Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 289 287 250
Rank change year-on-year -2 -37 +53
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 42 98 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.58% 0.76%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.49% 4.15% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 87
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +0.67% +24.17%
10th Percentile £273 £276 £280
90th Percentile £504 £519 £468
England median daily rate £426 £394 £369
% change year-on-year +8.25% +6.71% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South East median hourly rate £47.49 - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +88.00% -61.54% -

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 1,687 2,362 2,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.28% 13.98% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1,401 1,330
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 73 60
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.61% +15.79% -50.43%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.85 £11.99
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.27 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -15.58%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HP ALM as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP ALM in the South East

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP ALM in the South East over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP ALM in the South East

HP ALM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP ALM in the South East.

Contractor 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 14 December 2019. 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 -7 24 £363 +2.11% 6
Berkshire -6 22 £388 +9.15% 6
Hampshire +12 17 £438 +20.69% 5
Buckinghamshire +23 2 £288 -
Surrey +30 1 - -
HP ALM
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 41 (97.62%) HP
2 19 (45.24%) Oracle
3 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
4 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 15 (35.71%) ISEB
5 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 13 (30.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (30.95%) ISTQB
7 12 (28.57%) QA
8 11 (26.19%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (23.81%) HP UFT
10 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
10 9 (21.43%) Selenium
10 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
11 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
11 8 (19.05%) JIRA
11 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (19.05%) Retail
11 8 (19.05%) Web Services
11 8 (19.05%) Java
12 7 (16.67%) SAP
12 7 (16.67%) .NET
12 7 (16.67%) Linux
12 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 7 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (16.67%) Defect Management
13 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy

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 3 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (4.76%) SAP CO
3 2 (4.76%) SAP FI
3 2 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (4.76%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Azure
2 2 (4.76%) AWS
3 1 (2.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) DNS
1 3 (7.14%) IPv6
1 3 (7.14%) PuTTY
1 3 (7.14%) WinSCP
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.38%) 4G
3 1 (2.38%) 802.15
3 1 (2.38%) BGP
3 1 (2.38%) DMZ
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) IPsec
3 1 (2.38%) SSL
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (9.52%) SAP BW
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.76%) Big Data
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) HP UFT
2 9 (21.43%) Selenium
3 8 (19.05%) JIRA
4 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (11.90%) LoadRunner
6 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.14%) Ant
7 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
7 3 (7.14%) JMeter
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 3 (7.14%) TestNG
8 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (19.05%) Retail
2 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.52%) Finance
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (2.38%) Military
5 1 (2.38%) Police
5 1 (2.38%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Tester
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Tester
4 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.14%) ABAP Developer
5 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Regression Tester
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Security Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Web Services
2 7 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (9.52%) BAPI
3 4 (9.52%) SAP BSP
3 4 (9.52%) SAP Fiori
3 4 (9.52%) SAP Smart Forms
3 4 (9.52%) SAPUI5
3 4 (9.52%) Web Dynpro
4 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.38%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Life Science
3 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.38%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (26.19%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
3 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 6 (14.29%) BDD
6 6 (14.29%) Migration
6 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 6 (14.29%) SDLC
6 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 6 (14.29%) Validation
7 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (9.52%) API Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.52%) Test Management
8 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) ABAP
2 4 (9.52%) SAPscript
3 3 (7.14%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) F#
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) ISEB
3 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) ISTQB
4 13 (30.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) CEH
7 1 (2.38%) CISA
7 1 (2.38%) GIAC
7 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.38%) OSCE
7 1 (2.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) NIST
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) vSphere
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) MOM
2 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 41 (97.62%) HP
2 19 (45.24%) Oracle
3 7 (16.67%) SAP
4 6 (14.29%) Micro Focus
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.14%) Remedy
6 3 (7.14%) Software AG
6 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 3 (7.14%) webMethods
7 2 (4.76%) CA
7 2 (4.76%) Workday
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco
8 1 (2.38%) Delphix
8 1 (2.38%) Huawei
8 1 (2.38%) ION Trading
8 1 (2.38%) JDA
8 1 (2.38%) Juniper
8 1 (2.38%) Nokia
8 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com