The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 96 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 25 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 1.72% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.17% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 36
Median daily rate £328 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £420 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
Validation
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1611 2263 2191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.39% 79.40% 77.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 1193 1228
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 23
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 11 £310 -9.35% 2
Renfrewshire -10 10 £325 +1.56%
Glasgow -6 1 £420 +34.93%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.23%) HP
3 16 (26.23%) Functional Testing
4 14 (22.95%) QA
5 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
6 12 (19.67%) Oracle
6 12 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
7 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
7 11 (18.03%) Defect Management
8 10 (16.39%) SDLC
8 10 (16.39%) Unix
9 9 (14.75%) XML
9 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
9 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
10 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
10 8 (13.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (13.11%) Gherkin
10 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
10 8 (13.11%) Ansible
10 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
10 8 (13.11%) API Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Workflow
10 8 (13.11%) XML Messaging
10 8 (13.11%) CRM
10 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (11.48%) MS Excel

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (6.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) Siemens NX
3 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) IaaS
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) DNS
1 3 (4.92%) SAN
2 2 (3.28%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.28%) LDAP
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) X.500
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.48%) GIS
2 7 (11.48%) QGIS
2 7 (11.48%) Spatial Data
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
2 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.48%) JIRA
4 4 (6.56%) HP UFT
4 4 (6.56%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.92%) Selenium
5 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
2 3 (4.92%) Electronics
2 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Local Government
3 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) QA Tester
3 8 (13.11%) Tester
4 7 (11.48%) Automation Tester
4 7 (11.48%) QA Automation Tester
5 5 (8.20%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Defect Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.28%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) QA Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Operations Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Senior Programme Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) XML
2 8 (13.11%) Gherkin
2 8 (13.11%) XML Messaging
3 7 (11.48%) PostGIS
4 2 (3.28%) Web Services
5 1 (1.64%) CGI
5 1 (1.64%) DHTML
5 1 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (1.64%) Itk
5 1 (1.64%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) XSL
5 1 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Clustering
2 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.92%) LIMS
5 2 (3.28%) PKI
5 2 (3.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.64%) User Experience
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Unix
2 6 (9.84%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) Functional Testing
3 11 (18.03%) Defect Management
4 10 (16.39%) SDLC
5 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.11%) API Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.11%) CRM
6 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
6 8 (13.11%) Workflow
7 7 (11.48%) Data Validation
7 7 (11.48%) ITIL
7 7 (11.48%) Migration
7 7 (11.48%) Test Management
8 5 (8.20%) BDD
8 5 (8.20%) Data Migration
8 5 (8.20%) User Stories
9 4 (6.56%) Application Virtualisation
9 4 (6.56%) Software Delivery
9 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) C
2 4 (6.56%) VBA
3 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.28%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) C-shell
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) Korn
4 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.64%) Perl
4 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.64%) Tcl
4 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.20%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) MCTS
5 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.28%) ISEB
5 2 (3.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.92%) GMP
4 2 (3.28%) ISO 9000
4 2 (3.28%) Solvency II
5 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) Samba
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (13.11%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) HP
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 12 (19.67%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) AppSense
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) CommVault
5 1 (1.64%) Dell
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) webMethods