The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Defect Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Defect Manager
Rank 625 619 605
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 36 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.053% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.055% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 19
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £470 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Defect Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Defect Manager in the job title.

Defect Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Defect Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Defect Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Defect Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Defect Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Defect Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Defect Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Defect Manager within the UK.

Defect Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Defect Manager
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 32 £375 -10.44%
London +9 22 £375 -10.44%
City of London +49 6 £335 -22.31%
North West - 4 £335 -
Scotland +3 3 £297 -6.40%
South East +2 3 £525 +31.25%
Berkshire +1 3 £525 +75.00%
Reading - 3 £525 -
Manchester - 3 £335 -
East of England +17 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
Swindon +3 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
Edinburgh -2 1 £300 -9.43%
South West -7 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £297 -
Wales - 1 £415 -
South Wales - 1 £415 -
Bridgend - 1 £415 -
Croydon - 1 £418 -
Erskine - 1 £297 -

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Defect Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Defect Manager in the job title.

1 47 (85.45%) Defect Management
2 19 (34.55%) Finance
3 18 (32.73%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (23.64%) Banking
6 12 (21.82%) Retail
6 12 (21.82%) Integration Testing
6 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (21.82%) HP
7 9 (16.36%) Migration
7 9 (16.36%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.73%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Supplier Management
8 7 (12.73%) Retail Banking
8 7 (12.73%) TestDirector
9 5 (9.09%) SQL
9 5 (9.09%) Oracle
9 5 (9.09%) Test Management
10 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
10 4 (7.27%) Validation
11 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
11 3 (5.45%) Change Management
11 3 (5.45%) SLA
11 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.45%) Degree
11 3 (5.45%) JIRA
11 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.45%) SDLC
11 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Internet
1 1 (1.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) TestDirector
2 3 (5.45%) JIRA
3 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) MSTest
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 13 (23.64%) Banking
3 12 (21.82%) Retail
4 7 (12.73%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Front Office
5 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.82%) Advertising
6 1 (1.82%) Games
6 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Google Closure
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.64%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.82%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (85.45%) Defect Management
2 14 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (21.82%) Integration Testing
3 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (16.36%) Migration
4 9 (16.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Supplier Management
5 7 (12.73%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (9.09%) Test Management
7 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.27%) Validation
8 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.45%) Change Management
8 3 (5.45%) SDLC
8 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.64%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 2 (3.64%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.64%) Functional Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Information Assurance
9 2 (3.64%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) VBA
3 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) BC Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.64%) ISEB
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (32.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) HP
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.82%) IBM