Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 98 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 17 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.86% 0.42% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.50% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 16
Bristol median daily rate £300 £325 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +12.65% -13.88%
10th Percentile £262 £266 £253
90th Percentile £412 £506 £379
South West median daily rate £300 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -14.29% +12.90% -4.62%
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 1561 1390 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.28% 82.94% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 993 1110
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £262
90th Percentile £538 £568 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 39
Bristol median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.58% -30.91%
10th Percentile £11.93 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.50 £48.00
South West median hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -1.45% -12.10% +42.73%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Defect Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Banking
3 8 (47.06%) Retail Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
6 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Management
7 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 4 (23.53%) Release Management
7 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
8 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
8 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Customer-Centricity
9 2 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Scrum
9 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
9 2 (11.76%) IBM
9 2 (11.76%) SQL
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (11.76%) MS Access
9 2 (11.76%) Selenium

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 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) Gatling
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
2 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.88%) The Grinder
2 1 (5.88%) Travis CI
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Banking
3 8 (47.06%) Retail Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Management
4 4 (23.53%) Release Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (11.76%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft