The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank - - 39
Permanent jobs citing Validation 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim - - 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 7
Average salary - - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Validation
Northern Ireland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
County Antrim
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 107 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 87.50% 78.10% 55.74%
Number of salaries quoted 38 89 84
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Validation
Salary Trend in County Antrim

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

Validation Salary Trend in County Antrim

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the County Antrim 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 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Physics
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Qt
3 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (16.67%) CAN bus
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) MathWorks
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Simulink

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the County Antrim 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) Physics
1 1 (16.67%) CAN bus
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) MathWorks