Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 92 87
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -20
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 4 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.41% 1.89% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 2.07% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £475 £306 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.10% -11.23% -23.33%
10th Percentile £425 £274 £285
90th Percentile £488 £341 £502
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £306 £345
% change year-on-year +55.10% -11.23% -23.33%
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 865 1,161 1,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.09% 91.56% 88.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 825 852
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.63% -1.27%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £250
90th Percentile £588 £538 £545
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £376 £364
% change year-on-year +6.31% +3.44% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 35
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £15.50 £28.15 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.94% +34.05% +78.99%
10th Percentile £10.00 £14.30 £12.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £28.75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £16.30 £28.08 £19.50
% change year-on-year -41.94% +43.97% +61.09%

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 19 April 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) SFIA
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) SAS
3 2 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) OWASP
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Nessus
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (50.00%) Informatica
3 2 (50.00%) PowerCenter

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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
1 2 (50.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Burp Suite
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) SFIA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Business Process Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Microservices
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 2 (50.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Informatica
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle