Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 79 93
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 +16
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.78% 0.72% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.43% 7.09% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Reading median daily rate £398 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +66.67% -
10th Percentile £359 £380 £258
90th Percentile £407 £604 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £370 £405 £300
% change year-on-year -8.64% +35.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.25 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -35.91% - -

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 Reading with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 148 127 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.49% 10.17% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 80 88
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.25% +3.42%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £256
90th Percentile £575 £551 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +12.43% -11.06% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £38.25 £22.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.57% +68.54% -38.81%
10th Percentile £15.10 £29.75 £21.33
90th Percentile £51.50 £60.50 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +116.67% -43.74% -16.35%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing HP ALM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in Reading

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP ALM in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for HP ALM.

1 11 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (36.36%) ISEB
3 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) VB
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
5 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) LDAP
5 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
5 2 (18.18%) Nokia
5 2 (18.18%) 3G
5 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 2 (18.18%) 4G
6 1 (9.09%) Internet
6 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Validation

HP ALM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) 3G
2 2 (18.18%) 4G
2 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
1 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Defect Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) LDAP
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
1 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
1 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Nokia