The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 44 48 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.63% 0.66% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 0.87% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £498 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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
375 344 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 76.37% 75.11% 65.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 238 141
Median daily rate £400 £408 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £483 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 29
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +5 6 £504 -1.70% 3
Cheltenham +4 2 £350 -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) zSecure
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
3 7 (36.84%) System Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
3 7 (36.84%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (36.84%) SDLC
3 7 (36.84%) V-Model
3 7 (36.84%) DV Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
3 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
3 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 6 (31.58%) DevOps
4 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
4 6 (31.58%) Service Management
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Mainframe
5 5 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (26.32%) ACF2
6 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (21.05%) Perl

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.26%) Avionics
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Integration Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) RACF Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Security Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Cost Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) RACF Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) RACF Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) RACF Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) RACF Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Security Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XForms
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) XSD
1 1 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (26.32%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Health Informatics
3 2 (10.53%) Informatics
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) zOS
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) Scrum
2 7 (36.84%) SDLC
2 7 (36.84%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (36.84%) System Testing
2 7 (36.84%) V-Model
2 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
3 6 (31.58%) DevOps
3 6 (31.58%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Perl
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) C
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) XPath
3 1 (5.26%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.26%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) ACF2
2 3 (15.79%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Rally