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 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Defect Manager
Rank 594 587 584
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 36 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.037% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.040% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 4
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£400 £330 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £700 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+27.01% -0.80%
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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 September 2015.

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 26 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 September 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 +7 31 £400 +21.21% 1
South East -10 13 £410 +64.00%
London -8 9 £419 -40.17%
Berkshire - 6 £350 -
Surrey - 6 £425 -
Scotland -3 5 £363 -
Edinburgh - 5 £363 -
Slough - 5 £350 -
Leatherhead - 5 £425 -
South West 0 4 £263 -15.32% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £263 -
North West -27 2 £356 +7.95%
East of England - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Bedford - 2 - -
City of London +8 1 £413 -
West Midlands +6 1 £425 +13.33%
Lancashire -10 1 £325 -1.51%
Manchester -20 1 £388 -
Coventry - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 £420 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £255 -
Gosport - 1 £420 -
Skelmersdale - 1 £325 -
Taunton - 1 - -

Defect Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 22 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (35.71%) Finance
3 13 (23.21%) Banking
4 12 (21.43%) HP
5 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
7 9 (16.07%) QA
7 9 (16.07%) Project Management
8 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.71%) JIRA
9 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
10 5 (8.93%) LDAP
10 5 (8.93%) SLA
10 5 (8.93%) SDLC
11 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
11 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
11 4 (7.14%) Retail
12 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
12 3 (5.36%) ISEB
12 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.36%) System Integration Testing
13 2 (3.57%) Matrix Management
13 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
13 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (3.57%) Portfolio Management

Defect Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) LDAP
2 2 (3.57%) RTP
3 1 (1.79%) ATM
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
General
1 20 (35.71%) Finance
2 13 (23.21%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Statistics
2 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) UNIX
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Project Management
2 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
3 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (8.93%) SDLC
5 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.36%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.57%) ERP
7 2 (3.57%) Matrix Management
7 2 (3.57%) Workflow
7 2 (3.57%) RAD
7 2 (3.57%) DSDM
7 2 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.57%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) QA
2 5 (8.93%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) HP
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Murex
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.79%) Capita