Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 682 452 662
Rank change year-on-year -230 +210 +9
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 66 44 134
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.098% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.61% 1.02% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 92
10th Percentile £250 £313 £300
25th Percentile £324 £388 £332
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £385 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -14.44% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £528 £506 £500
90th Percentile £565 £600 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £426
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.57% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £45.50 £46.25 £43.50
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +1.12%
75th Percentile £47.13 £48.75 £46.50
90th Percentile £48.25 " "
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +1.12%

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 10,744 4,311 11,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.95% 16.07% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,754 3,005 7,931
10th Percentile £350 £310 £281
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £666 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 73 243
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.62 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.88 £14.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £19.64
Median % change year-on-year +5.13% -0.71% +12.23%
75th Percentile £47.63 £37.50 £34.50
90th Percentile £62.93 £52.80 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.95% -4.88% +17.14%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
London -193 20 £450 +23.29% 2
South East -95 18 £370 -26.00% 4
East of England -43 8 £337 -25.11%
South West -46 6 £538 +27.98% 3
East Midlands -29 4 £240 -
Midlands -76 4 £240 -
North East -13 2 £565 +18.95% 1
North of England -84 2 £565 +22.16% 3
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 56 (84.85%) HP
2 33 (50.00%) JIRA
3 30 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 29 (43.94%) Test Management
4 29 (43.94%) Test Automation
5 24 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 24 (36.36%) Defect Management
6 23 (34.85%) Social Skills
6 23 (34.85%) Software Testing
7 19 (28.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (24.24%) QA
8 16 (24.24%) Oracle
9 15 (22.73%) Windows
9 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 15 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (21.21%) Degree
11 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
11 13 (19.70%) ISEB
11 13 (19.70%) Unix
11 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (18.18%) DevOps
12 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
13 11 (16.67%) Functional Testing
13 11 (16.67%) SOAP
13 11 (16.67%) Java
14 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
14 10 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Azure
2 5 (7.58%) AWS
3 1 (1.52%) GitHub
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) 4G
2 8 (12.12%) 3G
2 8 (12.12%) Wireshark
3 6 (9.09%) 2G
3 6 (9.09%) 5G
3 6 (9.09%) LTE
4 5 (7.58%) GSM
4 5 (7.58%) UMTS
4 5 (7.58%) VoLTE
5 4 (6.06%) MVNO
5 4 (6.06%) VoWiFi
5 4 (6.06%) Wireless
6 3 (4.55%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (4.55%) Firewall
6 3 (4.55%) GPRS
6 3 (4.55%) HTTP
6 3 (4.55%) Network Security
6 3 (4.55%) SSL
6 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.55%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) SAP BW
4 2 (3.03%) Big Data
4 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 33 (50.00%) JIRA
2 9 (13.64%) Selenium
3 7 (10.61%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 6 (9.09%) Zephyr
5 5 (7.58%) MSTest
5 5 (7.58%) Postman
6 4 (6.06%) Bitbucket
7 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.55%) REST Assured
7 3 (4.55%) TestLink
8 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
8 2 (3.03%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.03%) Gatling
8 2 (3.03%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.03%) Robot Framework
8 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (34.85%) Social Skills
2 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (13.64%) Finance
3 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 6 (9.09%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (7.58%) Banking
6 3 (4.55%) Retail
7 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.52%) Front Office
8 1 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.52%) Military
8 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) Analyst
2 19 (28.79%) Test Analyst
3 18 (27.27%) Test Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Tester
6 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Functional Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Functional Test Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.06%) Mobile Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Test Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Network Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Network Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) QA Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) SAP BW Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) SOAP
2 4 (6.06%) Web Dynpro
3 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.55%) ADO
3 3 (4.55%) HTML
3 3 (4.55%) HTML5
3 3 (4.55%) SAP Fiori
3 3 (4.55%) SAPUI5
3 3 (4.55%) Web Services
4 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.03%) JSP
4 2 (3.03%) Kafka
4 2 (3.03%) React
4 2 (3.03%) WireMock
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.52%) BAPI
5 1 (1.52%) LDAP
5 1 (1.52%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
1 6 (9.09%) User Experience
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Cybercrime
3 3 (4.55%) Digital Media
3 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) Cyberattack
4 2 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.03%) PKI
4 2 (3.03%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.52%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.52%) FMCG
5 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Unix
3 9 (13.64%) Linux
4 7 (10.61%) Solaris
5 4 (6.06%) Android
5 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.55%) AIX
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 29 (43.94%) Test Automation
2 29 (43.94%) Test Management
3 24 (36.36%) Defect Management
4 23 (34.85%) Software Testing
5 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.18%) DevOps
7 11 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 10 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
8 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 9 (13.64%) Test Strategy
9 9 (13.64%) Validation
9 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
10 8 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (10.61%) Change Control
12 6 (9.09%) BDD
12 6 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (10.61%) Perl
2 7 (10.61%) SQL
3 5 (7.58%) ABAP
3 5 (7.58%) Python
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.55%) C#
5 3 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (3.03%) PHP
6 2 (3.03%) R
6 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (1.52%) C
7 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) SAPscript
7 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 19 (28.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (21.21%) Degree
4 13 (19.70%) ISEB
4 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
5 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) CEH
6 3 (4.55%) CISA
6 3 (4.55%) GIAC
6 3 (4.55%) Master's Degree
6 3 (4.55%) OSCE
6 3 (4.55%) OSCP
7 1 (1.52%) CCNA
7 1 (1.52%) CCNP
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.24%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) GDPR
2 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.55%) NIST
3 1 (1.52%) GxP
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.06%) Ansible
3 3 (4.55%) HP Fortify
3 3 (4.55%) WebInspect
4 2 (3.03%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.03%) collectd
4 2 (3.03%) Fluentd
4 2 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (3.03%) Netcool
4 2 (3.03%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (3.03%) Netcool/Webtop
4 2 (3.03%) SELinux
4 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.52%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 56 (84.85%) HP
2 16 (24.24%) Oracle
3 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.09%) SAP
5 5 (7.58%) Siemens
5 5 (7.58%) Splunk
6 3 (4.55%) ArcSight
6 3 (4.55%) Black Duck
6 3 (4.55%) Micro Focus
6 3 (4.55%) Qualys
6 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.55%) Sonatype
6 3 (4.55%) Tripwire
7 2 (3.03%) Google
7 2 (3.03%) IBM
7 2 (3.03%) New Relic
7 2 (3.03%) Nimsoft
7 2 (3.03%) Remedy
8 1 (1.52%) CA Agile Central