Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 57 103
Rank change year-on-year -40 +46 -7
Contract jobs citing Defect Management 12 49 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.71% 3.28% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 3.79% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 5
Wales median daily rate £425 £408 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +23.48% +6.45%
10th Percentile £213 £320 £224
90th Percentile £475 £450 £391
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £65.00 £39.72
% change year-on-year -34.62% +63.67% -20.57%

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 1,420 1,293 1,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.97% 86.55% 86.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,030 877 945
Wales median daily rate £438 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £275 £217 £187
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 48 67
Wales median hourly rate £22.92 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.61% -14.29% +102.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £13.68
90th Percentile £45.26 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £23.84 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.69% -4.00% +4.17%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 -44 12 £425 +4.29%
Defect Management
UK

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) API Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) JUnit
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) Micro Focus
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (25.00%) PKI
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) TestNG
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation

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 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Appium
2 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (25.00%) TestNG
2 3 (25.00%) TestRail
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Behat
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) API Testing
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (25.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) Micro Focus
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian