Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 January 2019 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 132 110
Rank change year-on-year -5 -22 +3
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 20 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.68% 0.53% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.63% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 23
Manchester median daily rate £325 £320 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.59% -2.33%
10th Percentile £284 £224 £174
90th Percentile £461 £375 £488
North West median daily rate £382 £320 £335
% change year-on-year +19.38% -4.48% -14.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £24.43
North West median hourly rate - - £24.43

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,466 2,372 2,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.31% 83.99% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,590 1,538 1,691
Manchester median daily rate £414 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 94 46
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +4.40% -36.36%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.64 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £41.48 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £24.33 £21.70 £21.05
% change year-on-year +12.12% +3.11% -31.05%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Manchester

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Manchester

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in Manchester

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in Manchester

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Bolton 0 1 £288 +19.79%
Defect Management
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) JIRA
2 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) QA
4 9 (45.00%) BDD
5 7 (35.00%) Release Management
5 7 (35.00%) Retail
5 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (35.00%) PHP
6 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (25.00%) Node.js
8 4 (20.00%) Test Management
8 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (20.00%) CCTV
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 4 (20.00%) LAN
8 4 (20.00%) Firewall
8 4 (20.00%) Java
8 4 (20.00%) WAN
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (15.00%) TDD
9 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) React
9 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (10.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) MPLS
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (5.00%) Gatling
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) The Grinder
5 1 (5.00%) Travis CI
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (35.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Defect Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Java Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) OAT Manager
6 1 (5.00%) QA Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.00%) UAT Lead
6 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Node.js
2 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.00%) React
3 2 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) XML Messaging
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) CCTV
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (45.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) Release Management
5 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (20.00%) Test Management
7 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.00%) Kanban
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) JCL
4 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (5.00%) HP