Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 21 February 2019 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.

Validation
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 76 119
Rank change year-on-year -6 +43 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.23% 1.83% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.08% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 15
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.86% -
10th Percentile £299 £298 £229
90th Percentile £675 £588 £523
North East median daily rate £399 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 912 864 1,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.45% 87.72% 89.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 631 1,276
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £266
90th Percentile £559 £575 £532
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 53
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.64 £15.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.07% -43.40% +35.90%
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.80 £10.38
90th Percentile £47.18 £36.88 £40.00
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.71% -22.22% +28.57%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 9 £413 - 10
Gateshead - 3 - -
South Shields - 1 £325 -
Validation
North East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) JMeter
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Data Validation
4 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (23.08%) Electronics
4 3 (23.08%) Telecoms

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Power BI
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JMeter
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
1 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
2 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 2 (15.38%) MSTest
3 2 (15.38%) Ranorex
3 2 (15.38%) Robot Framework
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Chief Technology Officer
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) RESTful
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
1 3 (23.08%) Taurus
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Data Validation
4 3 (23.08%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) SDET
4 3 (23.08%) Software Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft