Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 January 2019 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 147 160
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 33 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.75% 1.06% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.24% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 13
East of England median daily rate £395 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.04% +12.50% +7.14%
10th Percentile £301 £305 £263
90th Percentile £558 £481 £471
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £24.43
% change year-on-year +20.00% +53.50% -9.52%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,789 4,030 3,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.57% 85.31% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,240 2,321 2,135
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £255 £213
90th Percentile £588 £588 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 230 296
East of England median hourly rate £19.13 £32.33 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.85% -0.52% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.82 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Defect Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in the East of England

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in the East of England

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in the East of England

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Management in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in the East of England

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +5 13 £525 +62.79% 1
Suffolk - 8 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -7 7 £300 -7.69%
Essex -10 3 £565 +73.85%
Bedfordshire +4 2 £420 -6.67%
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 15 (45.45%) Oracle
1 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 12 (36.36%) JIRA
2 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Test Management
5 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Web Services
7 7 (21.21%) ERP
7 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
8 6 (18.18%) Citrix
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Business Continuity
8 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Data Management
9 5 (15.15%) Retail
9 5 (15.15%) Hyperion
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
10 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (12.12%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (12.12%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) HFM
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Extranet
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) JMeter
4 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.06%) RESTful
3 2 (6.06%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Fintech
4 1 (3.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 11 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Test Management
5 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (21.21%) ERP
6 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Business Continuity
7 6 (18.18%) Data Management
7 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
10 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Java
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Groovy
2 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Scala
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) Citrix
3 5 (15.15%) Hyperion
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (3.03%) HP