The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leatherhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 37 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leatherhead 2.78% 2.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
Validation
Surrey

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leatherhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
156 54 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leatherhead 86.67% 66.67% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 41 31
Average daily rate £450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leatherhead

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Leatherhead

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leatherhead

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leatherhead 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 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) SOAP
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) XML
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (88.89%) XML Messaging
2 8 (88.89%) HP
2 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 8 (88.89%) Use Case
2 8 (88.89%) Security Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Management
2 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (88.89%) SoapUI
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 8 (88.89%) Defect Management
3 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
3 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
4 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (11.11%) VPN
7 1 (11.11%) IPsec
7 1 (11.11%) ATM
7 1 (11.11%) LAN

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leatherhead by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leatherhead 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 8 (88.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) IKE
2 1 (11.11%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) XML Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Messaging Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Integration Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Traffic Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) SOAP
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
1 8 (88.89%) XML
1 8 (88.89%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Defect Management
1 8 (88.89%) Security Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Test Management
1 8 (88.89%) Use Case
2 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
2 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) HP
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle