Period
to 16 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 16 June 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 West
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 182 181
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +13
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 27 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.63% 1.64% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
South West median daily rate £425 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -10.00% +26.26%
10th Percentile £293 £256 £281
90th Percentile £520 £444 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £44.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -22.47% -3.26% -

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,028 672 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.12% 13.49% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 351 259
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £312 £256 £250
90th Percentile £650 £613 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £462
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.46% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 9
South West median hourly rate £22.40 £18.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.08% -56.47% +180.02%
10th Percentile £14.98 £15.65 £24.52
90th Percentile £43.65 £47.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -20.00%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in the South West

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP ALM in the South West

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP ALM in the South West over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP ALM in the South West

HP ALM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 June 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
Wiltshire -26 12 £425 +21.43%
Gloucestershire - 8 £500 -
Dorset - 5 £398 -
Bristol -16 2 £350 +33.33%
HP ALM
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 West region with a requirement for HP ALM.

1 27 (100.00%) HP
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Defect Management
3 15 (55.56%) Test Management
3 15 (55.56%) VB
4 14 (51.85%) HP UFT
5 9 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 9 (33.33%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
6 8 (29.63%) Manual Testing
6 8 (29.63%) VBScript
6 8 (29.63%) Web Services
6 8 (29.63%) .NET
6 8 (29.63%) Java
6 8 (29.63%) DevOps
6 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
7 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (25.93%) OCP
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (25.93%) SAP Certification
7 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
7 7 (25.93%) C
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) SAP
7 7 (25.93%) MCP

HP ALM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) HP UFT
2 9 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
4 7 (25.93%) JMeter
5 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Automation Tester
3 8 (29.63%) Tester
4 6 (22.22%) Designer
5 5 (18.52%) BPM Designer
6 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Junior
7 2 (7.41%) Junior Automation Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Junior Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
1 8 (29.63%) Web Services
2 6 (22.22%) Middleware
2 6 (22.22%) REST
2 6 (22.22%) WSDL
2 6 (22.22%) XML
2 6 (22.22%) XML Schema
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (59.26%) Defect Management
2 15 (55.56%) Test Management
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (29.63%) DevOps
4 8 (29.63%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Psychology
6 6 (22.22%) Microservices
6 6 (22.22%) Software Architecture
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) BPMN
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (18.52%) Sequence Diagram
7 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
7 5 (18.52%) UML
7 5 (18.52%) Use Case
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.41%) BDD
9 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) VB
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) VBScript
4 7 (25.93%) C
4 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) MCP
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.93%) OCP
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (25.93%) SAP Certification
3 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) ISEB
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) HP
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 7 (25.93%) SAP
3 6 (22.22%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Sun