The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 24 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.69% 1.56% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.47% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£235 £288 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.26% -39.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
123 81 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 69.49% 63.28% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 50 60
Average daily rate £355 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.64 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.62% +63.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) LESS
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) W3C
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Validation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) Sass
1 1 (33.33%) LESS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) W3C
1 1 (33.33%) Graphic Design
1 1 (33.33%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle