Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 278 290
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -49
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 120 94 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.69% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 64 60
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £297 £274 £313
90th Percentile £504 £521 £513
England median daily rate £400 £375 £378
% change year-on-year +6.67% -0.66% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £44.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +2.19% +50.55% -9.00%

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 14,155 13,674 14,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.99% 84.19% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,505 8,170 8,585
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £252
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 464 576
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.81%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £49.85 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 22 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in the South East over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 October 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
West Sussex +20 34 £400 +14.29%
Thames Valley +9 32 £325 -18.75% 3
Surrey -17 20 £475 +18.75% 3
Berkshire -17 20 £325 -18.75% 2
Hampshire -21 20 £350 -26.32%
East Sussex +7 13 £415 -17.05%
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £315 -6.67%
Oxfordshire - 5 £475 - 1
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 73 (60.83%) Test Automation
2 65 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (41.67%) JIRA
4 47 (39.17%) Java
5 46 (38.33%) QA
6 44 (36.67%) Selenium
7 34 (28.33%) Test Strategy
8 32 (26.67%) Scrum
9 30 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 28 (23.33%) SQL
11 27 (22.50%) Performance Testing
12 26 (21.67%) Gherkin
13 24 (20.00%) Waterfall
13 24 (20.00%) ISTQB
14 23 (19.17%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (18.33%) API Testing
16 21 (17.50%) Finance
16 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
16 21 (17.50%) Kanban
17 20 (16.67%) Cucumber
17 20 (16.67%) User Stories
18 19 (15.83%) SoapUI
18 19 (15.83%) Confluence
18 19 (15.83%) ISEB
18 19 (15.83%) Software Engineering
19 18 (15.00%) Test Management
20 17 (14.17%) Continuous Improvement
20 17 (14.17%) Windows
21 16 (13.33%) Web Services
21 16 (13.33%) HP

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 19 (15.83%) Confluence
2 5 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.67%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.67%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.83%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.83%) BrowserStack
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (4.17%) Serverless
4 4 (3.33%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (2.50%) Apigee
6 2 (1.67%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.83%) Office 365
7 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) WAN
2 2 (1.67%) SMS
2 2 (1.67%) VLAN
2 2 (1.67%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) Junos
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
3 1 (0.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.67%) Big Data
3 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 50 (41.67%) JIRA
2 44 (36.67%) Selenium
3 20 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 19 (15.83%) SoapUI
5 13 (10.83%) HP UFT
5 13 (10.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (9.17%) Jenkins
6 11 (9.17%) Zephyr
7 9 (7.50%) LoadRunner
8 8 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.17%) GitLab
9 5 (4.17%) JMeter
10 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.33%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.50%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.67%) ClearQuest
12 2 (1.67%) Maven
12 2 (1.67%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.67%) TestPartner
General
1 21 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Back Office
2 3 (2.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (40.00%) Analyst
2 43 (35.83%) Test Analyst
3 26 (21.67%) Test Manager
4 23 (19.17%) Tester
5 12 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Automation Tester
7 7 (5.83%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Developer
8 6 (5.00%) QA Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Functional Tester
10 4 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Senior Manager
10 4 (3.33%) Senior Test Manager
10 4 (3.33%) Technical Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.67%) Gherkin
2 16 (13.33%) RESTful
2 16 (13.33%) Web Services
3 8 (6.67%) XML
4 4 (3.33%) SOAP
5 2 (1.67%) .NET
5 2 (1.67%) CSS
6 1 (0.83%) Enzyme
6 1 (0.83%) Jest
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.83%) React
6 1 (0.83%) REST
6 1 (0.83%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 7 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.33%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.33%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) FMCG
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.83%) STB
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.17%) Windows
2 7 (5.83%) Unix
3 6 (5.00%) Linux
4 4 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.67%) AIX
5 2 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (60.83%) Test Automation
2 65 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (28.33%) Test Strategy
4 32 (26.67%) Scrum
5 30 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 27 (22.50%) Performance Testing
7 24 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 23 (19.17%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (18.33%) API Testing
10 21 (17.50%) Kanban
11 20 (16.67%) User Stories
12 19 (15.83%) Software Engineering
13 18 (15.00%) Test Management
14 17 (14.17%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
15 16 (13.33%) Security Testing
15 16 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (11.67%) Functional Testing
16 14 (11.67%) Usability Testing
17 13 (10.83%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.17%) Java
2 28 (23.33%) SQL
3 16 (13.33%) Groovy
3 16 (13.33%) Scala
4 11 (9.17%) VBScript
5 9 (7.50%) Python
6 6 (5.00%) C
7 5 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.33%) VB
9 3 (2.50%) F#
10 2 (1.67%) C++
10 2 (1.67%) HiveQL
11 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.83%) C#
11 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (15.83%) ISEB
3 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (9.17%) Degree
5 9 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.67%) PMP
8 1 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (38.33%) QA
2 5 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.67%) Docker
1 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.17%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.83%) Oozie
3 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.33%) HP
3 15 (12.50%) SAP
4 12 (10.00%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.83%) Oracle
6 5 (4.17%) webMethods
7 4 (3.33%) IBM
7 4 (3.33%) Kronos
7 4 (3.33%) Workday
8 3 (2.50%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.50%) Planview
9 2 (1.67%) Adobe
9 2 (1.67%) McAfee
9 2 (1.67%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.83%) Apple
10 1 (0.83%) comScore
10 1 (0.83%) Google
10 1 (0.83%) hybris
10 1 (0.83%) Juniper
10 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com