Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 October 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 > Dorset
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 33 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 -5
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.71% 2.11% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 2.54% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Dorset median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +19.23% -18.75%
South West median daily rate £390 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.70% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £31.00 -

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 Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 233 236 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 83.21% 83.10% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 121 255
Dorset median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £488 £529
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Dorset median hourly rate £13.02 £41.15 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.37% +108.35% -52.26%
10th Percentile £10.50 £32.10 £13.20
90th Percentile £44.95 £48.75 £31.35
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.04%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Dorset

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Dorset

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Bournemouth -17 2 £350 -9.68%
Defect Management
South West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Toad
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA