The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 42 43 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.05% 0.70% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 0.90% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
Average daily rate
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£405 £110 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+268.18% -74.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £366 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
377 333 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 77.41% 77.62% 72.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 261 181
Average daily rate £450 £436 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +3.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £22.69 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.40% -27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £125.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (25.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) DataPower
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ISDN
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) OSPF
1 1 (8.33%) BGP
1 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (8.33%) Telnet
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) IPsec
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) Junos
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Training Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XSD
1 1 (8.33%) XSL
1 1 (8.33%) XSLT
1 1 (8.33%) WSDL
1 1 (8.33%) SAML
1 1 (8.33%) XACML
1 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) DataPower
2 1 (8.33%) Learning Management System
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) ISMS
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (8.33%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
2 1 (8.33%) IronPort
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) IBM