Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defect Management
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 617 665 626
Rank change year-on-year +48 -39 -26
Permanent jobs citing Defect Management 599 593 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 430 389 599
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,700 £31,200
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 146,609 163,998 168,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.57% 91.87% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 116,220 130,199 139,977
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Defect Management in the UK

Defect Management
Top 15 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 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 507 £45,000 - 92
UK excluding London +85 420 £40,000 - 86
London +19 150 £56,250 +12.50% 11
South East +99 133 £45,000 +3.45% 23
North of England +41 103 £35,000 -17.65% 23
Midlands +11 71 £45,000 +12.50% 18
North West +31 67 £32,500 -25.71% 12
Scotland -3 61 £40,000 -6.98% 4
East Midlands -1 42 £50,000 +23.46% 6
West Midlands +21 29 £32,500 -10.34% 12
Yorkshire +33 27 £37,500 - 8
East of England +38 25 £40,000 -38.46% 5
South West -13 19 £37,500 -5.06% 12
North East +4 9 £40,000 -4.39% 3
Wales -6 8 - -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 358 (59.77%) Test Automation
2 339 (56.59%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (34.72%) QA
4 198 (33.06%) JIRA
5 180 (30.05%) Finance
6 177 (29.55%) Selenium
7 152 (25.38%) Test Scripting
8 150 (25.04%) C#
9 144 (24.04%) ISTQB
10 142 (23.71%) Java
11 138 (23.04%) Test Strategy
12 136 (22.70%) Scrum
13 128 (21.37%) SQL
14 120 (20.03%) SDLC
15 116 (19.37%) User Acceptance Testing
16 109 (18.20%) ISEB
17 105 (17.53%) Software Testing
18 98 (16.36%) Test Management
18 98 (16.36%) Scenario Testing
19 95 (15.86%) Microsoft
20 91 (15.19%) Waterfall
21 90 (15.03%) Non-Functional Testing
21 90 (15.03%) HP Quality Center
22 87 (14.52%) .NET
23 86 (14.36%) Cucumber
24 81 (13.52%) Functional Testing
25 80 (13.36%) Banking
26 79 (13.19%) Unit Testing
26 79 (13.19%) System Testing
27 78 (13.02%) 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 34 (5.68%) Confluence
2 20 (3.34%) CMS
3 12 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.84%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.34%) IIS
7 7 (1.17%) Liferay
8 4 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.50%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.17%) Drupal
11 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.17%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.67%) Misys Midas
3 5 (0.83%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.67%) SAP FI-CA
4 4 (0.67%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.33%) Endur
5 2 (0.33%) HFM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.34%) SaaS
4 6 (1.00%) Office 365
5 5 (0.83%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (0.83%) IaaS
5 5 (0.83%) PaaS
6 4 (0.67%) G Suite
6 4 (0.67%) GitHub
6 4 (0.67%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.50%) HTTP
2 8 (1.34%) GSM
2 8 (1.34%) LTE
3 7 (1.17%) GPRS
4 5 (0.83%) Internet
5 4 (0.67%) 3G
5 4 (0.67%) 4G
5 4 (0.67%) PSTN
5 4 (0.67%) SMS
5 4 (0.67%) UMTS
6 3 (0.50%) Network Security
6 3 (0.50%) WCDMA
7 2 (0.33%) ATM
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.17%) Firewall
8 1 (0.17%) LAN
8 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.34%) Big Data
4 19 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.17%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.00%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.67%) GIS
12 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 198 (33.06%) JIRA
2 177 (29.55%) Selenium
3 86 (14.36%) Cucumber
4 66 (11.02%) Visual Studio
5 64 (10.68%) WebDriver
6 59 (9.85%) JMeter
7 45 (7.51%) Ranorex
8 43 (7.18%) Moq
8 43 (7.18%) MSTest
8 43 (7.18%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 40 (6.68%) HP UFT
9 40 (6.68%) SoapUI
10 32 (5.34%) Jenkins
11 31 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (4.34%) LoadRunner
13 25 (4.17%) SpecFlow
14 22 (3.67%) TestRail
15 19 (3.17%) Android Studio
15 19 (3.17%) Xcode
16 18 (3.01%) Zephyr
General
1 180 (30.05%) Finance
2 80 (13.36%) Banking
3 66 (11.02%) Retail
4 19 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.84%) Retail Banking
6 16 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.67%) Electronics
