Period
to 27 July 2017

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 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 79 90
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.94% 1.54% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.90% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 17
Wales median daily rate £342 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.80% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £295 £313 £340
90th Percentile £403 £535 £452
UK median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £19.75 - £8.50
10th Percentile £17.88 - £8.25
90th Percentile £22.63 - £8.75
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -6.67%

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 1074 1000 1327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 84.04% 80.91% 80.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 687 858
Wales median daily rate £385 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +5.34% -5.07%
10th Percentile £178 £217 £225
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 55 50
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.06% +19.30% -30.49%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.10 £10.20
90th Percentile £77.50 £67.00 £33.95
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Wales over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 27 July 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
South Wales -3 10 £342 -8.80%
North Wales - 2 £390 - 1
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) QA
3 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) NHS
3 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Ingres
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Project Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Project Support Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Regression Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle