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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 64 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.81% 0.69% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.88% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.98% +13.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £235 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £385 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £371 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +18.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +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
657 680 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.22% 78.61% 70.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 473 297
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 14
Average hourly rate £41.00 £25.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.00% +80.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.28 £31.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (29.17%) ISEB
4 7 (29.17%) V-Model
4 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
4 7 (29.17%) Selenium
4 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
4 7 (29.17%) Test Planning
5 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (25.00%) HND
5 6 (25.00%) Windows
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle
6 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
7 4 (16.67%) PVCS
7 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
7 4 (16.67%) Middleware
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Open Workbench
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) 4G
1 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (4.17%) LTE
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) IPsec
1 1 (4.17%) 3G
1 1 (4.17%) UTRAN
1 1 (4.17%) 2G
1 1 (4.17%) GPRS
1 1 (4.17%) GSM
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) UMTS
1 1 (4.17%) WCDMA
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.33%) MS Access
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
4 4 (16.67%) PVCS
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (4.17%) Behat
6 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SCADA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Agile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Office Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Actuary
5 1 (4.17%) DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.17%) XUL
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XSD
2 1 (4.17%) XSL
2 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) SCADA
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) V-Model
3 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
3 7 (29.17%) Test Planning
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.67%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Data Validation
6 2 (8.33%) Finite Element Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (4.17%) Line Management
7 1 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) C
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (25.00%) HND
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (4.17%) Huawei
3 1 (4.17%) BT
3 1 (4.17%) Ariba
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica
3 1 (4.17%) Anite
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
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