Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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.

HP Quality Center (HP QC)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 90 92
Rank change year-on-year -32 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 10 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.42% 1.21% 1.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.33% 10.66% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 25
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £344 £451 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.82% +38.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £333 £288 £180
90th Percentile £349 £516 £391
South East median daily rate £350 £342 £383
% change year-on-year +2.49% -10.72% +27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00
South East median hourly rate - - £29.00

HP Quality Center is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 300 197 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.67% 11.32% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 95 113
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £141 £207 £166
90th Percentile £525 £533 £450
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £24.00 £11.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.70% -39.47% -22.05%
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.25 £16.27
90th Percentile £60.00 £11.75 £28.50
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £25.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% +26.88% +0.45%

HP Quality Center
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing HP Quality Center as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -34 10 £344 -23.82% 1
HP Quality Center
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (90.00%) JIRA
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) HP
2 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Retail
4 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (50.00%) ISEB
5 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (40.00%) SDLC
6 4 (40.00%) User Stories
6 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (40.00%) BDD
6 4 (40.00%) Automotive
6 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (40.00%) Selenium
6 4 (40.00%) Banking
6 4 (40.00%) B2C
6 4 (40.00%) Java
6 4 (40.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (30.00%) SOAP
7 3 (30.00%) Web Services
7 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing

HP Quality Center
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
1 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (30.00%) Redis
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
2 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (30.00%) Appium
4 3 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (30.00%) Bitbucket
4 3 (30.00%) Calabash
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) IntelliJ
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) NUnit
4 3 (30.00%) PhantomJS
4 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Retail
3 4 (40.00%) Automotive
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (30.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (30.00%) QA Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Senior Automation Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Senior QA Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
1 3 (30.00%) REST
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Android
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (30.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (40.00%) B2C
4 4 (40.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) Data Entry
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (30.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Apple Swift
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP