Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 148 146
Rank change year-on-year -32 -2 +19
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 57 43 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.89% 0.82% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.99% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 33
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +10.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £252 £257 £194
90th Percentile £470 £412 £521
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £24.43
% change year-on-year +20.00% +53.50% -9.52%

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 5,523 4,335 4,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.95% 82.38% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,559 2,704 2,918
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £256 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 175 293
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -8.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -14 19 £313 -19.35% 12
Wiltshire -23 17 £450 +60.71% 1
Gloucestershire -32 8 £388 +34.78% 1
Devon +2 5 £250 - 1
Dorset 0 2 £350 -9.68%
Cornwall - 1 £313 -
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (26.32%) REST
3 15 (26.32%) XML
4 14 (24.56%) HP
4 14 (24.56%) Functional Testing
4 14 (24.56%) HP ALM
5 13 (22.81%) Microservices
5 13 (22.81%) Software Architecture
5 13 (22.81%) Use Case
5 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
5 13 (22.81%) DataPower
5 13 (22.81%) IBM
5 13 (22.81%) Middleware
5 13 (22.81%) WSDL
5 13 (22.81%) XML Schema
5 13 (22.81%) .NET
5 13 (22.81%) Finance
5 13 (22.81%) Migration
6 12 (21.05%) UML
6 12 (21.05%) BPMN
6 12 (21.05%) Sequence Diagram
7 11 (19.30%) Test Strategy
7 11 (19.30%) Test Automation
7 11 (19.30%) Regression Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Scrum
8 9 (15.79%) SQL
9 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
10 7 (12.28%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (12.28%) ISEB

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 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) GitHub
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Big Data
1 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) JIRA
2 4 (7.02%) Selenium
2 4 (7.02%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.51%) JMeter
4 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Analyst
2 22 (38.60%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Designer
4 8 (14.04%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.53%) BPM Designer
5 6 (10.53%) Tester
6 4 (7.02%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Lead Business Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Middleware Architect
9 1 (1.75%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) REST
1 15 (26.32%) XML
2 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 13 (22.81%) Middleware
2 13 (22.81%) WSDL
2 13 (22.81%) XML Schema
3 5 (8.77%) SOAP
3 5 (8.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) DataPower
2 5 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (24.56%) Functional Testing
4 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
4 13 (22.81%) Microservices
4 13 (22.81%) Migration
4 13 (22.81%) Software Architecture
4 13 (22.81%) Use Case
5 12 (21.05%) BPMN
5 12 (21.05%) Sequence Diagram
5 12 (21.05%) UML
6 11 (19.30%) Regression Testing
6 11 (19.30%) Test Automation
6 11 (19.30%) Test Strategy
7 9 (15.79%) Scrum
8 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
9 7 (12.28%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.77%) System Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) C#
3 4 (7.02%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) VB
4 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) ISEB
2 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (24.56%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) HP
2 13 (22.81%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.51%) VMware