The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 35 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.63% 1.00% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.65% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +20.00%
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
259 121 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 70.38% 60.50% 68.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 68 70
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £34.08 £19.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.78% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 4 £285 - 2
Wirral - 2 £313 - 1
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (36.36%) QA
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) WMI
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
3 2 (18.18%) Aruba
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (9.09%) SAS
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) OSPF
1 1 (9.09%) BGP
1 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) OLAP
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) ERwin
General
1 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Teradata Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (9.09%) Sass
2 1 (9.09%) LESS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) W3C
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
1 1 (9.09%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
2 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Stewardship
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Aruba
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Informatica
2 1 (9.09%) Teradata
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