Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 8 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)
England > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 236 298 224
Rank change year-on-year +62 -74 +22
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 40 86 160
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.55% 0.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.26% 3.84% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 37 110
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £327 £293 £307
90th Percentile £538 £489 £456
England median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £47.49 - £42.00
10th Percentile £47.00 - £35.60
90th Percentile £47.97 - £48.40
England median hourly rate £47.97 £34.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +39.04% -31.00% +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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,226 2,238 2,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.82% 14.21% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 1,343 1,338
Median daily rate £445 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £262
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 79 55
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -13.66% -12.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.97 £50.70 £50.15
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.86% -13.58%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in the South East

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP ALM in the South East.

Daily rate trend for HP ALM in the South East

HP ALM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HP ALM in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for HP ALM in the South East

HP ALM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP ALM in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for HP ALM in the South East

HP ALM
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 8 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
Thames Valley +21 23 £400 -0.31%
Berkshire +23 22 £400 -0.31%
Hampshire +50 17 £382 +9.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 -
HP ALM
England

For the 6 months to 8 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 South East region with a requirement for HP ALM.

1 39 (97.50%) HP
2 24 (60.00%) Oracle
3 20 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
5 16 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (35.00%) ISEB
6 14 (35.00%) Defect Management
7 12 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (27.50%) QA
8 11 (27.50%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (27.50%) Java
9 10 (25.00%) C#
9 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 10 (25.00%) Micro Focus
9 10 (25.00%) JIRA
9 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (22.50%) HP UFT
11 8 (20.00%) CRM
11 8 (20.00%) Selenium
11 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (20.00%) SDLC
12 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
12 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
12 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (17.50%) SQL
12 7 (17.50%) .NET
13 6 (15.00%) Linux

HP ALM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Maximo
4 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) DNS
1 6 (15.00%) IPv6
2 2 (5.00%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.50%) 802.15
3 1 (2.50%) DMZ
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (5.00%) EDRMS
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) JIRA
2 9 (22.50%) HP UFT
3 8 (20.00%) Selenium
4 5 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Tester
2 7 (17.50%) Regression Tester
3 6 (15.00%) QA Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) QA Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Defect Manager
7 2 (5.00%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) E-Business Tester
8 1 (2.50%) OAT Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) OAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.50%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (35.00%) Defect Management
3 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) CRM
6 8 (20.00%) SDLC
7 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.00%) BDD
8 6 (15.00%) V-Model
8 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.00%) SOA
10 4 (10.00%) TMMi
10 4 (10.00%) Validation
11 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) VB
4 4 (10.00%) VBScript
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) ISEB
4 12 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) CEH
6 1 (2.50%) CISA
6 1 (2.50%) GIAC
6 1 (2.50%) OSCE
6 1 (2.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) NIST
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.50%) HP Fortify
3 1 (2.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) HP
2 24 (60.00%) Oracle
3 10 (25.00%) Micro Focus
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) Remedy
5 2 (5.00%) CA
6 1 (2.50%) Black Duck
6 1 (2.50%) Delphix
6 1 (2.50%) JDA
6 1 (2.50%) Qualys
6 1 (2.50%) RedPrairie
6 1 (2.50%) Sonatype