Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 629 547 656
Rank change year-on-year -82 +109 -121
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 230 334 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.66% 2.98% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 195 140
England median daily rate £410 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +1.82% -14.06%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £236
90th Percentile £519 £470 £477
UK median daily rate £378 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.86% +2.94% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
England median hourly rate £44.50 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.54% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -31.54% - -

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 13,866 11,206 11,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 11.81% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,449 7,639 7,217
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +8.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 266 256
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.81 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £54.38
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +15.38%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -33 97 £385 +10.00% 11
London 0 77 £425 +13.33% 14
North of England -9 19 £413 +26.92% 11
Midlands -23 17 £275 -15.54% 4
West Midlands -24 14 £398 +20.00% 3
South West -25 10 £313 -13.19% 3
North East +7 9 £425 +23.64% 1
East of England -20 7 £483 +39.65%
Yorkshire -15 6 £330 +6.11% 5
North West -28 4 £445 +36.92% 5
East Midlands +4 3 £245 -18.33% 1
South Coast +1 1 - -
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 221 (96.09%) HP
2 80 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (33.04%) JIRA
4 64 (27.83%) Test Scripting
5 63 (27.39%) Test Automation
6 58 (25.22%) ISTQB
7 57 (24.78%) SQL
8 52 (22.61%) SAP
9 51 (22.17%) HP Quality Center
10 43 (18.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 42 (18.26%) Finance
12 41 (17.83%) ISEB
13 37 (16.09%) Test Management
13 37 (16.09%) Security Cleared
14 36 (15.65%) Test Strategy
14 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
14 36 (15.65%) Oracle
15 35 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 35 (15.22%) QA
16 33 (14.35%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (13.91%) Waterfall
18 31 (13.48%) Defect Management
18 31 (13.48%) SC Cleared
18 31 (13.48%) Scrum
19 30 (13.04%) SOAP
19 30 (13.04%) Java
19 30 (13.04%) SoapUI
20 29 (12.61%) XML
21 28 (12.17%) Telecoms
21 28 (12.17%) Analytical Skills

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 20 (8.70%) Confluence
2 5 (2.17%) CMS
2 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.87%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.87%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (7.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (3.91%) SAP MM
3 7 (3.04%) SAP APO
4 6 (2.61%) SAP MDM
5 5 (2.17%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.74%) SAP ERP
7 3 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.87%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.43%) Magento
9 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.43%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.61%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.74%) Office 365
4 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.87%) PaaS
4 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.13%) Wireshark
2 18 (7.83%) 4G
3 17 (7.39%) Diameter Protocol
4 16 (6.96%) 3G
5 9 (3.91%) SAN
6 6 (2.61%) MVNO
7 4 (1.74%) Firewall
7 4 (1.74%) HTTP
7 4 (1.74%) Internet
7 4 (1.74%) PuTTY
7 4 (1.74%) SMS
7 4 (1.74%) WinSCP
8 3 (1.30%) LTE
8 3 (1.30%) SSL
9 2 (0.87%) DHCP
9 2 (0.87%) DNS
10 1 (0.43%) FTP
10 1 (0.43%) Intranet
10 1 (0.43%) IPv6
10 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.09%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.91%) Big Data
5 8 (3.48%) SAP HANA
6 7 (3.04%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.04%) SAP BW
7 6 (2.61%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.61%) DB2
7 6 (2.61%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.30%) QlikView
11 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 76 (33.04%) JIRA
2 30 (13.04%) SoapUI
3 24 (10.43%) LoadRunner
4 22 (9.57%) Selenium
5 16 (6.96%) Jenkins
6 15 (6.52%) HP UFT
6 15 (6.52%) JMeter
6 15 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (5.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (5.22%) Bitbucket
7 12 (5.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (4.35%) TestRail
9 7 (3.04%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (2.61%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.61%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.17%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.17%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.74%) Ant
12 4 (1.74%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.74%) OpenSTA
General
1 42 (18.26%) Finance
2 28 (12.17%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.78%) Banking
4 8 (3.48%) Billing
5 7 (3.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.74%) Retail
7 3 (1.30%) Front Office
8 2 (0.87%) Back Office
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (29.57%) Analyst
2 53 (23.04%) Test Analyst
3 31 (13.48%) Test Leader
4 26 (11.30%) Consultant
5 24 (10.43%) Test Manager
5 24 (10.43%) Tester
6 23 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 14 (6.09%) SAP Analyst
8 13 (5.65%) SAP Consultant
9 11 (4.78%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 10 (4.35%) Functional Consultant
10 10 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.91%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 8 (3.48%) Performance Tester
13 7 (3.04%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (3.04%) SAP Test Analyst
13 7 (3.04%) Test Specialist
14 6 (2.61%) Defect Manager
14 6 (2.61%) Environment Manager
14 6 (2.61%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.04%) SOAP
2 29 (12.61%) XML
3 21 (9.13%) HTML
4 18 (7.83%) .NET
5 16 (6.96%) LDAP
6 13 (5.65%) Middleware
6 13 (5.65%) Web Services
7 12 (5.22%) REST
8 7 (3.04%) WSDL
8 7 (3.04%) XML Schema
9 5 (2.17%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.17%) EDI
10 2 (0.87%) Apache Axis
10 2 (0.87%) J2EE
10 2 (0.87%) Java EE
10 2 (0.87%) JSON
10 2 (0.87%) Swagger
10 2 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.43%) HTML5
11 1 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.91%) DataPower
3 5 (2.17%) AS400
4 4 (1.74%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.74%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.30%) Derivative
5 3 (1.30%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.87%) Clustering
6 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.87%) PDA
6 2 (0.87%) User Experience
6 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.30%) Windows
2 13 (5.65%) Unix
3 10 (4.35%) Linux
4 6 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.87%) AIX
8 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.83%) Test Scripting
3 63 (27.39%) Test Automation
4 43 (18.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (16.09%) Test Management
6 36 (15.65%) Test Strategy
7 33 (14.35%) Problem-Solving
8 32 (13.91%) Waterfall
9 31 (13.48%) Defect Management
9 31 (13.48%) Scrum
10 25 (10.87%) Functional Testing
10 25 (10.87%) Regression Testing
11 24 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
13 21 (9.13%) Performance Testing
13 21 (9.13%) Service Management
14 20 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (8.70%) Migration
15 19 (8.26%) Non-Functional Testing
16 17 (7.39%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 57 (24.78%) SQL
2 30 (13.04%) Java
3 18 (7.83%) C#
4 17 (7.39%) VB
5 13 (5.65%) C
5 13 (5.65%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.78%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.04%) Python
8 6 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.74%) F#
10 3 (1.30%) COBOL
10 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.30%) VBScript
11 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.87%) C++
11 2 (0.87%) Perl
11 2 (0.87%) PL/1
11 2 (0.87%) REXX
12 1 (0.43%) ABAP
12 1 (0.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 58 (25.22%) ISTQB
2 41 (17.83%) ISEB
3 37 (16.09%) Security Cleared
4 35 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (13.48%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.39%) Degree
6 17 (7.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (4.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.87%) PMP
9 2 (0.87%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.22%) QA
2 9 (3.91%) PMO
3 6 (2.61%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) Basel III
System Software
1 16 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.74%) vSphere
3 2 (0.87%) ACF2
3 2 (0.87%) Docker
3 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.87%) LXC
3 2 (0.87%) RACF
3 2 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 51 (22.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.30%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.30%) nmon
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.87%) Kibana
3 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.87%) Netcool
3 2 (0.87%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.87%) vRealize
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 221 (96.09%) HP
2 52 (22.61%) SAP
3 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 36 (15.65%) Oracle
4 17 (7.39%) Nokia
5 14 (6.09%) Atlassian
6 12 (5.22%) IBM
7 7 (3.04%) Cloudera
8 6 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.61%) VMware
9 5 (2.17%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.74%) Planview
10 4 (1.74%) Remedy
10 4 (1.74%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.74%) Software AG
10 4 (1.74%) webMethods
11 3 (1.30%) BMC
11 3 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.87%) Ariba
12 2 (0.87%) CA