Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defect Management
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 665 634 579
Rank change year-on-year -31 -55 +57
Permanent jobs citing Defect Management 555 643 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.40% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 398 426 719
UK median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,625 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

Defect Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 152,455 161,761 176,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,351 127,721 147,508
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -26 480 £48,000 +6.67% 74
UK excluding London +43 379 £42,000 +5.00% 70
London -62 155 £55,000 +10.00% 12
South East +44 109 £50,000 +17.65% 12
Midlands +42 88 £45,000 - 19
North of England +24 87 £35,000 -6.67% 20
North West +31 65 £35,000 -12.50% 11
East Midlands +2 52 £57,500 +27.78% 11
Scotland -12 50 £34,000 -24.44% 3
West Midlands +31 36 £40,750 +8.67% 8
Yorkshire +14 21 £38,000 +16.92% 7
East of England +4 20 £32,500 -40.91% 3
South West -37 15 £35,000 - 8
Wales +15 8 £55,000 +31.55% 5
Northern Ireland +1 2 - -
North East - 1 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 316 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (56.76%) Test Automation
3 192 (34.59%) QA
4 182 (32.79%) Finance
5 178 (32.07%) JIRA
6 150 (27.03%) Scrum
7 149 (26.85%) Selenium
8 144 (25.95%) Test Scripting
9 143 (25.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 129 (23.24%) C#
11 126 (22.70%) ISTQB
12 117 (21.08%) Java
13 108 (19.46%) SDLC
14 105 (18.92%) Microsoft
15 100 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
16 99 (17.84%) SQL
17 96 (17.30%) .NET
17 96 (17.30%) Test Strategy
18 93 (16.76%) Software Testing
19 89 (16.04%) ISEB
20 88 (15.86%) HP Quality Center
21 86 (15.50%) Test Management
22 81 (14.59%) Cucumber
22 81 (14.59%) Scenario Testing
23 80 (14.41%) Waterfall
24 76 (13.69%) Integration Testing
25 74 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
26 73 (13.15%) Unit Testing
27 71 (12.79%) BDD
28 66 (11.89%) Regression Testing

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 33 (5.95%) Confluence
2 9 (1.62%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (0.90%) CMS
4 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.54%) Apache
6 2 (0.36%) IIS
6 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) Liferay
7 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
7 1 (0.18%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.72%) Simulink
3 4 (0.72%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Mingle
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.72%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.54%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.36%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.16%) SaaS
3 7 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (0.72%) GitHub
4 4 (0.72%) IaaS
4 4 (0.72%) PaaS
4 4 (0.72%) Tricentis Tosca
5 3 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.36%) G Suite
6 2 (0.36%) Office 365
6 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.36%) Slack
7 1 (0.18%) Boomi
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.70%) SMS
2 6 (1.08%) GSM
2 6 (1.08%) Internet
2 6 (1.08%) LTE
3 5 (0.90%) 3G
3 5 (0.90%) 4G
3 5 (0.90%) ATM
3 5 (0.90%) GPRS
3 5 (0.90%) HTTP
3 5 (0.90%) PSTN
4 1 (0.18%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.18%) Firewall
4 1 (0.18%) FTP
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.18%) UMTS
4 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.34%) Big Data
7 11 (1.98%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.90%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.54%) Power BI
13 3 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 178 (32.07%) JIRA
2 149 (26.85%) Selenium
3 81 (14.59%) Cucumber
4 66 (11.89%) Visual Studio
5 46 (8.29%) WebDriver
6 45 (8.11%) Ranorex
7 44 (7.93%) JMeter
8 42 (7.57%) MSTest
9 41 (7.39%) Moq
10 38 (6.85%) SoapUI
11 33 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (5.95%) TestRail
12 31 (5.59%) SpecFlow
13 23 (4.14%) Jenkins
14 22 (3.96%) Zephyr
15 20 (3.60%) Bugzilla
16 19 (3.42%) HP UFT
17 16 (2.88%) Gatling
18 13 (2.34%) Appium
18 13 (2.34%) Git (software)
General
1 182 (32.79%) Finance
2 53 (9.55%) Banking
3 36 (6.49%) Retail
4 23 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.44%) Electronics
6 8 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.26%) Welsh Language
8 6 (1.08%) Automotive
9 5 (0.90%) Advertising
9 5 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.72%) Law
10 4 (0.72%) Marketing
11 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.36%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 203 (36.58%) Analyst
2 164 (29.55%) Test Analyst
3 79 (14.23%) QA Engineer
4 76 (13.69%) Tester
5 67 (12.07%) Test Engineer
6 47 (8.47%) Developer
7 39 (7.03%) Senior Analyst
7 39 (7.03%) Test Leader
8 38 (6.85%) QA Leader
8 38 (6.85%) Senior Test Analyst
9 36 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
10 34 (6.13%) Test Manager
11 30 (5.41%) Architect
11 30 (5.41%) Consultant
12 27 (4.86%) Automation Tester
13 26 (4.68%) QA Test Engineer
14 25 (4.50%) Senior QA Engineer
15 19 (3.42%) Business Analyst
15 19 (3.42%) Java Engineer
15 19 (3.42%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (17.30%) .NET
2 49 (8.83%) Web Services
3 40 (7.21%) Gherkin
4 38 (6.85%) XML
5 28 (5.05%) Velocity
6 24 (4.32%) HTML
7 22 (3.96%) SOAP
8 21 (3.78%) RESTful
9 15 (2.70%) Node.js
10 13 (2.34%) .NET Framework
11 12 (2.16%) Dagger
12 10 (1.80%) CSS
13 8 (1.44%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.44%) REST
14 7 (1.26%) JSON
15 6 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
16 5 (0.90%) HTML5
16 5 (0.90%) Middleware
17 4 (0.72%) J2EE
17 4 (0.72%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.23%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.78%) Reinsurance
5 19 (3.42%) User Experience
6 17 (3.06%) Fintech
7 12 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.26%) BBC
10 6 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.90%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.54%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.54%) DataPower
13 3 (0.54%) Life Science
13 3 (0.54%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.54%) SWIFT
14 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.59%) Windows
2 27 (4.86%) Android
3 24 (4.32%) Apple iOS
4 21 (3.78%) Linux
5 17 (3.06%) Unix
6 5 (0.90%) Solaris
7 4 (0.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (56.76%) Test Automation
3 150 (27.03%) Scrum
4 144 (25.95%) Test Scripting
5 143 (25.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 108 (19.46%) SDLC
7 100 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
8 96 (17.30%) Test Strategy
9 93 (16.76%) Software Testing
10 86 (15.50%) Test Management
11 81 (14.59%) Scenario Testing
12 80 (14.41%) Waterfall
13 76 (13.69%) Integration Testing
14 74 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
15 73 (13.15%) Unit Testing
16 71 (12.79%) BDD
17 66 (11.89%) Regression Testing
17 66 (11.89%) Software Engineering
18 63 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
18 63 (11.35%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (23.24%) C#
2 117 (21.08%) Java
3 99 (17.84%) SQL
4 38 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.52%) T-SQL
6 13 (2.34%) Python
7 9 (1.62%) C
8 6 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.90%) Groovy
9 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.72%) C++
10 4 (0.72%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.72%) PHP
10 4 (0.72%) Scala
10 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.72%) VBScript
11 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.36%) Perl
11 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 126 (22.70%) ISTQB
2 89 (16.04%) ISEB
3 51 (9.19%) Degree
4 42 (7.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (4.86%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.62%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.36%) HNC
11 2 (0.36%) HND
11 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CSQA
12 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.18%) PMP
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (34.59%) QA
2 11 (1.98%) SLA
3 4 (0.72%) MISRA
3 4 (0.72%) PMO
4 3 (0.54%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.18%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 15765
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (1.44%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 88 (15.86%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (3.60%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.90%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.18%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.18%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 105 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.05%) HP
3 26 (4.68%) Oracle
4 25 (4.50%) SAP
5 20 (3.60%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.34%) Cognizant
7 10 (1.80%) Capita
8 8 (1.44%) IBM
9 5 (0.90%) Apple
9 5 (0.90%) MobileIron
10 4 (0.72%) Ariba
10 4 (0.72%) Google
11 3 (0.54%) Micro Focus
11 3 (0.54%) NGA Human Resources
11 3 (0.54%) Reuters
11 3 (0.54%) Siebel
11 3 (0.54%) VMware
11 3 (0.54%) Zend
12 2 (0.36%) BT
12 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com