Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 August 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)
England > North East
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 99 148
Rank change year-on-year -2 +49 -42
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 7 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.56% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.63% 1.35% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
North East median daily rate £342 £344 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +7.84% -3.87%
10th Percentile £306 £293 £297
90th Percentile £434 £389 £329
England median daily rate £378 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.86% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £50.50 -
% change year-on-year -11.88% - -

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 the North East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 266 222 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.28% 17.95% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 163 393
North East median daily rate £365 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +29.31% -9.38%
10th Percentile £255 £281 £220
90th Percentile £538 £523 £437
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 44
North East median hourly rate £15.35 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.63% +42.86% +9.80%
10th Percentile £11.45 £25.05 £15.20
90th Percentile £32.28 £50.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -20.45% +7.32%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing HP ALM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in the North East

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP ALM in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP ALM in the North East

HP ALM
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Durham -6 4 £329 -17.88%
Tyne and Wear +9 2 £393 +36.52%
HP ALM
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 North East region with a requirement for HP ALM.

1 7 (100.00%) HP
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Bugzilla
4 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
5 3 (42.86%) Product Management
5 3 (42.86%) OpenSTA
5 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (28.57%) Test Management
6 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (28.57%) JSON
6 2 (28.57%) JIRA
6 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (28.57%) API Testing
6 2 (28.57%) REST
7 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (14.29%) BrowserStack
7 1 (14.29%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (14.29%) GitHub
7 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
7 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (14.29%) Microservices

HP ALM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) BrowserStack
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Bugzilla
3 3 (42.86%) OpenSTA
3 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) FindBugs
5 1 (14.29%) Gerrit
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Product Management
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) DSDM
5 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Capita