The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage 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
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
Rank 12 2 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 2.99% 20.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 28.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £430 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -
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 Stevenage region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 67.16% 72.22% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 4
Median daily rate £300 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £365 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £522 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 2
Median hourly rate £45.71 £42.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £22.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £36.50
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 Stevenage

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) HL7
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (25.00%) Redmine
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Database Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Validation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Verification Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Validation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft