The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 50 68 48
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.97% 0.46% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.56% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Median daily rate £363 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £340 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £414 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £36.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% +5.00%
Validation
Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
421 532 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.75% 81.35% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 401 316
Median daily rate £400 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £9.60 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Validation
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 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
Cardiff +19 3 £325 -10.34%
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (35.71%) Migration
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) QA
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) CMDB
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) V-Model
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) ISEB
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Change Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) ArcSight Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) IT Change Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SOA Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SOA Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) ArcObjects
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Life Science
3 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) V-Model
5 1 (7.14%) Human Factors
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle