Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defect Management
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 746 629 600
Rank change year-on-year -117 -29 +106
Permanent jobs citing Defect Management 256 167 591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.27% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 164 125 436
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,625 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £79,250 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,375 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.23% +4.41% +1.19%

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 106,311 62,475 133,599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.77% 92.79% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,457 50,576 106,616
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Defect Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Defect Management in the UK

Defect Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Defect Management.

Salary trend for Defect Management in the UK

Defect Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Defect Management over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 -87 238 £50,000 +11.11% 55
UK excluding London -124 123 £42,500 -4.23% 43
London -66 116 £65,000 +6.56% 15
South East -83 59 £40,000 -11.11% 8
North of England -72 25 £37,000 +2.07% 13
Work from Home -235 19 £47,500 +1.60% 10
North West -49 18 £37,000 -7.50% 6
Midlands -70 16 £48,750 +2.63% 9
West Midlands -66 13 £50,000 +5.26% 4
South West -59 12 £57,500 +27.78% 6
Scotland -63 5 £48,750 +50.00% 3
East of England -40 4 - - 4
North East - 4 £36,500 - 4
East Midlands -44 3 £47,500 +58.33% 5
Yorkshire -71 3 £50,000 +53.85% 3
Wales -24 2 - -

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 151 (58.98%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (57.42%) Test Automation
3 106 (41.41%) Software Testing
4 105 (41.02%) QA
5 97 (37.89%) Selenium
6 93 (36.33%) Social Skills
7 91 (35.55%) JIRA
8 65 (25.39%) Scrum
9 64 (25.00%) SQL
10 61 (23.83%) C#
10 61 (23.83%) Java
11 59 (23.05%) Functional Testing
12 58 (22.66%) DevOps
13 57 (22.27%) SDLC
14 54 (21.09%) Regression Testing
15 53 (20.70%) Manual Testing
16 51 (19.92%) Cucumber
16 51 (19.92%) BDD
17 48 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
18 47 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (17.97%) JavaScript
19 46 (17.97%) TDD
20 43 (16.80%) Integration Testing
21 42 (16.41%) Finance
22 41 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
23 40 (15.63%) Test Strategy
24 38 (14.84%) Azure
24 38 (14.84%) Python
25 37 (14.45%) SQL Server
25 37 (14.45%) Analytics

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 16 (6.25%) Confluence
2 15 (5.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.95%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.30%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (3.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 6 (2.34%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.39%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.39%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.84%) Azure
2 21 (8.20%) SaaS
3 18 (7.03%) BlazeMeter
4 13 (5.08%) BrowserStack
4 13 (5.08%) Power Platform
5 12 (4.69%) AWS
6 10 (3.91%) GitHub
6 10 (3.91%) Snowflake
7 6 (2.34%) Azure Pipelines
8 4 (1.56%) GCP
8 4 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (1.17%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (1.17%) Serverless
10 2 (0.78%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.78%) IaaS
10 2 (0.78%) PaaS
10 2 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.13%) HTTP
1 8 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.73%) Broadband
2 7 (2.73%) Firewall
3 6 (2.34%) Network Security
3 6 (2.34%) SSL
4 3 (1.17%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.78%) ATM
5 2 (0.78%) Internet
5 2 (0.78%) VoIP
5 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.39%) 3G
6 1 (0.39%) BGP
6 1 (0.39%) GSM
6 1 (0.39%) INAP
6 1 (0.39%) ISUP
6 1 (0.39%) OSPF
6 1 (0.39%) Packet Switching
6 1 (0.39%) SS7
6 1 (0.39%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.81%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.86%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.08%) Power BI
5 12 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.91%) Qlik Sense
6 10 (3.91%) Tableau
7 8 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.73%) KDB
9 6 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (2.34%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.17%) Tick Data
12 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.78%) Big Data
12 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.78%) Redis
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 97 (37.89%) Selenium
2 91 (35.55%) JIRA
3 51 (19.92%) Cucumber
4 29 (11.33%) JMeter
4 29 (11.33%) Visual Studio
5 25 (9.77%) Git (software)
6 24 (9.38%) SoapUI
7 23 (8.98%) Postman
8 21 (8.20%) SpecFlow
9 19 (7.42%) Robot Framework
10 16 (6.25%) Jenkins
11 15 (5.86%) REST Assured
12 13 (5.08%) Appium
13 12 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (4.30%) LoadRunner
14 11 (4.30%) Subversion
15 9 (3.52%) Hudson
16 8 (3.13%) eggPlant
16 8 (3.13%) The Grinder
16 8 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 93 (36.33%) Social Skills
2 42 (16.41%) Finance
3 31 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (7.81%) Banking
5 18 (7.03%) Retail
6 15 (5.86%) Front Office
7 10 (3.91%) Advertising
7 10 (3.91%) Retail Banking
8 9 (3.52%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (3.52%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (3.52%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (1.17%) Law
10 3 (1.17%) Marketing
10 3 (1.17%) Military
11 2 (0.78%) Back Office
11 2 (0.78%) Electronics
11 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.39%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 51 (19.92%) Tester
2 43 (16.80%) Analyst
3 38 (14.84%) Software Tester
4 36 (14.06%) Developer
5 34 (13.28%) Test Engineer
6 33 (12.89%) Automation Tester
6 33 (12.89%) Test Analyst
7 17 (6.64%) Developer in Test
8 13 (5.08%) Test Automation Engineer
9 12 (4.69%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (4.69%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.69%) Test Leader
10 9 (3.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 9 (3.52%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 9 (3.52%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.52%) QA Engineer
10 9 (3.52%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.13%) Senior QA Engineer
12 7 (2.73%) Senior Automation Tester
12 7 (2.73%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.67%) .NET
2 33 (12.89%) Gherkin
3 27 (10.55%) RESTful
4 24 (9.38%) REST
5 23 (8.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (8.20%) HTML
7 16 (6.25%) JSON
8 14 (5.47%) CSS
9 12 (4.69%) SOAP
10 11 (4.30%) XML
11 10 (3.91%) .NET Framework
11 10 (3.91%) AngularJS
11 10 (3.91%) Bulma
11 10 (3.91%) D3.js
11 10 (3.91%) Django
11 10 (3.91%) OLE
11 10 (3.91%) Spring
11 10 (3.91%) Vue.js
12 8 (3.13%) ASP.NET
12 8 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.42%) Virtual Team
2 15 (5.86%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.52%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.34%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.56%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.39%) AS400
9 1 (0.39%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.39%) IVR
9 1 (0.39%) Life Science
9 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.72%) Windows
2 18 (7.03%) Linux
3 13 (5.08%) Android
3 13 (5.08%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.13%) Unix
5 6 (2.34%) Solaris
6 4 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (58.98%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (57.42%) Test Automation
3 106 (41.41%) Software Testing
4 65 (25.39%) Scrum
5 59 (23.05%) Functional Testing
6 58 (22.66%) DevOps
7 57 (22.27%) SDLC
8 54 (21.09%) Regression Testing
9 53 (20.70%) Manual Testing
10 51 (19.92%) BDD
11 48 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (17.97%) TDD
14 43 (16.80%) Integration Testing
15 41 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (15.63%) Test Strategy
17 37 (14.45%) Analytics
18 35 (13.67%) Test Scripting
19 33 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
20 32 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (25.00%) SQL
2 61 (23.83%) C#
2 61 (23.83%) Java
3 46 (17.97%) JavaScript
4 38 (14.84%) Python
5 10 (3.91%) R
6 9 (3.52%) C
6 9 (3.52%) Ruby
7 7 (2.73%) VBScript
8 4 (1.56%) PHP
8 4 (1.56%) XPath
9 3 (1.17%) Delphi
10 2 (0.78%) ABAP
10 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.39%) Go
11 1 (0.39%) Java 8
11 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.55%) ISTQB
3 25 (9.77%) ISEB
4 24 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 18 (7.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (5.08%) Degree
7 6 (2.34%) CEH
7 6 (2.34%) CISA
7 6 (2.34%) GIAC
7 6 (2.34%) OSCE
7 6 (2.34%) OSCP
8 4 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.78%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (41.02%) QA
2 7 (2.73%) SLA
3 6 (2.34%) GDPR
3 6 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.34%) NIST
4 2 (0.78%) IFRS
4 2 (0.78%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.39%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) GxP
5 1 (0.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (1.17%) Docker
2 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) Firmware
3 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (7.42%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.91%) HP ALM
3 6 (2.34%) HP Fortify
3 6 (2.34%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.78%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.39%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (10.55%) Oracle
2 21 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.03%) HP
4 15 (5.86%) ION Trading
5 10 (3.91%) Google
6 9 (3.52%) Bloomberg
7 8 (3.13%) Micro Focus
8 7 (2.73%) SAP
9 6 (2.34%) ArcSight
9 6 (2.34%) Black Duck
9 6 (2.34%) Qualys
9 6 (2.34%) Sonatype
9 6 (2.34%) Splunk
9 6 (2.34%) Tripwire
9 6 (2.34%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.17%) IBM
10 3 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.17%) Tradeweb
11 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.78%) Calypso