Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 621 546 642
Rank change year-on-year -75 +96 -86
Contract jobs citing HP ALM 283 366 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.86% 2.99% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 230 164
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% -9.26%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £250
90th Percentile £499 £488 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +0.71% +3.70% -11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.54% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 15,194 12,250 11,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.51% 11.87% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,215 8,314 7,417
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £304 £264 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 281 271
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.45 £20.73
% change year-on-year +6.37% -20.63% +8.93%

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 December 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
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 December 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 -74 245 £380 +4.61% 32
UK excluding London -59 201 £353 +0.71% 27
South East -41 105 £375 +0.33% 13
London -21 79 £410 +10.22% 8
North of England -29 20 £413 +26.92% 3
South West -29 18 £340 -16.31% 6
Northern Ireland +29 14 £320 +3.90% 1
Midlands -32 14 £260 -21.58% 2
Scotland -7 13 £285 -12.31% 2
West Midlands -20 11 £350 -1.75% 2
North East +5 9 £425 +47.83%
Wales -27 9 £450 +33.33%
East of England -20 7 £490 +28.95%
Yorkshire -19 6 £330 +10.00%
North West -17 5 £445 +36.92% 3
East Midlands +11 3 £245 -18.33%

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 270 (95.41%) HP
2 95 (33.57%) Test Automation
3 92 (32.51%) JIRA
4 89 (31.45%) SQL
5 84 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (28.62%) ISTQB
7 77 (27.21%) Test Scripting
8 67 (23.67%) HP Quality Center
9 57 (20.14%) Test Management
10 56 (19.79%) Security Cleared
11 55 (19.43%) Finance
12 53 (18.73%) Microsoft
13 52 (18.37%) QA
14 48 (16.96%) SC Cleared
14 48 (16.96%) ISEB
15 46 (16.25%) SAP
15 46 (16.25%) Defect Management
16 44 (15.55%) Test Strategy
17 39 (13.78%) User Acceptance Testing
18 37 (13.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 36 (12.72%) Oracle
20 35 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
21 34 (12.01%) Windows
22 32 (11.31%) Selenium
22 32 (11.31%) Unix
22 32 (11.31%) Active Directory
22 32 (11.31%) Telecoms
23 31 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
23 31 (10.95%) Waterfall
24 30 (10.60%) 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 18 (6.36%) Confluence
2 7 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.12%) CMS
4 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.71%) CICS
5 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (5.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.77%) SAP MM
2 5 (1.77%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.06%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.06%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.71%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.71%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Magento
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.35%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.24%) Office 365
2 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.77%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.71%) PaaS
4 2 (0.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.77%) Wireshark
2 18 (6.36%) 4G
3 16 (5.65%) Diameter Protocol
4 15 (5.30%) 3G
5 10 (3.53%) DHCP
5 10 (3.53%) DNS
6 9 (3.18%) SAN
7 7 (2.47%) MVNO
8 5 (1.77%) LTE
9 4 (1.41%) Firewall
9 4 (1.41%) HTTP
9 4 (1.41%) Internet
10 3 (1.06%) SMS
10 3 (1.06%) SSL
11 2 (0.71%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.71%) WinSCP
12 1 (0.35%) FTP
12 1 (0.35%) IPv6
12 1 (0.35%) Skype
12 1 (0.35%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.30%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.47%) DB2
6 6 (2.12%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.77%) Big Data
7 5 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.77%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.06%) QlikView
9 3 (1.06%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.06%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.71%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 92 (32.51%) JIRA
2 32 (11.31%) Selenium
3 28 (9.89%) SoapUI
4 27 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (8.83%) LoadRunner
6 24 (8.48%) HP UFT
7 16 (5.65%) JMeter
8 15 (5.30%) TestComplete
9 14 (4.95%) Git (software)
10 13 (4.59%) Jenkins
10 13 (4.59%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (3.53%) TestRail
11 10 (3.53%) WinRunner
12 9 (3.18%) Bitbucket
13 6 (2.12%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.12%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.77%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (1.41%) OpenSTA
15 4 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (19.43%) Finance
2 32 (11.31%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.77%) Banking
4 11 (3.89%) Billing
5 6 (2.12%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.41%) Front Office
7 4 (1.41%) Retail
8 2 (0.71%) Law
8 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (28.27%) Analyst
2 68 (24.03%) Test Analyst
3 36 (12.72%) Test Engineer
4 35 (12.37%) Test Manager
5 34 (12.01%) Test Leader
6 32 (11.31%) Tester
7 22 (7.77%) Consultant
8 12 (4.24%) SAP Consultant
9 11 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.53%) Functional Consultant
10 10 (3.53%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 10 (3.53%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (3.18%) Performance Tester
11 9 (3.18%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 8 (2.83%) Designer
12 8 (2.83%) SAP Analyst
13 7 (2.47%) Automation Tester
14 6 (2.12%) Automation Test Analyst
14 6 (2.12%) Environment Manager
14 6 (2.12%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.25%) SOAP
2 28 (9.89%) XML
3 23 (8.13%) .NET
4 20 (7.07%) HTML
5 17 (6.01%) Middleware
5 17 (6.01%) Web Services
6 15 (5.30%) LDAP
6 15 (5.30%) REST
7 10 (3.53%) WSDL
7 10 (3.53%) XML Schema
8 9 (3.18%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.77%) EDI
10 4 (1.41%) BAPI
10 4 (1.41%) SAP Smart Forms
10 4 (1.41%) SAPUI5
10 4 (1.41%) Web Dynpro
11 2 (0.71%) J2EE
11 2 (0.71%) SAP Fiori
11 2 (0.71%) Swagger
11 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.24%) DataPower
2 12 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (3.53%) Clustering
3 10 (3.53%) PDA
4 7 (2.47%) PKI
5 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.06%) AS400
7 3 (1.06%) Derivative
7 3 (1.06%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.71%) User Experience
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.01%) Windows
2 32 (11.31%) Unix
3 11 (3.89%) Linux
3 11 (3.89%) Windows 7
4 10 (3.53%) AIX
4 10 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.47%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.77%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.71%) Android
8 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (33.57%) Test Automation
2 84 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (27.21%) Test Scripting
4 57 (20.14%) Test Management
5 46 (16.25%) Defect Management
6 44 (15.55%) Test Strategy
7 39 (13.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (10.95%) Waterfall
10 29 (10.25%) Regression Testing
10 29 (10.25%) Software Testing
11 28 (9.89%) Functional Testing
11 28 (9.89%) Scrum
12 26 (9.19%) Non-Functional Testing
12 26 (9.19%) Requirements Management
13 22 (7.77%) Performance Testing
13 22 (7.77%) System Integration Testing
14 20 (7.07%) Migration
15 18 (6.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (31.45%) SQL
2 30 (10.60%) Java
3 29 (10.25%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.42%) Python
4 21 (7.42%) VB
5 19 (6.71%) VBScript
6 18 (6.36%) C#
7 14 (4.95%) C
8 13 (4.59%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.41%) ABAP
10 4 (1.41%) SAPscript
11 3 (1.06%) COBOL
11 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.71%) C++
12 2 (0.71%) F#
12 2 (0.71%) Perl
12 2 (0.71%) PL/1
12 2 (0.71%) REXX
12 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (28.62%) ISTQB
2 56 (19.79%) Security Cleared
3 48 (16.96%) ISEB
3 48 (16.96%) SC Cleared
4 37 (13.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (9.19%) Degree
6 18 (6.36%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (3.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.41%) MCITP
9 4 (1.41%) MCSE
9 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.71%) PMP
11 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (18.37%) QA
2 11 (3.89%) PMO
3 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.35%) Basel III
5 1 (0.35%) GAMP
5 1 (0.35%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) GMP
5 1 (0.35%) GxP
System Software
1 32 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.53%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.71%) ACF2
4 2 (0.71%) Docker
4 2 (0.71%) LXC
4 2 (0.71%) RACF
4 2 (0.71%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 67 (23.67%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.53%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.41%) Netcool
3 4 (1.41%) nmon
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.06%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.71%) Kibana
5 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.71%) SCCM
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 270 (95.41%) HP
2 53 (18.73%) Microsoft
3 46 (16.25%) SAP
4 36 (12.72%) Oracle
5 18 (6.36%) VMware
6 16 (5.65%) Nokia
7 15 (5.30%) Citrix
7 15 (5.30%) IBM
8 11 (3.89%) Atlassian
9 10 (3.53%) Ivanti
9 10 (3.53%) McAfee
9 10 (3.53%) Veritas
10 6 (2.12%) Remedy
11 5 (1.77%) Cisco
11 5 (1.77%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.41%) Adobe
12 4 (1.41%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.41%) Planview
12 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.06%) JD Edwards