The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 45 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.33% 1.74% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.20% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Median daily rate £438 £424 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Validation
Oxfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
272 273 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.30% 79.36% 68.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 234 77
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £45.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.22% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £45.00 £23.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) JUnit
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Maven
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) JIRA
2 8 (88.89%) Kanban
2 8 (88.89%) Data Validation
2 8 (88.89%) Confluence
3 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
3 7 (77.78%) Talend Open Studio
3 7 (77.78%) Product Management
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
3 7 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (77.78%) Time Management
3 7 (77.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (77.78%) Process Improvement
3 7 (77.78%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (77.78%) Talend
3 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
3 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
3 7 (77.78%) API Testing
3 7 (77.78%) Degree
3 7 (77.78%) SOAP
3 7 (77.78%) Web Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 8 (88.89%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) JIRA
1 8 (88.89%) JUnit
1 8 (88.89%) Maven
2 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
2 7 (77.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Java Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) SOAP
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Data Validation
1 8 (88.89%) Kanban
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) API Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Change Management
2 7 (77.78%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (77.78%) Process Improvement
2 7 (77.78%) Product Management
2 7 (77.78%) Project Management
2 7 (77.78%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
2 7 (77.78%) Time Management
3 6 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (66.67%) IT Audit
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Talend