The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for HP Quality Center skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 75 64 62
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 7 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.68% 1.25% 2.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.51% 17.11% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 18
Median daily rate £413 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £283 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £335 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +6.15% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -40.00% +102.02%  

HP Quality Center is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 127 76 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.34% 7.29% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 32 62
Median daily rate £450 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £293 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing HP Quality Center as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for HP Quality Center in Buckinghamshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP Quality Center in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Buckinghamshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Buckinghamshire

HP Quality Center
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Buckinghamshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -7 6 £413 +37.50%
HP Quality Center
South East

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
5 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 4 (25.00%) Test Management
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 2 (12.50%) MSTest
7 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (12.50%) User Experience
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium
7 2 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) CHAP
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.25%) Easytrieve
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) MSTest
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Android Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Mockito
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Payments Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Strategy Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Online Banking
3 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
4 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
5 4 (25.00%) Test Management
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) DevOps
8 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) JCL
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) SEPA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) IBM