The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 50 39 52
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.04% 1.40% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.97% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£310 £520 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +65.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +21.11%
Validation
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
352 254 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.33% 70.95% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 130 169
Average daily rate £400 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 25
Average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.48 £25.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cirencester - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Multicast
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Iperf
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) RTP
2 2 (25.00%) Telnet
2 2 (25.00%) FTP
2 2 (25.00%) Informatica
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) Multicast
2 2 (25.00%) FTP
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) RTP
2 2 (25.00%) Telnet
3 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Intranet
3 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) OBIEE Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCIA
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) CCA
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCEA
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Iperf
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix