The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 18 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.00% 1.90% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.70% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £169 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Validation
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79 74 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 79.00% 70.48% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 30
Median daily rate £363 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £513 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 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
County Antrim +2 2 £350 +107.40%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) Data Validation
3 9 (39.13%) Banking
4 8 (34.78%) Service Delivery
4 8 (34.78%) Peregrine
4 8 (34.78%) VBScript
4 8 (34.78%) LAN
4 8 (34.78%) WAN
4 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 8 (34.78%) Network Management
4 8 (34.78%) Change Control
4 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
5 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 6 (26.09%) Unix
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (21.74%) CCNA
7 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (13.04%) BS7799
8 3 (13.04%) Change Management
8 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.04%) OpenView
8 3 (13.04%) HP
8 3 (13.04%) CA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) LAN
1 8 (34.78%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) Modbus
3 2 (8.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
General
1 9 (39.13%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Network Support
2 8 (34.78%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Developer in Test
6 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) e-Health
2 2 (8.70%) Life Science
3 1 (4.35%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Data Validation
2 8 (34.78%) Change Control
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) Network Management
2 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Service Delivery
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
3 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) VBScript
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNA
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) BS7799
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (8.70%) GxP
2 2 (8.70%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.04%) OpenView
3 2 (8.70%) OPNET
4 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Peregrine
2 3 (13.04%) CA
2 3 (13.04%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Aruba
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco