Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 632 612 532
Rank change year-on-year -20 -80 +50
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 180 252 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.42% 2.00% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 142 168
England median daily rate £450 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -7.89%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £256
90th Percentile £538 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +24.57% +3.21% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -3.26% -
10th Percentile £43.50 £28.60 £32.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £64.25 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £44.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -20.22% -3.26% -

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 12,700 12,578 9,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.01% 13.30% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,575 8,448 6,425
England median daily rate £500 £488 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 344 217
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +9.44% -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.70 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -15.56%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -18 79 £425 +13.33% 2
London +28 39 £475 +11.76% 3
South West -16 18 £450 +38.46% 1
North of England +20 17 £400 +6.67% 7
Midlands +22 16 £438 +28.68% 3
North West +22 13 £393 +12.14% 6
West Midlands +21 10 £463 +36.03% 3
East of England -1 6 £525 +16.67% 3
East Midlands - 6 £425 -
Yorkshire +21 4 £463 +8.82%
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 169 (93.89%) HP
2 68 (37.78%) Test Scripting
3 67 (37.22%) SAP
4 59 (32.78%) Test Management
5 56 (31.11%) Test Automation
5 56 (31.11%) Defect Management
6 52 (28.89%) SQL
7 51 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (27.78%) ISTQB
9 42 (23.33%) Test Strategy
10 40 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
11 38 (21.11%) Microsoft
11 38 (21.11%) JIRA
12 37 (20.56%) Finance
13 36 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (17.22%) ISEB
16 30 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 29 (16.11%) Oracle
17 29 (16.11%) HP UFT
18 27 (15.00%) Regression Testing
18 27 (15.00%) Integration Testing
18 27 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
19 26 (14.44%) Java
19 26 (14.44%) QA
19 26 (14.44%) Selenium
20 24 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
21 22 (12.22%) PL/SQL
22 21 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
22 21 (11.67%) 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.00%) Confluence
3 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
Applications
1 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.56%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.56%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 12 (6.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (5.00%) SAP GRC
3 6 (3.33%) Workday HCM
4 5 (2.78%) SAP CO
4 5 (2.78%) SAP FI
4 5 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.22%) SAP MM
6 3 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.67%) SAP MDG
6 3 (1.67%) SAP SCM
7 2 (1.11%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.56%) Maximo
8 1 (0.56%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.56%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.89%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (2.22%) GitHub
3 3 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) 4G
1 4 (2.22%) Internet
2 3 (1.67%) FTP
2 3 (1.67%) HTTP
3 2 (1.11%) BGP
3 2 (1.11%) Firewall
3 2 (1.11%) LTE
4 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.56%) 802.15
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) Intranet
4 1 (0.56%) IOS XR
4 1 (0.56%) IPsec
4 1 (0.56%) IPv6
4 1 (0.56%) MPLS
4 1 (0.56%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
4 1 (0.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.11%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.44%) SAP BW
5 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.22%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.67%) MySQL
8 2 (1.11%) Big Data
8 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.11%) OLAP
8 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 38 (21.11%) JIRA
2 36 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (16.11%) HP UFT
4 26 (14.44%) Selenium
5 20 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 13 (7.22%) LoadRunner
7 9 (5.00%) NUnit
7 9 (5.00%) SoapUI
7 9 (5.00%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 8 (4.44%) JMeter
9 7 (3.89%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (2.78%) Zephyr
11 4 (2.22%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.22%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.22%) Mocha
11 4 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (2.22%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (20.56%) Finance
2 15 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.00%) Back Office
4 7 (3.89%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.89%) Retail
5 5 (2.78%) Russian Language
6 4 (2.22%) Banking
6 4 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.67%) Automotive
7 3 (1.67%) Law
8 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) Military
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (30.56%) Analyst
2 43 (23.89%) Test Analyst
3 26 (14.44%) Test Manager
4 21 (11.67%) Test Leader
5 20 (11.11%) Tester
6 13 (7.22%) Consultant
7 11 (6.11%) Developer
8 9 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
8 9 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Administrator
10 7 (3.89%) Architect
10 7 (3.89%) SAP Architect
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.33%) SAP Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) SAP Manager
11 6 (3.33%) SAP Test Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) SAP Test Manager
11 6 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.78%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.22%) .NET
1 13 (7.22%) Web Services
2 12 (6.67%) XML
3 7 (3.89%) SAP Fiori
4 5 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.78%) RESTful
4 5 (2.78%) SAPUI5
5 4 (2.22%) BAPI
5 4 (2.22%) Chai
5 4 (2.22%) SAP Smart Forms
5 4 (2.22%) Web Dynpro
6 3 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.67%) HTML
6 3 (1.67%) JSON
6 3 (1.67%) SAP BSP
6 3 (1.67%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.11%) Middleware
7 2 (1.11%) REST
7 2 (1.11%) SOAP
8 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.22%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.67%) Derivative
6 3 (1.67%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.11%) DataPower
7 2 (1.11%) Life Science
7 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.11%) PMI
7 2 (1.11%) User Experience
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.56%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.33%) Windows
2 4 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (0.56%) Android
3 1 (0.56%) CentOS
3 1 (0.56%) Solaris
3 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (37.78%) Test Scripting
2 59 (32.78%) Test Management
3 56 (31.11%) Defect Management
3 56 (31.11%) Test Automation
4 51 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (23.33%) Test Strategy
6 33 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 27 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 27 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
8 24 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (11.67%) Waterfall
10 20 (11.11%) ITIL
10 20 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 19 (10.56%) Non-Functional Testing
12 16 (8.89%) Functional Testing
12 16 (8.89%) Validation
13 15 (8.33%) Project Management
13 15 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.89%) SQL
2 26 (14.44%) Java
3 22 (12.22%) PL/SQL
4 19 (10.56%) C#
5 17 (9.44%) JavaScript
6 15 (8.33%) VB
7 13 (7.22%) PowerShell
8 10 (5.56%) C
9 9 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.89%) VBScript
11 6 (3.33%) ABAP
12 4 (2.22%) F#
12 4 (2.22%) Python
12 4 (2.22%) SAPscript
13 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.11%) C++
14 2 (1.11%) Groovy
15 1 (0.56%) PHP
15 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 31 (17.22%) ISEB
3 30 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 18 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (6.11%) Degree
7 9 (5.00%) MCP
7 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.00%) OCP
7 9 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (5.00%) SAP Certification
8 8 (4.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.11%) HP APS
9 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.44%) QA
2 10 (5.56%) PMO
3 7 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.78%) SLA
5 2 (1.11%) GDPR
5 2 (1.11%) GxP
5 2 (1.11%) PMBOK
5 2 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.56%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 40 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.67%) Nagios
3 2 (1.11%) Ansible
3 2 (1.11%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 169 (93.89%) HP
2 67 (37.22%) SAP
3 38 (21.11%) Microsoft
4 29 (16.11%) Oracle
5 6 (3.33%) Workday
6 4 (2.22%) Ariba
6 4 (2.22%) IBM
7 3 (1.67%) Serena
7 3 (1.67%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.11%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.11%) Charles River
8 2 (1.11%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.11%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.11%) Huawei
8 2 (1.11%) New Relic
8 2 (1.11%) Nokia
8 2 (1.11%) Planview
8 2 (1.11%) Remedy
8 2 (1.11%) Reuters