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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 78 99 118
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +19
Permanent jobs citing Validation 13 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.20% 1.06% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.17% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 3
Median salary £42,500 £53,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.81% +41.33%
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
884 1449 1480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.85% 89.94% 84.43%
Number of salaries quoted 748 1103 1099
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +2 7 £42,500 -19.81%
Macclesfield +8 2 £45,000 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 19 (63.33%) SQL
1 19 (63.33%) Performance Testing
2 17 (56.67%) .NET
3 16 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (43.33%) MSTest
4 13 (43.33%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (43.33%) Defect Management
5 12 (40.00%) ISEB
5 12 (40.00%) Finance
6 11 (36.67%) QA
7 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
8 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
8 9 (30.00%) C#
8 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
8 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
9 8 (26.67%) Test Management
9 8 (26.67%) Web Services
10 7 (23.33%) ETL
10 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
10 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
11 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (20.00%) XML
11 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (16.67%) Windows
12 5 (16.67%) HP UFT

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 6 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) BGP
2 2 (6.67%) OSPF
2 2 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (43.33%) MSTest
3 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Developer in Test
2 8 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Automation Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Automation Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Test Automation Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Test Automation Developer
4 6 (20.00%) ETL Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Web Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) SSIS Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Web Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 6 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (13.33%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (6.67%) COM
7 1 (3.33%) JSON
7 1 (3.33%) REST
7 1 (3.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Ontologies
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Performance Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Defect Management
3 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (26.67%) Test Management
5 7 (23.33%) ETL
6 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.33%) Business Development
8 4 (13.33%) Machine Learning
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.00%) Change Management
9 3 (10.00%) Data Validation
9 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Workflow
10 2 (6.67%) CRM
10 2 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (13.33%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) ISEB
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 4 (13.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) Juniper
3 2 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) EMC