Period
to 16 November 2018

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 November 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 West
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 146 175
Rank change year-on-year -35 +29 +3
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 44 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.99% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.18% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 22
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £266 £225 £313
90th Percentile £515 £438 £525
England median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +59.57% -18.97%

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 5,410 4,732 4,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.85% 83.52% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,409 2,984 3,188
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £237
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 197 276
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +20.48% -23.55%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.10 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

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 November 2018.

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 November 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
Bristol -12 15 £325 -3.70% 8
Wiltshire -15 11 £381 +21.03%
Gloucestershire -24 8 £450 +53.19%
Devon -5 3 - -
Dorset -4 1 £350 -9.68% 2
Somerset - 1 £450 - 1
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 West region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (34.09%) Functional Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Finance
5 12 (27.27%) Migration
6 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
7 9 (20.45%) SQL
7 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
8 8 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 8 (18.18%) REST
8 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.18%) XML
9 7 (15.91%) ISEB
9 7 (15.91%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Software Architecture
10 6 (13.64%) DataPower
10 6 (13.64%) BPMN
10 6 (13.64%) Use Case
10 6 (13.64%) JIRA
10 6 (13.64%) HP
10 6 (13.64%) Middleware
10 6 (13.64%) UML
10 6 (13.64%) WSDL
10 6 (13.64%) XML Schema
10 6 (13.64%) .NET
10 6 (13.64%) Microservices

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 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.27%) Toad
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Analyst
2 19 (43.18%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.36%) Designer
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Release Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Defect Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) BPM Designer
8 1 (2.27%) CRM Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Data Business Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Head of Test
8 1 (2.27%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Middleware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) REST
1 8 (18.18%) XML
2 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) Middleware
2 6 (13.64%) WSDL
2 6 (13.64%) XML Schema
3 5 (11.36%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) DataPower
2 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (34.09%) Functional Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Migration
5 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 8 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.91%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (13.64%) BPMN
9 6 (13.64%) Microservices
9 6 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Sequence Diagram
9 6 (13.64%) Software Architecture
9 6 (13.64%) UML
9 6 (13.64%) Use Case
10 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.09%) Scrum
12 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) C#
2 3 (6.82%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) ISEB
3 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) HP
2 5 (11.36%) IBM
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) VMware