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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 20 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 4.05% 1.80% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 2.22% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 2
Average salary £28,250 £22,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.55% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
56 135 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 75.68% 80.84% 54.26%
Number of salaries quoted 37 87 51
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Belfast +16 3 £28,250 +25.55%
Validation
Northern Ireland

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) DMZ
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Testing Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM