Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 21 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 114 95
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.06% 1.13% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.38% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 33
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £318 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.73% +15.45% -3.08%
10th Percentile £320 £140 £160
90th Percentile £525 £377 £425
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £70.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2675 2688 2485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.13% 82.18% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1702 1703 1574
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 68 83
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +1.25%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.75 £40.20
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in the East Midlands

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the East Midlands

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the East Midlands

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -3 6 £475 +68.14% 2
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £450 +71.43%
Derbyshire -8 4 £488 +54.76% 1
Northamptonshire -2 3 £438 +29.63% 2
Lincolnshire -4 1 £463 +5.71%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Scrum
3 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (26.47%) Business Analysis
5 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.59%) QA
6 7 (20.59%) User Stories
6 7 (20.59%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Selenium
7 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
8 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Retail
8 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.71%) Finance
8 5 (14.71%) Java
8 5 (14.71%) SQL
8 5 (14.71%) Windows
8 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
8 5 (14.71%) User Experience
9 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (11.76%) git-flow
9 4 (11.76%) DevOps
9 4 (11.76%) TestRail
9 4 (11.76%) Python
9 4 (11.76%) Toad
9 4 (11.76%) Aerospace
9 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Test Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) NAS
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
1 1 (2.94%) VSAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Big Data
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) git-flow
2 4 (11.76%) TestRail
2 4 (11.76%) Toad
3 3 (8.82%) Protractor
4 2 (5.88%) Axure RP
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) JMeter
4 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Aerospace
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Leader
3 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Agile Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Deeplearning4j
2 1 (2.94%) MXNet
2 1 (2.94%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (2.94%) TensorFlow
2 1 (2.94%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.94%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Scrum
3 9 (26.47%) Business Analysis
4 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.59%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (20.59%) User Stories
6 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.76%) DevOps
7 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum-ban
7 4 (11.76%) Test Management
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (8.82%) Data Engineering
8 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
8 3 (8.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Java
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Python
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) R
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) SAP
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) VMware