Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 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 > Dorset
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 42 40
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.66% 0.76% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.99% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Dorset median daily rate £388 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -9.38% +20.30%
10th Percentile £361 £321 £370
90th Percentile £420 £384 £428
South West median daily rate £360 £355 £310
% change year-on-year +1.41% +14.52% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset 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 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 253 304 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 84.05% 76.57% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 219 177
Dorset median daily rate £418 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -5.06% +21.54%
10th Percentile £198 £234 £247
90th Percentile £510 £501 £541
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 52
Dorset median hourly rate £39.79 £19.75 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.46% -52.11% +85.35%
10th Percentile £10.41 £14.25 £20.09
90th Percentile £48.75 £30.46 £44.90
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -5.04% -11.46% +42.73%

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 15 December 2017. 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 +8 5 £388 +6.90%
Defect Management
South West

For the 6 months to 15 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 4 (80.00%) Toad
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Confluence
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing

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 3 (60.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Toad
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Lead
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
2 1 (20.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Guidewire
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle