The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North West / Lancashire
Rank 44 49 59
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.39% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 1
Median salary £26,750 £31,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.70% +37.77%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%

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
399 295 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 90.07% 83.81% 90.12%
Number of salaries quoted 361 253 392
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,375
10% offered a salary of more than £46,900 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Validation Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Validation
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 8 £26,500 -
Skelmersdale - 4 £36,000 - 3
Blackburn - 2 £18,000 -
Burnley - 1 £27,000 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 8 (50.00%) QA
2 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) SDLC
2 8 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (37.50%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) FTP
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (12.50%) Lotus
6 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (12.50%) MS Office
6 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
6 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 2 (12.50%) WAN

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) FTP
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) SMTP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Manual Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Manual Tester
3 4 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) QA Manual Tester
3 4 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 8 (50.00%) SDLC
2 8 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) CAD
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
1 2 (12.50%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Progress
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