Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 556 562
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 +48
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 330 250 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.74% 2.78% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 159 220
England median daily rate £400 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £261
90th Percentile £527 £525 £514
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £388
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.10% -1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -
10th Percentile £37.20 £32.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £46.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -

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 12,062 8,995 9,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.03% 10.66% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,086 5,999 6,239
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £285 £263
90th Percentile £634 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 208 260
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +6.17% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.92 £54.13 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +12.00%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +29 162 £400 +14.29% 5
London -30 81 £400 -1.54% 13
North of England -13 33 £375 -20.21% 3
East of England +22 25 £450 +56.52% 3
North West -26 17 £363 -27.50%
South West -7 16 £400 +10.34% 1
West Midlands -11 13 £340 +2.64%
Midlands -12 13 £340 -2.86%
Yorkshire -17 12 £425 +20.14% 3
North East +13 4 £346 -23.06%
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 321 (97.27%) HP
2 135 (40.91%) Test Automation
3 109 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (32.73%) Selenium
5 101 (30.61%) Java
6 91 (27.58%) Oracle
7 88 (26.67%) JIRA
8 82 (24.85%) SQL
8 82 (24.85%) Web Services
9 74 (22.42%) Linux
10 69 (20.91%) Security Cleared
11 67 (20.30%) HP Quality Center
12 66 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 63 (19.09%) Test Management
14 62 (18.79%) Windows
15 60 (18.18%) ISTQB
16 59 (17.88%) Jenkins
16 59 (17.88%) SoapUI
17 58 (17.58%) ISEB
17 58 (17.58%) System Integration Testing
18 57 (17.27%) Test Scripting
19 56 (16.97%) Microsoft
20 55 (16.67%) HP UFT
21 54 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
22 52 (15.76%) SC Cleared
23 51 (15.45%) .NET
23 51 (15.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 49 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
25 48 (14.55%) Python
26 47 (14.24%) 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 35 (10.61%) GlassFish
1 35 (10.61%) Liferay
2 20 (6.06%) Confluence
3 13 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.42%) Apache
5 5 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.52%) WebLogic Integration
6 4 (1.21%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.91%) CMS
8 2 (0.61%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.30%) Documentum
9 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.12%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Temenos T24
2 7 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.52%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.21%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.91%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.91%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.61%) iTrent
6 2 (0.61%) Lawson
6 2 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.30%) Maximo
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.61%) Office 365
4 2 (0.61%) Tricentis Tosca
5 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.48%) PuTTY
2 27 (8.18%) WinSCP
3 15 (4.55%) SMS
4 14 (4.24%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.94%) Internet
6 12 (3.64%) Wireshark
7 11 (3.33%) MVNO
8 10 (3.03%) 3G
8 10 (3.03%) LTE
9 8 (2.42%) DHCP
9 8 (2.42%) DNS
9 8 (2.42%) Firewall
9 8 (2.42%) HTTP
10 7 (2.12%) FTP
10 7 (2.12%) ICMP
10 7 (2.12%) SSL
11 6 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.82%) VPN
12 4 (1.21%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 44 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 36 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (10.61%) Oracle Database 12c
5 25 (7.58%) Oracle Database 10g
5 25 (7.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (7.58%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (2.42%) MySQL
6 8 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (1.52%) MS Access
8 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.91%) DB2
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.30%) Big Data
11 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 108 (32.73%) Selenium
2 88 (26.67%) JIRA
3 59 (17.88%) Jenkins
3 59 (17.88%) SoapUI
4 55 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 42 (12.73%) Ant
6 34 (10.30%) Eclipse
7 33 (10.00%) LoadRunner
8 31 (9.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (9.09%) TestNG
10 27 (8.18%) Oracle APEX
11 25 (7.58%) Cucumber
11 25 (7.58%) SpecFlow
12 19 (5.76%) JMeter
13 18 (5.45%) Visual Studio
13 18 (5.45%) Zephyr
14 16 (4.85%) Maven
14 16 (4.85%) WebDriver
15 13 (3.94%) Git (software)
16 12 (3.64%) Subversion
General
1 37 (11.21%) Telecoms
2 36 (10.91%) Finance
3 29 (8.79%) Billing
4 9 (2.73%) Legal
5 8 (2.42%) Publishing
6 7 (2.12%) Back Office
6 7 (2.12%) Retail
7 6 (1.82%) Banking
7 6 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Automotive
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (26.36%) Analyst
2 82 (24.85%) Test Analyst
3 49 (14.85%) Developer
4 45 (13.64%) Test Manager
5 36 (10.91%) Test Engineer
6 35 (10.61%) Java Developer
7 28 (8.48%) Tester
8 27 (8.18%) Test Leader
9 14 (4.24%) Defect Manager
10 11 (3.33%) Architect
11 10 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (2.73%) Consultant
12 9 (2.73%) JSP Developer
13 8 (2.42%) Automation Test Analyst
13 8 (2.42%) Designer
13 8 (2.42%) Environment Manager
13 8 (2.42%) Java Engineer
13 8 (2.42%) Test Environment Manager
14 7 (2.12%) QA Analyst
14 7 (2.12%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (24.85%) Web Services
2 51 (15.45%) .NET
3 35 (10.61%) EJB
3 35 (10.61%) EJB 3.0
3 35 (10.61%) JAXB
3 35 (10.61%) JAX-RS
3 35 (10.61%) JPA
3 35 (10.61%) RESTful
4 34 (10.30%) XML
5 33 (10.00%) Ehcache
6 29 (8.79%) SOAP
7 22 (6.67%) JSP
7 22 (6.67%) Struts
8 20 (6.06%) REST
9 15 (4.55%) HTML
10 10 (3.03%) CSS
11 9 (2.73%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.73%) Gherkin
12 6 (1.82%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.91%) Enterprise Software
2 33 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.73%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.82%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (1.82%) PKI
6 6 (1.82%) RSA SecurID
7 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.52%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.21%) PlayStation
9 3 (0.91%) PDA
10 2 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.30%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.30%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 74 (22.42%) Linux
2 62 (18.79%) Windows
3 31 (9.39%) Windows Server
4 30 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.64%) Windows 10
7 9 (2.73%) Unix
8 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.82%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.82%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.52%) HPUX
10 5 (1.52%) SUSE
11 4 (1.21%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.61%) Android
12 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.61%) zOS
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (40.91%) Test Automation
2 109 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (19.09%) Test Management
4 58 (17.58%) System Integration Testing
5 57 (17.27%) Test Scripting
6 54 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 49 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (14.24%) Test Strategy
8 47 (14.24%) Waterfall
9 43 (13.03%) Functional Testing
10 41 (12.42%) Performance Testing
11 40 (12.12%) Regression Testing
12 39 (11.82%) Defect Management
12 39 (11.82%) Unit Testing
13 38 (11.52%) Software Testing
14 37 (11.21%) Integration Testing
14 37 (11.21%) Scrum
15 36 (10.91%) DevOps
16 35 (10.61%) SDLC
17 34 (10.30%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (30.61%) Java
2 82 (24.85%) SQL
3 48 (14.55%) Python
4 36 (10.91%) PL/SQL
5 25 (7.58%) F#
6 24 (7.27%) C#
7 21 (6.36%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.55%) Jython
9 14 (4.24%) Groovy
10 12 (3.64%) Ruby
11 9 (2.73%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.12%) C
13 6 (1.82%) C++
13 6 (1.82%) VBScript
14 5 (1.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 5 (1.52%) VB
15 4 (1.21%) Java 8
15 4 (1.21%) VBA
16 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (20.91%) Security Cleared
2 60 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 58 (17.58%) ISEB
4 52 (15.76%) SC Cleared
5 51 (15.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (8.79%) Degree
7 22 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (3.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (3.64%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.21%) SAP Certification
11 4 (1.21%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.61%) MCSE
14 1 (0.30%) MCP
14 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (13.33%) QA
2 4 (1.21%) GxP
2 4 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.61%) PMO
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (7.58%) vSphere
2 14 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.73%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 67 (20.30%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.82%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (0.91%) Ansible
3 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.91%) Puppet
3 3 (0.91%) vRealize
4 2 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.61%) MaaS360
4 2 (0.61%) Netcool
5 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 321 (97.27%) HP
2 91 (27.58%) Oracle
3 56 (16.97%) Microsoft
4 39 (11.82%) VMware
5 27 (8.18%) SAP
6 25 (7.58%) IBM
6 25 (7.58%) Red Hat
6 25 (7.58%) Software AG
6 25 (7.58%) webMethods
7 11 (3.33%) Atlassian
8 9 (2.73%) Green Hat
9 8 (2.42%) Citrix
10 7 (2.12%) Temenos
11 6 (1.82%) Apple
11 6 (1.82%) CA
11 6 (1.82%) Cisco
11 6 (1.82%) Juniper
12 5 (1.52%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.52%) Serena
12 5 (1.52%) TIBCO