The median contractor rate for a Defect Manager was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Defect Manager
UK
Rank 574 617 610
Rank change year-on-year +43 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 25 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.021% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.022% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 5
Median daily rate £385 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £425 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £535 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £431
% change year-on-year -16.66% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Defect Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Defect Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Manager in the UK

Defect Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Manager in the UK

Defect Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Manager over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Manager in the UK

Defect Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Manager in the UK

Defect Manager
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +51 25 £385 -12.00% 1
London +19 9 £388 -13.88%
South West - 6 £512 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £524 -
South East +20 4 £375 -11.76%
Gloucester - 4 £500 -
Croydon - 3 £383 -
Hampshire - 3 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £351 -
Yorkshire - 2 £351 -
North West - 2 £345 -
Halifax - 2 £351 -
Manchester - 2 £345 -
City of London +6 1 £388 -8.82%
Winchester - 1 £375 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Brighton - 1 £400 -

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Defect Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Defect Manager in the job title.

1 35 (92.11%) Defect Management
2 14 (36.84%) JIRA
3 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Finance
5 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.42%) Banking
6 7 (18.42%) Retail
6 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.79%) Change Management
7 6 (15.79%) Workflow
7 6 (15.79%) HP
8 5 (13.16%) SDLC
9 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (10.53%) Smart Meter
9 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.53%) Retail Banking
9 4 (10.53%) Release Management
10 3 (7.89%) ZigBee
10 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
10 3 (7.89%) Test Management
10 3 (7.89%) Time Management
10 3 (7.89%) JSP 440
10 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
10 3 (7.89%) ISTQB

Defect Manager Skill Set
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 3 (7.89%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) GIS
2 1 (2.63%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Toad
3 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 7 (18.42%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Defect Management
2 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
5 6 (15.79%) Change Management
5 6 (15.79%) Workflow
6 5 (13.16%) SDLC
7 4 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (10.53%) Release Management
8 3 (7.89%) Case Management
8 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.89%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
8 3 (7.89%) Requirements Management
8 3 (7.89%) Test Management
8 3 (7.89%) Time Management
8 3 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) JSP 440
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica
4 1 (2.63%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.63%) Murex
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Pega
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
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