The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Bug Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bug Management over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bug Management
UK
Rank 579 - 627
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Bug Management 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% - 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% - 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £381 - £188
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 - £188
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Bug Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37338 44118 43065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 28919 26679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Bug Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Bug Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Bug Management in the UK

Bug Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bug Management in the UK

Bug Management
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bug Management within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 3 £381 - 1
South East - 2 £381 -
Reading - 2 £381 -
Berkshire - 2 £381 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Bug Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bug Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Bug Management.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) WordPress
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Linux

Bug Management
Top Related IT Skills 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 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (25.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) OpenShift
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Payments Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
1 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) API Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat