The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 80 113 108
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.84% 0.87% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.97% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 7
Median salary £42,500 £52,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.43% +40.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £47,250 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £53,200 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Validation
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
791 1548 1480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.00% 90.21% 84.43%
Number of salaries quoted 688 1223 1133
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,900 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Cheshire region.

Validation Salary Trend in Cheshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Validation Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Validation
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +19 4 £42,500 -19.81%
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
3 10 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 10 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 10 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (45.00%) ISEB
4 9 (45.00%) Finance
4 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (45.00%) MSTest
4 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (45.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (35.00%) Test Management
5 7 (35.00%) QA
5 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (25.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) Electronics
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) WAN
8 3 (15.00%) Juniper
8 3 (15.00%) Data Validation
9 2 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) BGP
2 2 (10.00%) OSPF
2 2 (10.00%) SNMP
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MSTest
1 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics
3 2 (10.00%) Military
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Developer in Test
3 7 (35.00%) Automation Tester
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Automation Tester
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Test Automation Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Tester
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Administrator
6 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com Administrator
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Web Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) COM
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Defect Management
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Test Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) Ticket Management
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco
1 3 (15.00%) Juniper
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
2 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (5.00%) PayPal
3 1 (5.00%) WorldPay