The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 67 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.56% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.39% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£278 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.74 £38.15 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +27.16%
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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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
736 519 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 82.42% 74.89% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 280 373
Average daily rate £388 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 3 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.86 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.97% +78.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.72 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Data Validation
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.11%) CCNP
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 2 (11.11%) SSL
1 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) QlikView
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Defect Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.11%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000
1 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
2 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Data Validation
3 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) Nessus
2 2 (11.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects