Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 98 100
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2 -18
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 18 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.82% 0.82% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.00% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 4
Bristol median daily rate £319 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.85% +12.65%
10th Percentile £262 £262 £266
90th Percentile £400 £414 £506
South West median daily rate £331 £360 £350
% change year-on-year -7.99% +2.86% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 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 1,855 1,602 1,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.74% 82.15% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,288 1,065 1,018
Bristol median daily rate £421 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £280 £256 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £564
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 47 69
Bristol median hourly rate £39.00 £23.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.57% -8.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £15.30 £11.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £65.85 £48.50 £46.70
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.92%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 (55.56%) Test Strategy
1 10 (55.56%) Functional Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) ISEB
3 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) SOAP
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) System Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
8 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (11.11%) API Testing
8 2 (11.11%) REST
8 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
8 2 (11.11%) Analytics
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (11.11%) Big Data
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 13 (72.22%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Head of Test
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Functional Testing
1 10 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.11%) Analytics
7 2 (11.11%) API Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
7 2 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft