The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 24 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 82 60
Rank change year-on-year +24 -22  
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.85% 1.19% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.39% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 20
Median daily rate £500 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £305 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £620 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 997 1148 1196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.64% 85.23% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 629 636
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -54.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Validation.

1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Workflow
3 9 (39.13%) ERP
3 9 (39.13%) Unit4 Business World
4 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Integration Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
5 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (30.43%) SDLC
5 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Migration
5 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (26.09%) Data Migration
6 6 (26.09%) Local Government
7 5 (21.74%) Analytics
7 5 (21.74%) E-Procurement
7 5 (21.74%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) Legal
8 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
9 3 (13.04%) Google Analytics
9 3 (13.04%) General Ledger
9 3 (13.04%) Google
9 3 (13.04%) Data Conversion
9 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) Banking
9 3 (13.04%) C
9 3 (13.04%) Wireframes
9 3 (13.04%) Virtual Team
10 2 (8.70%) User Experience

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (4.35%) SAS
Business Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Ant
1 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
1 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.35%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Local Government
3 4 (17.39%) Legal
4 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 3 (13.04%) General Ledger
5 2 (8.70%) Retail
6 1 (4.35%) Law
6 1 (4.35%) Marketing
6 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Consultant
2 8 (34.78%) Implementation Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Business Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Procurement Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Agresso Implementation Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) User Researcher
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Verification Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Verification Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) User Experience Researcher
5 2 (8.70%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Credit Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Fraud Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Workflow
2 9 (39.13%) ERP
3 8 (34.78%) Integration Testing
3 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
4 7 (30.43%) SDLC
4 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Data Migration
5 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (21.74%) Analytics
6 5 (21.74%) E-Procurement
7 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
8 3 (13.04%) Data Conversion
8 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.04%) Wireframes
9 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C
2 1 (4.35%) COBOL
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) IFRS
1 2 (8.70%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Google
2 2 (8.70%) IFS
3 1 (4.35%) Facebook
3 1 (4.35%) Micro Focus
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter
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