Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 137 155
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18 +6
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 20 41 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.48% 1.01% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.20% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 7
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £301 £105 £325
90th Percentile £575 £478 £485
South East median daily rate £420 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 3,548 3,429 3,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.74% 84.35% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,691 1,773 1,714
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 88 126
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -20.66% -31.04%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.88 £41.80 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.00% +6.71% -24.29%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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
Wokingham -3 6 £550 +150.00% 1
Reading -35 5 £320 -24.71% 4
Newbury -2 2 - -
Slough -9 1 - -
Defect Management
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) HP
3 10 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 9 (45.00%) LoadRunner
4 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (30.00%) QA
6 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) TestPartner
7 5 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) Decision-Making
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (15.00%) Project Management
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) BDD
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
10 2 (10.00%) Case Management
10 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
10 2 (10.00%) SDLC
10 2 (10.00%) API Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Apigee
2 1 (5.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Junos
2 1 (5.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 9 (45.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (25.00%) TestPartner
4 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
6 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.00%) Gatling
6 1 (5.00%) GitLab
6 1 (5.00%) JMeter
6 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Engagement Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Test Engagement Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) JSP
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Decision-Making
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) API Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Case Management
7 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) Traceability Matrix
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
2 1 (5.00%) SAP