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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 35 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.61% 1.80% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 2.34% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £342 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.09% -  
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 £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  

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 288 214 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 87.80% 76.98% 82.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 651 699
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £213 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 11 18
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.75 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £37.50 £23.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cardiff

Validation
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

Validation
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 June 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 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports

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 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Ingres
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) NHS Test Manager
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%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Health Informatics
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle