The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 66 62 48
Rank change year-on-year -4 -14  
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 6 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.80% 1.06% 2.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.50% 13.79% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 15
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 £280 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £300 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +6.15% -  
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 109 58 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.61% 7.71% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 27 45
Median daily rate £450 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £296 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.85 -
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP Quality Center in Milton Keynes

HP Quality Center
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP Quality Center in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP Quality Center in Milton Keynes

HP Quality Center
Contractor 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 in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP Quality Center in Milton Keynes

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for HP Quality Center.

1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Android
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (13.33%) MSTest
6 2 (13.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Selenium
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Banking

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) CHAP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.67%) Easytrieve
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) MSTest
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Android Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Payments Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Strategy Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
2 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 1 (6.67%) Android Development
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
7 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) SEPA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) IBM