Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 19 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 93 91
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 10 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.33% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.40% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £370 £488 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.10% +30.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £309 £349 £313
90th Percentile £565 £561 £458
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £410
% change year-on-year +7.69% -20.73% +26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,303 1,241 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.59% 82.29% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 623 606
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 64 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% -29.24% +13.10%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.28 £11.02
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.70 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -42.15% +12.04% +5.88%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Hertfordshire

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Hertfordshire

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in Hertfordshire

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £338 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £563 - 1
Watford +8 2 £370 -26.00%
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £305 -
Defect Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (30.00%) ERP
4 3 (30.00%) JMeter
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (30.00%) SaaS
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Data Management
5 2 (20.00%) CMS
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Client/Server

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (10.00%) Record to Report
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) OCP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (10.00%) SAP