Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 519 562
Rank change year-on-year -101 +43 -5
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 249 302 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.97% 3.12% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 165 209
England median daily rate £388 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £278 £256 £262
90th Percentile £488 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £361 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.21% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
England median hourly rate £44.50 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 12,622 9,671 11,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 11.03% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,467 6,434 7,412
England median daily rate £488 £466 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +9.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 216 240
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.89 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -17.77% +8.59%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.22 £12.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £51.03
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -15.56% +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 19 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP ALM in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 July 2018. 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 -17 132 £375 +7.14% 7
London -54 56 £431 +5.18% 1
North of England -14 24 £375 +16.28% 1
East of England -1 14 £450 +53.19% 1
North West -12 14 £350 +27.27%
South West -2 11 £325 -13.33%
West Midlands -12 10 £340 +0.74% 1
Midlands -12 10 £340 -2.86% 1
Yorkshire -22 6 £425 +14.09%
North East -1 4 £393 -1.88% 1
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 91 (36.55%) Test Automation
3 90 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (29.72%) Selenium
5 73 (29.32%) Oracle
6 68 (27.31%) ISEB
7 65 (26.10%) Security Cleared
7 65 (26.10%) JIRA
8 62 (24.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 62 (24.90%) Java
8 62 (24.90%) SQL
8 62 (24.90%) Web Services
9 58 (23.29%) Test Scripting
10 56 (22.49%) SC Cleared
10 56 (22.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 54 (21.69%) System Integration Testing
12 53 (21.29%) Microsoft
13 52 (20.88%) Linux
14 50 (20.08%) SQL Server
14 50 (20.08%) Problem-Solving
15 49 (19.68%) ISTQB
16 46 (18.47%) Scrum
17 45 (18.07%) Oracle Database
18 44 (17.67%) SoapUI
18 44 (17.67%) Performance Testing
19 43 (17.27%) .NET
20 42 (16.87%) HP UFT
20 42 (16.87%) Test Strategy
20 42 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (16.47%) 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 24 (9.64%) Confluence
2 15 (6.02%) GlassFish
2 15 (6.02%) Liferay
3 8 (3.21%) Apache
3 8 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.01%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.01%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.01%) WebLogic Integration
5 4 (1.61%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.80%) CMS
6 2 (0.80%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.40%) Documentum
7 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.21%) SAP CO
1 8 (3.21%) SAP MM
2 7 (2.81%) SAP APO
2 7 (2.81%) SAP FI
2 7 (2.81%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.41%) SAP MDM
4 5 (2.01%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.61%) SAP ERP
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (1.20%) SAP BPC
6 3 (1.20%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.40%) HFM
8 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.80%) BrowserStack
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.80%) GitHub
3 2 (0.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.24%) PuTTY
2 27 (10.84%) WinSCP
3 16 (6.43%) SMS
4 10 (4.02%) Internet
5 9 (3.61%) Wireshark
6 7 (2.81%) Firewall
6 7 (2.81%) SSL
7 6 (2.41%) 3G
7 6 (2.41%) 4G
7 6 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (2.41%) FTP
7 6 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (2.41%) VPN
8 5 (2.01%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (1.20%) 2G
9 3 (1.20%) GSM
9 3 (1.20%) SAN
9 3 (1.20%) SCCP
9 3 (1.20%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 45 (18.07%) Oracle Database
3 31 (12.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (10.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 25 (10.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (10.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 16 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (6.02%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (5.22%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (4.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 8 (3.21%) MySQL
9 8 (3.21%) SAP HANA
10 7 (2.81%) Big Data
10 7 (2.81%) SAP BW
11 6 (2.41%) Data Lake
11 6 (2.41%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (2.01%) MS Access
12 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.20%) DB2
14 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 74 (29.72%) Selenium
2 65 (26.10%) JIRA
3 44 (17.67%) SoapUI
4 42 (16.87%) HP UFT
5 36 (14.46%) Jenkins
6 35 (14.06%) LoadRunner
7 33 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (11.65%) Oracle APEX
9 28 (11.24%) TestNG
10 27 (10.84%) Eclipse
11 26 (10.44%) Ant
11 26 (10.44%) SpecFlow
12 13 (5.22%) JMeter
13 12 (4.82%) Cucumber
13 12 (4.82%) WebDriver
14 11 (4.42%) Bitbucket
15 10 (4.02%) Visual Studio
15 10 (4.02%) Zephyr
16 9 (3.61%) Git (software)
17 7 (2.81%) GitLab
General
1 33 (13.25%) Finance
2 19 (7.63%) Billing
3 18 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.02%) Legal
5 9 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.41%) Retail
7 4 (1.61%) Banking
8 3 (1.20%) Back Office
8 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.80%) Automotive
9 2 (0.80%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (34.94%) Analyst
2 78 (31.33%) Test Analyst
3 27 (10.84%) Test Leader
4 23 (9.24%) Test Engineer
5 22 (8.84%) Developer
6 19 (7.63%) Tester
7 16 (6.43%) Test Manager
8 15 (6.02%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 12 (4.82%) Automation Test Analyst
10 12 (4.82%) Consultant
11 11 (4.42%) SAP Analyst
12 9 (3.61%) JSP Developer
12 9 (3.61%) Performance Test Leader
12 9 (3.61%) Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (3.61%) Test Specialist
13 8 (3.21%) Defect Manager
13 8 (3.21%) Designer
14 7 (2.81%) SAP Consultant
14 7 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (24.90%) Web Services
2 43 (17.27%) .NET
3 26 (10.44%) XML
4 20 (8.03%) SOAP
5 19 (7.63%) HTML
6 16 (6.43%) RESTful
7 15 (6.02%) EJB
7 15 (6.02%) EJB 3.0
7 15 (6.02%) JAXB
7 15 (6.02%) JAX-RS
7 15 (6.02%) JPA
7 15 (6.02%) JSP
7 15 (6.02%) Struts
8 14 (5.62%) Ehcache
9 10 (4.02%) ASP.NET
10 9 (3.61%) EDI
10 9 (3.61%) REST
11 5 (2.01%) Gherkin
12 4 (1.61%) J2EE
12 4 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.43%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.02%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.41%) Mobile Computing
5 6 (2.41%) PKI
5 6 (2.41%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (2.01%) AS400
6 5 (2.01%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.61%) PlayStation
8 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.20%) PDA
8 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.80%) Derivative
9 2 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.88%) Linux
2 41 (16.47%) Windows
3 26 (10.44%) Windows Server
4 25 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.22%) Unix
7 6 (2.41%) Mac OS
8 5 (2.01%) HPUX
8 5 (2.01%) SUSE
9 2 (0.80%) Android
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.80%) zOS
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) VME
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (36.55%) Test Automation
2 90 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (23.29%) Test Scripting
4 56 (22.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 54 (21.69%) System Integration Testing
6 50 (20.08%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (18.47%) Scrum
8 44 (17.67%) Performance Testing
9 42 (16.87%) Test Strategy
10 37 (14.86%) DevOps
11 35 (14.06%) Functional Testing
11 35 (14.06%) Waterfall
12 33 (13.25%) API Testing
13 30 (12.05%) Defect Management
14 29 (11.65%) Defect Tracking
15 27 (10.84%) Regression Testing
15 27 (10.84%) Software Testing
16 26 (10.44%) Kanban
17 25 (10.04%) Scenario Testing
18 22 (8.84%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.90%) Java
1 62 (24.90%) SQL
2 26 (10.44%) F#
3 21 (8.43%) C#
3 21 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.23%) PL/SQL
5 13 (5.22%) Python
6 11 (4.42%) VB
7 6 (2.41%) Groovy
7 6 (2.41%) Ruby
7 6 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.01%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (1.20%) C
9 3 (1.20%) COBOL
10 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.80%) Java 8
10 2 (0.80%) PHP
10 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.80%) VBA
10 2 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (27.31%) ISEB
2 65 (26.10%) Security Cleared
3 62 (24.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 56 (22.49%) SC Cleared
5 49 (19.68%) ISTQB
6 29 (11.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (4.82%) Degree
8 11 (4.42%) DV Cleared
9 9 (3.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (3.21%) SAP Certification
11 7 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.20%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.80%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.40%) MCP
15 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
15 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.43%) QA
2 6 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.01%) GxP
3 5 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.80%) PMO
4 2 (0.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) Basel III
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (10.04%) vSphere
2 6 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.01%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (15.66%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.41%) vRealize
3 5 (2.01%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.40%) Netcool
4 1 (0.40%) SCCM
4 1 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 237 (95.18%) HP
2 73 (29.32%) Oracle
3 53 (21.29%) Microsoft
4 35 (14.06%) SAP
5 30 (12.05%) VMware
6 26 (10.44%) Software AG
6 26 (10.44%) webMethods
7 25 (10.04%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.62%) Atlassian
9 9 (3.61%) IBM
10 7 (2.81%) Citrix
11 6 (2.41%) Apple
11 6 (2.41%) Cisco
11 6 (2.41%) JD Edwards
11 6 (2.41%) Juniper
12 5 (2.01%) Cloudera
12 5 (2.01%) MuleSoft
12 5 (2.01%) Serena
12 5 (2.01%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.20%) Nokia