Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 642 573 553
Rank change year-on-year -69 -20 +25
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 193 340 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.40% 2.49% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 206 172
UK median daily rate £450 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.57% +3.21% -7.89%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £255
90th Percentile £533 £488 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +23.19% -1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £44.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.22% -3.26% -
10th Percentile £27.30 £28.60 £32.50
90th Percentile £44.50 £64.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £39.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year -9.55% -14.67% -

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 13,763 13,637 10,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.83% 13.16% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,239 9,074 6,941
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 361 236
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -25.53%

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 17 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP ALM over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP ALM in the UK

HP ALM
Top 14 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 July 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 -20 180 £450 +15.38% 20
UK excluding London -94 144 £425 +23.19% 20
South East -18 79 £425 +13.33% 3
London +28 39 £475 +11.76% 3
South West -16 18 £450 +38.46% 1
North of England +20 17 £400 +6.67% 8
Midlands +22 16 £438 +28.68% 2
North West +22 13 £393 +12.14% 7
West Midlands +21 10 £463 +36.03% 2
East of England -1 6 £525 +16.67% 3
East Midlands - 6 £425 -
Yorkshire +21 4 £463 +8.82%
Wales -12 4 £310 -31.11% 2
Scotland -30 4 £325 +14.04% 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 180 (93.26%) HP
2 75 (38.86%) Test Scripting
3 68 (35.23%) SAP
4 64 (33.16%) Test Management
5 62 (32.12%) Test Automation
6 60 (31.09%) Defect Management
7 58 (30.05%) SQL
8 55 (28.50%) ISTQB
9 52 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (23.32%) Test Strategy
11 44 (22.80%) HP Quality Center
12 41 (21.24%) Microsoft
13 40 (20.73%) JIRA
14 39 (20.21%) Finance
15 37 (19.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 34 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (17.62%) ISEB
17 33 (17.10%) Oracle
18 30 (15.54%) Security Cleared
19 29 (15.03%) HP UFT
20 28 (14.51%) Regression Testing
21 27 (13.99%) Java
21 27 (13.99%) QA
21 27 (13.99%) Integration Testing
21 27 (13.99%) System Integration Testing
22 26 (13.47%) Selenium
23 25 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
24 22 (11.40%) Waterfall
24 22 (11.40%) C#
24 22 (11.40%) PL/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 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.66%) Confluence
3 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
Applications
1 16 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.52%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.52%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.52%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (6.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (4.66%) SAP GRC
3 6 (3.11%) Workday HCM
4 5 (2.59%) SAP CO
4 5 (2.59%) SAP FI
4 5 (2.59%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (2.07%) SAP MM
6 3 (1.55%) SAP MDG
6 3 (1.55%) SAP SCM
7 2 (1.04%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.52%) Maximo
8 1 (0.52%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.52%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.63%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (2.07%) GitHub
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.59%) Internet
2 4 (2.07%) 4G
3 3 (1.55%) FTP
3 3 (1.55%) HTTP
4 2 (1.04%) BGP
4 2 (1.04%) Firewall
4 2 (1.04%) LTE
5 1 (0.52%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.52%) 802.15
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) IOS XR
5 1 (0.52%) IPsec
5 1 (0.52%) IPv6
5 1 (0.52%) MPLS
5 1 (0.52%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (8.29%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.70%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.15%) SAP BW
5 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.07%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.55%) MySQL
8 2 (1.04%) Big Data
8 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.04%) OLAP
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 40 (20.73%) JIRA
2 37 (19.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (15.03%) HP UFT
4 26 (13.47%) Selenium
5 22 (11.40%) Visual Studio
6 13 (6.74%) LoadRunner
7 9 (4.66%) NUnit
7 9 (4.66%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.66%) SpecFlow
7 9 (4.66%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 8 (4.15%) JMeter
9 7 (3.63%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (2.59%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.59%) Zephyr
12 4 (2.07%) Bugzilla
12 4 (2.07%) Cucumber
12 4 (2.07%) Mocha
12 4 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (20.21%) Finance
2 15 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.66%) Back Office
4 8 (4.15%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.63%) Retail
6 5 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.59%) Russian Language
7 4 (2.07%) Banking
8 3 (1.55%) Automotive
8 3 (1.55%) Law
9 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Military
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (32.12%) Analyst
2 49 (25.39%) Test Analyst
3 26 (13.47%) Test Manager
4 23 (11.92%) Test Leader
5 20 (10.36%) Tester
6 15 (7.77%) Consultant
7 12 (6.22%) Developer
8 10 (5.18%) SAP Consultant
9 9 (4.66%) Administrator
9 9 (4.66%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.63%) Architect
11 7 (3.63%) SAP Architect
12 6 (3.11%) Automation Tester
12 6 (3.11%) SAP Analyst
12 6 (3.11%) SAP Manager
12 6 (3.11%) SAP Test Analyst
12 6 (3.11%) SAP Test Manager
12 6 (3.11%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (2.59%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.25%) .NET
1 14 (7.25%) XML
2 13 (6.74%) Web Services
3 7 (3.63%) SAP Fiori
4 5 (2.59%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.59%) RESTful
4 5 (2.59%) SAPUI5
5 4 (2.07%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.07%) BAPI
5 4 (2.07%) Chai
5 4 (2.07%) SAP Smart Forms
5 4 (2.07%) Web Dynpro
6 3 (1.55%) HTML
6 3 (1.55%) JSON
6 3 (1.55%) SAP BSP
6 3 (1.55%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.04%) Middleware
7 2 (1.04%) REST
7 2 (1.04%) SOAP
8 1 (0.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.59%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.07%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.55%) Derivative
6 3 (1.55%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.55%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.04%) DataPower
7 2 (1.04%) Life Science
7 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.04%) PMI
7 2 (1.04%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.63%) Windows
2 4 (2.07%) Linux
3 1 (0.52%) Android
3 1 (0.52%) CentOS
3 1 (0.52%) Solaris
3 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (38.86%) Test Scripting
2 64 (33.16%) Test Management
3 62 (32.12%) Test Automation
4 60 (31.09%) Defect Management
5 52 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (23.32%) Test Strategy
7 34 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (14.51%) Regression Testing
9 27 (13.99%) Integration Testing
9 27 (13.99%) System Integration Testing
10 25 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (11.40%) Waterfall
12 21 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (10.36%) ITIL
13 20 (10.36%) Software Testing
14 19 (9.84%) Non-Functional Testing
14 19 (9.84%) Scenario Testing
15 18 (9.33%) Functional Testing
16 17 (8.81%) Validation
17 16 (8.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.05%) SQL
2 27 (13.99%) Java
3 22 (11.40%) C#
3 22 (11.40%) PL/SQL
4 18 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.77%) VB
6 13 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.18%) C
8 9 (4.66%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.63%) ABAP
9 7 (3.63%) VBScript
10 4 (2.07%) F#
10 4 (2.07%) Python
10 4 (2.07%) SAPscript
11 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.04%) C++
12 2 (1.04%) Groovy
13 1 (0.52%) PHP
13 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (28.50%) ISTQB
2 34 (17.62%) ISEB
3 30 (15.54%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.33%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.22%) Degree
5 12 (6.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (4.66%) MCP
6 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.66%) OCP
6 9 (4.66%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (4.66%) SAP Certification
7 8 (4.15%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.04%) HP APS
8 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.99%) QA
2 12 (6.22%) PMO
3 7 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.59%) SLA
5 2 (1.04%) GDPR
5 2 (1.04%) GxP
5 2 (1.04%) PMBOK
5 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.52%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 44 (22.80%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) Nagios
3 2 (1.04%) Ansible
3 2 (1.04%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 180 (93.26%) HP
2 68 (35.23%) SAP
3 41 (21.24%) Microsoft
4 33 (17.10%) Oracle
5 6 (3.11%) Workday
6 4 (2.07%) Ariba
6 4 (2.07%) IBM
6 4 (2.07%) Serena
6 4 (2.07%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.04%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.04%) Charles River
7 2 (1.04%) Cisco
7 2 (1.04%) Cognos
7 2 (1.04%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.04%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.04%) Huawei
7 2 (1.04%) New Relic
7 2 (1.04%) Nokia
7 2 (1.04%) Remedy
7 2 (1.04%) Reuters