Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 109 100
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 -10
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 15 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.53% 1.02% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.18% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £364 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +20.97% -11.43%
10th Percentile £274 £266 £218
90th Percentile £488 £450 £400
Scotland median daily rate £350 £360 £305
% change year-on-year -2.78% +18.03% -10.29%
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 2,504 2,532 1,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.23% 86.03% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,254 1,467 998
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.38% +2.18%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.30% +10.71% +5.00%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Spring
5 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) JUnit
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Appium
5 2 (13.33%) API Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (13.33%) TestNG
5 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Protractor

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 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Appium
1 2 (13.33%) JUnit
1 2 (13.33%) Protractor
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (13.33%) TestNG
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Defect Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Teradata Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) Spring
1 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) API Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Teradata