The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 27 April 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 55 62
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.20% 2.14% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.63% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Median daily rate £342 £331 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% -17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year -14.66% +1.24%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 553 532 617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 83.16% 81.47% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 361 371
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.16% +56.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £54.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
South Wales +4 8 £342 +3.24% 3
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
2 5 (29.41%) CA
2 5 (29.41%) ERwin
2 5 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 5 (29.41%) Logical Data Model
2 5 (29.41%) Scorecard
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) GAMP
4 2 (11.76%) GxP
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) NHS
4 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Wireframes
4 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Ingres
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) ERwin
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Data Modeller
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Validation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (5.88%) NHS Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Project Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
2 5 (29.41%) Logical Data Model
2 5 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Scorecard
3 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Regression Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
3 2 (11.76%) Wireframes
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Data Transformation
4 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) GAMP
1 2 (11.76%) GxP
2 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) CA
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
South Wales
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