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 28 June 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.

Bug Management
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 644 638
Rank change year-on-year +36 -6  
Contract jobs citing Bug Management 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £300 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +9.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -33.33% +12.50%  
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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 4 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 28 June 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 +31 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (66.67%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) API Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) Publishing
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) MathWorks
4 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (16.67%) Simulink
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) WordPress

Bug Management
Co-occurring 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 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Simulink
1 1 (16.67%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) OpenShift
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Payments Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
1 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce Business Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
1 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) API Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
1 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) MathWorks
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com