Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 154 181
Rank change year-on-year -38 +27 0
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 21 45 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.36% 0.83% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.99% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 25
South West median daily rate £405 £358 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.29% +5.93% +13.64%
10th Percentile £328 £258 £270
90th Percentile £495 £473 £507
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £31.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% +64.84% -

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 4,930 4,535 4,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.00% 83.26% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,063 2,871 3,150
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £247
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 182 267
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.49% +9.86% -4.05%
10th Percentile £11.77 £12.79 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.46% -1.30% +6.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Gloucestershire -14 7 £450 +5.88%
Wiltshire +2 5 £325 -8.13% 2
Dorset -2 3 £350 -11.11%
Bristol -18 3 £405 +45.95% 1
Somerset - 1 £450 - 2
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Migration
4 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (28.57%) ISEB
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) Banking
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) JIRA
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (9.52%) DevOps
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
9 2 (9.52%) Release 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 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Leader
4 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
5 3 (14.29%) Release Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Defect Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Designer
7 1 (4.76%) Head of Test
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Logistics Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) WSDL
2 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.76%) DataPower
2 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Migration
4 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Logistics
8 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Release Management
8 2 (9.52%) Test Management
8 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) HP
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) MuleSoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle