Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 166 164
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 25 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.57% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.72% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 20
East of England median daily rate £400 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -29.41% +41.67%
10th Percentile £300 £205 £293
90th Percentile £483 £467 £553
England median daily rate £400 £360 £388
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.10% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.79 £73.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -40.02% +231.82% -37.14%

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 3,731 3,774 4,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.55% 85.02% 81.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,101 2,234 2,353
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.77%
10th Percentile £240 £230 £248
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 262 292
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.73% +26.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.51 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.73 £50.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 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
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £300 +9.09% 2
Hertfordshire +1 8 £425 +17.24%
Bedfordshire -1 6 £450 +2.86% 1
Suffolk -4 1 £325 +18.18% 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 16 (64.00%) JIRA
2 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) Selenium
4 9 (36.00%) Oracle
4 9 (36.00%) Retail
5 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) QA
6 7 (28.00%) ISEB
7 6 (24.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
8 5 (20.00%) ATDD
8 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (20.00%) JBehave
8 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
8 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 5 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (20.00%) TestNG
8 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
8 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Ruby
8 5 (20.00%) Perl
8 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL

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 (16.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) HFM
2 1 (4.00%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (4.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) JIRA
2 10 (40.00%) Selenium
3 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (20.00%) JBehave
4 5 (20.00%) JUnit
4 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 5 (20.00%) TestNG
5 4 (16.00%) Ant
5 4 (16.00%) JMeter
5 4 (16.00%) Maven
5 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.00%) MSTest
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (36.00%) Retail
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (12.00%) Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Developer in Test
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Development Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Project Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Test Development Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) Middleware
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) EPoS
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (12.00%) RIA
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) ATDD
3 5 (20.00%) BDD
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (20.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) SDET
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Management
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) OCP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (12.00%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (12.00%) Hyperion
4 2 (8.00%) Capita
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Workday