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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 29 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.82% 16.28% 13.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 21.88% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
Median daily rate £288 £275 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +191.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £263 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £290 £95
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £30.35
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +42.50%

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
175 64 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 76.75% 74.42% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 27 37
Median daily rate £370 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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 -21 11 £288 +4.54%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 14 (100.00%) SQL
1 14 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Front Office
3 7 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (42.86%) OOD
4 6 (42.86%) Information Security
4 6 (42.86%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (21.43%) Python
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) C++
7 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 2 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
8 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
8 1 (7.14%) Selenium

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 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 7 (50.00%) Front Office
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
1 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (42.86%) Information Security
4 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) OOD
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AppManager