Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 57 60
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.06% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.49% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Leicestershire median daily rate £475 £283 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.14% +11.33% -34.52%
10th Percentile £393 £256 £250
90th Percentile £668 £315 £260
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £318 £275
% change year-on-year +41.73% +15.45% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £70.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +64.71% - -

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 463 412 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 81.66% 75.60% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 258 211
Leicestershire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £235 £137 £155
90th Percentile £530 £500 £513
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 24
Leicestershire median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +15.70% -24.38%
10th Percentile £8.44 £10.34 £10.30
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £41.88
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +2.86%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Leicestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Leicestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Leicester -4 4 £400 +41.59%
Hinckley - 1 £675 - 1
Validation
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (50.00%) Protractor
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
2 3 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (50.00%) Use Case
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (16.67%) Linear Algebra
4 1 (16.67%) Linear Regression
4 1 (16.67%) SDET
4 1 (16.67%) TensorFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Theano
4 1 (16.67%) MXNet
4 1 (16.67%) Deeplearning4j
4 1 (16.67%) Creative Thinking

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Quality Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Scientist
2 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Deeplearning4j
2 1 (16.67%) MXNet
2 1 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (16.67%) TensorFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
1 4 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Use Case
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (16.67%) Logistic Regression
3 1 (16.67%) Neural Network
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SDET
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP