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 27 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £31.47
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +31.87%

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
128 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 72.73% 80.71% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 83 74
Median daily rate £345 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.52% +23.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Electronics
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Coverity
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Profibus
2 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) Simulink

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripter
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) Coverity