The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 June 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
Cheshire / Warrington
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 38 33
Rank change year-on-year +18 -5  
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 2.27% 1.84% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.05% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £363 £586 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.08% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

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 Warrington with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 116 293 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 87.88% 89.88% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 224 109
Median daily rate £388 £483 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.68% +20.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 9
Median hourly rate £55.00 £62.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +257.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 Warrington

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Warrington

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Warrington

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

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Stress Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Data Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Stress Testing
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center