The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Bug Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bug Management over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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.

Bug Management
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 620 603
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17  
Contract jobs citing Bug Management 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.014% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% 0.017% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £438 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £450 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Bug Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Bug Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Bug Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Bug Management in England

Bug Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bug Management in England

Bug Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bug Management within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands - 1 - -
Bug Management
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bug Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Bug Management.

1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TargetLink
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) MathWorks
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) Simulink
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

Bug Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Simulink
1 1 (25.00%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Payments Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
1 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) MathWorks