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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 61 72
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 2 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.20% 1.36% 1.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.38% 16.46% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 16
Median daily rate £251 £295 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.91% -11.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 145 79 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.20% 8.27% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 67
Median daily rate £458 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £287 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -21 2 £251 -14.91%
HP Quality Center
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) User Experience
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Testing
5 2 (22.22%) MSTest
5 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (22.22%) Android
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) TDD

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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MS Access
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) MSTest
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Mockito
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Strategy Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripter
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Java EE
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Testing
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Component Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle