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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 61 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.14% 2.10% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 2.68% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £36.02 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.63
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +23.42%
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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
675 710 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 77.05% 78.63% 67.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 486 264
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 11
Average hourly rate £37.74 £33.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.13 £18.00 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) HND
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) SysML
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (25.00%) V-Model
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (18.75%) BDD
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) UML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Open Workbench
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (12.50%) Rational Rose
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (6.25%) PVCS
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) AWS Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Office Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) SysML
2 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) V-Model
2 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (18.75%) BDD
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) HND
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) Ariba
1 1 (6.25%) Informatica