The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 32 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.78% - 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% - 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% -
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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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
350 132 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.78% 65.67% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 74 105
Average daily rate £400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 12
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £20.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +73.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) ISEB
2 11 (44.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (44.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (36.00%) TDD
4 9 (36.00%) V-Model
4 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (36.00%) Selenium
4 9 (36.00%) Eclipse
4 9 (36.00%) Linux
4 9 (36.00%) Java
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) HND
4 9 (36.00%) Test Planning
4 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
4 9 (36.00%) BDD
5 7 (28.00%) AppSense
5 7 (28.00%) XenApp
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (28.00%) Citrix
6 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
8 4 (16.00%) Statistics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) FTP
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (8.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
1 9 (36.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (12.00%) Toad
2 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Applications Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (36.00%) TDD
3 9 (36.00%) V-Model
3 9 (36.00%) Test Planning
3 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (36.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) ISEB
1 11 (44.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (36.00%) HND
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) XenApp
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) AppSense
1 7 (28.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft