The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 62 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.60% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.76% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Average salary £36,000 £14,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+148.27% -71.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
417 395 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.74% 76.85% 71.32%
Number of salaries quoted 338 355 312
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Validation
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Lancashire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (87.50%) UNIX
2 13 (81.25%) Finance
3 12 (75.00%) HFM
3 12 (75.00%) Release Management
3 12 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 12 (75.00%) FileNet
3 12 (75.00%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (75.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 12 (75.00%) IBM
3 12 (75.00%) Remedy
3 12 (75.00%) Delphi
3 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 12 (75.00%) VB
3 12 (75.00%) Oracle
3 12 (75.00%) Aquila
3 12 (75.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) CSS3
4 3 (18.75%) Ajax
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Subversion
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) XML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (75.00%) FileNet
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle Financials
1 12 (75.00%) HFM
2 2 (12.50%) osCommerce
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
1 12 (75.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Ajax
1 3 (18.75%) jQuery
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
1 3 (18.75%) CSS3
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Release Management
2 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
2 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (12.50%) OO PHP
3 2 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Data Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Online Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Delphi
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
1 12 (75.00%) VB
1 12 (75.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle
1 12 (75.00%) IBM
1 12 (75.00%) Remedy
1 12 (75.00%) Aquila