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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Defect Manager
Rank 632 607 574
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 19 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.031% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.033% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 27
Median daily rate £425 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £287 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
- +14.86%
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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 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 18 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 24 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 -4 18 £425 -5.55%
London -11 7 £425 -5.55%
East of England +10 5 £425 -
South East - 5 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Berkshire - 2 £344 -
Essex - 2 £431 -
City of London +33 1 £375 -16.66%
North West -9 1 £270 -
Ilford - 1 £425 -
Bridgend - 1 £415 -
South Wales - 1 £415 -
Reading - 1 £338 -
Slough - 1 £350 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £438 -
Manchester - 1 £270 -
Wales - 1 £415 -

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 26 (76.47%) Defect Management
2 14 (41.18%) Finance
3 13 (38.24%) Banking
4 10 (29.41%) Retail
4 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Migration
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
8 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
8 4 (11.76%) HP
9 3 (8.82%) XML
9 3 (8.82%) SLA
9 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
9 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (8.82%) Smart Meter
9 3 (8.82%) Test Management
9 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
9 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (5.88%) Google Closure
10 2 (5.88%) Release Management
10 2 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.88%) Security Testing

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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 10 (29.41%) Retail
4 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (5.88%) 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
1 3 (8.82%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.94%) Contactless
2 1 (2.94%) EFT
2 1 (2.94%) EFTPOS
2 1 (2.94%) EMV
2 1 (2.94%) EPoS
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Smartcard
2 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Defect Management
2 10 (29.41%) 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 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Test Management
7 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.88%) Change Management
7 2 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance
7 2 (5.88%) Release Management
7 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.94%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) 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