The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 10 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.57% 6.67% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 8.33% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £293 £438 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.14% +36.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £342 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.57% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +35.17%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
50 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 89.29% 80.00% 61.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 14
Median daily rate £338 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 20 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) Data Validation
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
1 2 (50.00%) QlikView
1 2 (50.00%) Scorecard
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Calabash
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) CMDB
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) QlikView
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Appium
1 1 (25.00%) Calabash
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Process Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) CMDB
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Validation
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Scorecard
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin