Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 610 613 517
Rank change year-on-year +3 -96 +118
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 109 277 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.28% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.12% 1.93% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 142 262
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £301 £290 £275
90th Percentile £550 £514 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
UK median hourly rate £47.49 £34.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.64% -31.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £47.00 £24.65 £37.20
90th Percentile £47.97 £35.75 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.49 £34.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +37.64% -17.86% -8.70%

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 9,722 14,375 12,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.43% 14.63% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,479 9,603 8,304
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.93% +5.89%
10th Percentile £265 £310 £273
90th Percentile £675 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 352 263
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.39% -15.65%

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 February 2020.

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 13 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 February 2020. 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 +39 100 £400 +6.67% 14
England +21 98 £425 +4.23% 18
South East +26 46 £400 +6.67% 4
East of England +45 16 £438 -12.50% 2
South West +11 14 £463 +28.47% 5
Scotland +26 11 £310 -40.95%
Midlands +49 10 £475 +18.75% 2
West Midlands +52 9 £475 +46.15% 2
London +64 8 £425 -0.12% 4
North of England +37 3 £338 -20.59% 1
North East +18 2 £444 +4.41%
Yorkshire +42 1 £300 -6.25%
East Midlands +35 1 £325 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 106 (97.25%) HP
2 49 (44.95%) Test Automation
3 46 (42.20%) Test Scripting
4 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
4 39 (35.78%) Defect Management
5 34 (31.19%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (31.19%) ISTQB
6 31 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (27.52%) Test Management
8 29 (26.61%) Oracle
8 29 (26.61%) JIRA
9 27 (24.77%) SC Cleared
10 23 (21.10%) Linux
10 23 (21.10%) ISEB
11 22 (20.18%) QA
12 20 (18.35%) Test Strategy
13 18 (16.51%) Software Testing
14 17 (15.60%) Selenium
14 17 (15.60%) Performance Testing
14 17 (15.60%) Java
14 17 (15.60%) Regression Testing
15 16 (14.68%) Telecoms
16 15 (13.76%) SAP
16 15 (13.76%) Manual Testing
16 15 (13.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (13.76%) Scenario Testing
17 14 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
17 14 (12.84%) SQL

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 11 (10.09%) Confluence
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (5.50%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Maximo
4 2 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Azure
2 2 (1.83%) AWS
3 1 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) IPv6
1 13 (11.93%) Wireless
1 13 (11.93%) Wireshark
2 11 (10.09%) Firewall
3 9 (8.26%) DNS
4 8 (7.34%) Internet
5 7 (6.42%) GPRS
5 7 (6.42%) GSM
5 7 (6.42%) HSPA
5 7 (6.42%) HTTP
5 7 (6.42%) LTE
5 7 (6.42%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (6.42%) RANAP
5 7 (6.42%) SMS
5 7 (6.42%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.42%) UMTS
6 6 (5.50%) HTTPS
6 6 (5.50%) UPnP
6 6 (5.50%) WPA
6 6 (5.50%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) Big Data
3 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.75%) EDRMS
4 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.75%) MySQL
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.92%) DB2
6 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (26.61%) JIRA
2 17 (15.60%) Selenium
3 13 (11.93%) HP UFT
4 9 (8.26%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.26%) JMeter
5 8 (7.34%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.59%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.67%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.67%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.75%) TestRail
10 2 (1.83%) Ant
10 2 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.83%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.83%) TestNG
11 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.92%) Maven
11 1 (0.92%) MSTest
11 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (14.68%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.01%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.26%) Retail
4 5 (4.59%) Finance
4 5 (4.59%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Automotive
7 1 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (27.52%) Tester
2 17 (15.60%) Analyst
2 17 (15.60%) Test Engineer
3 16 (14.68%) Test Analyst
4 14 (12.84%) Test Manager
5 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) QA Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Regression Tester
6 6 (5.50%) Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.59%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) RAN Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Automation Tester
8 4 (3.67%) C Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Linux Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Python Developer
8 4 (3.67%) SAP Manager
8 4 (3.67%) SAP Test Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Systems Tester
8 4 (3.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) .NET
2 8 (7.34%) 802.1X
3 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
3 5 (4.59%) Web Services
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.83%) XML
6 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.92%) BAPI
6 1 (0.92%) CSS
6 1 (0.92%) HTML
6 1 (0.92%) JSON
6 1 (0.92%) Middleware
6 1 (0.92%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.92%) SAP BSP
6 1 (0.92%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.92%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.92%) SAPUI5
6 1 (0.92%) SOAP
6 1 (0.92%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.92%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) IPTV
3 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.83%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.92%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.92%) Smart Energy
5 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) Linux
2 7 (6.42%) Android
2 7 (6.42%) Windows
3 5 (4.59%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.75%) CentOS
5 3 (2.75%) VMS
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.95%) Test Automation
2 46 (42.20%) Test Scripting
3 39 (35.78%) Defect Management
4 31 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (27.52%) Test Management
6 20 (18.35%) Test Strategy
7 18 (16.51%) Software Testing
8 17 (15.60%) Performance Testing
8 17 (15.60%) Regression Testing
9 15 (13.76%) Manual Testing
9 15 (13.76%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (12.84%) Validation
10 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
11 13 (11.93%) Migration
12 11 (10.09%) Quality Management
12 11 (10.09%) SDLC
13 10 (9.17%) BDD
13 10 (9.17%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (9.17%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.60%) Java
2 14 (12.84%) SQL
3 13 (11.93%) C
4 12 (11.01%) C#
5 10 (9.17%) Python
6 7 (6.42%) VB
7 4 (3.67%) PHP
7 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.67%) VBScript
8 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.83%) C++
9 2 (1.83%) F#
9 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) ABAP
10 1 (0.92%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
2 34 (31.19%) ISTQB
3 27 (24.77%) SC Cleared
4 23 (21.10%) ISEB
5 15 (13.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (10.09%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.83%) CCNA
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.83%) Degree
7 2 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.83%) MCP
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.83%) OCP
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.83%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.92%) CEH
8 1 (0.92%) CISA
8 1 (0.92%) GIAC
8 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.92%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.18%) QA
2 4 (3.67%) GxP
3 3 (2.75%) GAMP
3 3 (2.75%) GDPR
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.92%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) vSphere
2 5 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (31.19%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.92%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.92%) MOM
Vendors
1 106 (97.25%) HP
2 29 (26.61%) Oracle
3 15 (13.76%) SAP
4 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.17%) Micro Focus
6 8 (7.34%) Huawei
7 7 (6.42%) Cisco
7 7 (6.42%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.75%) Ariba
9 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.75%) CA
9 3 (2.75%) Remedy
10 2 (1.83%) Delphix
10 2 (1.83%) Software AG
10 2 (1.83%) VMware
10 2 (1.83%) webMethods
11 1 (0.92%) Black Duck
11 1 (0.92%) Sonatype
11 1 (0.92%) UiPath