Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 260 236
Rank change year-on-year -31 -24 +42
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 65 127 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.76% 0.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.21% 5.71% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 66 71
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -10.96%
10th Percentile £300 £292 £250
90th Percentile £525 £438 £444
England median daily rate £450 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +19.21% +7.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
South East median hourly rate - £35.25 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.20% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £50.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% -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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,024 2,226 1,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.85% 13.35% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,234 1,324 1,166
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +5.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £613 £584 £550
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 77 60
South East median hourly rate £14.51 £19.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.63% +29.47% -43.01%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.62
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.25 £47.55
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -20.45%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Hampshire -10 29 £425 +9.68% 3
Thames Valley -16 28 £348 -7.33% 2
Berkshire -42 22 £444 +18.33% 1
Surrey +24 6 £660 +85.92% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £300 -5.51% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
HP ALM
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 61 (93.85%) HP
2 30 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 26 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 24 (36.92%) SAP
5 21 (32.31%) Test Management
6 20 (30.77%) Integration Testing
6 20 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (29.23%) Regression Testing
7 19 (29.23%) ISEB
7 19 (29.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
8 18 (27.69%) System Integration Testing
9 16 (24.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (23.08%) ITIL
11 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
12 13 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 13 (20.00%) Finance
13 12 (18.46%) SQL
13 12 (18.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (18.46%) Defect Management
14 11 (16.92%) QA
15 10 (15.38%) Test Strategy
15 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
15 10 (15.38%) Oracle
16 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
16 9 (13.85%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (13.85%) Waterfall
16 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving

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 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) FileZilla
2 1 (1.54%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (6.15%) SAP CO
2 4 (6.15%) SAP FI
2 4 (6.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (6.15%) Workday HCM
3 3 (4.62%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.54%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.54%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (1.54%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) 4G
1 2 (3.08%) LTE
2 1 (1.54%) FTP
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (1.54%) Wireless
2 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.15%) SAP BW
3 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (12.31%) JIRA
3 7 (10.77%) HP UFT
4 6 (9.23%) Selenium
5 4 (6.15%) Mocha
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (6.15%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.62%) JMeter
7 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.54%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.54%) TestRail
8 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.54%) XMLSpy
8 1 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.62%) Automotive
4 3 (4.62%) Police
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Military
6 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.54%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Analyst
1 21 (32.31%) Test Analyst
2 9 (13.85%) Test Leader
3 8 (12.31%) Test Manager
4 6 (9.23%) Administrator
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Functional Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) SAP Developer
6 4 (6.15%) SAP Test Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Manager
7 3 (4.62%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) SAP MM Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Supply Chain Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) SAP Fiori
3 4 (6.15%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.15%) BAPI
3 4 (6.15%) Chai
3 4 (6.15%) RESTful
3 4 (6.15%) SAP Smart Forms
3 4 (6.15%) SAPUI5
3 4 (6.15%) Web Dynpro
4 3 (4.62%) SAP BSP
5 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.54%) HTML
5 1 (1.54%) Middleware
5 1 (1.54%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.54%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.54%) SOAP
5 1 (1.54%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.69%) Driving Licence
5 4 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.08%) Life Science
6 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.54%) DataPower
7 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Solaris
3 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 21 (32.31%) Test Management
3 20 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 20 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (29.23%) Regression Testing
4 19 (29.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (27.69%) System Integration Testing
5 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
6 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (23.08%) ITIL
8 12 (18.46%) Defect Management
9 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
9 10 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (13.85%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.31%) System Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Validation
12 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Project Management
12 7 (10.77%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) SQL
2 5 (7.69%) ABAP
2 5 (7.69%) C#
3 4 (6.15%) F#
3 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.15%) SAPscript
4 3 (4.62%) Java
5 1 (1.54%) C
5 1 (1.54%) Groovy
5 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (29.23%) ISEB
3 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
4 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (18.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (9.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) QA
2 8 (12.31%) PMO
3 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (93.85%) HP
2 24 (36.92%) SAP
3 10 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.15%) Workday
5 3 (4.62%) Ariba
6 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.54%) Adobe
7 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.54%) BMC
7 1 (1.54%) IBM
7 1 (1.54%) OpenText
7 1 (1.54%) Reuters
7 1 (1.54%) Vitria