Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 660 540 629
Rank change year-on-year -120 +89 -69
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 211 314 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.62% 3.02% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 177 164
England median daily rate £381 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.71% -3.78% -9.06%
10th Percentile £272 £255 £252
90th Percentile £496 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £343 £350 £368
% change year-on-year -2.14% -4.76% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
England median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -19.09% - -

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 13,062 10,406 11,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.91% 11.46% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,850 6,981 7,443
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +4.84% +9.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 239 245
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.83 £48.60
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -28.00% +25.00%

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 21 September 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 September 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 September 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 -44 99 £375 +11.94% 10
London -26 62 £425 +6.25% 5
North of England -33 15 £359 +16.59% 1
Midlands -24 14 £398 +13.57% 2
West Midlands -23 13 £398 +13.57% 2
East of England -10 10 £475 +48.21%
South West -22 9 £300 -18.03% 2
North East -3 8 £367 +6.84%
Yorkshire -21 4 £320 +7.74%
North West -26 3 £410 +29.64% 1
East Midlands +5 1 - -
HP ALM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 203 (96.21%) HP
2 72 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (32.70%) Test Automation
4 62 (29.38%) Test Scripting
5 55 (26.07%) JIRA
6 53 (25.12%) Security Cleared
7 52 (24.64%) ISEB
8 50 (23.70%) SQL
8 50 (23.70%) ISTQB
9 49 (23.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 47 (22.27%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (21.80%) Oracle
12 45 (21.33%) SC Cleared
13 41 (19.43%) Selenium
13 41 (19.43%) Java
14 39 (18.48%) Test Strategy
15 38 (18.01%) SAP
16 37 (17.54%) Finance
17 36 (17.06%) Scrum
17 36 (17.06%) HP Quality Center
18 33 (15.64%) System Integration Testing
19 32 (15.17%) SoapUI
20 31 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
21 30 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (13.74%) Microsoft
23 27 (12.80%) Performance Testing
23 27 (12.80%) Functional Testing
24 26 (12.32%) HP UFT
24 26 (12.32%) SOAP
25 25 (11.85%) SQL Server

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 (9.48%) Confluence
2 4 (1.90%) GlassFish
2 4 (1.90%) Liferay
3 3 (1.42%) CMS
3 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.95%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.32%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (6.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (4.27%) SAP MM
3 7 (3.32%) SAP APO
4 6 (2.84%) SAP MDM
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (1.90%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.90%) SAP ERP
6 3 (1.42%) SAP BPC
6 3 (1.42%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.42%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.95%) Magento
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.47%) HFM
8 1 (0.47%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.90%) Office 365
3 3 (1.42%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.47%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.58%) 4G
2 15 (7.11%) Wireshark
3 14 (6.64%) 3G
3 14 (6.64%) Diameter Protocol
4 13 (6.16%) PuTTY
5 12 (5.69%) WinSCP
6 10 (4.74%) SMS
7 9 (4.27%) SAN
8 6 (2.84%) Internet
9 4 (1.90%) GSM
9 4 (1.90%) UMTS
10 3 (1.42%) 2G
10 3 (1.42%) Firewall
10 3 (1.42%) LTE
10 3 (1.42%) SCCP
10 3 (1.42%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (0.95%) DHCP
11 2 (0.95%) ISUP
11 2 (0.95%) MVNO
11 2 (0.95%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (7.58%) Oracle Database
4 13 (6.16%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (5.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (5.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (5.69%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (3.79%) SAP HANA
7 7 (3.32%) Big Data
7 7 (3.32%) SAP BW
8 6 (2.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 6 (2.84%) Data Lake
8 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.84%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.90%) DB2
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (26.07%) JIRA
2 41 (19.43%) Selenium
3 32 (15.17%) SoapUI
4 26 (12.32%) HP UFT
5 25 (11.85%) LoadRunner
6 22 (10.43%) Jenkins
7 15 (7.11%) Oracle APEX
7 15 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (6.64%) JMeter
9 12 (5.69%) SpecFlow
9 12 (5.69%) TestNG
10 11 (5.21%) Ant
10 11 (5.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (5.21%) Bitbucket
10 11 (5.21%) Eclipse
11 8 (3.79%) Cucumber
11 8 (3.79%) WebDriver
12 6 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (2.37%) Bugzilla
14 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (17.54%) Finance
2 20 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.79%) Banking
4 6 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.37%) Billing
6 4 (1.90%) Retail
7 3 (1.42%) Back Office
8 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (32.70%) Analyst
2 60 (28.44%) Test Analyst
3 29 (13.74%) Test Leader
4 25 (11.85%) Consultant
5 20 (9.48%) Test Engineer
6 18 (8.53%) Test Manager
7 15 (7.11%) Tester
8 14 (6.64%) SAP Consultant
8 14 (6.64%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 11 (5.21%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (5.21%) SAP Analyst
10 10 (4.74%) Functional Consultant
10 10 (4.74%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 10 (4.74%) Test Specialist
11 7 (3.32%) Defect Manager
12 6 (2.84%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.84%) Performance Test Leader
12 6 (2.84%) SAP Data Analyst
12 6 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.37%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.32%) SOAP
2 25 (11.85%) Web Services
3 24 (11.37%) XML
4 22 (10.43%) HTML
5 21 (9.95%) .NET
6 11 (5.21%) LDAP
7 9 (4.27%) REST
8 5 (2.37%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.37%) RESTful
9 4 (1.90%) Ehcache
9 4 (1.90%) EJB
9 4 (1.90%) EJB 3.0
9 4 (1.90%) Gherkin
9 4 (1.90%) JAXB
9 4 (1.90%) JAX-RS
9 4 (1.90%) JPA
9 4 (1.90%) JSP
9 4 (1.90%) Middleware
9 4 (1.90%) Struts
10 3 (1.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.37%) AS400
2 5 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
3 4 (1.90%) DataPower
3 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.95%) Clustering
5 2 (0.95%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (0.95%) Derivative
5 2 (0.95%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (0.95%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (0.95%) PDA
5 2 (0.95%) PlayStation
5 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.90%) Windows
2 20 (9.48%) Linux
3 12 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.21%) Unix
4 11 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.95%) AIX
5 2 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (32.70%) Test Automation
3 62 (29.38%) Test Scripting
4 47 (22.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (18.48%) Test Strategy
6 36 (17.06%) Scrum
7 33 (15.64%) System Integration Testing
8 31 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (12.80%) Functional Testing
9 27 (12.80%) Performance Testing
10 25 (11.85%) Waterfall
11 24 (11.37%) Defect Management
12 22 (10.43%) DevOps
12 22 (10.43%) Software Testing
13 21 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (9.48%) Regression Testing
15 19 (9.00%) Defect Tracking
16 18 (8.53%) Migration
16 18 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (8.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.70%) SQL
2 41 (19.43%) Java
3 17 (8.06%) C#
4 16 (7.58%) VB
5 14 (6.64%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.69%) F#
7 10 (4.74%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.84%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.37%) C
10 4 (1.90%) Python
10 4 (1.90%) VBScript
11 3 (1.42%) COBOL
12 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.95%) C++
12 2 (0.95%) Java 8
12 2 (0.95%) Perl
12 2 (0.95%) PL/1
12 2 (0.95%) REXX
12 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (25.12%) Security Cleared
2 52 (24.64%) ISEB
3 50 (23.70%) ISTQB
4 49 (23.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 45 (21.33%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.53%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (6.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (3.32%) Degree
9 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.90%) SAP Certification
10 3 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.95%) PMP
12 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.11%) QA
2 6 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.95%) PMO
4 1 (0.47%) Basel III
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
4 1 (0.47%) GxP
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.69%) vSphere
2 6 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.95%) ACF2
3 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.95%) RACF
3 2 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (17.06%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (1.42%) vRealize
4 2 (0.95%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) Ansible
5 1 (0.47%) Kibana
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
5 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 203 (96.21%) HP
2 46 (21.80%) Oracle
3 38 (18.01%) SAP
4 29 (13.74%) Microsoft
5 14 (6.64%) VMware
6 12 (5.69%) Atlassian
6 12 (5.69%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.69%) Software AG
6 12 (5.69%) webMethods
7 11 (5.21%) Nokia
8 6 (2.84%) JD Edwards
9 5 (2.37%) Capita
9 5 (2.37%) Cloudera
9 5 (2.37%) IBM
10 3 (1.42%) Remedy
11 2 (0.95%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.95%) McAfee
11 2 (0.95%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.95%) Siemens
11 2 (0.95%) Veritas