Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 14 July 2020 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 221 222
Rank change year-on-year +92 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 14 21 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.31% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.35% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 30
Median daily rate £490 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% -2.56% +25.81%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £345
90th Percentile £688 £588 £700
Central London median daily rate £475 £513 £550
% change year-on-year -7.32% -6.82% +34.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,302 5,979 6,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.43% 89.63% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,628 4,650 4,986
Median daily rate £518 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £508 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.00% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.88
90th Percentile £49.18 £55.95 £33.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £19.00
% change year-on-year +65.25% +11.47% +6.47%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Defect Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in the City of London

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Defect Management in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Defect Management in the City of London

Defect Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Defect Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Defect Management in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) ERP
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
5 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) BDD

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Anypoint
2 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Eloqua
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (7.14%) AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) ClearQuest
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (7.14%) Postman
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Front Office
2 2 (14.29%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Police
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Development Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Data Integration Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) ERP Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
1 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) ERP
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) JCL
2 2 (14.29%) Natural
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Groovy
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy
2 2 (14.29%) Software AG
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Cognos
3 1 (7.14%) GoldenSource
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Ivanti
3 1 (7.14%) MuleSoft
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.14%) Talend