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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 38 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.44% 0.64% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.87% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £220 - £131
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 - £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £38.00 £37.39
% change year-on-year -14.47% +1.63%  

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 222 231 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 79.86% 73.57% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 122 75
Median daily rate £370 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.45 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.26% -54.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £14.13 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £82.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Basingstoke

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Basingstoke over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Basingstoke

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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 23 April 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 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) SilkTest
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) MVNO
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery

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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 2 (33.33%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) SilkTest
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Motorola
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow