Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for HP ALM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP ALM over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 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 Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 110 136
Rank change year-on-year -45 +26 +12
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 22 58 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.53% 1.49% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.65% 11.81% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 11
Berkshire median daily rate £444 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -7.41% +35.00%
10th Percentile £311 £269 £313
90th Percentile £501 £412 £500
South East median daily rate £431 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +15.00% +15.38% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - £35.25 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.20% -
South East median hourly rate - £35.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year - -23.37% -

HP ALM 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 Berkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 602 491 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.46% 12.57% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 260 219
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +8.02% -10.00%
10th Percentile £267 £300 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £38.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.42% +216.67% -43.74%
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year -14.29% +32.08% -48.79%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing HP ALM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in Berkshire

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP ALM in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP ALM in Berkshire

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP ALM in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP ALM in Berkshire

HP ALM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP ALM in Berkshire

HP ALM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP ALM within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
Bracknell -1 8 £495 -
Reading -8 8 £431 +8.49% 1
Slough +3 3 £475 +55.74%
HP ALM
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing HP ALM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for HP ALM.

1 22 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (36.36%) Test Management
3 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) SAP
4 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (18.18%) Workday HCM
5 4 (18.18%) Workday
5 4 (18.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) JMeter
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) Java
7 2 (9.09%) MySQL
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (9.09%) ISEB
7 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
7 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
7 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
7 2 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Validation

HP ALM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) FileZilla
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP S/4HANA
1 4 (18.18%) Workday HCM
2 2 (9.09%) SAP CO
2 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
2 2 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (4.55%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (4.55%) SAP MM
3 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Azure
1 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JMeter
2 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JProfiler
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
1 1 (4.55%) Russian Language
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Administrator
1 6 (27.27%) Test Leader
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) SAP MM Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Supply Chain Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) DataPower
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Life Science
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Test Management
2 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.55%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) ABAP
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) HP
2 7 (31.82%) SAP
3 4 (18.18%) Workday
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.55%) BMC
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Vitria