The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 66 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.73% 2.33% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.91% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 6
Median daily rate £400 £358 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £405 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 £19.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.89 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+7.22% +28.00%
Validation
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
682 549 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 84.41% 79.80% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 426 376
Median daily rate £433 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.48 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.69% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £52.03 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Wales region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +1 11 £390 +9.09%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
1 5 (23.81%) CA
1 5 (23.81%) ERwin
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (23.81%) QA
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Reverse Engineering
1 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
1 5 (23.81%) Logical Data Model
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (14.29%) GAMP
3 3 (14.29%) GxP
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) UML
3 3 (14.29%) Use Case
4 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Test Management
4 2 (9.52%) QMS
4 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
4 2 (9.52%) CMDB

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 (4.76%) Confluence
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) ERwin
2 2 (9.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Data Modeller
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Validation Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Change Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.76%) IT Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) W3C
2 1 (4.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
1 5 (23.81%) Logical Data Model
1 5 (23.81%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
3 3 (14.29%) UML
3 3 (14.29%) Use Case
4 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
4 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) QMS
4 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Test Management
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) GAMP
2 3 (14.29%) GxP
3 1 (4.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) CA
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian