Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Defect Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 - 233
Rank change year-on-year - +233 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.064% - 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% - 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Midlands median daily rate £400 - £425
10th Percentile £315 - £413
90th Percentile £435 - £438
England median daily rate £413 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +8.55% -1.94% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7456 9323 8056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 95.23% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4637 5667 4711
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £213
90th Percentile £543 £560 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 345 457
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.07
90th Percentile £46.06 £38.75 £37.62
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +1.08% +3.41% +8.42%

Defect Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Defect Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Manager in the Midlands

Defect Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Manager in the Midlands

Defect Manager
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Manager within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
West Midlands - 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Defect Manager
England

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Defect Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Defect Manager in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Process Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (20.00%) CRM

Defect Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle