The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 23 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 - 25
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.65% - 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% - 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.85% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leicester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 120 113 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 78.43% 73.38% 66.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 75
Median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.20 £13.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Leicester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Leicester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Protractor
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA