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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 26 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.81% 1.43% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 2.13% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £78 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
102 47 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 82.26% 67.14% 89.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 26 41
Median daily rate £300 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £540 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 3 (33.33%) Modbus
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) Network Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Peregrine
3 2 (22.22%) VBScript
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) GxP
4 1 (11.11%) FTP
4 1 (11.11%) DB2
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) LIMS

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Modbus
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Life Science
2 1 (11.11%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) VBScript
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GxP
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Peregrine