The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank - 59 62
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire - 0.88% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.10% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
Validation
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
536 456 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 86.59% 80.14% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 332 454
Median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 30
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.18% +182.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £137.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 13 (92.86%) Java
1 13 (92.86%) SQL
1 13 (92.86%) JUnit
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (92.86%) Maven
1 13 (92.86%) JIRA
1 13 (92.86%) Performance Testing
1 13 (92.86%) Data Validation
2 12 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (85.71%) Confluence
2 12 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 12 (85.71%) API Testing
2 12 (85.71%) QA
2 12 (85.71%) Web Services
3 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
3 11 (78.57%) Scrum
3 11 (78.57%) Kanban
4 10 (71.43%) Test Planning
4 10 (71.43%) SoapUI
4 10 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (71.43%) Process Improvement
4 10 (71.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (71.43%) Talend
4 10 (71.43%) Time Management
4 10 (71.43%) Talend Open Studio
4 10 (71.43%) Product Management
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (71.43%) Degree
4 10 (71.43%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 12 (85.71%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) JIRA
1 13 (92.86%) JUnit
1 13 (92.86%) Maven
2 12 (85.71%) Jenkins
3 10 (71.43%) SoapUI
3 10 (71.43%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (7.14%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (35.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
6 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Validation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) Web Services
2 10 (71.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (92.86%) Data Validation
1 13 (92.86%) Performance Testing
2 12 (85.71%) API Testing
2 12 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) Kanban
3 11 (78.57%) Scrum
4 10 (71.43%) Change Management
4 10 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (71.43%) Process Improvement
4 10 (71.43%) Product Management
4 10 (71.43%) Project Management
4 10 (71.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (71.43%) Test Planning
4 10 (71.43%) Time Management
5 9 (64.29%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (64.29%) IT Audit
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
1 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Talend