Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 647 632 566
Rank change year-on-year -15 -66 +66
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 149 268 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.20% 1.83% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 143 192
UK median daily rate £426 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.59% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £300 £260 £256
90th Percentile £538 £518 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £323 £325
% change year-on-year +31.48% -0.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.25 -
% change year-on-year +27.66% - -

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 12,411 14,666 11,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 14.18% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,399 9,885 7,738
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.10% +9.59%
10th Percentile £275 £294 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £413
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 391 272
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.41% -24.47%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.07 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £16.89
% change year-on-year +14.89% +3.61% -36.26%

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 23 October 2019.

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
Top 15 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 23 October 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
England +6 134 £450 +11.11% 11
UK excluding London -14 120 £425 +31.48% 11
South East +4 52 £448 +19.33% 4
London +30 22 £438 +2.94% 2
Midlands +57 21 £475 +73.04%
West Midlands +38 20 £475 +19.50%
South West -1 12 £500 +42.86% 2
East of England +30 11 £525 +8.81% 2
North of England +26 11 £338 -5.86% 1
Scotland 0 9 £310 +9.73% 1
North West +26 8 £413 -7.30% 1
Wales +21 4 £310 -27.06% 1
Yorkshire +28 2 £300 -6.25%
East Midlands +29 1 £325 +32.65%
North East +9 1 £338 -1.32%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 with a requirement for HP ALM.

1 139 (93.29%) HP
2 67 (44.97%) Test Scripting
3 59 (39.60%) SAP
4 55 (36.91%) Test Management
5 53 (35.57%) Test Strategy
6 49 (32.89%) Test Automation
7 47 (31.54%) ISTQB
8 45 (30.20%) HP Quality Center
9 43 (28.86%) Defect Management
9 43 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (26.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (24.16%) ISEB
12 34 (22.82%) JIRA
13 33 (22.15%) SQL
14 30 (20.13%) QA
14 30 (20.13%) System Integration Testing
15 29 (19.46%) Security Cleared
16 26 (17.45%) Integration Testing
17 25 (16.78%) Migration
18 24 (16.11%) Finance
19 22 (14.77%) Regression Testing
19 22 (14.77%) Oracle
20 21 (14.09%) Validation
21 20 (13.42%) Team Foundation Server
22 19 (12.75%) Defect Tracking
22 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared
23 18 (12.08%) Software Testing
23 18 (12.08%) ITIL
23 18 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
23 18 (12.08%) Problem-Solving

