Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 588 627 549
Rank change year-on-year +39 -78 +19
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 79 216 336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.99% 1.63% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 113 221
Median daily rate £400 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £277 £293
90th Percentile £575 £502 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £47.97 £34.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.04% -31.00% +19.76%
10th Percentile £47.00 £24.65 £37.20
90th Percentile £49.19 £35.75 £64.00
UK median hourly rate £47.97 £30.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +58.58% -39.50% +19.76%

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 7,990 13,253 12,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.42% 15.04% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 8,905 8,108
Median daily rate £500 £500 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.91% +10.11%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £280
90th Percentile £675 £670 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £483
% change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 320 262
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.60 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +6.29% -14.63%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £47.80
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -14.63%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 40 £400 +6.67% 2
South West +27 15 £500 +25.79% 1
East of England +53 13 £400 -20.00%
London +94 5 £400 -5.88%
Midlands +47 3 £378 -2.58%
West Midlands +53 2 £430 +22.86%
North of England +51 2 £453 +8.06% 2
North East +25 2 £453 +6.47% 1
East Midlands +23 1 £325 -18.75%
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 76 (96.20%) HP
2 35 (44.30%) Test Automation
3 31 (39.24%) ISTQB
3 31 (39.24%) Defect Management
4 28 (35.44%) Test Scripting
5 27 (34.18%) Security Cleared
5 27 (34.18%) JIRA
6 26 (32.91%) Oracle
7 25 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (31.65%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (27.85%) Linux
9 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
10 15 (18.99%) Test Management
10 15 (18.99%) ISEB
10 15 (18.99%) Scenario Testing
11 14 (17.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (17.72%) Java
11 14 (17.72%) QA
11 14 (17.72%) Selenium
12 13 (16.46%) Wireshark
12 13 (16.46%) Waterfall
12 13 (16.46%) IPv6
12 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
12 13 (16.46%) Wireless
12 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
12 13 (16.46%) SQL
13 12 (15.19%) C
13 12 (15.19%) C#
13 12 (15.19%) Confluence
13 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing

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 12 (15.19%) Confluence
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Maximo
4 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) AWS
1 2 (2.53%) Azure
2 1 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) IPv6
1 13 (16.46%) Wireless
1 13 (16.46%) Wireshark
2 10 (12.66%) DNS
2 10 (12.66%) Firewall
3 7 (8.86%) GPRS
3 7 (8.86%) GSM
3 7 (8.86%) HSPA
3 7 (8.86%) HTTP
3 7 (8.86%) LTE
3 7 (8.86%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (8.86%) RANAP
3 7 (8.86%) SMS
3 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.86%) UMTS
4 6 (7.59%) Broadband
4 6 (7.59%) Ethernet
4 6 (7.59%) UPnP
4 6 (7.59%) WLAN
4 6 (7.59%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) Big Data
1 4 (5.06%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.06%) MySQL
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.53%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.27%) DB2
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (34.18%) JIRA
2 14 (17.72%) Selenium
3 10 (12.66%) HP UFT
3 10 (12.66%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.59%) JMeter
5 4 (5.06%) TestRail
6 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.80%) Robot Framework
6 3 (3.80%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.27%) Appium
8 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.27%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.27%) JUnit
8 1 (1.27%) Maven
8 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.27%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.86%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.80%) Legal
5 2 (2.53%) Finance
5 2 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.53%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Tester
2 14 (17.72%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) QA Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Regression Tester
5 7 (8.86%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.33%) Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) RAN Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) C Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Linux Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Systems Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.80%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.80%) Defect Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) QA Manager
8 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) 802.1X
3 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.53%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.27%) CSS
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) JSON
5 1 (1.27%) Middleware
5 1 (1.27%) REST
5 1 (1.27%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.27%) SOAP
5 1 (1.27%) WireMock
5 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) IPTV
3 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) PKI
3 3 (3.80%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.27%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.27%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.85%) Linux
2 7 (8.86%) Android
3 4 (5.06%) CentOS
4 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.80%) VMS
4 3 (3.80%) Windows
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.30%) Test Automation
2 31 (39.24%) Defect Management
3 28 (35.44%) Test Scripting
4 25 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (18.99%) Scenario Testing
5 15 (18.99%) Test Management
6 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
6 13 (16.46%) Waterfall
7 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
7 12 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (13.92%) Performance Testing
8 11 (13.92%) V-Model
9 10 (12.66%) SDLC
9 10 (12.66%) Software Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Test Strategy
9 10 (12.66%) Validation
10 8 (10.13%) BDD
10 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (10.13%) CRM
10 8 (10.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) Java
2 13 (16.46%) SQL
3 12 (15.19%) C
3 12 (15.19%) C#
4 11 (13.92%) Python
5 6 (7.59%) VB
6 5 (6.33%) PHP
7 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.06%) VBScript
8 2 (2.53%) C++
9 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (39.24%) ISTQB
2 27 (34.18%) Security Cleared
3 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
4 15 (18.99%) ISEB
5 14 (17.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (11.39%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.80%) CCNA
7 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.53%) Degree
9 1 (1.27%) CEH
9 1 (1.27%) CISA
9 1 (1.27%) GIAC
9 1 (1.27%) MCP
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.27%) OCP
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.27%) OSCE
9 1 (1.27%) OSCP
9 1 (1.27%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) GAMP
2 3 (3.80%) GDPR
2 3 (3.80%) GxP
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (6.33%) vSphere
2 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (31.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.27%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.27%) MOM
Vendors
1 76 (96.20%) HP
2 26 (32.91%) Oracle
3 10 (12.66%) Micro Focus
4 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.86%) Ericsson
5 7 (8.86%) Huawei
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco
6 6 (7.59%) SAP
7 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.80%) CA
8 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.80%) Remedy
9 2 (2.53%) Delphix
10 1 (1.27%) Ariba
10 1 (1.27%) Black Duck
10 1 (1.27%) Blue Prism
10 1 (1.27%) IBM
10 1 (1.27%) JDA
10 1 (1.27%) Sonatype
10 1 (1.27%) UiPath