Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 93 95
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 13 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.69% 0.86% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.05% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
Bristol median daily rate £400 £202 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +98.51% -32.83% -10.45%
10th Percentile £293 £173 £262
90th Percentile £439 £540 £408
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.69% -5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,505 1,337 1,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.97% 82.43% 82.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 928 1,057
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.30%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £256
90th Percentile £538 £546 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 50 50
Bristol median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% -24.24% -16.46%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.85 £12.95
90th Percentile £47.25 £48.90 £52.28
South West median hourly rate £30.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.33% -6.25% +33.33%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Bristol

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Bristol

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in Bristol

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Retail Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Functional Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Test Management
4 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Release Management
6 3 (23.08%) ISEB
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) Data Management
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
7 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
7 2 (15.38%) MS Access
7 2 (15.38%) IBM
7 2 (15.38%) Selenium
7 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (15.38%) JIRA
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) JMeter
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Gatling
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) JMeter
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) The Grinder
1 2 (15.38%) Travis CI
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) QA Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Functional Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Management
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Release Management
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Customer-Centricity
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft