Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 446 399 361
Rank change year-on-year -47 -38 +18
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 175 228 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.51% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.59% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 136 171
London median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +4.18%
10th Percentile £280 £278 £278
90th Percentile £584 £531 £600
England median daily rate £388 £383 £370
% change year-on-year +1.31% +3.38% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £37.50 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +59.57% -18.97% -44.06%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 41226 38432 39044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.80% 86.26% 84.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30036 27494 27882
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 424 472
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.29 £12.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in London

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in London

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in London over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in London

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Management in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in London

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London -34 33 £415 +1.84% 1
South London -17 10 £341 -10.78% 1
West London -24 10 £284 -30.84%
East London -11 2 £650 - 1
North London - 2 £320 -
Defect Management
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 London region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 101 (57.71%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (41.71%) JIRA
3 71 (40.57%) Test Automation
4 65 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 65 (37.14%) Test Scripting
5 46 (26.29%) Finance
5 46 (26.29%) Java
5 46 (26.29%) Scenario Testing
6 42 (24.00%) Banking
7 39 (22.29%) Selenium
7 39 (22.29%) Software Testing
8 36 (20.57%) Test Strategy
9 35 (20.00%) QA
10 34 (19.43%) Functional Testing
10 34 (19.43%) Waterfall
11 32 (18.29%) Integration Testing
12 29 (16.57%) Regression Testing
12 29 (16.57%) Security Cleared
12 29 (16.57%) Jenkins
13 28 (16.00%) Open Source
14 26 (14.86%) SC Cleared
15 25 (14.29%) DevOps
15 25 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
15 25 (14.29%) XML
16 23 (13.14%) SQL
16 23 (13.14%) BDD
17 22 (12.57%) Zephyr
17 22 (12.57%) Migration
18 21 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (12.00%) Web Services

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 20 (11.43%) Confluence
2 6 (3.43%) CMS
2 6 (3.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.71%) Apache
4 2 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.57%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.00%) Office 365
4 6 (3.43%) PaaS
5 5 (2.86%) GitHub
6 2 (1.14%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.57%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.57%) Internet
2 6 (3.43%) Firewall
3 3 (1.71%) HTTP
3 3 (1.71%) SMS
4 2 (1.14%) LDAP
5 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.29%) MySQL
3 4 (2.29%) OLAP
3 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.14%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) HBase
5 1 (0.57%) Impala
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 73 (41.71%) JIRA
2 39 (22.29%) Selenium
3 29 (16.57%) Jenkins
4 22 (12.57%) Zephyr
5 14 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 12 (6.86%) Cucumber
7 11 (6.29%) JMeter
7 11 (6.29%) WebDriver
8 10 (5.71%) SoapUI
9 8 (4.57%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.00%) Appium
10 7 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (4.00%) SpecFlow
11 6 (3.43%) TestDirector
12 5 (2.86%) LoadRunner
12 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.29%) Maven
13 4 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.71%) MSTest
14 3 (1.71%) TestNG
General
1 46 (26.29%) Finance
2 42 (24.00%) Banking
3 16 (9.14%) Retail Banking
4 10 (5.71%) Back Office
5 9 (5.14%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.14%) Publishing
6 6 (3.43%) Front Office
7 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) French Language
8 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Military
8 1 (0.57%) Retail
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (38.29%) Analyst
2 59 (33.71%) Test Analyst
3 34 (19.43%) Test Manager
4 19 (10.86%) Tester
5 18 (10.29%) Senior Analyst
6 17 (9.71%) Test Leader
7 14 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (4.57%) Developer
9 8 (4.57%) Test Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.43%) Banking Analyst
11 6 (3.43%) Defect Manager
11 6 (3.43%) Programme Manager
11 6 (3.43%) Programme Test Manager
11 6 (3.43%) QA Leader
11 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 6 (3.43%) Test Programme Manager
12 5 (2.86%) QA Manager
12 5 (2.86%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.29%) XML
2 21 (12.00%) Web Services
3 15 (8.57%) HTML
4 10 (5.71%) .NET
5 9 (5.14%) J2EE
6 8 (4.57%) Gherkin
7 7 (4.00%) SOAP
8 6 (3.43%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.43%) Flash
8 6 (3.43%) HTML5
9 5 (2.86%) OAuth
9 5 (2.86%) XSD
9 5 (2.86%) XSLT
10 4 (2.29%) FpML
10 4 (2.29%) Java EE
10 4 (2.29%) Middleware
10 4 (2.29%) Node.js
10 4 (2.29%) Spring
11 3 (1.71%) Ajax
11 3 (1.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (5.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.43%) Fixed Income
3 6 (3.43%) PlayStation
4 4 (2.29%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.71%) IPTV
5 3 (1.71%) STB
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Blog
7 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Equities
7 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.57%) PKI
7 1 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.71%) Linux
2 14 (8.00%) Windows
3 7 (4.00%) Android
4 6 (3.43%) Unix
5 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (57.71%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (40.57%) Test Automation
3 65 (37.14%) Test Scripting
3 65 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 46 (26.29%) Scenario Testing
5 39 (22.29%) Software Testing
6 36 (20.57%) Test Strategy
7 34 (19.43%) Functional Testing
7 34 (19.43%) Waterfall
8 32 (18.29%) Integration Testing
9 29 (16.57%) Regression Testing
10 28 (16.00%) Open Source
11 25 (14.29%) DevOps
11 25 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
12 23 (13.14%) BDD
13 22 (12.57%) Migration
14 21 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (12.00%) System Testing
15 20 (11.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (26.29%) Java
2 23 (13.14%) SQL
3 15 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.71%) Python
5 8 (4.57%) C#
6 4 (2.29%) C
7 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.71%) Ruby
8 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.14%) Scala
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) Groovy
9 1 (0.57%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.00%) ISEB
4 17 (9.71%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.86%) Degree
7 3 (1.71%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (20.00%) QA
2 5 (2.86%) PMO
3 4 (2.29%) MiFID
3 4 (2.29%) SLA
4 2 (1.14%) EMIR
5 1 (0.57%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) HDFS
2 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (10.86%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.00%) SCCM
3 3 (1.71%) Nagios
4 2 (1.14%) Grafana
4 2 (1.14%) Graphite
4 2 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (1.14%) Puppet
4 2 (1.14%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.57%) Ansible
5 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 18 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.57%) Oracle
2 15 (8.57%) ServiceNow
3 14 (8.00%) HP
4 11 (6.29%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.43%) Citrix
6 4 (2.29%) ION Trading
7 3 (1.71%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.71%) SAP
8 2 (1.14%) Apigee
8 2 (1.14%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.14%) Murex
8 2 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.57%) FXall
9 1 (0.57%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.57%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.57%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.57%) Neustar
9 1 (0.57%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.57%) Xerox