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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 119 115 124
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.53% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.66% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 21
Average salary £47,500 £44,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.34% +7.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.75%
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
1618 1371 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.34% 81.12% 84.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1079 1616
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £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
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 December 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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
Chester +4 1 - -
Macclesfield -6 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £35,000 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 31 (79.49%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
3 14 (35.90%) Risk Management
4 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
6 11 (28.21%) Windows
6 11 (28.21%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (28.21%) Retail
7 9 (23.08%) C#
7 9 (23.08%) Java
7 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 9 (23.08%) VB
7 9 (23.08%) .NET
7 9 (23.08%) SOAP
7 9 (23.08%) Web Services
7 9 (23.08%) XML
7 9 (23.08%) XSD
7 9 (23.08%) XSLT
7 9 (23.08%) OO
7 9 (23.08%) JBoss
7 9 (23.08%) SLA
7 9 (23.08%) Middleware
7 9 (23.08%) Financial Institution
7 9 (23.08%) Wireless
7 9 (23.08%) MVC
7 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
7 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (23.08%) JBoss
2 7 (17.95%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Wireless
2 1 (2.56%) WLAN
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
1 11 (28.21%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.13%) SilkPerformer
General
1 31 (79.49%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Retail
3 9 (23.08%) Financial Institution
4 7 (17.95%) Advertising
5 5 (12.82%) Marketing
5 5 (12.82%) Legal
6 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.56%) Electronics
7 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Senior Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Python Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Perl Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Principal Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Risk Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Perl Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Electronics Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Python Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
1 9 (23.08%) SOAP
1 9 (23.08%) Web Services
1 9 (23.08%) XML
1 9 (23.08%) XSD
1 9 (23.08%) XSLT
1 9 (23.08%) Middleware
1 9 (23.08%) .NET Remoting
1 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
1 9 (23.08%) WCF
1 9 (23.08%) LINQ
1 9 (23.08%) RESTful
1 9 (23.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Economics
2 5 (12.82%) Statistics
2 5 (12.82%) SCADA
2 5 (12.82%) Mathematics
2 5 (12.82%) Physics
2 5 (12.82%) Credit Risk
2 5 (12.82%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.56%) Mechatronics
3 1 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Solaris
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Risk Management
2 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 9 (23.08%) OO
3 9 (23.08%) MVC
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) TDD
3 9 (23.08%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (17.95%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (17.95%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) Econometrics
5 5 (12.82%) Project Management
5 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.82%) CHAID
5 5 (12.82%) Project Planning
5 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Analytics
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
2 9 (23.08%) VB
2 9 (23.08%) C#
2 9 (23.08%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) XPath
3 6 (15.38%) Perl
3 6 (15.38%) Python
4 5 (12.82%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) HND
3 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.13%) ISEB
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CCVP
5 1 (2.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Varnish
2 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
1 2 (5.13%) NetApp
1 2 (5.13%) VMware
1 2 (5.13%) Fujitsu
2 1 (2.56%) Altera
2 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (2.56%) EMC