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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 51 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 24 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.40% 1.83% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.64% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 13
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 £299 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £410 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -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 £32.25 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.34% +7.57%
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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
736 416 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.75% 69.22% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 300 370
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 38
Average hourly rate £47.50 £29.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.66% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 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 22 October 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (27.45%) Software Engineering
4 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 10 (19.61%) MySQL
5 10 (19.61%) Scrum
6 9 (17.65%) Migration
6 9 (17.65%) Requirements Management
6 9 (17.65%) Java
6 9 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 9 (17.65%) ISEB
6 9 (17.65%) Selenium
6 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 8 (15.69%) V-Model
7 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
7 8 (15.69%) Waterfall
7 8 (15.69%) Test Planning
7 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
8 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
8 7 (13.73%) HND
8 7 (13.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (13.73%) Reference Data
8 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
8 7 (13.73%) Information Assurance
9 6 (11.76%) Information Architecture
9 6 (11.76%) Data Validation
9 6 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (11.76%) UML
9 6 (11.76%) MS Visio

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Towers Watson Igloo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) LTE
1 2 (3.92%) GPRS
1 2 (3.92%) GSM
1 2 (3.92%) UMTS
2 1 (1.96%) 2G
2 1 (1.96%) IPsec
2 1 (1.96%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.96%) DHCP
2 1 (1.96%) 3G
2 1 (1.96%) UTRAN
2 1 (1.96%) 4G
2 1 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) MySQL
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Selenium
2 6 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.88%) Subversion
4 3 (5.88%) JIRA
4 3 (5.88%) PVCS
4 3 (5.88%) JUnit
4 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.96%) Toad
6 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.96%) Behat
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Developer
3 7 (13.73%) Senior Test Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Information Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Information Assurance Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Excel Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Hybris Developer
8 2 (3.92%) SCADA Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Data Migration Manager
8 2 (3.92%) IT Technician
8 2 (3.92%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) XML
2 4 (7.84%) XSD
2 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.88%) Ajax
3 3 (5.88%) Spring
3 3 (5.88%) Spring MVC
3 3 (5.88%) Middleware
3 3 (5.88%) CSS
3 3 (5.88%) JSP
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) XUL
4 1 (1.96%) XSL
4 1 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Reference Data
2 6 (11.76%) Replication
2 6 (11.76%) CESG
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) SCADA
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) UNIX
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) Software Engineering
3 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 10 (19.61%) Scrum
5 9 (17.65%) Migration
5 9 (17.65%) Requirements Management
5 9 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 8 (15.69%) V-Model
6 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
6 8 (15.69%) Waterfall
6 8 (15.69%) Test Planning
6 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
7 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
7 7 (13.73%) Information Assurance
8 6 (11.76%) Information Architecture
8 6 (11.76%) Data Validation
8 6 (11.76%) UML
8 6 (11.76%) SysML
9 5 (9.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) VBA
3 4 (7.84%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.92%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ISEB
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) HND
2 7 (13.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) IBM
2 5 (9.80%) Casewise
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) hybris
5 1 (1.96%) Huawei
5 1 (1.96%) BT
5 1 (1.96%) Anite
5 1 (1.96%) Informatica
5 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks