The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 35 6 19
Rank change year-on-year -29 +13  
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.38% 16.81% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 20.21% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Median daily rate £410 £275 £169
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.09% +62.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £305 £234
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +4.16%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 179 94 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 85.24% 83.19% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 44 43
Median daily rate £400 £300 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +41.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £109 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in County Antrim

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in County Antrim

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in County Antrim over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in County Antrim

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Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Belfast -28 5 £410 +49.09%
Validation
Northern Ireland

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Validation.

1 19 (100.00%) SQL
1 19 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Front Office
3 11 (57.89%) Java
4 9 (47.37%) Information Security
4 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 9 (47.37%) BDD
4 9 (47.37%) Integration Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (42.11%) QA
5 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (42.11%) OOD
6 7 (36.84%) Banking
6 7 (36.84%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (26.32%) Degree
7 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
7 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Python
8 4 (21.05%) C#
8 4 (21.05%) C++
9 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
9 3 (15.79%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
10 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
10 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
10 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 11 (57.89%) Front Office
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
1 11 (57.89%) Java Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (15.79%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Derivative
4 1 (5.26%) Equities
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) BDD
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (47.37%) Information Security
3 9 (47.37%) Integration Testing
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (42.11%) OOD
5 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
6 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) OO
8 1 (5.26%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) AppManager