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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 85 119 111
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 16 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.62% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 2
Average salary £37,500 £53,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.24% +26.19%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +1.80%
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
1068 1617 1325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.31% 88.22% 83.49%
Number of salaries quoted 936 1314 989
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 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
(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 +11 15 £37,500 -29.24% 1
Runcorn - 1 £42,500 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 43 (78.18%) Performance Testing
2 42 (76.36%) SQL
3 41 (74.55%) .NET
3 41 (74.55%) SQL Server
3 41 (74.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (69.09%) Software Testing
5 31 (56.36%) XML
6 30 (54.55%) ETL
6 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (54.55%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (52.73%) MS Excel
8 28 (50.91%) HP UFT
9 27 (49.09%) ISEB
9 27 (49.09%) Windows
9 27 (49.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (49.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (49.09%) HP Quality Center
9 27 (49.09%) MSTest
9 27 (49.09%) Defect Management
10 26 (47.27%) Test Scripting
11 20 (36.36%) Web Services
12 18 (32.73%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (29.09%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (29.09%) Java
13 16 (29.09%) Test Planning
14 15 (27.27%) Mentoring
14 15 (27.27%) Functional Testing
14 15 (27.27%) QA
15 14 (25.45%) Finance
16 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 30 (54.55%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (20.00%) CMS
3 4 (7.27%) Mule
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (52.73%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (74.55%) SQL Server
2 27 (49.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (49.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (29.09%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.27%) Big Data
5 1 (1.82%) MS Access
5 1 (1.82%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (74.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (50.91%) HP UFT
3 27 (49.09%) MSTest
4 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.45%) Selenium
6 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.64%) SilkTest
7 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.82%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (78.18%) Analyst
2 40 (72.73%) Test Analyst
3 36 (65.45%) Senior Analyst
4 35 (63.64%) Senior Test Analyst
5 30 (54.55%) SQL Analyst
6 27 (49.09%) Web Analyst
6 27 (49.09%) Web Test Analyst
7 26 (47.27%) Senior Web Analyst
8 18 (32.73%) ETL Analyst
9 17 (30.91%) Service Analyst
10 11 (20.00%) Functional Analyst
10 11 (20.00%) Functional Test Analyst
11 10 (18.18%) Web Applications Analyst
12 4 (7.27%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (7.27%) Technical Test Analyst
13 3 (5.45%) Consultant
14 2 (3.64%) Developer
14 2 (3.64%) QA Analyst
14 2 (3.64%) Senior Technical Analyst
14 2 (3.64%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (74.55%) .NET
2 31 (56.36%) XML
3 20 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (7.27%) JSON
4 4 (7.27%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (7.27%) REST
4 4 (7.27%) WSDL
5 1 (1.82%) CSS
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
5 1 (1.82%) jQuery
5 1 (1.82%) LAMP
5 1 (1.82%) Symfony
5 1 (1.82%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) User Experience
2 4 (7.27%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (7.27%) Ontologies
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) AIX
3 1 (1.82%) Solaris
3 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (78.18%) Performance Testing
2 38 (69.09%) Software Testing
3 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (54.55%) ETL
4 27 (49.09%) Defect Management
5 26 (47.27%) Test Scripting
6 18 (32.73%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (29.09%) Test Planning
8 15 (27.27%) Functional Testing
8 15 (27.27%) Mentoring
9 11 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.91%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Business Development
11 4 (7.27%) Machine Learning
11 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.27%) Workflow
12 2 (3.64%) Business Analysis
12 2 (3.64%) Change Management
12 2 (3.64%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (3.64%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (76.36%) SQL
2 16 (29.09%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) Scala
4 2 (3.64%) C
4 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.82%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) ISEB
2 5 (9.09%) Degree
3 4 (7.27%) Postgraduate
4 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (49.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) IBM
2 2 (3.64%) HP
2 2 (3.64%) Micro Focus
3 1 (1.82%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) Zend
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