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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 90 82 69
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 35 55 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.56% 1.68% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.05% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 24
Median daily rate £310 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £270 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £415 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £40.85 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.04% +6.42%
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
1850 2681 2236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.63% 81.84% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1400 1155
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £269 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 61 30
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +7 17 £350 - 3
Renfrewshire -13 5 £297 -14.11% 1
West Lothian - 3 £305 -
Glasgow +8 2 - -
Fife +3 2 £275 +20.87%
Aberdeen +2 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £405 -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 26 (29.89%) Finance
2 25 (28.74%) HP
3 24 (27.59%) SQL
4 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
6 16 (18.39%) QA
7 15 (17.24%) Business Analysis
8 14 (16.09%) Functional Testing
9 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
9 12 (13.79%) Unix
10 10 (11.49%) XML
10 10 (11.49%) Oracle
10 10 (11.49%) Change Management
10 10 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (11.49%) Degree
10 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (10.34%) Defect Management
11 9 (10.34%) Process Improvement
11 9 (10.34%) Service Management
11 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
12 8 (9.20%) SLA
12 8 (9.20%) ITIL
12 8 (9.20%) MS Office
12 8 (9.20%) Project Management
12 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (9.20%) JIRA
13 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
13 7 (8.05%) Banking
13 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
13 7 (8.05%) Data Validation

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 5 (5.75%) CMS
1 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.75%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (4.60%) Apache
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Office
2 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.45%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.15%) MS Project
5 1 (1.15%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.90%) SAN
3 5 (5.75%) DNS
3 5 (5.75%) WAN
4 4 (4.60%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.30%) SNMP
5 2 (2.30%) SSL
5 2 (2.30%) Wireless
6 1 (1.15%) HTTP
6 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.15%) LAN
6 1 (1.15%) LDAP
6 1 (1.15%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) GIS
2 4 (4.60%) QGIS
2 4 (4.60%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (9.20%) JIRA
2 5 (5.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.75%) HP UFT
2 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.60%) TestDirector
4 3 (3.45%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (3.45%) Selenium
4 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.15%) Subversion
5 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (29.89%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Banking
3 4 (4.60%) Electronics
3 4 (4.60%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Legal
5 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Analyst
2 10 (11.49%) Business Analyst
3 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.75%) Change Manager
4 5 (5.75%) Consultant
4 5 (5.75%) Finance Business Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Financial Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Financial Business Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) QA Tester
4 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Test Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Tester
5 4 (4.60%) Automation Tester
5 4 (4.60%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) Digital Business Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (4.60%) QA Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) XML
2 6 (6.90%) XML Messaging
3 5 (5.75%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.60%) CSS
4 4 (4.60%) PostGIS
5 3 (3.45%) HTML
5 3 (3.45%) SOAP
6 2 (2.30%) Itk
6 2 (2.30%) Web Services
6 2 (2.30%) XSL
6 2 (2.30%) XSLT
7 1 (1.15%) .NET
7 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.15%) DHTML
7 1 (1.15%) FreeMarker
7 1 (1.15%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.90%) User Experience
4 5 (5.75%) CMDB
4 5 (5.75%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.45%) Credit Risk
6 3 (3.45%) LIMS
6 3 (3.45%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.30%) Health Informatics
7 2 (2.30%) Informatics
8 1 (1.15%) Clustering
8 1 (1.15%) Economics
8 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.15%) PKI
8 1 (1.15%) Replication
8 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Unix
2 4 (4.60%) Linux
2 4 (4.60%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.45%) zOS
4 2 (2.30%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.24%) Business Analysis
3 14 (16.09%) Functional Testing
4 10 (11.49%) Change Management
5 9 (10.34%) Defect Management
5 9 (10.34%) Process Improvement
5 9 (10.34%) Service Management
6 8 (9.20%) ITIL
6 8 (9.20%) Project Management
6 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (8.05%) CRM
7 7 (8.05%) Data Validation
7 7 (8.05%) Migration
7 7 (8.05%) SDLC
7 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
7 7 (8.05%) Waterfall
7 7 (8.05%) Workflow
8 6 (6.90%) API Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.59%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) C
3 6 (6.90%) Java
4 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.75%) Korn
4 5 (5.75%) Perl
4 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.60%) C++
5 4 (4.60%) C-shell
5 4 (4.60%) VBA
6 3 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) AWK
7 1 (1.15%) C#
7 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.15%) sed
7 1 (1.15%) Tcl
7 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.49%) Degree
4 3 (3.45%) MCTS
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.45%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.45%) PMP
5 2 (2.30%) MCP
6 1 (1.15%) CCIE
6 1 (1.15%) CCNA
6 1 (1.15%) CCNP
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) HNC
6 1 (1.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.39%) QA
2 8 (9.20%) SLA
3 3 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.45%) GMP
3 3 (3.45%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.30%) ISO13485
5 1 (1.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) ACF2
1 4 (4.60%) Samba
2 3 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.75%) Ansible
3 4 (4.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.60%) SCCM
3 4 (4.60%) zSecure
4 1 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) HP
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle
3 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.75%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.45%) CA
5 3 (3.45%) Pega
6 2 (2.30%) Altiris
6 2 (2.30%) AppSense
6 2 (2.30%) NetApp
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) Cognos
7 1 (1.15%) CommVault
7 1 (1.15%) IBM
7 1 (1.15%) Murex
7 1 (1.15%) SAP
7 1 (1.15%) webMethods
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