Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 150 154
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 35 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.87% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.46% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 17
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £313 £321 £236
90th Percentile £518 £480 £480
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 3,363 3,263 3,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.66% 81.53% 80.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,728 1,668 2,129
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £275 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 122 155
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.12 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.72% -24.52% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.72 £11.33 £10.71
90th Percentile £43.75 £55.00 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

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 February 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 22 February 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 +21 25 £425 +13.33% 1
Newbury - 7 £375 - 1
Slough +1 1 - -
Defect Management
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 14 (40.00%) Oracle
2 14 (40.00%) HP
3 13 (37.14%) Finance
4 12 (34.29%) Test Management
5 11 (31.43%) Unix
6 9 (25.71%) Project Management
6 9 (25.71%) Migration
6 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (25.71%) Supplier Management
6 9 (25.71%) Data Migration
6 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (22.86%) Sonata
7 8 (22.86%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (22.86%) Data Analysis
7 8 (22.86%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (22.86%) Workflow
7 8 (22.86%) SLA
8 7 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 7 (20.00%) Virtual Team
9 6 (17.14%) MuleSoft
9 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 6 (17.14%) NetSuite
9 6 (17.14%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 5 (14.29%) SDLC
11 4 (11.43%) Selenium
11 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting

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 7 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle BPM
1 8 (22.86%) Sonata
2 6 (17.14%) NetSuite
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) HP UFT
1 4 (11.43%) Selenium
2 3 (8.57%) MSI
2 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) JMeter
3 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Toad
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Test Manager
2 11 (31.43%) Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Data Migration Manager
3 9 (25.71%) Data Migration Test Manager
3 9 (25.71%) Migration Manager
4 7 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 7 (20.00%) Programmer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (14.29%) Data Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Tester
6 4 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Web Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Defect Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Performance Tester
9 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) REST
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Test Management
2 9 (25.71%) Data Migration
2 9 (25.71%) Migration
2 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (25.71%) Supplier Management
3 8 (22.86%) Data Analysis
3 8 (22.86%) Systems Analysis
3 8 (22.86%) Workflow
4 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (14.29%) SDLC
5 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 4 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.57%) SOA
7 3 (8.57%) Validation
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) VBScript
3 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) SLA
2 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) HP
1 14 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) MuleSoft
2 6 (17.14%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Lumension
4 2 (5.71%) McAfee
5 1 (2.86%) PTC
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) Sun