Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 287 271 248
Rank change year-on-year -16 -23 +24
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 89 111 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.80% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 79 62
South East median daily rate £416 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +14.86% -1.33%
10th Percentile £308 £293 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £486
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £24.43
% change year-on-year +20.00% +53.50% -9.52%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,679 13,815 12,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.89% 84.44% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,184 8,305 7,699
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £577 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 421 544
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.10% +6.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.23 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Defect Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in the South East

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in the South East

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in the South East

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in the South East

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley +8 30 £420 +5.00% 6
Surrey -2 30 £450 - 4
Berkshire -20 19 £425 - 6
Hampshire -24 15 £406 -15.58% 5
West Sussex -15 11 £400 +33.33%
Buckinghamshire +22 7 £375 +14.50%
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 -
East Sussex -9 3 £600 +41.18% 1
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 56 (62.92%) Test Automation
2 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (34.83%) Java
3 31 (34.83%) JIRA
4 30 (33.71%) QA
5 29 (32.58%) Selenium
6 28 (31.46%) Test Strategy
7 26 (29.21%) Microsoft
8 23 (25.84%) Performance Testing
8 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
9 22 (24.72%) Test Management
9 22 (24.72%) HP
10 21 (23.60%) ISTQB
11 20 (22.47%) Scrum
12 19 (21.35%) Gherkin
13 17 (19.10%) Cucumber
13 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (17.98%) Windows
14 16 (17.98%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (17.98%) Confluence
15 15 (16.85%) Waterfall
15 15 (16.85%) BDD
15 15 (16.85%) SoapUI
15 15 (16.85%) Functional Testing
15 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
15 15 (16.85%) Open Source
15 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (16.85%) Project Management
16 14 (15.73%) HP UFT

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (17.98%) Confluence
2 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.62%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.25%) SAP MM
1 2 (2.25%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.12%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.48%) BrowserStack
3 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.62%) GitHub
4 3 (3.37%) Office 365
5 2 (2.25%) Apigee
6 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.12%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.25%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (2.25%) DNS
1 2 (2.25%) Firewall
1 2 (2.25%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (2.25%) TACACS
1 2 (2.25%) WAN
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) Junos
2 1 (1.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) Big Data
3 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.12%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (34.83%) JIRA
2 29 (32.58%) Selenium
3 17 (19.10%) Cucumber
4 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
4 15 (16.85%) SoapUI
5 14 (15.73%) HP UFT
6 13 (14.61%) JMeter
7 12 (13.48%) LoadRunner
7 12 (13.48%) SonarQube
8 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (10.11%) JUnit
9 9 (10.11%) Maven
10 8 (8.99%) WebDriver
11 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
11 7 (7.87%) GitLab
12 5 (5.62%) PVCS
12 5 (5.62%) SpecFlow
12 5 (5.62%) Subversion
12 5 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (5.62%) TestPartner
General
1 7 (7.87%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Back Office
2 3 (3.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Marketing
3 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (28.09%) Test Manager
1 25 (28.09%) Tester
2 19 (21.35%) Analyst
3 18 (20.22%) Automation Tester
4 15 (16.85%) Test Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) QA Tester
6 8 (8.99%) QA Automation Tester
6 8 (8.99%) Test Leader
7 7 (7.87%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Engagement Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Test Engagement Manager
9 4 (4.49%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Defect Manager
10 3 (3.37%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) PMO Manager
10 3 (3.37%) SAP Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) SAP Test Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Workday Manager
11 2 (2.25%) Office 365 Specialist
11 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) Gherkin
2 10 (11.24%) XML
3 9 (10.11%) Web Services
4 4 (4.49%) CSS
4 4 (4.49%) XML Messaging
5 3 (3.37%) .NET
5 3 (3.37%) RESTful
6 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.25%) SOAP
7 1 (1.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
4 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Unix
3 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.37%) Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) AIX
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (62.92%) Test Automation
2 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.46%) Test Strategy
4 23 (25.84%) Performance Testing
4 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
5 22 (24.72%) Test Management
6 20 (22.47%) Scrum
7 17 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (17.98%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (16.85%) BDD
9 15 (16.85%) Functional Testing
9 15 (16.85%) Open Source
9 15 (16.85%) Project Management
9 15 (16.85%) Waterfall
10 14 (15.73%) Test Planning
10 14 (15.73%) User Stories
11 13 (14.61%) Integration Testing
12 12 (13.48%) SDLC
12 12 (13.48%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.83%) Java
2 12 (13.48%) SQL
3 5 (5.62%) VBScript
4 4 (4.49%) C
4 4 (4.49%) VB
5 3 (3.37%) F#
5 3 (3.37%) Groovy
5 3 (3.37%) Scala
6 2 (2.25%) C#
6 2 (2.25%) Python
7 1 (1.12%) HiveQL
7 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) ISTQB
2 14 (15.73%) Security Cleared
3 13 (14.61%) ISEB
3 13 (14.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (14.61%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.87%) Degree
5 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (33.71%) QA
2 5 (5.62%) PMO
3 4 (4.49%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.11%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) HP ALM
2 7 (7.87%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.37%) SCCM
4 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.25%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.12%) Puppet
5 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (29.21%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.72%) HP
3 11 (12.36%) SAP
4 7 (7.87%) Atlassian
4 7 (7.87%) Oracle
5 5 (5.62%) webMethods
5 5 (5.62%) Workday
6 4 (4.49%) Planview
7 3 (3.37%) IBM
7 3 (3.37%) Lumension
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco
8 2 (2.25%) LogRhythm
8 2 (2.25%) McAfee
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.25%) VMware
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe
9 1 (1.12%) Citrix
9 1 (1.12%) Google
9 1 (1.12%) RedGate
9 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com