Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 41 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 1.23% 0.67% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.86% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Leicester median daily rate £400 £283 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.59% +13.00% +42.86%
Leicestershire median daily rate £475 £283 £254
% change year-on-year +68.14% +11.33% -34.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicester median hourly rate - - -
Leicestershire median hourly rate - - -

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 Leicester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leicester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 272 232 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 83.44% 77.33% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 147 108
Leicester median daily rate £370 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +10.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £238 £243 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Leicestershire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 10
Leicester median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -15.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £12.03
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £42.40
Leicestershire median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £15.13
% change year-on-year +4.29% +15.70% -24.38%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Leicester

Validation
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

Validation
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 24 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Protractor
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (25.00%) SDET

Validation
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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Quality Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP