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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 10 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 8.16% 2.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.81% 2.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Validation
Hertfordshire

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
27 77 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 55.10% 82.80% 60.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 33 9
Median daily rate £300 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £375 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £580 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Median hourly rate £49.75 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.47% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (66.67%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) MISRA C
2 3 (50.00%) MISRA
3 2 (33.33%) Cygwin
3 2 (33.33%) GCC
3 2 (33.33%) Doxygen
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Emacs
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) FMCG
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (16.67%) ECSS
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) Python

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 2 (33.33%) Doxygen
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Emacs
1 2 (33.33%) GCC
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Validation Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Author
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Verification Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
2 1 (16.67%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (16.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) IC Design
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) MISRA
1 3 (50.00%) MISRA C
2 1 (16.67%) ECSS
2 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft