The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 44 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.49% 0.90% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 1.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £365 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +13.28%
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
519 420 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 71.78% 75.95% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 251 174
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 12
Average hourly rate £15.25 £33.34 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.25% +108.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.25 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £105.00 £20.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales +10 15 £400 -5.88%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
3 11 (34.38%) Migration
3 11 (34.38%) QA
4 10 (31.25%) Data Migration
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (28.13%) Degree
6 8 (25.00%) Data Management
6 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 7 (21.88%) MS Office
7 7 (21.88%) ISEB
7 7 (21.88%) Scrum
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
9 5 (15.63%) Software Deployment
9 5 (15.63%) ISO 9000
9 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
9 5 (15.63%) XML
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (15.63%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
10 4 (12.50%) Casewise
10 4 (12.50%) Data Validation

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.88%) MS Office
3 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.38%) QlikView
3 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.38%) SAP BW
4 2 (6.25%) SQLPlus
4 2 (6.25%) DB2
5 1 (3.13%) MS Access
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Subversion
1 3 (9.38%) Selenium
1 3 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (9.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.25%) Toad
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.13%) Advertising
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) IT Support
3 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
3 3 (9.38%) QlikView Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Quality Manager
3 3 (9.38%) QA Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Tester
4 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) Ajax
2 1 (3.13%) Java EE
2 1 (3.13%) RESTful
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) PMI
4 1 (3.13%) GIS
4 1 (3.13%) Taxonomies
4 1 (3.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Migration
3 10 (31.25%) Data Migration
4 8 (25.00%) Data Management
4 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 5 (15.63%) Data Cleansing
6 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.63%) Software Deployment
7 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 4 (12.50%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.50%) Data Validation
7 4 (12.50%) Data Mapping
7 4 (12.50%) V-Model
7 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) ISEB
3 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (9.38%) PMI Certification
4 3 (9.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
2 5 (15.63%) ISO 9000
2 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
3 4 (12.50%) GxP
4 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 4 (12.50%) Casewise
4 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) Informatica
6 1 (3.13%) Business Objects