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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Defect Manager
Rank 627 621 578
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 20 15 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.027% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.028% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 30
Median daily rate £425 £419 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £259 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +13.17%
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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 19 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 4 May 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 -16 18 £425 -
London -7 8 £438 +42.85%
East of England +13 6 £425 -
South East - 4 £450 -
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
Essex - 2 £431 -
City of London +41 1 £375 -16.66%
Scotland -16 1 £475 +23.37%
Edinburgh - 1 £475 -
Wales - 1 £415 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £350 -
Ilford - 1 £425 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £438 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Bridgend - 1 £415 -
South Wales - 1 £415 -

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 25 (73.53%) Defect Management
2 15 (44.12%) Finance
3 14 (41.18%) Banking
4 11 (32.35%) Retail
4 11 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Migration
6 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.71%) Retail Banking
9 4 (11.76%) Test Management
10 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
10 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
10 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
10 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (8.82%) XML
10 3 (8.82%) SLA
10 3 (8.82%) HP
10 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
11 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
11 2 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
11 2 (5.88%) Oracle
11 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Google Closure
11 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance
11 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) BASE24
1 1 (2.94%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) Banking
3 11 (32.35%) Retail
4 5 (14.71%) Retail Banking
5 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) Google Closure
3 1 (2.94%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.94%) Contactless
3 1 (2.94%) EFT
3 1 (2.94%) EFTPOS
3 1 (2.94%) EMV
3 1 (2.94%) EPoS
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Defect Management
2 11 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Migration
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
6 4 (11.76%) Test Management
7 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
7 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance
8 2 (5.88%) Release Management
8 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) JDA
3 1 (2.94%) RedPrairie
3 1 (2.94%) Siebel
3 1 (2.94%) Sun
3 1 (2.94%) VeriFone
3 1 (2.94%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (2.94%) WorldPay