The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 28 March 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 39 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7  
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.78% 5.48% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 6.35% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 4
Median daily rate £338 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £446 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year -2.64% +6.33%  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 292 362 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.65% 86.19% 79.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 259 150
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cardiff over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Cardiff

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Ingres
3 1 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (12.50%) GAMP

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Ingres
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Project Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Project Support Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (12.50%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
2 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (12.50%) Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) Information Governance
2 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (12.50%) GAMP
1 1 (12.50%) GxP
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft