Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 January 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 584 539 629
Rank change year-on-year -45 +90 -80
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 249 327 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.86% 2.97% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 212 146
England median daily rate £400 £375 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.39% -8.38%
10th Percentile £274 £278 £250
90th Percentile £520 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £380 £368 £363
% change year-on-year +3.40% +1.38% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
England median hourly rate £34.50 £65.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.92% +116.67% -29.41%
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £65.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.92% +116.67% -29.41%

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,383 10,999 10,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.90% 12.01% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,006 7,566 6,432
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £270
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 244 232
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -14.66% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.91 £12.78
90th Percentile £47.13 £47.50 £49.15
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in England

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP ALM in England

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP ALM in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP ALM in England

HP ALM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP ALM in England

HP ALM
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
South East -26 98 £380 -5.00% 19
London -3 80 £413 +13.56% 10
South West -22 27 £350 -17.65% 14
North of England -25 22 £413 +26.92% 6
Midlands -10 14 £245 -24.62% 6
North East +9 10 £425 +44.68% 1
West Midlands -27 10 £400 +6.67% 4
North West -10 6 £455 +40.00% 3
Yorkshire -21 6 £330 +5.60% 2
East of England -22 6 £463 +2.78% 2
East Midlands +7 4 £245 -18.33% 2
South Coast 0 1 - -
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 England region with a requirement for HP ALM.

1 237 (95.18%) HP
2 82 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (30.92%) JIRA
4 74 (29.72%) Test Automation
5 67 (26.91%) Test Scripting
6 62 (24.90%) SQL
7 61 (24.50%) ISTQB
8 57 (22.89%) HP Quality Center
9 53 (21.29%) Finance
10 48 (19.28%) Test Management
11 41 (16.47%) SAP
12 40 (16.06%) Defect Management
13 39 (15.66%) QA
13 39 (15.66%) Microsoft
14 36 (14.46%) Security Cleared
15 35 (14.06%) ISEB
16 31 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (12.45%) SOAP
16 31 (12.45%) XML
17 30 (12.05%) Telecoms
17 30 (12.05%) SoapUI
18 29 (11.65%) Active Directory
19 28 (11.24%) Java
19 28 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 28 (11.24%) Test Strategy
19 28 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (10.84%) Waterfall
20 27 (10.84%) SC Cleared
20 27 (10.84%) LoadRunner
21 26 (10.44%) Windows

HP ALM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (7.23%) Confluence
2 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.21%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.41%) CMS
5 4 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.80%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (5.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (2.01%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.20%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.80%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.40%) Magento
5 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.40%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.01%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.61%) Office 365
3 3 (1.20%) SaaS
4 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.80%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.84%) Wireshark
2 16 (6.43%) 4G
3 14 (5.62%) 3G
4 13 (5.22%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (2.81%) MVNO
6 6 (2.41%) SAN
7 5 (2.01%) Internet
7 5 (2.01%) LTE
8 4 (1.61%) Firewall
9 3 (1.20%) HTTP
10 2 (0.80%) DHCP
10 2 (0.80%) DNS
10 2 (0.80%) SMS
10 2 (0.80%) SSL
11 1 (0.40%) 2G
11 1 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (0.40%) RNC
11 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.81%) DB2
3 7 (2.81%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.80%) Big Data
6 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.80%) MySQL
6 2 (0.80%) QlikView
6 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (30.92%) JIRA
2 30 (12.05%) SoapUI
3 27 (10.84%) LoadRunner
4 21 (8.43%) Selenium
5 19 (7.63%) JMeter
6 16 (6.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (5.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (4.42%) HP UFT
8 11 (4.42%) Jenkins
9 10 (4.02%) TestRail
10 8 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.21%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.81%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.41%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.01%) Git (software)
14 4 (1.61%) Bugzilla
14 4 (1.61%) OpenSTA
14 4 (1.61%) StarTeam
14 4 (1.61%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.20%) JUnit
General
1 53 (21.29%) Finance
2 30 (12.05%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.43%) Banking
4 10 (4.02%) Billing
5 8 (3.21%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.01%) Front Office
7 4 (1.61%) Law
7 4 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.61%) Retail
8 2 (0.80%) Advertising
8 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 2 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (28.51%) Analyst
2 62 (24.90%) Test Analyst
3 33 (13.25%) Test Leader
4 30 (12.05%) Tester
5 27 (10.84%) Test Manager
6 23 (9.24%) Test Engineer
7 20 (8.03%) Consultant
8 12 (4.82%) Designer
9 11 (4.42%) Performance Tester
9 11 (4.42%) SAP Consultant
10 10 (4.02%) Functional Consultant
11 9 (3.61%) Developer
11 9 (3.61%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 9 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (2.81%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (2.81%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 6 (2.41%) BPM Designer
13 6 (2.41%) Environment Manager
14 5 (2.01%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.45%) SOAP
1 31 (12.45%) XML
2 24 (9.64%) .NET
2 24 (9.64%) Middleware
3 20 (8.03%) Web Services
4 18 (7.23%) REST
5 17 (6.83%) HTML
6 14 (5.62%) WSDL
6 14 (5.62%) XML Schema
7 13 (5.22%) LDAP
8 9 (3.61%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.61%) BAPI
9 4 (1.61%) EDI
9 4 (1.61%) SAP Smart Forms
9 4 (1.61%) SAPUI5
9 4 (1.61%) Web Dynpro
10 3 (1.20%) SAP Fiori
10 3 (1.20%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.80%) J2EE
11 2 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.43%) DataPower
3 7 (2.81%) Derivative
3 7 (2.81%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.80%) Clustering
6 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.80%) PDA
6 2 (0.80%) User Experience
6 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.40%) Equities
7 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.44%) Windows
2 19 (7.63%) Unix
3 12 (4.82%) Linux
4 7 (2.81%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.80%) AIX
7 2 (0.80%) Android
7 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (29.72%) Test Automation
3 67 (26.91%) Test Scripting
4 48 (19.28%) Test Management
5 40 (16.06%) Defect Management
6 31 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (11.24%) Test Strategy
8 27 (10.84%) Waterfall
9 25 (10.04%) Scrum
10 22 (8.84%) Functional Testing
10 22 (8.84%) Performance Testing
10 22 (8.84%) Regression Testing
11 21 (8.43%) Non-Functional Testing
12 20 (8.03%) System Integration Testing
13 17 (6.83%) Integration Testing
14 15 (6.02%) Manual Testing
14 15 (6.02%) SDLC
14 15 (6.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.90%) SQL
2 28 (11.24%) Java
3 18 (7.23%) VB
4 17 (6.83%) C
5 16 (6.43%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.43%) VBScript
6 11 (4.42%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.02%) C#
8 8 (3.21%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.41%) Python
10 4 (1.61%) ABAP
10 4 (1.61%) SAPscript
11 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.80%) C++
12 2 (0.80%) COBOL
12 2 (0.80%) Perl
12 2 (0.80%) PL/1
12 2 (0.80%) REXX
13 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (24.50%) ISTQB
2 36 (14.46%) Security Cleared
3 35 (14.06%) ISEB
4 27 (10.84%) SC Cleared
5 21 (8.43%) Degree
5 21 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (4.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.81%) MCITP
7 7 (2.81%) MCSE
7 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.80%) PMP
10 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.66%) QA
2 11 (4.42%) PMO
3 3 (1.20%) GDPR
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.80%) ACF2
3 2 (0.80%) Docker
3 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.80%) LXC
3 2 (0.80%) RACF
3 2 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 57 (22.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.81%) nmon
2 7 (2.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.61%) Netcool
3 4 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.20%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.80%) Kibana
5 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.80%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.80%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) Ansible
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 237 (95.18%) HP
2 41 (16.47%) SAP
3 39 (15.66%) Microsoft
4 25 (10.04%) Oracle
5 19 (7.63%) IBM
6 15 (6.02%) Nokia
7 11 (4.42%) VMware
8 10 (4.02%) Citrix
9 9 (3.61%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.81%) Cisco
11 6 (2.41%) Remedy
12 5 (2.01%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.61%) Adobe
13 4 (1.61%) Charles River
13 4 (1.61%) Planview
14 3 (1.20%) Bloomberg
14 3 (1.20%) BMC
14 3 (1.20%) FXall
15 2 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
15 2 (0.80%) Cloudera