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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 34 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.36% - 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% - 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £320 - £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.04% -0.66%
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
213 307 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 77.45% 77.53% 66.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 156 103
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £135.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.88% +409.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £47.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £135.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 - 1 £320 - 1
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) WATIR
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (60.00%) WinSCP
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) BPMN
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act

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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (60.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (60.00%) WATIR
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Security Advisor
1 2 (40.00%) Software QA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Testing Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Advisor
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) BPMN
2 2 (40.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA