Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 134 172
Rank change year-on-year -7 +38 -22
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 20 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.51% 0.73% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.86% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 10
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £304 £218 £324
90th Percentile £525 £468 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
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 3,314 3,373 3,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.45% 84.43% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,633 1,724 2,012
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £262 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 112 146
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £17.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -7.41% -32.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.30 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.35 £39.43 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -18 13 £325 -23.53% 1
Wokingham -11 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £450 -
Slough -8 1 - -
Defect Management
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 11 (55.00%) HP
1 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) HP UFT
3 9 (45.00%) JIRA
4 8 (40.00%) VBScript
4 8 (40.00%) Java
4 8 (40.00%) Case Management
5 7 (35.00%) SDLC
5 7 (35.00%) Zephyr
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) Python
6 6 (30.00%) Selenium
6 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (30.00%) BDD
6 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 5 (25.00%) API Testing
7 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
7 5 (25.00%) SOA
8 4 (20.00%) SOAP
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) QA
8 4 (20.00%) BrowserStack
8 4 (20.00%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center

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 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) BrowserStack
1 4 (20.00%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (10.00%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Apigee
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Junos
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) SNMP
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) HP UFT
1 9 (45.00%) JIRA
2 7 (35.00%) Zephyr
3 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.00%) TestPartner
6 1 (5.00%) GitLab
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Test Manager
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Engagement Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engagement Manager
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.00%) QC Manager
6 1 (5.00%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (40.00%) Case Management
4 7 (35.00%) SDLC
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (25.00%) API Testing
6 5 (25.00%) SOA
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Test Management
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) Decision-Making
8 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.00%) ATDD
9 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Service Design
9 1 (5.00%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
1 8 (40.00%) VBScript
2 7 (35.00%) Python
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP