Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 438 371
Rank change year-on-year -42 -67 +9
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 161 156 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 96 151
London median daily rate £475 £395 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.25% -5.39% -4.57%
10th Percentile £324 £269 £305
90th Percentile £676 £538 £625
England median daily rate £400 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +10.73% -3.67% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £115.00 -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £73.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -39.04% +220.88% -35.46%

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 40,596 36,731 39,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.31% 87.00% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,451 26,239 28,484
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 388 354
London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.63 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +10.71% +9.44%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.48 £50.51
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -16 52 £550 +51.72% 4
South London -37 14 £320 -20.00% 1
North London +4 1 - -
West London -52 1 - - 3
East London - 1 £425 -
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (33.54%) Finance
3 53 (32.92%) JIRA
4 50 (31.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (31.06%) Banking
5 47 (29.19%) Test Scripting
6 38 (23.60%) Amazon AWS
7 36 (22.36%) Test Planning
8 35 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 35 (21.74%) Scrum
9 32 (19.88%) Test Strategy
10 29 (18.01%) Functional Testing
11 28 (17.39%) QA
12 27 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (16.77%) Microsoft
12 27 (16.77%) User Stories
12 27 (16.77%) System Testing
13 26 (16.15%) SQL
14 25 (15.53%) Waterfall
15 23 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
16 22 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (13.66%) Web Services
16 22 (13.66%) Linux
16 22 (13.66%) Selenium
17 21 (13.04%) Java
17 21 (13.04%) SDLC
18 20 (12.42%) System Integration Testing
18 20 (12.42%) Business Analysis
19 19 (11.80%) HP
19 19 (11.80%) Test Management

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 12 (7.45%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.97%) Confluence
3 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.24%) CMS
3 2 (1.24%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (6.83%) ION MarketView
2 5 (3.11%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.24%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.62%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 38 (23.60%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.32%) Office 365
4 2 (1.24%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.24%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.45%) Firewall
2 6 (3.73%) SMS
3 4 (2.48%) Internet
3 4 (2.48%) WebEx
4 2 (1.24%) X.509
5 1 (0.62%) DMZ
5 1 (0.62%) HTTP
5 1 (0.62%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.62%) Multicast
5 1 (0.62%) Skype
5 1 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.73%) Data Mining
4 6 (3.73%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.86%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.24%) Apache Kudu
8 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.24%) Impala
8 2 (1.24%) Power BI
8 2 (1.24%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.24%) QlikView
8 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (32.92%) JIRA
2 22 (13.66%) Selenium
3 9 (5.59%) Cucumber
3 9 (5.59%) LoadRunner
4 8 (4.97%) SoapUI
5 7 (4.35%) Appium
5 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.35%) Zephyr
6 6 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.11%) JMeter
7 5 (3.11%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.48%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.86%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.86%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.24%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.24%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.24%) TestNG
General
1 54 (33.54%) Finance
2 50 (31.06%) Banking
3 12 (7.45%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.83%) Back Office
4 11 (6.83%) Front Office
5 10 (6.21%) Retail Banking
6 7 (4.35%) Retail
7 2 (1.24%) Advertising
7 2 (1.24%) Billing
7 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.24%) Legal
7 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (26.09%) Analyst
2 27 (16.77%) Test Analyst
3 22 (13.66%) Test Manager
4 20 (12.42%) Developer
5 15 (9.32%) Tester
6 11 (6.83%) Consultant
7 10 (6.21%) Test Leader
8 8 (4.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.73%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.11%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Incident Manager
10 5 (3.11%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.11%) Performance Test Leader
10 5 (3.11%) QA Manager
10 5 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.48%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (2.48%) Financial Analyst
11 4 (2.48%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.66%) Web Services
2 18 (11.18%) OAuth
3 14 (8.70%) XML
4 12 (7.45%) AngularJS
5 11 (6.83%) Node.js
5 11 (6.83%) RxJS
5 11 (6.83%) Socket.IO
6 9 (5.59%) .NET
7 7 (4.35%) J2EE
8 5 (3.11%) HTML
8 5 (3.11%) Kendo UI
9 4 (2.48%) OAuth2
9 4 (2.48%) REST
10 3 (1.86%) EDIFACT
10 3 (1.86%) FpML
10 3 (1.86%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.86%) Java EE
10 3 (1.86%) RESTful
10 3 (1.86%) XSD
10 3 (1.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.83%) Fixed Income
4 9 (5.59%) Fintech
4 9 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (5.59%) User Experience
5 8 (4.97%) SWIFT
6 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.48%) PlayStation
7 4 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.86%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.86%) PACS
8 3 (1.86%) PKI
8 3 (1.86%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.24%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.62%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.66%) Linux
2 15 (9.32%) Windows
3 10 (6.21%) Unix
4 3 (1.86%) Android
4 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 47 (29.19%) Test Scripting
4 36 (22.36%) Test Planning
5 35 (21.74%) Scrum
5 35 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 32 (19.88%) Test Strategy
7 29 (18.01%) Functional Testing
8 27 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (16.77%) System Testing
8 27 (16.77%) User Stories
9 25 (15.53%) Waterfall
10 23 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
11 21 (13.04%) SDLC
12 20 (12.42%) Business Analysis
12 20 (12.42%) System Integration Testing
13 19 (11.80%) Test Management
14 18 (11.18%) Non-Functional Testing
15 17 (10.56%) DevOps
15 17 (10.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.15%) SQL
2 21 (13.04%) Java
3 14 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.45%) Bash Shell
5 11 (6.83%) TypeScript
6 8 (4.97%) C#
7 5 (3.11%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.11%) R
8 3 (1.86%) Python
9 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.62%) AWK
10 1 (0.62%) C
10 1 (0.62%) C++
10 1 (0.62%) Perl
10 1 (0.62%) Ruby
10 1 (0.62%) sed
Qualifications
1 17 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.94%) ISTQB
3 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.07%) ISEB
5 9 (5.59%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.11%) Degree
8 4 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.24%) APMP
9 2 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.39%) QA
2 5 (3.11%) PMO
2 5 (3.11%) SEPA
2 5 (3.11%) SLA
3 4 (2.48%) PSD2
4 2 (1.24%) GDPR
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (9.32%) HP ALM
2 13 (8.07%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (6.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.80%) HP
3 16 (9.94%) Oracle
4 11 (6.83%) ION Trading
5 10 (6.21%) Citrix
6 7 (4.35%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.11%) Murex
8 4 (2.48%) Workday
9 3 (1.86%) FIS
9 3 (1.86%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.86%) SAP
10 2 (1.24%) Tableau
11 1 (0.62%) hybris
11 1 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.62%) Progress
11 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.62%) Siebel
11 1 (0.62%) Teradata
11 1 (0.62%) WorldPay