Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 135 124
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 -9
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 21 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.67% 0.41% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.49% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 25
Manchester median daily rate £325 £263 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% -21.64% -4.29%
10th Percentile £279 £219 £120
90th Percentile £461 £338 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £320 £335
% change year-on-year +25.00% -4.48% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Manchester median hourly rate - - £22.75
North West median hourly rate - - £22.75

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 2,557 2,429 3,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.85% 82.17% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,643 1,547 1,934
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 87 65
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58% -20.51%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -19.41% +22.73% -27.92%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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
Bolton +2 1 £288 +19.79%
Defect Management
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 10 (47.62%) JIRA
3 9 (42.86%) QA
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (23.81%) Test Management
4 5 (23.81%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) PHP
4 5 (23.81%) Selenium
4 5 (23.81%) Release Management
4 5 (23.81%) Retail
5 4 (19.05%) CCTV
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Firewall
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) LAN
5 4 (19.05%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
6 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing

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 (9.52%) CICS
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (9.52%) MPLS
2 2 (9.52%) Wireless
2 2 (9.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Selenium
3 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.52%) Gatling
4 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.52%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.52%) The Grinder
4 2 (9.52%) Travis CI
4 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) QA Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Defect Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Java Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) OAT Manager
4 1 (4.76%) QA Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Lead
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 3 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) React
2 2 (9.52%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) XML Messaging
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) CCTV
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) BDD
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (23.81%) Release Management
3 5 (23.81%) Test Management
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Kanban
5 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) JCL
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Lotus