The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 16 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 2.30% - 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
Validation
Northern Ireland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
75 56 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 86.21% 70.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 33
Median daily rate £375 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Validation
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Belfast - 1 - - 1
Larne - 1 £350 -
Validation
Northern Ireland

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Validation.

1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 9 (45.00%) Banking
4 8 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (40.00%) VBScript
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (35.00%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 5 (25.00%) Unix
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) CCNA
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Peregrine
6 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (25.00%) Network Management
6 5 (25.00%) Change Control
7 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.00%) JIRA
7 3 (15.00%) Modbus
8 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) SDLC

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) LAN
1 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) Modbus
3 2 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Network Support
3 5 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Developer in Test
5 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) Life Science
3 1 (5.00%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 8 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Defect Management
3 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Change Control
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Network Management
4 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) VBScript
4 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNA
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GxP
1 2 (10.00%) QA
1 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Peregrine