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 10 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.67%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.67%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.01%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.01%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.01%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.01%) SAP MM
2 3 (2.01%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.67%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.37%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (4.70%) Azure
3 3 (2.01%) GitHub
4 2 (1.34%) AWS
5 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.70%) Firewall
1 7 (4.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.01%) 4G
2 3 (2.01%) FTP
2 3 (2.01%) PuTTY
2 3 (2.01%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.34%) Intranet
3 2 (1.34%) LTE
4 1 (0.67%) 802.15
4 1 (0.67%) BGP
4 1 (0.67%) DNS
4 1 (0.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.67%) IPsec
4 1 (0.67%) IPv6
4 1 (0.67%) Wireless
4 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.67%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.38%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.70%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.70%) SAP BW
5 6 (4.03%) Big Data
6 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.01%) DataStage
7 3 (2.01%) MySQL
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.34%) OLAP
8 2 (1.34%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (22.82%) JIRA
2 20 (13.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (11.41%) HP UFT
4 16 (10.74%) Selenium
5 13 (8.72%) LoadRunner
6 9 (6.04%) JMeter
7 7 (4.70%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (4.70%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.36%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.68%) Bugzilla
9 4 (2.68%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.68%) Mocha
9 4 (2.68%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.68%) Zephyr
10 3 (2.01%) Ant
10 3 (2.01%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.01%) TestNG
11 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.34%) MSTest
General
1 24 (16.11%) Finance
2 17 (11.41%) Manufacturing
2 17 (11.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.03%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.36%) Retail
5 3 (2.01%) Police
6 2 (1.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Banking
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
7 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Military
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 42 (28.19%) Analyst
2 37 (24.83%) Test Analyst
3 24 (16.11%) Test Leader
4 22 (14.77%) Test Manager
5 16 (10.74%) Tester
6 14 (9.40%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.37%) Consultant
7 8 (5.37%) SAP Manager
7 8 (5.37%) SAP Test Manager
8 6 (4.03%) Developer
8 6 (4.03%) Migration Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) SAP Test Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) Technical Test Analyst
10 4 (2.68%) ABAP Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.68%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 4 (2.68%) SAP Developer
11 3 (2.01%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.40%) Web Services
2 12 (8.05%) .NET
3 9 (6.04%) XML
4 6 (4.03%) SAPUI5
5 5 (3.36%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.36%) BAPI
5 5 (3.36%) RESTful
5 5 (3.36%) SAP BSP
5 5 (3.36%) SAP Fiori
5 5 (3.36%) SAP Smart Forms
5 5 (3.36%) Web Dynpro
6 4 (2.68%) Chai
7 2 (1.34%) HTML
7 2 (1.34%) JSON
7 2 (1.34%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.34%) SOAP
8 1 (0.67%) CGI
8 1 (0.67%) Middleware
8 1 (0.67%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.68%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.34%) User Experience
5 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.67%) DataPower
6 1 (0.67%) Derivative
6 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.67%) Life Science
6 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.71%) Windows
2 6 (4.03%) Linux
3 4 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.34%) Unix
6 1 (0.67%) CentOS
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (44.97%) Test Scripting
2 55 (36.91%) Test Management
3 53 (35.57%) Test Strategy
4 49 (32.89%) Test Automation
5 43 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (28.86%) Defect Management
6 39 (26.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (20.13%) System Integration Testing
8 26 (17.45%) Integration Testing
9 25 (16.78%) Migration
10 22 (14.77%) Regression Testing
11 21 (14.09%) Validation
12 19 (12.75%) Defect Tracking
13 18 (12.08%) ITIL
13 18 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (12.08%) Software Testing
13 18 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (11.41%) Scenario Testing
15 16 (10.74%) Test Planning
15 16 (10.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.15%) SQL
2 15 (10.07%) Java
3 8 (5.37%) PL/SQL
4 7 (4.70%) ABAP
4 7 (4.70%) C#
4 7 (4.70%) F#
4 7 (4.70%) VB
5 6 (4.03%) C
6 5 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.36%) SAPscript
7 4 (2.68%) VBScript
8 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.34%) C++
9 2 (1.34%) Python
10 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.67%) Perl
10 1 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (31.54%) ISTQB
2 36 (24.16%) ISEB
3 29 (19.46%) Security Cleared
4 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared
5 14 (9.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (4.70%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.36%) Degree
8 4 (2.68%) MCP
8 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.68%) OCP
8 4 (2.68%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.68%) SAP Certification
9 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.01%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.13%) QA
2 6 (4.03%) PMO
3 5 (3.36%) GxP
4 3 (2.01%) SLA
5 2 (1.34%) GAMP
5 2 (1.34%) GDPR
5 2 (1.34%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) vSphere
2 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 45 (30.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.67%) Nagios
2 1 (0.67%) Netcool
2 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 139 (93.29%) HP
2 59 (39.60%) SAP
3 22 (14.77%) Oracle
4 16 (10.74%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.70%) Ariba
6 3 (2.01%) IBM
6 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.01%) Software AG
6 3 (2.01%) Teradata
6 3 (2.01%) VMware
6 3 (2.01%) webMethods
6 3 (2.01%) Workday
7 2 (1.34%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.34%) Cognos
7 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.34%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.34%) Siemens
8 1 (0.67%) BMC
8 1 (0.67%) Juniper
8 1 (0.67%) Nokia