Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Defect Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Defect Manager
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 828 844
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 56 58 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.055% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.058% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 42 38
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.64% -4.69%
10th Percentile £349 £300 £274
90th Percentile £528 £538 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £335 £375
% change year-on-year +26.87% -10.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Defect Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Defect Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Manager in the UK

Defect Manager
Top 14 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 6 months to 18 November 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
England +40 50 £425 +8.97%
UK excluding London +53 46 £425 +26.87%
South East +31 20 £400 -23.81%
London -30 8 £513 +31.41%
North of England +63 6 £400 +19.40%
Scotland 0 6 £425 +43.03%
East of England -19 6 £433 +11.61%
Midlands +28 4 £413 -
South West +14 4 £425 -19.05%
North East - 3 £400 -
West Midlands +37 2 £413 -2.94%
North West +22 2 £425 +26.87%
East Midlands +7 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 44 (78.57%) Defect Management
2 24 (42.86%) JIRA
3 20 (35.71%) HP
4 19 (33.93%) Finance
5 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.00%) Banking
6 14 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 13 (23.21%) ISEB
8 12 (21.43%) Workflow
8 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (17.86%) V-Model
9 10 (17.86%) Waterfall
9 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (16.07%) Trend Analysis
10 9 (16.07%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (14.29%) Test Planning
11 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (12.50%) SAP
12 7 (12.50%) Oracle
12 7 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (12.50%) Retail Banking
13 6 (10.71%) QA
13 6 (10.71%) Migration
13 6 (10.71%) Change Management
14 5 (8.93%) Retail
14 5 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
15 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
15 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
16 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared

Defect Manager Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA Agile
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 7 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 5 (8.93%) Retail
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Back Office
6 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) AIX
1 1 (1.79%) Solaris
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (78.57%) Defect Management
2 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (21.43%) Workflow
4 10 (17.86%) V-Model
4 10 (17.86%) Waterfall
5 9 (16.07%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (16.07%) Trend Analysis
6 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (10.71%) Change Management
8 6 (10.71%) Migration
9 5 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (5.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.36%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Test Management
12 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (23.21%) ISEB
3 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) HP
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 7 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (3.57%) Pega
4 1 (1.79%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat