Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 625 559 621
Rank change year-on-year -66 +62 -72
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 265 332 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.82% 2.89% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 191 183
UK median daily rate £363 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% -1.43% -10.26%
10th Percentile £260 £256 £250
90th Percentile £511 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £331
% change year-on-year -0.77% -1.81% -11.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 - -

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 14,525 11,472 12,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.09% 11.54% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,765 7,645 7,834
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +9.30% +7.50%
10th Percentile £298 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +5.45% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 267 280
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.53% +16.42%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.89 £26.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% -36.26% +26.19%

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 19 October 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 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Top 16 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 19 October 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
England -104 216 £400 +14.29% 19
UK excluding London -64 188 £323 -0.77% 22
South East -40 93 £375 +13.64% 8
London -13 75 £425 +7.59% 4
Scotland +4 37 £283 -13.08% 3
Midlands -14 16 £275 -18.67% 2
North of England -30 15 £375 +21.95% 3
West Midlands -21 13 £398 +11.58% 2
North East +9 8 £367 +6.84% 1
East of England -13 8 £475 +39.30% 1
Wales -18 8 £425 +25.93% 2
South West -31 7 £350 +0.36% 1
Northern Ireland +37 4 £308 -0.81% 2
Yorkshire -15 4 £320 +9.03%
East Midlands +1 3 £245 -18.33%
North West -28 3 £445 +36.92% 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 256 (96.60%) HP
2 98 (36.98%) Test Automation
3 95 (35.85%) Test Scripting
4 88 (33.21%) ISTQB
5 86 (32.45%) SQL
6 81 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (28.68%) Security Cleared
8 74 (27.92%) JIRA
9 70 (26.42%) SC Cleared
10 59 (22.26%) HP Quality Center
11 58 (21.89%) Microsoft
12 51 (19.25%) ISEB
12 51 (19.25%) Windows
13 50 (18.87%) Finance
14 47 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 47 (17.74%) Software Testing
15 46 (17.36%) SAP
16 44 (16.60%) HP UFT
17 42 (15.85%) Test Strategy
18 41 (15.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 40 (15.09%) Oracle
20 38 (14.34%) Active Directory
21 37 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
22 35 (13.21%) VMware
22 35 (13.21%) Defect Management
22 35 (13.21%) Test Management
23 34 (12.83%) Selenium
23 34 (12.83%) Waterfall
24 33 (12.45%) SoapUI
24 33 (12.45%) Java

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 20 (7.55%) Confluence
2 4 (1.51%) CMS
3 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.75%) CICS
Applications
1 15 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.66%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (3.40%) SAP MM
3 7 (2.64%) SAP APO
4 6 (2.26%) SAP MDM
5 4 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (1.51%) SAP ERP
5 4 (1.51%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.13%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.13%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.75%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.38%) Magento
8 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.32%) Office 365
2 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.75%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.38%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.19%) DHCP
1 27 (10.19%) DNS
2 17 (6.42%) 4G
2 17 (6.42%) Wireshark
3 16 (6.04%) Diameter Protocol
4 15 (5.66%) 3G
5 9 (3.40%) SAN
6 8 (3.02%) PuTTY
6 8 (3.02%) SMS
6 8 (3.02%) WinSCP
7 4 (1.51%) Firewall
7 4 (1.51%) MVNO
8 3 (1.13%) Internet
9 2 (0.75%) LTE
9 2 (0.75%) SSL
10 1 (0.38%) GPRS
10 1 (0.38%) Intranet
10 1 (0.38%) IPv6
10 1 (0.38%) Skype
10 1 (0.38%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.53%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (4.15%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.40%) Big Data
5 9 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.02%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (3.02%) SAP HANA
6 8 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.64%) SAP BW
8 6 (2.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 6 (2.26%) Data Lake
8 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.26%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.51%) DB2
9 4 (1.51%) QlikView
10 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 74 (27.92%) JIRA
2 44 (16.60%) HP UFT
3 34 (12.83%) Selenium
4 33 (12.45%) SoapUI
5 27 (10.19%) WinRunner
6 24 (9.06%) LoadRunner
7 16 (6.04%) Jenkins
8 15 (5.66%) JMeter
9 14 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (4.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (4.15%) Bitbucket
10 11 (4.15%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (3.40%) SpecFlow
12 8 (3.02%) Ant
12 8 (3.02%) Cucumber
12 8 (3.02%) TestRail
13 7 (2.64%) Eclipse
13 7 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (2.26%) Git (software)
14 6 (2.26%) TestNG
General
1 50 (18.87%) Finance
2 23 (8.68%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.28%) Banking
4 7 (2.64%) Billing
4 7 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.51%) Retail
7 3 (1.13%) Back Office
7 3 (1.13%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (32.83%) Analyst
2 74 (27.92%) Test Analyst
3 39 (14.72%) Test Leader
4 29 (10.94%) Tester
5 28 (10.57%) Test Engineer
6 26 (9.81%) Test Manager
7 25 (9.43%) Consultant
8 21 (7.92%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 15 (5.66%) SAP Analyst
10 12 (4.53%) SAP Consultant
11 9 (3.40%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (3.02%) Functional Consultant
12 8 (3.02%) SAP Test Analyst
13 7 (2.64%) Defect Manager
13 7 (2.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (2.64%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
13 7 (2.64%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 7 (2.64%) Test Specialist
14 6 (2.26%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.32%) SOAP
2 25 (9.43%) XML
3 18 (6.79%) HTML
4 16 (6.04%) .NET
5 15 (5.66%) LDAP
5 15 (5.66%) Web Services
6 10 (3.77%) REST
7 8 (3.02%) Middleware
8 5 (1.89%) EDI
9 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.51%) Gherkin
9 4 (1.51%) WSDL
9 4 (1.51%) XML Schema
10 3 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.13%) JSON
10 3 (1.13%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.38%) Java EE
12 1 (0.38%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.19%) Clustering
2 27 (10.19%) PDA
3 6 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.89%) AS400
4 5 (1.89%) DataPower
4 5 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.89%) PKI
5 4 (1.51%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.51%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.51%) Derivative
5 4 (1.51%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.75%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (19.25%) Windows
2 27 (10.19%) AIX
2 27 (10.19%) Windows 7
2 27 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 27 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (7.55%) Unix
4 14 (5.28%) Linux
5 10 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.40%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (36.98%) Test Automation
2 95 (35.85%) Test Scripting
3 81 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (17.74%) Software Testing
4 47 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (15.85%) Test Strategy
6 37 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (13.21%) Defect Management
7 35 (13.21%) Test Management
8 34 (12.83%) Waterfall
9 32 (12.08%) Scrum
10 30 (11.32%) Functional Testing
11 29 (10.94%) System Integration Testing
12 28 (10.57%) Change Management
13 25 (9.43%) Smoke Testing
14 24 (9.06%) Performance Testing
14 24 (9.06%) Regression Testing
15 23 (8.68%) Migration
15 23 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 86 (32.45%) SQL
2 33 (12.45%) Java
3 17 (6.42%) C#
3 17 (6.42%) VB
4 16 (6.04%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.15%) Python
6 10 (3.77%) C
7 8 (3.02%) F#
7 8 (3.02%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.89%) VBScript
10 3 (1.13%) COBOL
10 3 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.75%) C++
11 2 (0.75%) Perl
11 2 (0.75%) PL/1
11 2 (0.75%) REXX
12 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (33.21%) ISTQB
2 76 (28.68%) Security Cleared
3 70 (26.42%) SC Cleared
4 51 (19.25%) ISEB
5 41 (15.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (7.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 16 (6.04%) Degree
8 13 (4.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.51%) SAP Certification
11 3 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.75%) PMP
13 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.57%) QA
2 7 (2.64%) PMO
3 6 (2.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) Basel III
5 1 (0.38%) GDPR
5 1 (0.38%) GxP
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (14.34%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.19%) Hyper-V
2 27 (10.19%) Virtual Desktop
2 27 (10.19%) VMware ESXi
2 27 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.02%) vSphere
4 2 (0.75%) ACF2
4 2 (0.75%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) LXC
4 2 (0.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 59 (22.26%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (10.19%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (1.13%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.13%) vRealize
5 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.38%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) Kibana
6 1 (0.38%) Netcool
6 1 (0.38%) nmon
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 256 (96.60%) HP
2 58 (21.89%) Microsoft
3 46 (17.36%) SAP
4 40 (15.09%) Oracle
5 35 (13.21%) VMware
6 27 (10.19%) Citrix
6 27 (10.19%) Ivanti
6 27 (10.19%) McAfee
6 27 (10.19%) Veritas
7 15 (5.66%) Nokia
8 13 (4.91%) Atlassian
9 10 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.02%) Software AG
10 8 (3.02%) webMethods
11 7 (2.64%) Cloudera
11 7 (2.64%) IBM
12 5 (1.89%) JD Edwards
13 3 (1.13%) BMC
13 3 (1.13%) Planview
13 3 (1.13%) ServiceNow