The median contractor rate for a Defect Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 622 616
Rank change year-on-year +52 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 40 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.054% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.057% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 16
Median daily rate £425 £398 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +1.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  
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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 30 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 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 +41 31 £395 -0.94%
South East +31 10 £363 -19.44%
Scotland +42 9 £450 +50.00%
Edinburgh +24 9 £450 +50.00%
Surrey - 8 £363 -
West Midlands - 5 £390 -
London +2 4 £325 -13.33%
South West 0 3 £425 -
North East - 3 £400 -
North West +23 2 - -
East of England -4 2 £435 +2.35%
Bedfordshire - 2 £435 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Birmingham - 2 £363 -
Warwickshire - 2 £389 -
Gloucester - 2 £425 -
Durham - 2 £363 -
Berkshire +19 1 - -
Manchester +13 1 - -
City of London -5 1 £428 +27.61%
Lancashire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £250 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £400 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £388 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 56 (86.15%) Defect Management
2 27 (41.54%) JIRA
3 18 (27.69%) Banking
3 18 (27.69%) HP
4 17 (26.15%) Workflow
4 17 (26.15%) Finance
5 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (23.08%) Retail
7 14 (21.54%) ISTQB
7 14 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
9 12 (18.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (16.92%) Change Management
10 11 (16.92%) ISEB
11 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
11 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (13.85%) V-Model
12 9 (13.85%) Retail Banking
13 8 (12.31%) Trend Analysis
13 8 (12.31%) Test Strategy
13 8 (12.31%) Test Planning
14 7 (10.77%) Risk Analysis
15 6 (9.23%) Migration
15 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (9.23%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (7.69%) Release Management
17 4 (6.15%) Validation
17 4 (6.15%) Oracle
17 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
17 4 (6.15%) SAP

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.54%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.54%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) MVNO
2 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) GIS
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.54%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 27 (41.54%) JIRA
2 3 (4.62%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.54%) Toad
3 1 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (27.69%) Banking
2 17 (26.15%) Finance
3 15 (23.08%) Retail
4 9 (13.85%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.54%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.62%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.08%) Solaris
4 1 (1.54%) AIX
4 1 (1.54%) HPUX
4 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (86.15%) Defect Management
2 17 (26.15%) Workflow
3 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (16.92%) Change Management
7 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 9 (13.85%) V-Model
9 8 (12.31%) Test Planning
9 8 (12.31%) Test Strategy
9 8 (12.31%) Trend Analysis
10 7 (10.77%) Risk Analysis
11 6 (9.23%) Migration
11 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.69%) Release Management
13 4 (6.15%) SDLC
13 4 (6.15%) Test Management
13 4 (6.15%) Validation
14 3 (4.62%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.08%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) ISTQB
2 12 (18.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 11 (16.92%) ISEB
4 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) HP
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) SAP
3 3 (4.62%) Guidewire
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) IBM
4 1 (1.54%) Informatica
4 1 (1.54%) Pega
4 1 (1.54%) Remedy