Period
to 26 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 March 2019 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 74 80
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6 -25
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.10% 1.83% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.22% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 10
Bristol median daily rate £420 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.99% -0.94% -10.61%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £260
90th Percentile £550 £450 £514
South West median daily rate £400 £404 £415
% change year-on-year -1.03% -2.61% -7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -38.46% +73.33%
10th Percentile £42.50 £37.50 £45.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.50 £77.50
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -1.25%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,686 1,486 1,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.68% 82.60% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 982 899
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £297 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £544
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 33 41
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -50.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.29 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.10 £47.25 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -22.08% -3.75%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Bristol

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Bristol

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Bristol over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Bristol

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Validation.

1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) RESTful
4 7 (31.82%) Java
5 6 (27.27%) MATLAB
5 6 (27.27%) Selenium
5 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 6 (27.27%) Decision-Making
6 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) SDET
6 5 (22.73%) Taurus
6 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
6 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
6 5 (22.73%) JMeter
6 5 (22.73%) OOP
6 5 (22.73%) OO
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) Fortran
7 4 (18.18%) C
7 4 (18.18%) Simulink
7 4 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
7 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
7 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Image Processing
7 4 (18.18%) Pattern Recognition

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Simulink
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.64%) npm
2 1 (4.55%) Boomi
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) GIS
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
1 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 5 (22.73%) JMeter
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (13.64%) Redmine
4 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.55%) JUnit
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) TestNG
5 1 (4.55%) WATIR
General
1 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Algorithm Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Development Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) RESTful
2 5 (22.73%) Taurus
3 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
4 3 (13.64%) Middleware
4 3 (13.64%) Node.js
4 3 (13.64%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) CMDB
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Decision-Making
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
5 5 (22.73%) OO
5 5 (22.73%) OOP
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) SDET
6 4 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Image Processing
6 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Pattern Recognition
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Data Validation
7 3 (13.64%) Planning Poker
7 3 (13.64%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) MATLAB
3 4 (18.18%) C
3 4 (18.18%) Fortran
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ARP4754
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Section 508
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Ansible
1 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) IBM
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Dell
2 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm