The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 38 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.60% 1.38% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.96% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £313 £313 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
Validation
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
271 255 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 81.87% 70.25% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 120 69
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £18.80 £51.67 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.61% +106.66%
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 Merseyside

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Southport - 2 £313 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) Information Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
2 3 (37.50%) Compliance Audit
3 2 (25.00%) PuTTY
3 2 (25.00%) WinSCP
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) WATIR
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) Ant
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (25.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Ant
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) JMeter
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 2 (25.00%) WATIR
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Advisor
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Testing Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Web Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) CMS Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Advisor
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Compliance Audit
1 3 (37.50%) Data Management
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
1 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
1 3 (37.50%) Information Management
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Information Governance
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) AAT
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore