Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Defect Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Defect Management over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Defect Management
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 115 168
Rank change year-on-year -37 +53 -11
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 23 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 0.99% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.19% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 16
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £306 £160 £295
90th Percentile £488 £438 £506
South East median daily rate £378 £355 £400
% change year-on-year +6.34% -11.25% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £44.50 - -

Defect Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,373 3,187 3,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.07% 83.02% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,684 1,542 2,106
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.27%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
South East median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 127 129
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £8.06 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.15 £38.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.95 £23.00
% change year-on-year +25.31% -13.26% +3.37%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Defect Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Berkshire

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Defect Management in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Berkshire

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in Berkshire

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in Berkshire

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Management within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 14 £325 -3.70% 2
Wokingham -13 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £450 - 1
Defect Management
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Defect Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 13 (56.52%) HP
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) JIRA
3 10 (43.48%) Test Strategy
4 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 9 (39.13%) Java
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) VBScript
5 8 (34.78%) Python
6 7 (30.43%) HP UFT
6 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
6 7 (30.43%) SDLC
6 7 (30.43%) Case Management
7 6 (26.09%) Zephyr
7 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
8 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
8 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
8 5 (21.74%) BDD
8 5 (21.74%) Selenium
8 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) QA
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
9 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (17.39%) API Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Unix
9 4 (17.39%) SOA
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) BrowserStack
1 3 (13.04%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (8.70%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) 2G
1 3 (13.04%) 3G
1 3 (13.04%) 4G
1 3 (13.04%) GSM
1 3 (13.04%) SCCP
1 3 (13.04%) SIGTRAN
1 3 (13.04%) UMTS
2 2 (8.70%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (8.70%) ISUP
2 2 (8.70%) LTE
2 2 (8.70%) SS7
2 2 (8.70%) tcpdump
2 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) M3UA
3 1 (4.35%) PuTTY
3 1 (4.35%) SCTP
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) JIRA
2 7 (30.43%) HP UFT
2 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
3 6 (26.09%) Zephyr
4 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
5 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.35%) GitLab
6 1 (4.35%) MSI
6 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.35%) TestPartner
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Engagement Manager
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engagement Manager
6 1 (4.35%) LAN/WAN Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QC Manager
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Smart Metering Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) SOA Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Strategy
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) Case Management
4 7 (30.43%) SDLC
5 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) API Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (17.39%) SOA
6 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
8 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Test Management
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
1 9 (39.13%) VBScript
2 8 (34.78%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.35%) CISA
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 31000
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.04%) HP ALM
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Apigee
3 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
3 1 (4.35%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) Lumension
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) VMware