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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 26 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.60% 19.64% 11.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 23.91% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 2
Median daily rate £275 £275 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +191.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £305 £95
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
194 92 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 81.17% 82.14% 83.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 40 47
Median daily rate £375 £325 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +84.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% -68.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -20 11 £275 -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 18 (100.00%) SQL
1 18 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Front Office
3 10 (55.56%) Java
4 9 (50.00%) Information Security
4 9 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (44.44%) BDD
5 8 (44.44%) QA
5 8 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (44.44%) TDD
6 7 (38.89%) Banking
6 7 (38.89%) Finance
6 7 (38.89%) OOD
7 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (27.78%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
7 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Python
8 3 (16.67%) C#
8 3 (16.67%) C++
8 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
9 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
9 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
9 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Unix
9 2 (11.11%) Linux

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 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 10 (55.56%) Front Office
2 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
1 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (50.00%) Information Security
3 9 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (44.44%) BDD
4 8 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
5 7 (38.89%) OOD
6 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
7 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
8 2 (11.11%) OO
9 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) AppManager