The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 59 40 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.76% 3.08% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 4.13% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% +3.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +26.00%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
645 775 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.77% 74.52% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 392 255
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 17
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.55 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) 3G
4 7 (29.17%) LTE
4 7 (29.17%) Test Planning
5 6 (25.00%) 4G
5 6 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (20.83%) C
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) ISEB
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) Replication
7 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) VoLTE
8 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.50%) Finance
8 3 (12.50%) Legal
8 3 (12.50%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (12.50%) UNIX
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) MCSE

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (12.50%) Lync
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) 3G
1 7 (29.17%) LTE
2 6 (25.00%) 4G
3 4 (16.67%) VoLTE
4 3 (12.50%) PBX
4 3 (12.50%) SMS
4 3 (12.50%) SNMP
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.33%) SSH
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) DNS
5 2 (8.33%) VoIP
5 2 (8.33%) RIP
5 2 (8.33%) MPLS
5 2 (8.33%) OSPF
5 2 (8.33%) BGP
5 2 (8.33%) DOCSIS
5 2 (8.33%) Telnet
5 2 (8.33%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Junior
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Replication
3 3 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (8.33%) STB
4 2 (8.33%) IPTV
4 2 (8.33%) MPEG
4 2 (8.33%) Streaming Video
4 2 (8.33%) DTV
4 2 (8.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Project Management
2 7 (29.17%) Test Planning
3 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) V-Model
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Video Processing
7 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) HND
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.17%) GCP
2 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Avaya
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Apple
4 2 (8.33%) Tektronix
4 2 (8.33%) Adobe
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.17%) Informatica
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia
5 1 (4.17%) Siemens
5 1 (4.17%) Huawei
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