The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 27 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 3.21% 2.71% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 3.90% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
Validation
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
229 231 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 81.79% 69.58% 78.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 122 111
Average daily rate £400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.79 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.03% +1.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warwick - 4 £400 -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 12 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (60.00%) Automotive
3 8 (53.33%) Change Management
4 6 (40.00%) Electronics
4 6 (40.00%) MS Office
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 5 (33.33%) Data Quality
5 5 (33.33%) CAN bus
5 5 (33.33%) Factor Analysis
5 5 (33.33%) Migration
5 5 (33.33%) Subversion
5 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (26.67%) Aerospace
6 4 (26.67%) MATLAB
6 4 (26.67%) Simulink
6 4 (26.67%) Stateflow
6 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
6 4 (26.67%) TargetLink
6 4 (26.67%) JIRA
6 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (26.67%) FlexRay
6 4 (26.67%) MISRA
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) ISO26262

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 12 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 6 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Simulink
3 4 (26.67%) Stateflow
3 4 (26.67%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (60.00%) Automotive
2 6 (40.00%) Electronics
3 4 (26.67%) Aerospace
3 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) CAN bus
2 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Change Management
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 5 (33.33%) Factor Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (20.00%) Data Mapping
5 3 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
5 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) SysML
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) MATLAB
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) C
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 4 (26.67%) MISRA
3 3 (20.00%) IEC 61508
3 3 (20.00%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
1 3 (20.00%) MathWorks
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Concur
2 2 (13.33%) PTC
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle