Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 481 669 640
Rank change year-on-year +188 -29 -68
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 49 149 265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.98% 1.20% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 107 144
Median daily rate £450 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% +3.57%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £261
90th Percentile £600 £538 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £323
% change year-on-year +5.88% +31.78% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.12% -
10th Percentile £46.63 £43.50 £28.45
90th Percentile £49.88 £46.50 £68.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 4,987 12,372 14,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.83% 14.65% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,123 8,362 9,740
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £308 £275 £292
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 312 388
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +22.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £31.75 £21.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.65% +20.43% +0.72%

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 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
England +202 45 £450 - 4
UK excluding London +192 34 £450 +5.88% 3
South East +147 14 £500 +11.73% 1
London +184 12 £365 -16.57% 2
East of England +89 7 £450 -14.29%
Work from Home -95 7 £425 +3.03% 1
North of England +114 6 £463 +37.04%
South West +111 5 £420 -16.00% 1
North East +38 4 £475 +40.74%
North West +84 2 £375 -9.09%
Midlands +66 1 - -
East Midlands +49 1 - -
Wales +36 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 48 (97.96%) HP
2 35 (71.43%) JIRA
3 25 (51.02%) Selenium
4 21 (42.86%) QA
4 21 (42.86%) Java
5 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
6 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (28.57%) SDLC
8 13 (26.53%) Test Planning
8 13 (26.53%) Cucumber
8 13 (26.53%) SQL
9 12 (24.49%) Oracle
9 12 (24.49%) SOAP
9 12 (24.49%) IBM
9 12 (24.49%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (24.49%) OWASP
9 12 (24.49%) Splunk
9 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
10 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
10 11 (22.45%) DevOps
10 11 (22.45%) HP Fortify
10 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
10 11 (22.45%) Open Source
10 11 (22.45%) Security Testing
10 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
10 11 (22.45%) Migration
10 11 (22.45%) Micro Focus
10 11 (22.45%) Unix
10 11 (22.45%) Windows
10 11 (22.45%) .NET

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 (20.41%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) PaaS
2 3 (6.12%) Serverless
3 2 (4.08%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) SaaS
4 1 (2.04%) AWS
4 1 (2.04%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.04%) Office 365
4 1 (2.04%) Slack
4 1 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (2.04%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) SNMP
2 1 (2.04%) 2G
2 1 (2.04%) 3G
2 1 (2.04%) 4G
2 1 (2.04%) 5G
2 1 (2.04%) BGP
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) GPRS
2 1 (2.04%) GSM
2 1 (2.04%) MPLS
2 1 (2.04%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) OSPF
2 1 (2.04%) SGSN
2 1 (2.04%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) VoLTE
2 1 (2.04%) VoWiFi
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
1 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.12%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) PowerCenter
2 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (71.43%) JIRA
2 25 (51.02%) Selenium
3 13 (26.53%) Cucumber
4 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
5 10 (20.41%) Bitbucket
6 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
7 6 (12.24%) JMeter
7 6 (12.24%) Postman
7 6 (12.24%) REST Assured
8 5 (10.20%) Bugzilla
9 3 (6.12%) Jasmine
9 3 (6.12%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (6.12%) Mocha
9 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.12%) TestLink
10 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
10 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
10 2 (4.08%) Maven
10 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (12.24%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Test Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Security Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Consultant
6 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Tivoli Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) QA Leader
8 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.08%) Head of QA
9 2 (4.08%) Head of Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Java Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Business Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) SOAP
2 11 (22.45%) .NET
3 5 (10.20%) Spring
3 5 (10.20%) WireMock
4 4 (8.16%) REST
5 3 (6.12%) Jest
5 3 (6.12%) Web Services
5 3 (6.12%) XML
6 1 (2.04%) ADO
6 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (16.33%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.04%) Life Science
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Smart City
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Unix
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
2 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.57%) SDLC
4 13 (26.53%) Test Planning
5 12 (24.49%) OWASP
5 12 (24.49%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
6 11 (22.45%) DevOps
6 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Migration
6 11 (22.45%) Open Source
6 11 (22.45%) Security Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.41%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (20.41%) Information Security
7 10 (20.41%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Security Architecture
7 10 (20.41%) Threat Management
8 9 (18.37%) Defect Management
8 9 (18.37%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 13 (26.53%) SQL
3 10 (20.41%) C
3 10 (20.41%) C#
3 10 (20.41%) Perl
3 10 (20.41%) Python
3 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
4 9 (18.37%) C++
4 9 (18.37%) PHP
4 9 (18.37%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.04%) MCP
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) OCP
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.04%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.86%) QA
2 10 (20.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (20.41%) NIST
3 1 (2.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.04%) GxP
3 1 (2.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) HP Fortify
2 10 (20.41%) Netcool
2 10 (20.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 10 (20.41%) Netcool/Webtop
2 10 (20.41%) Tivoli
3 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.04%) Giant Swarm
4 1 (2.04%) Kibana
4 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.04%) Nessus
4 1 (2.04%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 48 (97.96%) HP
2 12 (24.49%) IBM
2 12 (24.49%) Oracle
2 12 (24.49%) Splunk
3 11 (22.45%) Micro Focus
4 10 (20.41%) Black Duck
4 10 (20.41%) Qualys
4 10 (20.41%) Sonatype
5 7 (14.29%) ArcSight
6 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.16%) Citrix
8 3 (6.12%) Informatica
8 3 (6.12%) SAP
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco
10 1 (2.04%) Empirix
10 1 (2.04%) Ericsson
10 1 (2.04%) Juniper
10 1 (2.04%) NetScout
10 1 (2.04%) Siemens
10 1 (2.04%) Tripwire