The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire 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 13 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 5.88% - 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.82% - 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£210 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.33%
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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 Worcestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
68 64 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 66.67% 83.12% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 38 25
Average daily rate £375 £340 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £153 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £55.75 £32.20
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 Worcestershire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Worcestershire 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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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
Worcester - 4 £175 -
Malvern - 1 - -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 (62.50%) SAP
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Time Management
2 4 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Time Management
2 4 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft