The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 108 96 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.86% 1.09% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.33% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 12
Average salary £52,750 £37,500 £49,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.66% -23.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £35,850 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1528 1425 1459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.66% 81.52% 78.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1217 1096 1178
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 4 £53,000 +17.77%
Runcorn - 2 £52,500 -
Crewe - 1 £50,000 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 16 (51.61%) Java
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle
2 14 (45.16%) Apache Flex
2 14 (45.16%) Telecoms
2 14 (45.16%) Billing
2 14 (45.16%) RPG
2 14 (45.16%) DB2
3 13 (41.94%) SDLC
4 10 (32.26%) SQL
4 10 (32.26%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
5 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
5 8 (25.81%) C#
5 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (22.58%) Android
6 7 (22.58%) Apple iOS
6 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
6 7 (22.58%) .NET
6 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
6 7 (22.58%) GPRS
6 7 (22.58%) UMTS
6 7 (22.58%) Windows CE
6 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (22.58%) QA
7 6 (19.35%) Degree
7 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
7 6 (19.35%) ETL
7 6 (19.35%) Line Management
8 4 (12.90%) Finance

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) GPRS
1 7 (22.58%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) DB2
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (45.16%) Telecoms
1 14 (45.16%) Billing
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Software Manager
2 12 (38.71%) Production Manager
3 8 (25.81%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Development Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Software Development Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Head of Development
8 1 (3.23%) Validation Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Payments Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Automated Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Apache Flex
2 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) iSeries
3 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows CE
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Mobile
2 7 (22.58%) Android
2 7 (22.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) SDLC
2 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) ETL
4 6 (19.35%) Line Management
5 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.90%) Product Management
5 4 (12.90%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Web Development
6 3 (9.68%) Release Management
6 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Coaching
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Java
2 14 (45.16%) RPG
3 10 (32.26%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.23%) GMP
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.23%) GxP
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Perforce
3 3 (9.68%) BT
4 1 (3.23%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.23%) Cognizant
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