The table below looks at the statistics for Bug Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bug Management over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bug Management
Rank 608 578 561
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -17
Contract jobs citing Bug Management 14 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.040% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.053% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 13
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£400 £313 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £240 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £225 -
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Bug Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bug Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Bug Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Bug Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bug Management within the UK.

Bug Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Bug Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bug Management within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Bug Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Bug Management
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bug Management within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 14 £400 +28.00% 2
London -10 8 £353 +0.71% 2
South East - 5 £400 -
Oxford - 5 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £400 -
North West - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -

Bug Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Bug Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Bug Management.

1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (53.33%) JIRA
5 7 (46.67%) Degree
5 7 (46.67%) QA
5 7 (46.67%) Selenium
5 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
5 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
6 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (40.00%) JUnit
6 6 (40.00%) ISEB
6 6 (40.00%) PHP
6 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (40.00%) CMS
7 5 (33.33%) HP
7 5 (33.33%) MS Office
7 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 5 (33.33%) .NET
7 5 (33.33%) MySQL
7 5 (33.33%) Oracle

Bug Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Bug Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Bug Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) JIRA
2 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (40.00%) JUnit
4 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) RSpec
5 1 (6.67%) Behat
5 1 (6.67%) Capybara
5 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) Appium
5 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Functional Tester
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 5 (33.33%) MDX
1 5 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Video on Demand
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) MPEG
2 1 (6.67%) DTV
2 1 (6.67%) STB
2 1 (6.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (33.33%) Project Management
6 5 (33.33%) Requirements Management
6 5 (33.33%) Web Development
6 5 (33.33%) Use Case
6 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 5 (33.33%) V-Model
6 5 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (13.33%) BDD
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
9 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) PHP
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) Rackspace