The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 65 84 67
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.20% 0.66% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.80% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 17
Median daily rate £310 £342 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £488 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
Validation
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
735 1248 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.24% 82.16% 76.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 615 623
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.39% -13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.96 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Validation.

1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
4 8 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 8 (28.57%) Ansible
4 8 (28.57%) QA
5 7 (25.00%) JIRA
5 7 (25.00%) Data Validation
5 7 (25.00%) GIS
5 7 (25.00%) Migration
5 7 (25.00%) QGIS
5 7 (25.00%) Spatial Data
5 7 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (25.00%) PostGIS
6 5 (17.86%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) HP
6 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
6 5 (17.86%) User Stories
6 5 (17.86%) Data Quality
6 5 (17.86%) BDD
6 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 4 (14.29%) API Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 4 (14.29%) Waterfall

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) SAS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) IaaS
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) GIS
1 7 (25.00%) QGIS
1 7 (25.00%) Spatial Data
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) Selenium
4 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) QA Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 7 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) MATLAB Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Solvency II Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 7 (25.00%) PostGIS
3 4 (14.29%) XML
3 4 (14.29%) XML Messaging
4 1 (3.57%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) LIMS
3 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (25.00%) Data Validation
3 7 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (17.86%) BDD
4 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
4 5 (17.86%) SDLC
4 5 (17.86%) User Stories
5 4 (14.29%) API Testing
5 4 (14.29%) CRM
5 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 5 (17.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (10.71%) GMP
4 2 (7.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Ansible
2 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) VMware