Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 17 December 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 88 138
Rank change year-on-year +12 +50 -57
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 9 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.02% 0.46% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £290 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.95% +35.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £272 £423 £93
90th Percentile £391 £488 £445
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £290 £475 £350
% change year-on-year -38.95% +35.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 796 770 1,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 90.25% 87.90% 88.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 564 1,340
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £398 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +11.97% -14.35%
10th Percentile £290 £251 £240
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £415 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +6.41% +11.35% -14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 72
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.75 £22.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.05% -21.43% +31.76%
10th Percentile £9.26 £10.55 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.91% -36.36% +41.03%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Defect Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Newcastle upon Tyne

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Virtual Team
3 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
3 5 (55.56%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) JUnit
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (33.33%) OWASP
4 3 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (33.33%) BrowserStack
4 3 (33.33%) Maven
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) JMeter
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 3 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) OAT Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Virtual Team
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
3 5 (55.56%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) OWASP
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA