Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 August 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 592 555 584
Rank change year-on-year -37 +29 -8
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 316 317 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.25% 2.88% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 173 213
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £466 £479 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £50.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.88% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 £50.50 -
% change year-on-year -30.20% - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 14,042 11,023 12,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.63% 11.43% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,395 7,294 7,979
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 245 268
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -22.22% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.13 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £46.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £25.88
% change year-on-year +0.68% -32.82% +26.22%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP ALM over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP ALM over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
UK excluding London +14 262 £325 -7.14% 22
England -93 237 £378 +7.86% 23
South East -19 129 £375 +15.38% 9
Scotland +18 64 £285 -12.31% 1
London -57 50 £431 +7.81% 4
North of England -14 25 £375 +33.33% 7
Wales -2 13 £438 - 2
Midlands -16 13 £340 -5.56% 2
West Midlands -18 13 £340 -1.09% 2
South West -29 10 £325 -13.33% 1
Yorkshire -3 9 £375 +1.35%
North West -11 9 £375 +36.36% 7
East of England -13 8 £475 +48.21%
North East -2 7 £342 -0.51%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 with a requirement for HP ALM.

1 303 (95.89%) HP
2 127 (40.19%) Test Automation
3 126 (39.87%) Security Cleared
4 121 (38.29%) SC Cleared
5 119 (37.66%) Test Scripting
6 114 (36.08%) SQL
7 94 (29.75%) ISTQB
8 92 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (28.16%) Microsoft
10 81 (25.63%) Oracle
11 80 (25.32%) HP UFT
12 75 (23.73%) Windows
13 73 (23.10%) ISEB
14 68 (21.52%) Selenium
15 67 (21.20%) Software Testing
15 67 (21.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 65 (20.57%) VMware
17 62 (19.62%) Java
18 60 (18.99%) HP Quality Center
19 54 (17.09%) System Integration Testing
20 53 (16.77%) Test Strategy
20 53 (16.77%) User Acceptance Testing
21 51 (16.14%) Web Services
22 50 (15.82%) JIRA
23 48 (15.19%) Linux
24 47 (14.87%) SQL Server
24 47 (14.87%) Active Directory
24 47 (14.87%) Scrum
24 47 (14.87%) SoapUI
25 46 (14.56%) Oracle Database

HP ALM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (5.38%) Confluence
2 10 (3.16%) GlassFish
2 10 (3.16%) Liferay
3 5 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.27%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.63%) Apache
5 2 (0.63%) CMS
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.22%) SAP APO
1 7 (2.22%) SAP MM
1 7 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.90%) SAP MDM
3 5 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.27%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.27%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.95%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.95%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.32%) HFM
6 1 (0.32%) Magento
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.92%) Office 365
2 27 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.32%) GitHub
5 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.29%) DHCP
1 42 (13.29%) DNS
2 29 (9.18%) PuTTY
3 28 (8.86%) WinSCP
4 15 (4.75%) Wireshark
5 13 (4.11%) SMS
6 12 (3.80%) 4G
7 11 (3.48%) 3G
7 11 (3.48%) Diameter Protocol
8 10 (3.16%) Internet
9 9 (2.85%) SAN
10 4 (1.27%) GSM
10 4 (1.27%) UMTS
11 3 (0.95%) 2G
11 3 (0.95%) FTP
11 3 (0.95%) SCCP
11 3 (0.95%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (0.63%) LTE
12 2 (0.63%) Skype
12 2 (0.63%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 46 (14.56%) Oracle Database
3 32 (10.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (8.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 26 (8.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (8.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (4.75%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (2.85%) MySQL
9 8 (2.53%) SAP HANA
10 7 (2.22%) Big Data
10 7 (2.22%) SAP BW
11 6 (1.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 6 (1.90%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.90%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.27%) DB2
12 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 80 (25.32%) HP UFT
2 68 (21.52%) Selenium
3 50 (15.82%) JIRA
4 47 (14.87%) SoapUI
5 39 (12.34%) WinRunner
6 35 (11.08%) LoadRunner
7 33 (10.44%) Jenkins
8 31 (9.81%) Oracle APEX
9 29 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (9.18%) TestNG
10 28 (8.86%) Eclipse
11 27 (8.54%) Ant
11 27 (8.54%) SpecFlow
12 10 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (3.16%) JMeter
12 10 (3.16%) Zephyr
13 9 (2.85%) Bitbucket
13 9 (2.85%) Cucumber
13 9 (2.85%) Git (software)
13 9 (2.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (10.13%) Finance
2 26 (8.23%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.80%) Billing
4 7 (2.22%) Banking
4 7 (2.22%) Legal
4 7 (2.22%) Retail
5 6 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.95%) Back Office
6 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (35.44%) Analyst
2 102 (32.28%) Test Analyst
3 50 (15.82%) Test Leader
4 30 (9.49%) Test Engineer
5 29 (9.18%) Tester
6 28 (8.86%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 27 (8.54%) Test Manager
8 16 (5.06%) Consultant
9 15 (4.75%) Developer
10 14 (4.43%) Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (4.11%) SAP Analyst
12 12 (3.80%) Test Specialist
13 10 (3.16%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.16%) Test Automation Engineer
14 9 (2.85%) JSP Developer
15 8 (2.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 8 (2.53%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
16 7 (2.22%) SAP Consultant
16 7 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
16 7 (2.22%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.14%) Web Services
2 41 (12.97%) .NET
3 34 (10.76%) XML
4 26 (8.23%) SOAP
5 21 (6.65%) HTML
6 11 (3.48%) RESTful
7 10 (3.16%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.16%) Ehcache
7 10 (3.16%) EJB
7 10 (3.16%) EJB 3.0
7 10 (3.16%) JAXB
7 10 (3.16%) JAX-RS
7 10 (3.16%) JPA
7 10 (3.16%) JSP
7 10 (3.16%) Struts
8 8 (2.53%) LDAP
8 8 (2.53%) REST
9 7 (2.22%) XML Messaging
10 4 (1.27%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.61%) PDA
2 39 (12.34%) Clustering
3 37 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.58%) AS400
5 5 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.58%) PKI
6 4 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (0.63%) Derivative
8 2 (0.63%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.63%) PlayStation
8 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 75 (23.73%) Windows
2 48 (15.19%) Linux
3 43 (13.61%) Windows 7
3 43 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (12.34%) AIX
5 27 (8.54%) Windows Server
6 26 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (7.28%) Unix
9 2 (0.63%) HPUX
9 2 (0.63%) SUSE
9 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.63%) zOS
10 1 (0.32%) Android
10 1 (0.32%) Solaris
10 1 (0.32%) VME
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (40.19%) Test Automation
2 119 (37.66%) Test Scripting
3 92 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (21.20%) Software Testing
5 54 (17.09%) System Integration Testing
6 53 (16.77%) Test Strategy
6 53 (16.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 47 (14.87%) Scrum
8 44 (13.92%) API Testing
8 44 (13.92%) Change Management
8 44 (13.92%) Functional Testing
8 44 (13.92%) Performance Testing
9 38 (12.03%) DevOps
9 38 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (12.03%) Waterfall
10 37 (11.71%) Defect Management
11 36 (11.39%) Smoke Testing
12 32 (10.13%) Defect Tracking
13 31 (9.81%) Test Management
14 24 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 114 (36.08%) SQL
2 62 (19.62%) Java
3 27 (8.54%) F#
4 23 (7.28%) C#
5 18 (5.70%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.43%) PL/SQL
6 14 (4.43%) VB
7 9 (2.85%) Python
8 6 (1.90%) Groovy
8 6 (1.90%) Ruby
8 6 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.95%) C
9 3 (0.95%) COBOL
10 2 (0.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.63%) Java 8
10 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.63%) VBScript
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 126 (39.87%) Security Cleared
2 121 (38.29%) SC Cleared
3 94 (29.75%) ISTQB
4 73 (23.10%) ISEB
5 67 (21.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (10.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (4.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.16%) Degree
9 9 (2.85%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.27%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.95%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.63%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.23%) QA
2 6 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.95%) PMO
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) Basel III
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) GxP
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (14.87%) Active Directory
2 40 (12.66%) Virtual Desktop
3 39 (12.34%) Hyper-V
3 39 (12.34%) VMware ESXi
3 39 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (8.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (18.99%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (12.34%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.22%) vRealize
4 4 (1.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.32%) Netcool
5 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 303 (95.89%) HP
2 89 (28.16%) Microsoft
3 81 (25.63%) Oracle
4 65 (20.57%) VMware
5 39 (12.34%) Citrix
5 39 (12.34%) Ivanti
5 39 (12.34%) McAfee
5 39 (12.34%) Veritas
6 31 (9.81%) SAP
7 27 (8.54%) Software AG
7 27 (8.54%) webMethods
8 26 (8.23%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.16%) Atlassian
10 8 (2.53%) Nokia
11 6 (1.90%) JD Edwards
12 5 (1.58%) Capita
12 5 (1.58%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.58%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.58%) Serena
13 3 (0.95%) IBM