The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 26 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.77% - 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% - 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
Validation
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
187 143 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 82.74% 85.12% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 86 48
Median daily rate £325 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £295 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -38.63%
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 Staffordshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Stafford - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 £275 -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Case Management
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) QMS
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (20.00%) wxPython
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ETL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Extranet
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Case Management
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) QMS
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) IEC 61508