The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 17 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.70% 2.50% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 3.85% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£280 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
61 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 82.43% 65.00% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 7 20
Average daily rate £310 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Validation
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Servlets
1 2 (66.67%) Struts
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) Sun
1 2 (66.67%) Sun Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) NHS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Servlets
1 2 (66.67%) Struts
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Sun Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Sun