21.74%) Aerospace
13 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
13 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (17.39%) VMware
13 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (17.39%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle Database
2 10 (43.48%) Relational Database
3 6 (26.09%) Data Mining
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
7 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
7 1 (4.35%) DB2
7 1 (4.35%) Easytrieve
7 1 (4.35%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Aerospace
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Analyst
1 19 (82.61%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Automation Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) SAP Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) SAP Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Web Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Project Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Report Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Reports Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SAP BW Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SAP FI Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Reporting Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Coordinator
6 1 (4.35%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) XML
2 6 (26.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Software Testing
2 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (52.17%) SDLC
4 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
4 11 (47.83%) V-Model
5 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
6 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (39.13%) Test Management
7 6 (26.09%) Defect Management
8 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Migration
9 3 (13.04%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) Validation
10 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
11 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
11 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
11 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) COBOL
3 1 (4.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) SAP
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Epicor