The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 14 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.26% 2.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.06% 2.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £169 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
Validation
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79 74 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 84.04% 75.51% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 24
Median daily rate £315 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Belfast region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (45.45%) C#
1 10 (45.45%) Java
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
1 10 (45.45%) Data Validation
2 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (40.91%) Network Management
2 9 (40.91%) Change Control
2 9 (40.91%) LAN
2 9 (40.91%) WAN
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Peregrine
2 9 (40.91%) Service Delivery
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 8 (36.36%) VBScript
3 8 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (31.82%) Defect Management
4 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Unix
6 5 (22.73%) CCNA
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (18.18%) CA
7 4 (18.18%) BS7799
7 4 (18.18%) OpenView
7 4 (18.18%) HP
7 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (18.18%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) JIRA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) LAN
1 9 (40.91%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
General
1 9 (40.91%) Banking
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
1 9 (40.91%) Network Support
1 9 (40.91%) Network Support Engineer
1 9 (40.91%) Support Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.64%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Data Validation
2 9 (40.91%) Change Control
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Network Management
2 9 (40.91%) Service Delivery
3 8 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Defect Management
4 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Fault Management
8 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
1 10 (45.45%) Java
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCNA
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) BS7799
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) OpenView
2 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.64%) OPNET
3 1 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Peregrine
2 4 (18.18%) CA
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Aruba
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco