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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 26 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.09% 1.96% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 2.91% 3.23%
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 £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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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
131 103 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 71.58% 67.32% 77.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 69 68
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.07 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.52% -19.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014, 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 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) LESS
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (25.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (25.00%) Sass
1 1 (25.00%) LESS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (25.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle