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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 22 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.21% 7.25% 10.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.27% 10.64% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Median daily rate £360 - £95
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 - £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £95
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
133 47 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 75.14% 68.12% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 18 48
Median daily rate £375 £425 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +57.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.29% -12.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 -5 11 £360 - 2
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 7 (63.64%) BDD
3 7 (63.64%) Front Office
3 7 (63.64%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) Information Security
4 6 (54.55%) OOD
4 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Banking
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
5 4 (36.36%) QA
6 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Python
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) C++
7 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
7 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
7 2 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
8 1 (9.09%) Defect Management

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
General
1 7 (63.64%) Front Office
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
1 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
2 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) BDD
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (54.55%) Information Security
4 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 6 (54.55%) OOD
5 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
8 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £216.48 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Computer People
Rate: Competitve
Posted: 6 days ago