The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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
South East / West Sussex
Rank 55 58 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12  
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.75% 1.34% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.50% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £410 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £36.00
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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 449 532 426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.35% 88.81% 82.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 322 264
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Median hourly rate £45.87 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +7.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £23.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £53.50
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 West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in West Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in West Sussex over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in West Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in West Sussex

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Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Worthing - 8 £525 - 1
Gatwick -9 1 £425 -5.55%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
3 7 (46.67%) Selenium
3 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
3 7 (46.67%) Protractor
3 7 (46.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Unix
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) XML
5 5 (33.33%) REST
6 4 (26.67%) Test Management
6 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) SAP
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP

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Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (13.33%) Confluence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP S/4HANA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Protractor
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
1 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
1 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
2 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) Maven
3 2 (13.33%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) LSMW
General
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Lead
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modeller
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Process Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) REST
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (13.33%) EclipseLink
3 2 (13.33%) EJB
3 2 (13.33%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (13.33%) JMS
3 2 (13.33%) JPA
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) XSD
3 2 (13.33%) XSLT
4 1 (6.67%) BAPI
4 1 (6.67%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
3 7 (46.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Data Mapping
7 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) HNC
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (26.67%) SAP
4 3 (20.00%) webMethods
5 1 (6.67%) Informatica
Worthing, Sussex
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