The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 25 44 61
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +17
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.22% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.18% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £463 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Validation
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
193 274 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 81.43% 74.86% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 168 294
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 10
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.10 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £55.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Bath - 10 £463 -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (17.65%) User Experience
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Legal
5 2 (11.76%) CMS
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) MFC
5 2 (11.76%) SOAP
5 2 (11.76%) STL
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
5 2 (11.76%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 1 (5.88%) Multithreading

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Test Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) CRM Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Web Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) MFC
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
1 2 (11.76%) STL
1 2 (11.76%) WCF
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Test Management
3 2 (11.76%) UML
3 2 (11.76%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C++
1 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore