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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 32 50 39
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.14% 1.35% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.28% 1.90% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Average daily rate £330 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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
360 368 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 78.43% 71.18% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 224 97
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £306 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 17
Average hourly rate £39.27 £40.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +196.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tewkesbury - 8 £303 -
Cheltenham +7 3 £475 +18.75% 2
Gloucester - 3 £375 -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
4 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) V-Model
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 4 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) System Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 4 (17.39%) Finance
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) UML
6 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) DO-178B
6 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (13.04%) Avionics
7 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) ACF2
7 2 (8.70%) zSecure
7 2 (8.70%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Avionics
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Hardware Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Test Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Cost Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) OBIEE Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Software Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Qt
1 1 (4.35%) XForms
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) XSD
1 1 (4.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) SDLC
2 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (17.39%) System Testing
2 4 (17.39%) V-Model
2 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.04%) UML
4 2 (8.70%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) XPath
2 1 (4.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.35%) Basel II
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Informatica
2 1 (4.35%) Rally
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