Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 710 478 678
Rank change year-on-year -232 +200 -15
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 101 48 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.76% 0.97% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 104
10th Percentile £250 £313 £300
25th Percentile £315 £365 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £394 £450 £426
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.57% +17.59%
75th Percentile £488 £513 £500
90th Percentile £565 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £473 £425
% change year-on-year -21.69% +11.18% +31.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £45.50 £46.25 £43.50
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +1.12%
75th Percentile £47.13 £48.75 £46.50
90th Percentile £48.25 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +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 13,308 4,969 12,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.10% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,508 3,412 8,678
10th Percentile £356 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £402 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £655 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 92 293
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.55
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.44 £14.94
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.75 £40.19 £41.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £53.98 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £19.82
% change year-on-year -1.94% -2.25% +13.26%

HP ALM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP ALM.

Daily rate trend for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HP ALM over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP ALM.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -222 67 £375 -16.67% 10
UK excluding London -147 48 £370 -21.69% 12
Work from Home -197 40 £464 +6.06% 1
London -203 20 £450 +23.29% 2
South East -84 19 £373 -25.50% 2
East of England -44 8 £337 -25.11%
Scotland - 8 £365 - 2
South West -37 6 £538 +27.98% 3
East Midlands -37 4 £240 -
Midlands -75 4 £240 -
North East -12 2 £565 +18.95% 1
North of England -86 2 £565 +22.16% 3
Wales -26 1 £565 +48.68% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 86 (85.15%) HP
2 50 (49.50%) JIRA
3 45 (44.55%) Test Scripting
4 44 (43.56%) Test Automation
5 39 (38.61%) Defect Management
6 35 (34.65%) Test Management
7 34 (33.66%) ISTQB
8 31 (30.69%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (30.69%) Social Skills
9 26 (25.74%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (25.74%) Software Testing
9 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (23.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (21.78%) QA
12 21 (20.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (19.80%) SAP
14 19 (18.81%) Windows
14 19 (18.81%) Finance
14 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
15 18 (17.82%) Oracle
16 17 (16.83%) Degree
16 17 (16.83%) ISEB
17 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
18 15 (14.85%) SC Cleared
18 15 (14.85%) Validation
18 15 (14.85%) Regression Testing
18 15 (14.85%) Unix
18 15 (14.85%) Test Strategy
19 14 (13.86%) Waterfall

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 2 (1.98%) CMS
1 2 (1.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.99%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (5.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (4.95%) SAP MDG
2 5 (4.95%) SAP MDG-F
3 3 (2.97%) SAP APO
4 2 (1.98%) SAP ECC
4 2 (1.98%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (1.98%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.99%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.99%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.99%) SAP LE
5 1 (0.99%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.99%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.99%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.99%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) Azure
2 5 (4.95%) AWS
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.99%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) 4G
2 9 (8.91%) 3G
2 9 (8.91%) Wireshark
3 7 (6.93%) 2G
3 7 (6.93%) 5G
3 7 (6.93%) LTE
4 6 (5.94%) GSM
4 6 (5.94%) UMTS
5 5 (4.95%) VoLTE
6 4 (3.96%) Diameter Protocol
6 4 (3.96%) MVNO
6 4 (3.96%) VoWiFi
6 4 (3.96%) Wireless
7 3 (2.97%) Firewall
7 3 (2.97%) GPRS
7 3 (2.97%) HTTP
7 3 (2.97%) ISUP
7 3 (2.97%) SCCP
7 3 (2.97%) SS7
7 3 (2.97%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database
1 5 (4.95%) SAP BW
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.98%) Big Data
4 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (1.98%) MySQL
4 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.98%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.99%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 50 (49.50%) JIRA
2 13 (12.87%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.89%) Selenium
4 10 (9.90%) Postman
5 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.93%) Gatling
6 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.93%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.93%) Zephyr
7 5 (4.95%) MSTest
8 4 (3.96%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.97%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.97%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.97%) REST Assured
9 3 (2.97%) TestLink
10 2 (1.98%) Babel
10 2 (1.98%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.98%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (30.69%) Social Skills
2 26 (25.74%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (18.81%) Finance
4 10 (9.90%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.93%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (5.94%) Manufacturing
6 6 (5.94%) Public Sector
7 5 (4.95%) Banking
7 5 (4.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.97%) Retail
9 2 (1.98%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.98%) Back Office
10 1 (0.99%) Front Office
10 1 (0.99%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.99%) German Language
10 1 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.99%) Legal
10 1 (0.99%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (31.68%) Analyst
2 31 (30.69%) Test Analyst
3 18 (17.82%) Test Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Consultant
4 10 (9.90%) Software Test Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Tester
6 7 (6.93%) Test Leader
7 6 (5.94%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Functional Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Functional Test Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Master Data Expert
9 4 (3.96%) Mobile Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Network Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) QA Leader
10 3 (2.97%) Test Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.87%) SOAP
2 11 (10.89%) Web Services
3 5 (4.95%) HTML
3 5 (4.95%) HTML5
4 4 (3.96%) Middleware
4 4 (3.96%) React
4 4 (3.96%) SAP Fiori
4 4 (3.96%) Web Dynpro
4 4 (3.96%) XML
5 3 (2.97%) .NET
5 3 (2.97%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.97%) ADO
5 3 (2.97%) SAPUI5
6 2 (1.98%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.98%) GraphQL
6 2 (1.98%) Jest
6 2 (1.98%) Kafka
6 2 (1.98%) REST
6 2 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.98%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) User Experience
2 6 (5.94%) FMCG
2 6 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.95%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.95%) Replication
4 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.97%) Cybercrime
5 3 (2.97%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.98%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.98%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.98%) LIMS
6 2 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.98%) PKI
6 2 (1.98%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.99%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.81%) Windows
2 15 (14.85%) Unix
3 11 (10.89%) Linux
4 7 (6.93%) Solaris
5 4 (3.96%) Android
5 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.97%) AIX
7 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (44.55%) Test Scripting
2 44 (43.56%) Test Automation
3 39 (38.61%) Defect Management
4 35 (34.65%) Test Management
5 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (25.74%) Software Testing
6 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (20.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (14.85%) Regression Testing
7 15 (14.85%) Test Strategy
7 15 (14.85%) Validation
8 14 (13.86%) Waterfall
9 13 (12.87%) Scrum
10 12 (11.88%) BDD
10 12 (11.88%) DevOps
10 12 (11.88%) Integration Testing
10 12 (11.88%) Scenario Testing
10 12 (11.88%) SDLC
11 11 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (10.89%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) Java
1 14 (13.86%) SQL
2 7 (6.93%) ABAP
2 7 (6.93%) JavaScript
2 7 (6.93%) Perl
3 6 (5.94%) Python
4 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.97%) C#
4 3 (2.97%) C++
4 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.97%) VB
5 2 (1.98%) C
5 2 (1.98%) JSX
5 2 (1.98%) PHP
5 2 (1.98%) R
5 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.98%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.98%) VBScript
6 1 (0.99%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (33.66%) ISTQB
2 24 (23.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (16.83%) Degree
3 17 (16.83%) ISEB
4 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
5 15 (14.85%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.95%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.97%) CEH
7 3 (2.97%) CISA
7 3 (2.97%) GIAC
7 3 (2.97%) OSCE
7 3 (2.97%) OSCP
8 1 (0.99%) CCNA
8 1 (0.99%) CCNP
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.78%) QA
2 4 (3.96%) GxP
3 3 (2.97%) GDPR
3 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.97%) NIST
4 2 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (30.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.96%) Ansible
3 3 (2.97%) HP Fortify
3 3 (2.97%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.98%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.98%) collectd
4 2 (1.98%) Fluentd
4 2 (1.98%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.98%) Netcool
4 2 (1.98%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (1.98%) Netcool/Webtop
4 2 (1.98%) SELinux
4 2 (1.98%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.99%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 86 (85.15%) HP
2 20 (19.80%) SAP
3 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
4 18 (17.82%) Oracle
5 6 (5.94%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (4.95%) Micro Focus
6 5 (4.95%) Siemens
6 5 (4.95%) Splunk
7 3 (2.97%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.97%) Ariba
7 3 (2.97%) Black Duck
7 3 (2.97%) Qualys
7 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.97%) Sonatype
7 3 (2.97%) Tripwire
8 2 (1.98%) Google
8 2 (1.98%) IBM
8 2 (1.98%) New Relic
8 2 (1.98%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.98%) Remedy