Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 243 266
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23 -25
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 123 118 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.77% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.92% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 87
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £255 £296
90th Percentile £526 £450 £477
England median daily rate £400 £358 £388
% change year-on-year +11.89% -7.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.79 £73.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -40.02% +231.82% -37.14%

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 13,908 12,820 14,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.63% 83.34% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,193 7,430 9,101
South East median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 492 555
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.51 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.24 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 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
Thames Valley -12 51 £363 +7.41% 4
Berkshire -3 33 £375 +25.00% 3
West Sussex +8 20 £438 +25.10% 2
Hampshire -6 20 £318 -2.31% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 16 £335 -4.29% 1
East Sussex +17 14 £350 -12.50% 4
Surrey -50 14 £438 +14.75% 2
Oxfordshire 0 2 £456 +1.39%
Kent - 1 £330 - 1
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 68 (55.28%) Test Automation
2 64 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (38.21%) Java
4 46 (37.40%) JIRA
5 44 (35.77%) Selenium
6 43 (34.96%) QA
7 40 (32.52%) Test Scripting
8 35 (28.46%) Test Strategy
9 33 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (26.83%) SQL
10 25 (20.33%) Test Management
11 24 (19.51%) Scrum
11 24 (19.51%) HP
11 24 (19.51%) Waterfall
12 23 (18.70%) SoapUI
12 23 (18.70%) Finance
13 21 (17.07%) API Testing
14 20 (16.26%) Web Services
15 19 (15.45%) Migration
15 19 (15.45%) Regression Testing
15 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
15 19 (15.45%) Performance Testing
15 19 (15.45%) ISTQB
16 18 (14.63%) Software Testing
16 18 (14.63%) Kanban
16 18 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (14.63%) Gherkin
17 17 (13.82%) Functional Testing
17 17 (13.82%) Windows

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 15 (12.20%) Confluence
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Documentum
4 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) NetSuite
1 6 (4.88%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.81%) Maximo
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.81%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.81%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.81%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.32%) Amazon SQS
1 9 (7.32%) AWS Lambda
1 9 (7.32%) Serverless
2 3 (2.44%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (1.63%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.63%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) Firewall
2 10 (8.13%) WAN
3 8 (6.50%) LAN
4 3 (2.44%) 2G
4 3 (2.44%) 3G
4 3 (2.44%) 4G
4 3 (2.44%) GSM
4 3 (2.44%) HTTP
4 3 (2.44%) Internet
4 3 (2.44%) SCCP
4 3 (2.44%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (2.44%) UMTS
5 2 (1.63%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (1.63%) ISUP
5 2 (1.63%) LTE
5 2 (1.63%) SS7
5 2 (1.63%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.63%) VLAN
5 2 (1.63%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.63%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 9 (7.32%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.63%) DB2
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (37.40%) JIRA
2 44 (35.77%) Selenium
3 23 (18.70%) SoapUI
4 13 (10.57%) HP UFT
4 13 (10.57%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.57%) LoadRunner
5 10 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.50%) JMeter
6 8 (6.50%) Subversion
7 7 (5.69%) Zephyr
8 6 (4.88%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.88%) MSI
9 4 (3.25%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.44%) ClearCase
10 3 (2.44%) ClearQuest
10 3 (2.44%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.44%) SilkTest
10 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.44%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.63%) NeoLoad
General
1 23 (18.70%) Finance
2 5 (4.07%) Retail
3 3 (2.44%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Law
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (33.33%) Analyst
2 38 (30.89%) Test Analyst
3 27 (21.95%) Tester
4 22 (17.89%) Test Manager
5 10 (8.13%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Data Migration Manager
6 9 (7.32%) Data Migration Test Manager
6 9 (7.32%) Migration Manager
6 9 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) QA Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Automation Tester
8 7 (5.69%) Developer
8 7 (5.69%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Functional Tester
10 5 (4.07%) Data Manager
10 5 (4.07%) Developer in Test
11 4 (3.25%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.26%) Web Services
2 18 (14.63%) Gherkin
3 15 (12.20%) RESTful
4 8 (6.50%) .NET
5 5 (4.07%) SOAP
6 4 (3.25%) REST
7 1 (0.81%) CSS
7 1 (0.81%) HTML
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.81%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.13%) Mobile App
4 9 (7.32%) Virtual Team
5 5 (4.07%) Smart Meter
6 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.44%) User Experience
8 2 (1.63%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.63%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.63%) Replication
9 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.81%) Mashup
9 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.81%) STB
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.82%) Windows
2 9 (7.32%) Unix
3 6 (4.88%) Linux
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.63%) AIX
5 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (55.28%) Test Automation
2 64 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.52%) Test Scripting
4 35 (28.46%) Test Strategy
5 33 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (20.33%) Test Management
7 24 (19.51%) Scrum
7 24 (19.51%) Waterfall
8 21 (17.07%) API Testing
9 19 (15.45%) Migration
9 19 (15.45%) Performance Testing
9 19 (15.45%) Regression Testing
10 18 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (14.63%) Kanban
10 18 (14.63%) Software Testing
10 18 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (13.82%) Functional Testing
11 17 (13.82%) Software Engineering
12 16 (13.01%) Exploratory Testing
13 15 (12.20%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.21%) Java
2 33 (26.83%) SQL
3 16 (13.01%) Python
4 15 (12.20%) Groovy
4 15 (12.20%) Scala
5 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
6 9 (7.32%) C#
6 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.32%) VBScript
7 8 (6.50%) C
8 7 (5.69%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.07%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.44%) C++
11 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.81%) Ruby
12 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (15.45%) ISTQB
1 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.82%) ISEB
3 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.69%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (4.07%) Degree
6 5 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.63%) HND
7 2 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.63%) PMP
8 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.81%) CISA
8 1 (0.81%) CISM
8 1 (0.81%) CISSP
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (34.96%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) GDPR
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 31000
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (13.82%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.50%) HP ALM
3 6 (4.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.07%) Perfmon
5 4 (3.25%) SCCM
5 4 (3.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) HP
2 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 15 (12.20%) Oracle
4 12 (9.76%) Atlassian
4 12 (9.76%) VMware
5 6 (4.88%) MuleSoft
5 6 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (4.07%) hybris
7 4 (3.25%) IBM
7 4 (3.25%) Lumension
7 4 (3.25%) McAfee
8 3 (2.44%) SAP
9 2 (1.63%) Adobe
9 2 (1.63%) Apigee
9 2 (1.63%) New Relic
9 2 (1.63%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.81%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.81%) comScore
10 1 (0.81%) Red Hat