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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 12 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.12% 1.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% 2.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £169 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.24% -2.01%
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
78 86 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 80.41% 75.44% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 26
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £435 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
County Antrim +5 4 - - 2
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 10 (43.48%) C#
1 10 (43.48%) Java
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
1 10 (43.48%) Data Validation
2 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (39.13%) Network Management
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) LAN
2 9 (39.13%) WAN
2 9 (39.13%) Peregrine
2 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
2 9 (39.13%) Change Control
3 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (34.78%) VBScript
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
4 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (26.09%) Unix
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (21.74%) CCNA
7 4 (17.39%) OpenView
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) CA
7 4 (17.39%) BS7799
7 4 (17.39%) Change Management
7 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (13.04%) JIRA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) LAN
1 9 (39.13%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) Modbus
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
General
1 9 (39.13%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Network Support
1 9 (39.13%) Network Support Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Developer in Test
5 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.04%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Data Validation
2 9 (39.13%) Change Control
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) Network Management
2 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
3 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
4 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
8 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C#
1 10 (43.48%) Java
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Python
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 4 (17.39%) BS7799
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) OpenView
2 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.04%) OPNET
3 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Peregrine
2 4 (17.39%) CA
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Aruba
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Intel
Larne, County Antrim
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
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