Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 550 532 639
Rank change year-on-year -18 +107 -63
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 67 71 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.93% 1.07% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 106
10th Percentile £305 £317 £300
25th Percentile £363 £361 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £451 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.81% -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £560 £531 £469
90th Percentile £588 £550 £509
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.61% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £45.50 £47.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.97 £34.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.11% +39.04% +15.00%
75th Percentile £46.50 " £35.75
90th Percentile " £49.19 "
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £47.97 £34.50
% change year-on-year -4.11% +39.04% +15.00%

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 7,231 6,609 12,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.88% 14.92% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,167 4,621 8,583
10th Percentile £343 £281 £313
25th Percentile £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +0.50%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £677 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 160 284
10th Percentile £15.02 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +26.32% +2.70% +5.71%
75th Percentile £52.81 £25.66 £31.06
90th Percentile £61.94 £47.26 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +102.56% +5.41% +5.71%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in England

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP ALM in England.

Daily rate trend for HP ALM in England

HP ALM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HP ALM in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HP ALM in England

HP ALM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP ALM in England.

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 18 May 2021. 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 +9 18 £425 +6.25% 3
London -25 18 £453 +9.70%
North of England +42 12 £540 +19.34% 2
North East +31 12 £540 +19.34% 1
East of England +25 7 £525 +31.25% 1
East Midlands +11 4 £290 -10.77%
Midlands +5 4 £290 -23.18%
South West +31 1 £575 +24.32% 1
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 60 (89.55%) HP
2 42 (62.69%) JIRA
3 25 (37.31%) Java
4 23 (34.33%) Test Automation
5 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (31.34%) Test Management
6 19 (28.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (26.87%) Defect Management
8 17 (25.37%) ISTQB
8 17 (25.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (25.37%) SQL
8 17 (25.37%) ISEB
9 16 (23.88%) Regression Testing
9 16 (23.88%) Test Scripting
9 16 (23.88%) Social Skills
10 15 (22.39%) Selenium
10 15 (22.39%) Software Testing
10 15 (22.39%) Finance
11 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
11 14 (20.90%) Test Strategy
11 14 (20.90%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
12 13 (19.40%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (17.91%) LoadRunner
13 12 (17.91%) VB
13 12 (17.91%) QA
14 11 (16.42%) C#
14 11 (16.42%) JMeter
14 11 (16.42%) Validation
14 11 (16.42%) Bugzilla

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 7 (10.45%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Maximo
1 1 (1.49%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.49%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Azure
2 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.93%) 3G
1 10 (14.93%) 4G
2 8 (11.94%) 2G
2 8 (11.94%) 5G
3 7 (10.45%) GSM
3 7 (10.45%) INAP
3 7 (10.45%) SCCP
3 7 (10.45%) UMTS
4 6 (8.96%) 3GPP
4 6 (8.96%) GPRS
4 6 (8.96%) HTTP
4 6 (8.96%) Internet
4 6 (8.96%) M3UA
4 6 (8.96%) SCTP
4 6 (8.96%) SIGTRAN
4 6 (8.96%) SMPP
4 6 (8.96%) TCAP
4 6 (8.96%) VoIP
5 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.99%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.97%) MySQL
2 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.49%) MS Access
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.49%) Power BI
4 1 (1.49%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.49%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 42 (62.69%) JIRA
2 15 (22.39%) Selenium
3 12 (17.91%) LoadRunner
4 11 (16.42%) Bugzilla
4 11 (16.42%) JMeter
5 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
5 10 (14.93%) NeoLoad
6 9 (13.43%) REST Assured
7 7 (10.45%) SilkPerformer
7 7 (10.45%) WebLOAD
8 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
9 4 (5.97%) Maven
9 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.97%) Tricentis qTest
10 3 (4.48%) Appium
10 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
10 3 (4.48%) eggPlant
10 3 (4.48%) TestComplete
10 3 (4.48%) TestRail
10 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.88%) Social Skills
2 15 (22.39%) Finance
3 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.97%) Retail
6 3 (4.48%) Back Office
6 3 (4.48%) Front Office
6 3 (4.48%) Legal
6 3 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (4.48%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.99%) Advertising
7 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.49%) Banking
8 1 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Tester
2 13 (19.40%) Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Performance Tester
3 10 (14.93%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Automation Tester
5 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Lead Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.97%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) ERP Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) UAT Manager
10 2 (2.99%) FX Business Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Sales Business Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) WireMock
2 7 (10.45%) HTML
2 7 (10.45%) SOAP
2 7 (10.45%) XML
3 6 (8.96%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) .NET
5 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.48%) CSS
5 3 (4.48%) JSON
5 3 (4.48%) Spring
6 2 (2.99%) Playwright
6 2 (2.99%) Puppeteer
7 1 (1.49%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.49%) CSS3
7 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.49%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) IDoc
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.49%) SAP ALE
7 1 (1.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.49%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Linux
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) CentOS
2 3 (4.48%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.99%) Unix
4 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Test Automation
2 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) Test Management
3 19 (28.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (26.87%) Defect Management
5 16 (23.88%) Regression Testing
5 16 (23.88%) Test Scripting
6 15 (22.39%) Software Testing
7 14 (20.90%) Test Strategy
8 13 (19.40%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (16.42%) Validation
10 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
11 9 (13.43%) Functional Testing
11 9 (13.43%) Scrum
12 8 (11.94%) DevOps
13 7 (10.45%) Agile Testing
13 7 (10.45%) BDD
13 7 (10.45%) Open Source
13 7 (10.45%) Performance Analysis
13 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) Java
2 17 (25.37%) SQL
3 12 (17.91%) VB
4 11 (16.42%) C#
5 6 (8.96%) C
5 6 (8.96%) Python
6 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.48%) C++
7 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) ISEB
1 17 (25.37%) ISTQB
1 17 (25.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) MCP
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.99%) OCP
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.99%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.49%) CCA
6 1 (1.49%) CCNA
6 1 (1.49%) CCNP
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) QA
2 7 (10.45%) SLA
3 3 (4.48%) GxP
3 3 (4.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.48%) Grafana
2 3 (4.48%) Kibana
3 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.49%) Giant Swarm
4 1 (1.49%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 60 (89.55%) HP
2 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.43%) SAP
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 4 (5.97%) Splunk
6 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.48%) Google
6 3 (4.48%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.99%) Adobe
7 2 (2.99%) hybris
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy
7 2 (2.99%) Siemens
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Micro Focus