The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 38 37 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14  
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.11% 3.36% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 4.46% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Median daily rate £475 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +45.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.75 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.31% +9.42%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 281 336 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 84.89% 75.34% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 167 209
Median daily rate £404 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 20
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.20 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Gloucestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Gloucestershire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +2 1 - - 1
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

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

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
3 10 (71.43%) Integration Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 10 (71.43%) C
3 10 (71.43%) Linux
4 9 (64.29%) Perl
4 9 (64.29%) Python
4 9 (64.29%) Scrum
4 9 (64.29%) System Testing
4 9 (64.29%) DV Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) Selenium
4 9 (64.29%) Risk Analysis
4 9 (64.29%) V-Model
4 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
4 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
4 9 (64.29%) DevOps
4 9 (64.29%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (64.29%) SDLC
4 9 (64.29%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 8 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (57.14%) Manual Testing
5 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 8 (57.14%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ENOVIA
1 1 (7.14%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
1 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (21.43%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Integration Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Test Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
3 10 (71.43%) Integration Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
4 9 (64.29%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (64.29%) DevOps
4 9 (64.29%) Risk Analysis
4 9 (64.29%) Scrum
4 9 (64.29%) SDLC
4 9 (64.29%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (64.29%) System Testing
4 9 (64.29%) V-Model
4 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
5 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (57.14%) Manual Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C
2 9 (64.29%) Perl
2 9 (64.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Assembly Language
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) DO-178B
2 1 (7.14%) DO-254
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (14.29%) Freescale
2 2 (14.29%) Wind River
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) PTC
3 1 (7.14%) Siemens
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