The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 4 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 14.81% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£215 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £361
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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 Fife region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Fife
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
23 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 85.19% 64.86% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 12
Average daily rate £208 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.54% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £260 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £435 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 6
Average hourly rate £18.63 £29.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.77% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.73 £19.30 £22.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.53 £32.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Fife region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Fife

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Fife

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Fife region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline - 4 £215 -
Validation
Scotland

Validation
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Fife 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 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) VectorCAST
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) CAPA
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Fife 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) CAPA
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000