Period
to 21 October 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 21 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 172 153
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 +15
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 23 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.45% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.93% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 18
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -20.73% +31.10%
10th Percentile £306 £284 £300
90th Percentile £562 £486 £523
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +2.19% +50.55% -9.00%

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 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 4,331 4,312 4,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.17% 84.98% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,537 2,482 2,301
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £549
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 263 326
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +10.09% +12.80%
10th Percentile £11.47 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.33 £46.88
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 21 October 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 21 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
Hertfordshire +5 10 £370 -24.10% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 5 £393 +20.77%
Essex -16 3 £565 +73.85%
Suffolk - 3 £338 - 2
Bedfordshire -1 2 £320 -27.48%
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 East of England region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 9 (39.13%) Test Strategy
3 8 (34.78%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Test Management
5 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (21.74%) Hyperion
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) Web Services
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) SaaS
8 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) HFM
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Extranet
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) JMeter
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Software Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) Test Strategy
3 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Test Management
3 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (13.04%) DRM
6 3 (13.04%) ERP
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
6 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) Groovy
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Scala
3 2 (8.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) OCP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP ALM
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Hyperion
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) JDA
5 1 (4.35%) SAP