The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 87 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.33% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £293 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -26.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -51.25%
Data Validation
Tyne and Wear

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
812 386 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.94% 77.20% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 254 274
Average daily rate £323 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +19.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Data Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Data Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Data Validation Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Data Validation
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Data 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 Data Validation.

1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Data 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 Data Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA