The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 21 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.73% - 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% - 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £440 - £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.94% +8.57%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 102 125 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 74.45% 79.62% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 83 93
Median daily rate £350 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Staffordshire

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Staffordshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Coverity
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) hybris
2 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Profibus
2 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) Life Science
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Lead
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Data Migration Lead
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripter
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Coverity
1 1 (33.33%) hybris
1 1 (33.33%) SAP