The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 55 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.05% 2.99% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 3.79% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£323 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £36.02 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
669 659 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 77.70% 78.83% 65.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 465 205
Average daily rate £390 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 6
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.02 £16.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 5 (31.25%) SQL
1 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) SysML
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) V-Model
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) HND
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) PowerCenter
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Rational Rose
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (6.25%) PVCS
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) AWS Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Informatica ETL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
2 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) SysML
2 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) V-Model
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Data Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) HND
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Informatica
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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Rate: £400 - £485 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: £1 - £25 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
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Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 24 days ago