Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 14 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 111 97
Rank change year-on-year -9 -14 +31
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 23 16 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.82% 0.73% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.87% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 50
Surrey median daily rate £450 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £363 £316 £336
90th Percentile £538 £438 £476
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2344 1830 2255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.15% 83.14% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1702 1201 1406
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £288
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £396
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.54% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 89 53
Surrey median hourly rate £35.00 £27.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.85% -21.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.11 £14.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.40 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.09
% change year-on-year -4.00% -4.18% +49.09%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Defect Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Surrey

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Surrey

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in Surrey over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in Surrey

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in Surrey

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 14 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
Reigate - 9 £400 -
Staines - 3 £500 -
Redhill - 2 £373 -
Farnham +17 1 £375 -
Leatherhead -6 1 £463 +8.82%
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Defect Management
South East

For the 6 months to 14 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 20 (86.96%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (73.91%) HP UFT
4 13 (56.52%) HP
4 13 (56.52%) Finance
4 13 (56.52%) Waterfall
4 13 (56.52%) V-Model
4 13 (56.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (47.83%) Scrum
5 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
6 10 (43.48%) QA
6 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
6 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
7 9 (39.13%) BDD
8 8 (34.78%) JIRA
9 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (30.43%) ISEB
9 7 (30.43%) LoadRunner
9 7 (30.43%) Appium
9 7 (30.43%) React Native
9 7 (30.43%) Continuous Improvement Process
9 7 (30.43%) Sauce Labs
10 6 (26.09%) SDLC
10 6 (26.09%) QA Automation
10 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
10 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
10 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
11 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (21.74%) Degree
11 5 (21.74%) Selenium

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (8.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) HP UFT
2 8 (34.78%) JIRA
3 7 (30.43%) Appium
3 7 (30.43%) LoadRunner
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) SpecFlow
5 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.35%) Mocha
6 1 (4.35%) Toad
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Pensions Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) React Native
2 5 (21.74%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) Chai
3 1 (4.35%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (56.52%) V-Model
3 13 (56.52%) Waterfall
4 11 (47.83%) Scrum
5 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
5 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
6 9 (39.13%) BDD
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (26.09%) QA Automation
8 6 (26.09%) SDLC
8 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
8 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
9 5 (21.74%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (21.74%) Project Management
9 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Automated Trading
10 4 (17.39%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Groovy
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
4 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.35%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft