The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Hampshire / Basingstoke
Rank 24 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.90% 3.36% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 4.10% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £314 £520 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.61% +18.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £31.47
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +31.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
153 195 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 72.86% 81.93% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 110 73
Median daily rate £320 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Median hourly rate £16.50 £82.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +135.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £82.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Basingstoke region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Basingstoke region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) SilkTest
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (40.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) MVNO
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) SilkTest
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Motorola
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow