The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 30 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.94% - 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% - 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.33%
Validation
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 179 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 76.36% 79.20% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 137 97
Average daily rate £402 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £19.90 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 5 £475 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 2 (20.00%) NHS
1 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
1 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) GoldenSource
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) OLAP
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Engagement Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) GoldenSource