The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 36 37 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.15% 2.26% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 2.72% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £435 £325 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.69% +261.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.38 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.04%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 301 294 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 86.25% 83.05% 75.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 194 127
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Coventry

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Coventry

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) QlikView
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Billing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Python

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry 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%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Business Development Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Business Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Service Design Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
2 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com