7 10 (1.67%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.17%) Marketing
8 7 (1.17%) Welsh Language
9 4 (0.67%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Front Office
11 2 (0.33%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 202 (33.72%) Analyst
2 172 (28.71%) Test Analyst
3 99 (16.53%) Tester
4 86 (14.36%) QA Engineer
5 77 (12.85%) Test Engineer
6 55 (9.18%) Test Manager
7 44 (7.35%) QA Leader
8 40 (6.68%) QA Test Engineer
9 38 (6.34%) Automation Tester
10 37 (6.18%) Test Leader
11 35 (5.84%) Developer
12 31 (5.18%) Senior Analyst
12 31 (5.18%) Senior Test Analyst
13 29 (4.84%) Senior QA Engineer
14 28 (4.67%) Consultant
15 27 (4.51%) Test Automation Engineer
16 20 (3.34%) Applications Tester
16 20 (3.34%) Architect
16 20 (3.34%) Mobile Tester
17 19 (3.17%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (14.52%) .NET
2 67 (11.19%) Web Services
3 37 (6.18%) Gherkin
3 37 (6.18%) HTML
4 36 (6.01%) SOAP
5 35 (5.84%) XML
6 34 (5.68%) Node.js
7 33 (5.51%) Velocity
8 26 (4.34%) CSS
9 25 (4.17%) RESTful
10 19 (3.17%) Dagger
11 17 (2.84%) HTML5
12 15 (2.50%) React
13 14 (2.34%) CSS3
13 14 (2.34%) JSON
14 13 (2.17%) WebdriverIO
15 11 (1.84%) REST
16 10 (1.67%) EDI
16 10 (1.67%) EDIFACT
17 9 (1.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.18%) Mobile App
3 28 (4.67%) Reinsurance
4 13 (2.17%) Fintech
4 13 (2.17%) User Experience
5 11 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (1.84%) SWIFT
6 10 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.17%) APACS
7 7 (1.17%) BBC
7 7 (1.17%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.67%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.50%) Clustering
10 3 (0.50%) DataPower
10 3 (0.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.51%) Linux
2 31 (5.18%) Windows
3 30 (5.01%) Android
4 27 (4.51%) Unix
5 25 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.34%) Solaris
7 4 (0.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (59.77%) Test Automation
2 339 (56.59%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (25.38%) Test Scripting
4 138 (23.04%) Test Strategy
5 136 (22.70%) Scrum
6 120 (20.03%) SDLC
7 116 (19.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 105 (17.53%) Software Testing
9 98 (16.36%) Scenario Testing
9 98 (16.36%) Test Management
10 91 (15.19%) Waterfall
11 90 (15.03%) Non-Functional Testing
12 81 (13.52%) Functional Testing
13 79 (13.19%) System Testing
13 79 (13.19%) Unit Testing
14 78 (13.02%) Regression Testing
15 76 (12.69%) Manual Testing
16 75 (12.52%) Acceptance Criteria
17 74 (12.35%) Integration Testing
18 72 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 150 (25.04%) C#
2 142 (23.71%) Java
3 128 (21.37%) SQL
4 42 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.01%) T-SQL
6 17 (2.84%) Python
7 11 (1.84%) C
8 10 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.67%) VB
9 7 (1.17%) PHP
9 7 (1.17%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.67%) VBScript
12 2 (0.33%) C++
12 2 (0.33%) Groovy
12 2 (0.33%) Scala
12 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.17%) Perl
13 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 144 (24.04%) ISTQB
2 109 (18.20%) ISEB
3 66 (11.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 48 (8.01%) Degree
5 21 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.17%) PMP
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (34.72%) QA
2 10 (1.67%) ISO 20022
2 10 (1.67%) ISO 8583
3 7 (1.17%) SLA
4 5 (0.83%) SEPA
5 4 (0.67%) GDPR
5 4 (0.67%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.50%) MiFID
7 2 (0.33%) PMO
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (3.17%) Docker
2 5 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 90 (15.03%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (6.51%) HP ALM
3 11 (1.84%) Terraform
4 5 (0.83%) Ansible
5 4 (0.67%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.50%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.17%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.01%) HP
3 43 (7.18%) SAP
4 40 (6.68%) Oracle
5 23 (3.84%) Cognizant
6 17 (2.84%) Atlassian
7 15 (2.50%) IBM
8 10 (1.67%) FIS
9 7 (1.17%) Monetate
10 6 (1.00%) Reuters
10 6 (1.00%) VMware
10 6 (1.00%) WorldPay
11 5 (0.83%) Google
12 4 (0.67%) Apple
12 4 (0.67%) MobileIron
13 3 (0.50%) Ariba
13 3 (0.50%) Micro Focus
13 3 (0.50%) Sybase
14 2 (0.33%) Cognos
14 2 (0.33%) OpenLink