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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 31 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leatherhead 2.47% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.74% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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
122 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leatherhead 75.31% 65.28% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 37 15
Average daily rate £440 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) XML Messaging
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Management
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (83.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Use Case
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Cyber Attack

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leatherhead by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) ATM
2 1 (16.67%) IKE
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Traffic Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) XML Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) SOAP
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) XML Messaging
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Defect Management
1 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Management
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle