Period
to 17 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 17 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 85 100
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 -27
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 27 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.93% 1.19% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.41% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 33
Edinburgh median daily rate £320 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.71% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £320 £255
90th Percentile £408 £488 £530
Scotland median daily rate £320 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -20.00% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,518 1,705 2,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.10% 84.74% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,500 1,065 1,329
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £290 £260 £275
90th Percentile £569 £550 £563
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £16.93 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.73% +7.05% -42.49%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.37 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.51 £43.77 £42.50
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £25.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -27.45% -29.17% +25.22%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Edinburgh

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Edinburgh

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in Edinburgh

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 11 (40.74%) Oracle
5 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
6 10 (37.04%) ETL
6 10 (37.04%) Test Management
7 9 (33.33%) Open Source
7 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (33.33%) SDLC
7 9 (33.33%) Informatica
7 9 (33.33%) Unix
8 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (18.52%) JIRA
9 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
11 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 3 (11.11%) System Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Banking
11 3 (11.11%) Migration
11 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (7.41%) Web Services
12 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (7.41%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Tester
2 9 (33.33%) ETL Tester
3 8 (29.63%) Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Quality Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Teradata Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 10 (37.04%) ETL
3 10 (37.04%) Test Management
4 9 (33.33%) Open Source
4 9 (33.33%) SDLC
5 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
8 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Migration
8 3 (11.11%) System Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Fund Accounting
9 2 (7.41%) Release Management
9 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.70%) Teradata