Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
Hampshire > Basingstoke
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 53 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 24 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 3.42% 0.35% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 0.50% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 7
Basingstoke median daily rate £320 - £135
10th Percentile £127 - £124
90th Percentile £400 - £491
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +6.99% +0.14% -8.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -8.75% -1.23% +55.77%

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 601 403 373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 85.73% 71.08% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 201 202
Basingstoke median daily rate £375 £388 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -0.32% +7.99%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £185
90th Percentile £500 £545 £488
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 14
Basingstoke median hourly rate £25.00 £17.45 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.27% +13.50% -12.14%
10th Percentile £10.29 £12.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.75 £32.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.50 £38.00 £23.17
% change year-on-year -9.21% +64.04% -28.72%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Basingstoke

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Basingstoke

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Basingstoke over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Basingstoke

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Validation.

1 19 (79.17%) Motorola
2 16 (66.67%) Test Management
2 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 15 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 14 (58.33%) Test Scripting
5 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
6 12 (50.00%) Degree
6 12 (50.00%) HP
6 12 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 12 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (50.00%) LTE
6 12 (50.00%) 4G
6 12 (50.00%) Analytics
6 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (37.50%) Wireless
7 9 (37.50%) Test Planning
8 8 (33.33%) MVNO
8 8 (33.33%) Network Management
8 8 (33.33%) Ericsson
8 8 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (25.00%) Billing
9 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) Project Management
10 4 (16.67%) Service Management
11 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 3 (12.50%) HP UFT

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) 4G
1 12 (50.00%) LTE
2 9 (37.50%) Wireless
3 8 (33.33%) MVNO
4 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
1 3 (12.50%) SilkTest
General
1 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 6 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
1 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) BSS Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Provisioning Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) OSS Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Test Management
2 15 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 14 (58.33%) Test Scripting
4 12 (50.00%) Analytics
5 9 (37.50%) Test Planning
6 8 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (33.33%) Network Management
7 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) Service Management
9 3 (12.50%) DevOps
9 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Migration
9 3 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 3 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (8.33%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 12 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Motorola
2 12 (50.00%) HP
3 8 (33.33%) Ericsson
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) VMware