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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 76 87 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.12% 0.54% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.65% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 16
Median daily rate - £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
718 1225 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.77% 83.16% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 644 611
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.97 £19.02 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -33.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £41.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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
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 22 February 2017, 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 3 (25.00%) PostGIS
4 3 (25.00%) GIS
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Ansible
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) QGIS
4 3 (25.00%) Spatial Data
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) API Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database

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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) GIS
1 3 (25.00%) QGIS
1 3 (25.00%) Spatial Data
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (25.00%) PostGIS
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) XML Messaging
3 1 (8.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) API Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) VMware