Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 14 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 42 -
Rank change year-on-year -17 - +59
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 6 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.10% 2.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Kent median daily rate £400 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% - -
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 436 403 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 80.00% 82.24% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 282 289
Kent median daily rate £350 £353 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +4.44% -3.57%
10th Percentile £218 £196 £205
90th Percentile £625 £550 £478
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £396
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.54% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 23
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.50% -28.21% -12.69%
10th Percentile £25.30 £9.61 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £21.95 £39.95
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.09
% change year-on-year -4.00% -4.18% +49.09%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Kent

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Kent

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 14 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
West Malling - 3 £425 -
Maidstone -11 2 £375 +7.14%
Defect Management
South East

For the 6 months to 14 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 Kent region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) SMTP
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Appium
3 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) QA Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Senior QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) CGI
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) EDI
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) SGML
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) VRML
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) Microservices
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft