Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 450 466 402
Rank change year-on-year +16 -64 -42
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 181 151 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.34% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.38% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 109 142
London median daily rate £475 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.29% -4.12%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
90th Percentile £676 £578 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +2.19% +50.55% -9.00%

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 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 40,034 39,666 38,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.52% 88.03% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,906 28,709 27,978
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £640
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 366 407
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +6.09% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.12 £11.39
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 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
Central London +14 46 £525 +27.27% 7
South London -19 15 £300 -27.27%
West London -10 7 £513 +78.26% 1
East London - 5 £493 - 1
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (35.36%) JIRA
3 55 (30.39%) Banking
4 52 (28.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (28.18%) Finance
6 50 (27.62%) Test Automation
7 40 (22.10%) Test Scripting
8 38 (20.99%) QA
9 36 (19.89%) SQL
10 32 (17.68%) Microsoft
11 30 (16.57%) System Testing
12 28 (15.47%) HP
13 27 (14.92%) Test Strategy
14 25 (13.81%) HP Quality Center
14 25 (13.81%) System Integration Testing
15 24 (13.26%) Functional Testing
15 24 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (13.26%) Java
15 24 (13.26%) Oracle
16 23 (12.71%) SDLC
17 22 (12.15%) Non-Functional Testing
17 22 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
17 22 (12.15%) Waterfall
18 21 (11.60%) Test Management
18 21 (11.60%) Scrum
18 21 (11.60%) Linux
19 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (11.05%) User Stories
20 19 (10.50%) Scenario Testing
21 18 (9.94%) Migration

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 11 (6.08%) Confluence
2 3 (1.66%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.55%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.87%) ION MarketView
2 6 (3.31%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (2.76%) Workday HCM
4 3 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.55%) iTrent
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (1.66%) Office 365
3 3 (1.66%) Serverless
4 2 (1.10%) IaaS
4 2 (1.10%) PaaS
4 2 (1.10%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.21%) Firewall
1 4 (2.21%) SMS
1 4 (2.21%) X.509
2 2 (1.10%) Junos
2 2 (1.10%) SNMP
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) Multicast
3 1 (0.55%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.42%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.87%) Data Mining
3 7 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.87%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.31%) Apache Hive
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.21%) Big Data
6 4 (2.21%) QlikView
6 4 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.66%) Apache Kudu
7 3 (1.66%) Azkaban
7 3 (1.66%) Impala
7 3 (1.66%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.66%) Presto
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (35.36%) JIRA
2 13 (7.18%) SoapUI
3 12 (6.63%) Selenium
4 11 (6.08%) Appium
5 10 (5.52%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.42%) LoadRunner
6 8 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.42%) TestDirector
7 7 (3.87%) JMeter
8 6 (3.31%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.31%) Zephyr
9 5 (2.76%) JUnit
10 4 (2.21%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.21%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.21%) Subversion
10 4 (2.21%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.21%) Xcode
11 3 (1.66%) Android Studio
11 3 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.66%) Mercurial
General
1 55 (30.39%) Banking
2 51 (28.18%) Finance
3 14 (7.73%) Front Office
3 14 (7.73%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.52%) Back Office
5 7 (3.87%) Retail
6 6 (3.31%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.66%) Legal
8 2 (1.10%) Advertising
8 2 (1.10%) Billing
8 2 (1.10%) International Banking
8 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (24.31%) Analyst
2 29 (16.02%) Test Analyst
3 26 (14.36%) Test Manager
4 23 (12.71%) Developer
5 20 (11.05%) Tester
6 13 (7.18%) Consultant
7 11 (6.08%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.97%) Development Manager
8 9 (4.97%) Software Manager
9 8 (4.42%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) QA Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Functional Tester
11 6 (3.31%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.31%) Workday Analyst
12 5 (2.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 5 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 5 (2.76%) QA Leader
12 5 (2.76%) Software Test Manager
12 5 (2.76%) UAT Analyst
12 5 (2.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.84%) XML
2 13 (7.18%) .NET
3 12 (6.63%) Web Services
4 11 (6.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (5.52%) Node.js
6 9 (4.97%) OAuth
7 8 (4.42%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.87%) REST
8 7 (3.87%) RxJS
8 7 (3.87%) SOAP
8 7 (3.87%) Socket.IO
8 7 (3.87%) XSD
9 6 (3.31%) FpML
10 5 (2.76%) EDIFACT
10 5 (2.76%) RESTful
11 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.21%) JSON
11 4 (2.21%) Kendo UI
11 4 (2.21%) OAuth2
11 4 (2.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.73%) Fixed Income
3 13 (7.18%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.52%) Fintech
5 7 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.87%) User Experience
6 6 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.31%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.76%) PACS
8 4 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.21%) PKI
9 3 (1.66%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.66%) Derivative
9 3 (1.66%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.66%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.60%) Linux
2 14 (7.73%) Unix
3 6 (3.31%) Android
3 6 (3.31%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.31%) Windows
4 2 (1.10%) Solaris
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 50 (27.62%) Test Automation
4 40 (22.10%) Test Scripting
5 30 (16.57%) System Testing
6 27 (14.92%) Test Strategy
7 25 (13.81%) System Integration Testing
8 24 (13.26%) Functional Testing
8 24 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (12.71%) SDLC
10 22 (12.15%) Non-Functional Testing
10 22 (12.15%) Waterfall
11 21 (11.60%) Scrum
11 21 (11.60%) Test Management
12 20 (11.05%) User Stories
13 19 (10.50%) Scenario Testing
14 18 (9.94%) Migration
15 16 (8.84%) BDD
15 16 (8.84%) Defect Tracking
15 16 (8.84%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.89%) SQL
2 24 (13.26%) Java
3 17 (9.39%) C#
4 13 (7.18%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.08%) Python
6 8 (4.42%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.87%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.31%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.21%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.21%) R
10 3 (1.66%) Perl
10 3 (1.66%) Ruby
11 1 (0.55%) AWK
11 1 (0.55%) C
11 1 (0.55%) C++
11 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.55%) sed
11 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.55%) VB
11 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (9.94%) ISTQB
2 14 (7.73%) ISEB
3 13 (7.18%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.63%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.97%) Degree
6 5 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.66%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.10%) APMP
9 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (20.99%) QA
2 6 (3.31%) PMO
3 5 (2.76%) SEPA
4 2 (1.10%) GDPR
4 2 (1.10%) PSD2
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (0.55%) IAG
Systems Management
1 25 (13.81%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (7.73%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.66%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.66%) Oozie
3 3 (1.66%) SCCM
4 2 (1.10%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 28 (15.47%) HP
3 24 (13.26%) Oracle
4 10 (5.52%) ION Trading
5 9 (4.97%) Workday
6 7 (3.87%) SAP
7 6 (3.31%) Murex
8 5 (2.76%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.76%) FIS
8 5 (2.76%) Tableau
9 3 (1.66%) Citrix
9 3 (1.66%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.66%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.10%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.10%) BMC
10 2 (1.10%) FXall
10 2 (1.10%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.55%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.55%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow