The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 190 170 156
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 8 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.21% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.27% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 36
Average salary £27,500 £45,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.88% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £43,750 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £52,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3476 3004 3457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.94% 79.98% 79.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2987 2561 3098
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Validation
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Validation Salary Trend in Manchester

Validation
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Manchester

Validation
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
Wigan - 6 £27,500 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
1 17 (32.69%) Windows
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
1 17 (32.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (28.85%) VMware
3 14 (26.92%) Visual Studio
4 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 12 (23.08%) Degree
6 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
6 11 (21.15%) Migration
6 11 (21.15%) SQL
7 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
7 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
7 10 (19.23%) Test Management
8 9 (17.31%) HTML5
8 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (17.31%) Linux
8 9 (17.31%) Web Services
8 9 (17.31%) HTML
9 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
9 8 (15.38%) Communications Security
9 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (13.46%) CSS3
10 7 (13.46%) jQuery

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Photoshop
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.62%) PowerPivot
2 3 (5.77%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Wireless
2 6 (11.54%) MPLS
2 6 (11.54%) Firewall
2 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 6 (11.54%) WAN
2 6 (11.54%) DHCP
2 6 (11.54%) DNS
3 5 (9.62%) VLAN
4 2 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.92%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.62%) MySQL
4 5 (9.62%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.92%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) Visual Studio
2 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (11.54%) NUnit
3 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.62%) JUnit
4 5 (9.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (9.62%) Selenium
4 5 (9.62%) Eclipse
4 5 (9.62%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.92%) FxCop
5 1 (1.92%) StyleCop
5 1 (1.92%) Moq
5 1 (1.92%) Gerrit
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Legal
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Test Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) UI Developer
4 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) UI Programmer
5 4 (7.69%) CRM Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior UI Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.77%) Trainer
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) IT Trainer
6 3 (5.77%) Electronics Technician
6 3 (5.77%) Testing Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) Web Services
1 9 (17.31%) HTML
1 9 (17.31%) HTML5
2 7 (13.46%) CSS3
2 7 (13.46%) jQuery
2 7 (13.46%) CSS
2 7 (13.46%) Backbone.js
3 5 (9.62%) .NET
3 5 (9.62%) RESTful
4 4 (7.69%) WPF
4 4 (7.69%) XML
5 3 (5.77%) WCF
5 3 (5.77%) LINQ
5 3 (5.77%) Ninject
6 2 (3.85%) Regular Expression
6 2 (3.85%) DOM
6 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.85%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (1.92%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.54%) Replication
4 5 (9.62%) Graphic Design
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) iSeries
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 12 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (21.15%) Migration
3 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
4 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
4 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
4 10 (19.23%) Test Management
5 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.38%) Communications Security
7 7 (13.46%) Web Development
8 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.54%) CRM
8 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (9.62%) Line Management
9 5 (9.62%) ERP
9 5 (9.62%) ITIL
9 5 (9.62%) Scrum
10 4 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
2 7 (13.46%) C#
2 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.54%) C
3 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.62%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Degree
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (3.85%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (3.85%) NVQ Level 4
3 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MOS
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.85%) SLA
3 2 (3.85%) ISO 14001
3 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.54%) vSphere
2 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) WMI
2 5 (9.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) VMware
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.54%) EMC
3 6 (11.54%) Avaya
3 6 (11.54%) WatchGuard
3 6 (11.54%) Sophos
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco
5 3 (5.77%) Wonderware
6 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.85%) Nokia
6 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks