Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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.

Defect Management
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 91 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +7
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 13 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.81% 0.35% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.46% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +38.46% -0.76%
10th Percentile £306 £425 £261
90th Percentile £535 £475 £338
East of England median daily rate £338 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -15.63% +33.33% -4.00%
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 1306 1093 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.17% 76.43% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 626 589
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £414 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +0.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £214 £218 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 94
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £42.20 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.17% +98.56% +32.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.15
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £37.25 £32.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.97% +29.60% +3.65%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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
Watford - 5 £413 - 1
Waltham Cross - 1 £300 -
Defect Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Defect 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) JIRA
1 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (38.46%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Matrix Management
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
5 2 (15.38%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) SQL

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Release Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Defect Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) QC Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
1 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Matrix Management
4 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Database Optimisation
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Hyperion
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Teradata