The table below looks at the statistics for the Defect Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Defect Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Defect Manager
Rank 592 571 553
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 31 3 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.006% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.006% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 20
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£513 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £425 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -
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 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
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Defect Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Defect Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 2 October 2014.

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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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 -6 27 £528 +24.11% 2
West Midlands - 2 £257 - 1
East of England - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Witham - - - -
Essex - - - -

Defect Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Defect Manager in their job title 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 with Defect Manager in their job title.

1 19 (33.93%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (28.57%) Banking
3 15 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (16.07%) Finance
4 9 (16.07%) Supplier Management
5 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.71%) Summit
6 6 (10.71%) Murex
6 6 (10.71%) ISEB
7 5 (8.93%) HP
7 5 (8.93%) Bloomberg
7 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Test Management
7 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
8 4 (7.14%) Retail
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
8 4 (7.14%) SAP
9 3 (5.36%) C
9 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.36%) Front Office
9 3 (5.36%) Risk Assessment

Defect Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Defect Manager in their job title 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 with Defect Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Summit
2 1 (1.79%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.79%) UMTS
2 1 (1.79%) GGSN
2 1 (1.79%) SGSN
2 1 (1.79%) LTE
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.36%) JIRA
General
1 16 (28.57%) Banking
2 9 (16.07%) Finance
3 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Retail
5 3 (5.36%) Front Office
5 3 (5.36%) Local Government
5 3 (5.36%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.79%) Automotive
6 1 (1.79%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) FMCG
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (16.07%) Supplier Management
3 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Test Management
5 4 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (5.36%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.36%) Test Planning
6 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.57%) Release Management
7 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.57%) Workflow
7 2 (3.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) C
2 2 (3.57%) VBA
3 1 (1.79%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
1 6 (10.71%) ISEB
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Murex
2 5 (8.93%) HP
2 5 (8.93%) Bloomberg
3 4 (7.14%) SAP
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) Pega
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