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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 107 106 129
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +23
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.45% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.55% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 11
Average salary £53,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.19% -1.17%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
1515 1268 1771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.07% 81.07% 84.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 959 1481
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 +17 9 £53,000 -
Chester +9 1 - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (64.29%) Java
2 15 (53.57%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) SQL
4 11 (39.29%) Risk Management
5 10 (35.71%) Oracle
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 10 (35.71%) Windows
5 10 (35.71%) Retail
6 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (32.14%) TDD
6 9 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (32.14%) .NET Remoting
6 9 (32.14%) .NET Framework
6 9 (32.14%) XPath
6 9 (32.14%) WCF
6 9 (32.14%) LINQ
6 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (32.14%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (32.14%) RESTful
6 9 (32.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (32.14%) SOAP
6 9 (32.14%) Web Services
6 9 (32.14%) XML
6 9 (32.14%) XSD
6 9 (32.14%) XSLT
6 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
6 9 (32.14%) VB
6 9 (32.14%) .NET
6 9 (32.14%) C#

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (32.14%) JBoss
2 3 (10.71%) SAS
3 2 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) WLAN
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (25.00%) DB2
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Retail
3 9 (32.14%) Financial Institution
4 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 7 (25.00%) Billing
6 2 (7.14%) Legal
6 2 (7.14%) Advertising
6 2 (7.14%) Marketing
7 1 (3.57%) Electronics
7 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
1 9 (32.14%) Senior Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Software Manager
2 7 (25.00%) Production Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET Remoting
1 9 (32.14%) .NET Framework
1 9 (32.14%) WCF
1 9 (32.14%) LINQ
1 9 (32.14%) RESTful
1 9 (32.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 9 (32.14%) SOAP
1 9 (32.14%) Web Services
1 9 (32.14%) XML
1 9 (32.14%) XSD
1 9 (32.14%) XSLT
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
1 9 (32.14%) Middleware
2 7 (25.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Statistics
2 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Physics
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Economics
2 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk
2 2 (7.14%) Data Extraction
2 2 (7.14%) iSeries
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Mechatronics
3 1 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Risk Management
2 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) TDD
2 9 (32.14%) Customer Engagement
2 9 (32.14%) OO
2 9 (32.14%) MVC
3 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.29%) Line Management
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) CHAID
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Econometrics
5 2 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Java
2 12 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) XPath
3 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
3 9 (32.14%) VB
3 9 (32.14%) C#
4 7 (25.00%) RPG
5 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCVP
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Varnish
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Perforce
2 2 (7.14%) BT
3 1 (3.57%) Altera
3 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) EMC
3 1 (3.57%) NetApp