The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 32 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 11 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.35% - 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.09% - 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £34,000 - £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
216 195 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 85.38% 85.90% 70.04%
Number of salaries quoted 144 163 109
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,358
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Validation
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Chester region.

Validation Salary Trend in Chester

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (39.13%) Data Modelling
3 9 (39.13%) Risk Management
3 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Aerospace
5 6 (26.09%) SAS
5 6 (26.09%) Python
5 6 (26.09%) Perl
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) Credit Risk
6 5 (21.74%) Mathematics
6 5 (21.74%) Physics
6 5 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (21.74%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) Statistics
6 5 (21.74%) Marketing
6 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
6 5 (21.74%) Data Extraction
6 5 (21.74%) Analytics
6 5 (21.74%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) CHAID
6 5 (21.74%) Economics
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) Econometrics
6 5 (21.74%) Legal
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (17.39%) Information Management
7 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 6 (26.09%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (17.39%) QlikView
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Aerospace
3 5 (21.74%) Legal
3 5 (21.74%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Perl Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Python Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Design Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Design Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Perl Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Economics
2 5 (21.74%) Statistics
2 5 (21.74%) Mathematics
2 5 (21.74%) Physics
2 5 (21.74%) Credit Risk
2 5 (21.74%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Data Modelling
1 9 (39.13%) Risk Management
1 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Statistical Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (21.74%) Econometrics
2 5 (21.74%) CHAID
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) Analytics
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) Information Management
3 4 (17.39%) Data Validation
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Perl
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
1 6 (26.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Business Objects
1 4 (17.39%) Tableau