Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defect Management
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 723 620 611
Rank change year-on-year -103 -9 +78
Permanent jobs citing Defect Management 228 268 594
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.35% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 149 172 434
10th Percentile £32,233 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,250 £35,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,313 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.61% +5.29% +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 95,683 75,937 132,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.17% 92.36% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 66,593 61,031 105,125
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,371 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,375 £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 £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -117 210 £50,000 +11.11% 33
UK excluding London -137 112 £40,000 -10.61% 23
London -12 99 £62,500 +8.70% 15
South East -71 46 £40,000 -11.11% 5
North of England -52 32 £37,500 -3.23% 4
North West -21 26 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Midlands -42 13 £51,250 +10.81% 2
Work from Home -193 13 £62,500 +108.33% 1
South West -58 12 £57,500 +32.95% 5
West Midlands -53 9 £52,500 +10.53% 2
East of England -15 4 - - 2
East Midlands -24 4 £50,000 +66.67%
Yorkshire -62 4 £50,000 +38.89% 1
Scotland -49 3 £41,705 +4.26% 4
Wales -10 2 - - 1
North East -12 2 £35,750 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 135 (59.21%) Test Automation
2 128 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (39.91%) QA
4 90 (39.47%) Selenium
5 87 (38.16%) JIRA
6 78 (34.21%) Software Testing
7 76 (33.33%) Social Skills
8 67 (29.39%) SQL
9 58 (25.44%) Java
10 55 (24.12%) Scrum
11 54 (23.68%) Functional Testing
12 50 (21.93%) DevOps
13 49 (21.49%) C#
14 46 (20.18%) JavaScript
14 46 (20.18%) Manual Testing
15 45 (19.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 44 (19.30%) Regression Testing
17 43 (18.86%) Cucumber
18 42 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
19 39 (17.11%) Analytics
20 38 (16.67%) SQL Server
20 38 (16.67%) Finance
21 37 (16.23%) Azure
21 37 (16.23%) SDLC
22 35 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
22 35 (15.35%) Python
23 34 (14.91%) Integration Testing
23 34 (14.91%) BDD
24 33 (14.47%) Non-Functional Testing
25 32 (14.04%) Performance 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 19 (8.33%) Confluence
2 14 (6.14%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.07%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.88%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.88%) SAP QM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.44%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.44%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.23%) Azure
2 24 (10.53%) SaaS
3 15 (6.58%) Power Platform
4 10 (4.39%) GitHub
5 9 (3.95%) AWS
6 8 (3.51%) Snowflake
7 7 (3.07%) Azure Service Bus
7 7 (3.07%) BlazeMeter
7 7 (3.07%) BrowserStack
8 6 (2.63%) Azure Service Fabric
9 5 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.75%) GCP
10 4 (1.75%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.44%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.44%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.63%) Broadband
2 3 (1.32%) HTTP
3 2 (0.88%) ATM
3 2 (0.88%) Internet
3 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.88%) VoIP
3 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.44%) 3G
4 1 (0.44%) 4G
4 1 (0.44%) 5G
4 1 (0.44%) BGP
4 1 (0.44%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.44%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (0.44%) ISUP
4 1 (0.44%) LTE
4 1 (0.44%) OSPF
4 1 (0.44%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.44%) SS7
4 1 (0.44%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.44%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.58%) Power BI
3 14 (6.14%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (4.39%) Qlik Sense
5 10 (4.39%) Tableau
6 8 (3.51%) KDB
6 8 (3.51%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.07%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.32%) Tick Data
11 2 (0.88%) MySQL
11 2 (0.88%) Redis
12 1 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 90 (39.47%) Selenium
2 87 (38.16%) JIRA
3 43 (18.86%) Cucumber
4 28 (12.28%) Postman
5 26 (11.40%) Visual Studio
6 22 (9.65%) SoapUI
7 19 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 19 (8.33%) SpecFlow
8 18 (7.89%) Robot Framework
9 17 (7.46%) JMeter
10 16 (7.02%) Jenkins
11 12 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (4.82%) LoadRunner
12 11 (4.82%) REST Assured
13 8 (3.51%) Cypress.io
13 8 (3.51%) WebDriver
14 7 (3.07%) HP UFT
14 7 (3.07%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (3.07%) Subversion
14 7 (3.07%) The Grinder
General
1 76 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 38 (16.67%) Finance
3 27 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.02%) Retail
5 10 (4.39%) Advertising
5 10 (4.39%) Front Office
5 10 (4.39%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (3.07%) Banking
7 6 (2.63%) Law
7 6 (2.63%) Public Sector
8 5 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.32%) Back Office
9 3 (1.32%) Military
9 3 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.88%) Marketing
11 1 (0.44%) Electronics
11 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (22.37%) Analyst
2 42 (18.42%) Test Analyst
3 35 (15.35%) Test Engineer
4 33 (14.47%) Tester
5 29 (12.72%) Developer
6 27 (11.84%) Software Tester
7 23 (10.09%) Automation Tester
8 12 (5.26%) Incident Manager
8 12 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
8 12 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.39%) Developer in Test
9 10 (4.39%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 10 (4.39%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 10 (4.39%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Senior Tester
11 8 (3.51%) Test Manager
12 7 (3.07%) Senior Automation Tester
12 7 (3.07%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.72%) .NET
2 26 (11.40%) Gherkin
3 24 (10.53%) REST
4 20 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (8.77%) HTML
5 16 (7.02%) CSS
6 15 (6.58%) RESTful
7 13 (5.70%) JSON
8 11 (4.82%) ASP.NET
9 10 (4.39%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.39%) Bulma
9 10 (4.39%) D3.js
9 10 (4.39%) Django
9 10 (4.39%) OLE
9 10 (4.39%) Vue.js
9 10 (4.39%) XML
10 8 (3.51%) Protocol Buffers
10 8 (3.51%) Spring
10 8 (3.51%) ZeroMQ
11 7 (3.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.33%) Virtual Team
2 10 (4.39%) Fixed Income
3 7 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.32%) User Experience
7 2 (0.88%) CMDB
7 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.88%) Life Science
8 1 (0.44%) AS400
8 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) IVR
8 1 (0.44%) LIMS
8 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.44%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.28%) Windows
2 12 (5.26%) Linux
3 7 (3.07%) Android
3 7 (3.07%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.88%) Unix
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (59.21%) Test Automation
2 128 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (34.21%) Software Testing
4 55 (24.12%) Scrum
5 54 (23.68%) Functional Testing
6 50 (21.93%) DevOps
7 46 (20.18%) Manual Testing
8 45 (19.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 44 (19.30%) Regression Testing
10 42 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (17.11%) Analytics
12 37 (16.23%) SDLC
13 35 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (14.91%) BDD
14 34 (14.91%) Integration Testing
15 33 (14.47%) Non-Functional Testing
16 32 (14.04%) Performance Testing
17 31 (13.60%) TDD
18 30 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
19 27 (11.84%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.39%) SQL
2 58 (25.44%) Java
3 49 (21.49%) C#
4 46 (20.18%) JavaScript
5 35 (15.35%) Python
6 10 (4.39%) C
6 10 (4.39%) R
7 7 (3.07%) VBScript
8 5 (2.19%) Ruby
9 4 (1.75%) PHP
10 3 (1.32%) Delphi
10 3 (1.32%) XPath
11 2 (0.88%) ABAP
11 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.44%) Go
12 1 (0.44%) Java 8
12 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (13.60%) ISTQB
1 31 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.77%) ISEB
4 14 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.82%) Degree
6 4 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.44%) CCNP
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.44%) MCSE
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (39.91%) QA
2 7 (3.07%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.88%) GxP
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) Docker
2 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.32%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.88%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.44%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.44%) SCCM
4 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (9.21%) Oracle
2 19 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.82%) Google
4 10 (4.39%) ION Trading
5 9 (3.95%) HP
6 7 (3.07%) SAP
7 6 (2.63%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.19%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.32%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.32%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.32%) Tradeweb
10 2 (0.88%) Calypso
10 2 (0.88%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.88%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.88%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.88%) Snow
11 1 (0.44%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.44%) Empirix
11 1 (0.44%) Juniper