Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 663 655 527
Rank change year-on-year -8 -128 +121
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 121 227 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.24% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.10% 1.64% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 105 191
England median daily rate £450 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £519 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £348
% change year-on-year +13.27% +7.91% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -31.54% -
10th Percentile £43.50 £26.45 £62.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £68.35 £67.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% -31.54% -

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 11,042 13,850 11,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.52% 14.57% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,535 9,444 7,630
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £268 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 375 264
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +1.42% -23.31%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.35 £46.90 £47.73
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -22.22%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -13 45 £450 +16.88% 8
Midlands +53 20 £475 +73.04%
West Midlands +41 19 £475 +19.50%
London +23 17 £438 +2.94% 6
East of England +35 14 £500 +3.63% 2
South West 0 12 £463 +32.14%
North of England +28 10 £331 -15.87%
North West +25 7 £400 -10.11%
Yorkshire +29 2 £300 -9.09%
East Midlands +27 1 £325 +32.65%
North East +9 1 £338 -20.59%
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 113 (93.39%) HP
2 54 (44.63%) SAP
3 49 (40.50%) Test Scripting
4 48 (39.67%) Test Management
5 41 (33.88%) Test Strategy
6 38 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (30.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (30.58%) Defect Management
8 36 (29.75%) ISTQB
9 35 (28.93%) Test Automation
9 35 (28.93%) HP Quality Center
10 31 (25.62%) JIRA
11 29 (23.97%) QA
11 29 (23.97%) ISEB
12 25 (20.66%) Integration Testing
12 25 (20.66%) Migration
13 24 (19.83%) System Integration Testing
14 23 (19.01%) Finance
15 20 (16.53%) Security Cleared
15 20 (16.53%) SQL
16 19 (15.70%) Regression Testing
16 19 (15.70%) Validation
17 18 (14.88%) Manufacturing
17 18 (14.88%) Defect Tracking
18 17 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (13.22%) ITIL
19 16 (13.22%) Telecoms
19 16 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
19 16 (13.22%) Waterfall

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 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.83%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.83%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.48%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.48%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.48%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.48%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.65%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (4.13%) Azure
3 3 (2.48%) AWS
4 2 (1.65%) GitHub
5 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) Firewall
1 8 (6.61%) Internet
2 3 (2.48%) PuTTY
2 3 (2.48%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.65%) FTP
3 2 (1.65%) HTTP
3 2 (1.65%) IPv6
4 1 (0.83%) 802.11
4 1 (0.83%) 802.15
4 1 (0.83%) BGP
4 1 (0.83%) Broadband
4 1 (0.83%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) DOCSIS
4 1 (0.83%) DSL
4 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.83%) Intranet
4 1 (0.83%) IPv4
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.96%) Big Data
3 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.96%) SAP BW
4 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.48%) MySQL
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.65%) DataStage
7 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.65%) OLAP
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (25.62%) JIRA
2 16 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (9.92%) LoadRunner
3 12 (9.92%) Selenium
4 11 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 8 (6.61%) JMeter
6 7 (5.79%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.13%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.31%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.48%) Ant
9 3 (2.48%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.48%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (2.48%) TestNG
10 2 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.65%) MSTest
10 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (19.01%) Finance
2 18 (14.88%) Manufacturing
3 16 (13.22%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.96%) Retail
5 5 (4.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (4.13%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.48%) Police
7 2 (1.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.83%) Banking
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
8 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.83%) Military
8 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) Analyst
2 29 (23.97%) Test Analyst
3 21 (17.36%) Test Leader
4 19 (15.70%) Test Manager
5 12 (9.92%) Tester
6 8 (6.61%) Test Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Migration Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) SAP Manager
7 6 (4.96%) SAP Test Manager
8 5 (4.13%) SAP Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) SAP Test Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) ABAP Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) SAP Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Technical Test Analyst
10 3 (2.48%) Functional Consultant
10 3 (2.48%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) Web Services
2 8 (6.61%) .NET
3 6 (4.96%) SAPUI5
3 6 (4.96%) XML
4 5 (4.13%) BAPI
4 5 (4.13%) SAP BSP
4 5 (4.13%) SAP Fiori
4 5 (4.13%) SAP Smart Forms
4 5 (4.13%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (1.65%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.65%) HTML
5 2 (1.65%) JSON
5 2 (1.65%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.65%) SOAP
6 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.83%) CGI
6 1 (0.83%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) RESTful
6 1 (0.83%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.31%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.48%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.65%) User Experience
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.83%) DataPower
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) IPTV
7 1 (0.83%) Life Science
7 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.26%) Windows
2 7 (5.79%) Linux
3 4 (3.31%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.65%) Unix
5 2 (1.65%) VMS
6 1 (0.83%) CentOS
6 1 (0.83%) Solaris
6 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (40.50%) Test Scripting
2 48 (39.67%) Test Management
3 41 (33.88%) Test Strategy
4 38 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (30.58%) Defect Management
5 37 (30.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (28.93%) Test Automation
7 25 (20.66%) Integration Testing
7 25 (20.66%) Migration
8 24 (19.83%) System Integration Testing
9 19 (15.70%) Regression Testing
9 19 (15.70%) Validation
10 18 (14.88%) Defect Tracking
11 17 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (13.22%) ITIL
12 16 (13.22%) Waterfall
13 14 (11.57%) SAP Implementation
14 13 (10.74%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (10.74%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.53%) SQL
2 13 (10.74%) Java
3 6 (4.96%) ABAP
3 6 (4.96%) VB
4 5 (4.13%) C
4 5 (4.13%) SAPscript
5 4 (3.31%) VBScript
6 3 (2.48%) C#
6 3 (2.48%) F#
6 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.48%) Python
7 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) C++
7 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.83%) Perl
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (29.75%) ISTQB
2 29 (23.97%) ISEB
3 20 (16.53%) Security Cleared
4 11 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.96%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.13%) Degree
8 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.48%) MCP
8 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.48%) OCP
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (2.48%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.97%) QA
2 6 (4.96%) PMO
3 3 (2.48%) GxP
3 3 (2.48%) SLA
4 2 (1.65%) GAMP
4 2 (1.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.83%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) vSphere
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (28.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.83%) Nagios
2 1 (0.83%) Netcool
2 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 113 (93.39%) HP
2 54 (44.63%) SAP
3 14 (11.57%) Oracle
4 13 (10.74%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.61%) Ariba
6 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.48%) Software AG
6 3 (2.48%) VMware
6 3 (2.48%) webMethods
7 2 (1.65%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.65%) Cisco
7 2 (1.65%) Cognos
7 2 (1.65%) IBM
7 2 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.65%) Siemens
7 2 (1.65%) Teradata
7 2 (1.65%) Workday
8 1 (0.83%) BMC
8 1 (0.83%) Juniper
8 1 (0.83%) Vitria