Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 160 178
Rank change year-on-year -21 +18 +1
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 18 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.76% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.91% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 24
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.87% +5.65%
10th Percentile £305 £213 £269
90th Percentile £450 £500 £483
England median daily rate £400 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +10.73% -3.67% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £31.00 -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £73.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -39.04% +220.88% -35.46%

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 4,467 4,616 4,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 83.37% 83.34% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,698 2,968 3,218
South West median daily rate £413 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 204 244
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.00 £12.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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
Wiltshire +11 7 £350 -1.06%
Bristol -6 3 £375 +35.14% 1
Gloucestershire -21 3 £475 +31.03% 3
Dorset -7 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Somerset - 1 £450 -
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
Defect Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) ISEB
3 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (27.78%) HP ALM
4 5 (27.78%) MuleSoft
4 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (27.78%) API Testing
4 5 (27.78%) XML
4 5 (27.78%) Retail
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (27.78%) Logistics
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) QA
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (11.11%) JMeter
7 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) Gatling
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) The Grinder
3 1 (5.56%) Travis CI
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Defect Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Logistics Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Integration Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
1 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) API Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Logistics
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Management
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.56%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (5.56%) Data Security
7 1 (5.56%) Data Strategy
7 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (27.78%) HP ALM
3 1 (5.56%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) MuleSoft
3 2 (11.11%) Capita
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle