Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 95 101
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6 -24
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 17 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.57% 1.46% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.72% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 33 28
Edinburgh median daily rate £300 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +28.00% -8.09%
10th Percentile £263 £286 £218
90th Percentile £375 £488 £400
Scotland median daily rate £300 £370 £310
% change year-on-year -18.92% +19.35% -8.82%
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 2,622 2,264 2,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.28% 84.57% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,414 1,326 1,193
Edinburgh median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +5.60%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £269
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 19
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £15.86 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.63% +0.28% -4.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £10.96
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -13.93% +45.24%

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 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 20 September 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 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Workflow
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) Selenium
7 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Legal
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.76%) SOAP
7 2 (11.76%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) SAS
7 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing

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 (11.76%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Defect Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Coach
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
1 1 (5.88%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) Case Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Release Management
6 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Data Privacy
7 1 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle