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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 55 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.24% 1.47% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.13% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £309 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.61% -4.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +6.57%
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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
722 422 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.67% 68.73% 67.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 303 370
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 37
Average hourly rate £47.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.12% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) SQL
3 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
6 9 (19.15%) MySQL
6 9 (19.15%) Migration
7 8 (17.02%) Scrum
7 8 (17.02%) Java
7 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
7 8 (17.02%) ISEB
7 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
7 8 (17.02%) Selenium
8 7 (14.89%) Reference Data
8 7 (14.89%) V-Model
8 7 (14.89%) Information Assurance
8 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.89%) Test Planning
8 7 (14.89%) TOGAF
8 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Requirements Management
9 6 (12.77%) SysML
9 6 (12.77%) CESG
9 6 (12.77%) Replication
9 6 (12.77%) MS Visio
9 6 (12.77%) HND
9 6 (12.77%) UML
9 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (12.77%) Information Architecture
9 6 (12.77%) Rational DOORS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) GPRS
1 2 (4.26%) GSM
1 2 (4.26%) UMTS
1 2 (4.26%) LTE
2 1 (2.13%) 4G
2 1 (2.13%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.13%) WCDMA
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) 3G
2 1 (2.13%) UTRAN
2 1 (2.13%) IPsec
2 1 (2.13%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Selenium
2 6 (12.77%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.38%) PVCS
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (4.26%) JUnit
5 2 (4.26%) Subversion
5 2 (4.26%) JIRA
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.13%) Behat
6 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.13%) Toad
6 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
1 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Military
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Test Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Information Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Information Assurance Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Excel Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Data Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Data Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.38%) XML
2 3 (6.38%) XSD
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) Spring
3 2 (4.26%) Ajax
3 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
3 2 (4.26%) jQuery
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) JSP
4 1 (2.13%) XSL
4 1 (2.13%) XSLT
4 1 (2.13%) XUL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Reference Data
2 6 (12.77%) Replication
2 6 (12.77%) CESG
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.26%) SCADA
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
3 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 9 (19.15%) Migration
5 8 (17.02%) Scrum
5 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
6 7 (14.89%) TOGAF
6 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Requirements Management
6 7 (14.89%) V-Model
6 7 (14.89%) Information Assurance
6 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
6 7 (14.89%) Test Planning
7 6 (12.77%) Information Architecture
7 6 (12.77%) SysML
7 6 (12.77%) Integration Testing
7 6 (12.77%) UML
8 5 (10.64%) Change Management
8 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
8 5 (10.64%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.38%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) VBA
4 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) ISEB
3 6 (12.77%) HND
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) IBM
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
1 5 (10.64%) Casewise
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) hybris
4 1 (2.13%) Huawei
4 1 (2.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Informatica
4 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.13%) BT
4 1 (2.13%) Anite
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