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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 104 89 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Permanent jobs citing Validation 27 36 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.55% 1.86% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.21% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 6
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +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
1515 1627 1294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.12% 83.91% 82.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1252 1305 1033
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 +8 19 £33,500 -4.28% 2
Macclesfield - 4 - - 3
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £52,500 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (60.98%) .NET
2 21 (51.22%) SQL
3 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
5 16 (39.02%) Windows
5 16 (39.02%) Software Testing
6 15 (36.59%) Performance Testing
7 13 (31.71%) Java
7 13 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (31.71%) QA
8 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
8 12 (29.27%) ETL
8 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
8 12 (29.27%) HP UFT
9 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
9 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
10 9 (21.95%) Coaching
10 9 (21.95%) Test Planning
11 8 (19.51%) C#
11 8 (19.51%) XML
11 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (19.51%) SDLC
12 7 (17.07%) ISEB
12 7 (17.07%) GPRS
12 7 (17.07%) UMTS
12 7 (17.07%) C
12 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
12 7 (17.07%) Windows CE
12 7 (17.07%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (17.07%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.32%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Mule
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) GPRS
1 7 (17.07%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.76%) DB2
4 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (29.27%) HP UFT
3 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
4 7 (17.07%) Selenium
5 6 (14.63%) SilkTest
5 6 (14.63%) MSTest
5 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.44%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (12.20%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 14 (34.15%) Test Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Consultant
3 10 (24.39%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Software Manager
5 6 (14.63%) Test Automation Consultant
5 6 (14.63%) Test Consultant
6 5 (12.20%) Software Development Manager
6 5 (12.20%) Development Manager
7 4 (9.76%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Head of Development
8 2 (4.88%) Production Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) XML
3 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.76%) Web Services
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.76%) Apache Flex
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Symfony
5 1 (2.44%) Zend Framework
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) WSDL
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.32%) User Experience
5 2 (4.88%) iSeries
6 1 (2.44%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows CE
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Mobile
2 7 (17.07%) Android
2 7 (17.07%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Software Testing
3 15 (36.59%) Performance Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
4 12 (29.27%) ETL
5 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
6 9 (21.95%) Coaching
6 9 (21.95%) Test Planning
7 8 (19.51%) SDLC
8 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
9 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (9.76%) Web Development
10 4 (9.76%) Use Case
10 4 (9.76%) Information Management
11 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) Java
3 8 (19.51%) C#
4 7 (17.07%) C
5 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
6 4 (9.76%) C++
6 4 (9.76%) RPG
7 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.44%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) PHP5
7 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ISEB
1 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
1 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) GCP
2 4 (9.76%) GLP
3 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) IBM
1 6 (14.63%) HP
1 6 (14.63%) Micro Focus
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.44%) ION Trading
3 1 (2.44%) Zend
Cheshire
JM
Salary: £60000 - £60001 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus
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