The table below looks at the statistics for 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 Validation over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 51 16 39
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +23
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.47% 4.29% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 5.94% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£838 £350 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.28% -39.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
358 101 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 83.84% 72.14% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 59 97
Average daily rate £375 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 9
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Top 4 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) Business Development

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA