Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Defect Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Defect Management over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 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.

Defect Management
UK > Wales
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 72 102
Rank change year-on-year -20 +30 +16
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 24 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.38% 1.84% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.20% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 3
Wales median daily rate £388 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06% +39.39%
10th Percentile £225 £313 £243
90th Percentile £450 £414 £375
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £23.97
% change year-on-year +20.00% +56.48% -18.76%

Defect Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,525 1,000 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.64% 83.47% 85.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,051 674 855
Wales median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £179 £211
90th Percentile £588 £554 £562
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 50
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +2.78% +13.39%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £37.50 £46.03 £62.65
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Defect Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in Wales

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Management in Wales

Defect Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management in Wales over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Management in Wales

Defect Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Defect Management in Wales

Defect Management
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Management within the Wales region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
South Wales -20 24 £388 +10.71%
Defect Management
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Defect Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 10 (41.67%) Test Management
1 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (37.50%) HP ALM
2 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 9 (37.50%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) HP
3 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (33.33%) PKI
4 7 (29.17%) Requirements Management
4 7 (29.17%) Project Management
4 7 (29.17%) Technical Leadership
5 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
6 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (20.83%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Selenium
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing

Defect Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Selenium
4 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.50%) Mercurial
4 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (8.33%) Appium
5 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.33%) JUnit
5 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.33%) TestNG
6 1 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.17%) TestRail
6 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Developer in Test
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) Behat
3 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Test Management
1 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Project Management
4 7 (29.17%) Requirements Management
4 7 (29.17%) Technical Leadership
5 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.83%) BDD
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.50%) ATDD
8 3 (12.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 3 (12.50%) OO
8 3 (12.50%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) HP ALM
1 9 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle