Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 16 December 2017 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 West
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 163 161
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 47 42 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.85% 0.75% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.93% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 51
South West median daily rate £360 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +12.90% -4.62%
10th Percentile £258 £312 £250
90th Percentile £438 £513 £435
England median daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +59.57% -18.97% -44.06%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4482 4540 5237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.21% 80.80% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2809 3052 3587
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £261 £250 £256
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 284 261
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -12.10% +42.73%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in the South West

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in the South West

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in the South West over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in the South West

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in the South West

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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
Gloucestershire +17 21 £294 -26.10%
Bristol +2 16 £338 +3.85%
Dorset +4 5 £388 +6.90%
Devon +4 3 £250 -35.06%
Wiltshire -10 2 £280 -20.00%
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Defect Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 28 (59.57%) Banking
1 28 (59.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (48.94%) Test Scripting
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (42.55%) Migration
3 20 (42.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (38.30%) Scenario Testing
5 16 (34.04%) Finance
6 14 (29.79%) Retail Banking
7 13 (27.66%) Regulatory Compliance
8 10 (21.28%) Test Management
9 8 (17.02%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (14.89%) JIRA
10 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
11 6 (12.77%) Functional Testing
11 6 (12.77%) SQL
12 5 (10.64%) ISEB
12 5 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
13 4 (8.51%) Release Management
13 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
13 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Data Acquisition
13 4 (8.51%) Toad
13 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Bugzilla
14 3 (6.38%) Scrum
14 3 (6.38%) Workflow
14 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
14 3 (6.38%) Change Management

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (6.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) ATM
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MS Access
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) JIRA
2 4 (8.51%) Bugzilla
2 4 (8.51%) Toad
3 2 (4.26%) Selenium
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) Gatling
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) JMeter
4 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.13%) The Grinder
4 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (59.57%) Banking
2 16 (34.04%) Finance
3 14 (29.79%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (65.96%) Analyst
1 31 (65.96%) Test Analyst
2 15 (31.91%) Banking Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Test Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Defect Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Manual Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.26%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Data Migration Lead
6 1 (2.13%) Data Migration Tester
6 1 (2.13%) ETL Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.13%) PMO Coordinator
6 1 (2.13%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) SOAP
1 1 (2.13%) Spring
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
1 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (4.26%) iPad
1 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) Test Scripting
3 20 (42.55%) Migration
3 20 (42.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (38.30%) Scenario Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Regulatory Compliance
6 10 (21.28%) Test Management
7 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.77%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Data Acquisition
10 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Release Management
10 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.38%) Change Management
11 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
11 3 (6.38%) Scrum
11 3 (6.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
1 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) HP
1 2 (4.26%) IBM
2 1 (2.13%) Capita
2 1 (2.13%) Guidewire
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle