Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Defect Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Defect Management over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defect Management
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 671 690 591
Rank change year-on-year +19 -99 +120
Permanent jobs citing Defect Management 567 535 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 430 398 719
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,925 £29,650
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £70,450
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -6.25%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156,442 156,194 180,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.63% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,751 127,200 150,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in the UK

Defect Management
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Defect Management.

Salary trend for Defect Management in the UK

Defect Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Management over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Defect Management in the UK

Defect Management
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Management within the UK over the 6 months to 20 June 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 500 £45,000 - 68
UK excluding London +29 393 £42,000 +5.00% 59
London -29 159 £52,500 -4.55% 15
North of England +45 120 £37,500 +7.14% 14
South East +22 92 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Midlands +33 84 £48,000 +9.71% 7
North West +23 82 £35,000 -6.67% 11
East Midlands +26 50 £48,000 +6.67% 3
Scotland -27 43 £35,000 -2.18% 3
West Midlands +43 34 £55,000 +46.67% 4
Yorkshire +13 34 £50,000 +42.86% 3
South West -19 29 £38,750 +10.71% 6
East of England -44 17 £72,500 +31.82% 4
Wales +7 8 £34,000 +23.64% 3
North East - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads with a requirement for Defect Management.

1 312 (55.03%) Test Automation
2 280 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (38.80%) JIRA
4 194 (34.22%) QA
5 161 (28.40%) Finance
6 160 (28.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 141 (24.87%) Test Scripting
8 136 (23.99%) Selenium
8 136 (23.99%) SQL
9 133 (23.46%) ISTQB
10 127 (22.40%) SDLC
11 118 (20.81%) Test Management
12 111 (19.58%) Problem-Solving
13 110 (19.40%) Test Strategy
14 106 (18.69%) Software Testing
15 105 (18.52%) Scrum
16 103 (18.17%) Java
17 101 (17.81%) ISEB
18 90 (15.87%) Test Planning
19 88 (15.52%) C#
20 82 (14.46%) Waterfall
21 81 (14.29%) Microsoft
22 79 (13.93%) Regression Testing
23 76 (13.40%) Scenario Testing
24 75 (13.23%) Functional Testing
25 69 (12.17%) .NET
26 63 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
27 61 (10.76%) Cucumber
28 60 (10.58%) Manual Testing
28 60 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management

Defect Management
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 27 (4.76%) Confluence
2 6 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.53%) Apache
6 2 (0.35%) IIS
6 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.35%) SAS
6 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.88%) Simulink
4 5 (0.88%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.88%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.88%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.71%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.71%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.35%) Sonata
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.12%) SaaS
2 11 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.53%) Office 365
5 2 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.18%) Boomi
6 1 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Panaya
6 1 (0.18%) Serverless
6 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.18%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.47%) SMS
2 5 (0.88%) ATM
2 5 (0.88%) HTTP
3 3 (0.53%) Firewall
4 2 (0.35%) 3G
4 2 (0.35%) Internet
4 2 (0.35%) LTE
4 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) 4G
5 1 (0.18%) Broadband
5 1 (0.18%) DHCP
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) FTP
5 1 (0.18%) GPRS
5 1 (0.18%) GSM
5 1 (0.18%) ICMP
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
5 1 (0.18%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) PSTN
5 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.29%) Big Data
8 11 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.06%) QlikView
13 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.53%) OLTP
15 3 (0.53%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 220 (38.80%) JIRA
2 136 (23.99%) Selenium
3 61 (10.76%) Cucumber
4 53 (9.35%) SoapUI
5 47 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (8.11%) WebDriver
7 41 (7.23%) JMeter
8 35 (6.17%) Bugzilla
9 34 (6.00%) Zephyr
10 31 (5.47%) Visual Studio
11 27 (4.76%) Git (software)
12 26 (4.59%) SpecFlow
13 24 (4.23%) HP UFT
14 23 (4.06%) TestRail
15 22 (3.88%) Jenkins
16 20 (3.53%) Subversion
17 14 (2.47%) Gatling
18 13 (2.29%) Appium
18 13 (2.29%) Ranorex
19 12 (2.12%) Mercurial
General
1 161 (28.40%) Finance
2 39 (6.88%) Retail
3 25 (4.41%) Banking
4 24 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.59%) Law
6 7 (1.23%) Automotive
7 6 (1.06%) Legal
8 5 (0.88%) Advertising
8 5 (0.88%) Billing
8 5 (0.88%) Electronics
8 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.71%) Back Office
10 3 (0.53%) International Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 219 (38.62%) Analyst
2 176 (31.04%) Test Analyst
3 69 (12.17%) Tester
4 59 (10.41%) Senior Analyst
5 57 (10.05%) Test Engineer
6 55 (9.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 49 (8.64%) Test Leader
8 47 (8.29%) Test Automation Engineer
9 46 (8.11%) Developer
9 46 (8.11%) QA Engineer
10 35 (6.17%) Test Manager
11 34 (6.00%) Consultant
12 28 (4.94%) Business Analyst
13 27 (4.76%) QA Tester
13 27 (4.76%) Software Tester
14 25 (4.41%) QA Leader
15 22 (3.88%) Automation Test Analyst
15 22 (3.88%) Automation Tester
15 22 (3.88%) Implementation Consultant
16 21 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (12.17%) .NET
2 57 (10.05%) Web Services
3 45 (7.94%) XML
4 26 (4.59%) Gherkin
5 15 (2.65%) .NET Framework
6 14 (2.47%) HTML
7 13 (2.29%) SOAP
8 11 (1.94%) RESTful
9 8 (1.41%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.41%) REST
9 8 (1.41%) Spring
10 7 (1.23%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.23%) J2EE
10 7 (1.23%) Java EE
11 6 (1.06%) CSS
11 6 (1.06%) OAuth
12 5 (0.88%) JSON
12 5 (0.88%) LAMP
13 4 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.71%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.47%) User Experience
6 11 (1.94%) PMI
7 9 (1.59%) Fintech
8 7 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.06%) Reinsurance
10 5 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.88%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.88%) W3C
11 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.70%) Windows
2 32 (5.64%) Linux
2 32 (5.64%) Unix
3 11 (1.94%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.59%) Android
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.53%) Solaris
6 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (55.03%) Test Automation
2 280 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (28.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 141 (24.87%) Test Scripting
5 127 (22.40%) SDLC
6 118 (20.81%) Test Management
7 111 (19.58%) Problem-Solving
8 110 (19.40%) Test Strategy
9 106 (18.69%) Software Testing
10 105 (18.52%) Scrum
11 90 (15.87%) Test Planning
12 82 (14.46%) Waterfall
13 79 (13.93%) Regression Testing
14 76 (13.40%) Scenario Testing
15 75 (13.23%) Functional Testing
16 60 (10.58%) Manual Testing
16 60 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 58 (10.23%) Non-Functional Testing
18 55 (9.70%) Integration Testing
19 53 (9.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (23.99%) SQL
2 103 (18.17%) Java
3 88 (15.52%) C#
4 31 (5.47%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.11%) T-SQL
6 26 (4.59%) Python
7 23 (4.06%) Bash Shell
8 21 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.65%) Perl
10 9 (1.59%) C++
10 9 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.06%) C
13 5 (0.88%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.71%) Groovy
14 4 (0.71%) Scala
15 3 (0.53%) PHP
15 3 (0.53%) Ruby
15 3 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (23.46%) ISTQB
2 101 (17.81%) ISEB
3 53 (9.35%) Degree
4 39 (6.88%) Security Cleared
5 22 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (3.53%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.47%) PMI Certification
8 13 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (1.76%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.71%) PMP
12 3 (0.53%) CSQA
12 3 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.35%) HNC
13 2 (0.35%) HND
14 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.18%) IIBA
14 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (34.22%) QA
2 12 (2.12%) PMO
3 10 (1.76%) SLA
4 6 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.88%) MISRA
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 13 (2.29%) Docker
2 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (4.06%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.88%) Puppet
5 3 (0.53%) SCCM
6 2 (0.35%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 81 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.58%) HP
3 23 (4.06%) Oracle
4 18 (3.17%) SAP
5 15 (2.65%) Capita
5 15 (2.65%) Perforce
6 11 (1.94%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.41%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.71%) Apple
8 4 (0.71%) IBM
9 3 (0.53%) Citrix
9 3 (0.53%) NGA Human Resources
9 3 (0.53%) RedGate
9 3 (0.53%) Siebel
9 3 (0.53%) VMware
9 3 (0.53%) Workday
9 3 (0.53%) Zend
10 2 (0.35%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.35%) SnapLogic
10 2 (0.35%) TSYS