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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 154 153 135
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs citing Validation 34 26 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 0.67% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.87% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 30
Average salary £35,250 £43,750 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.42% +25.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £35,000 £33,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,800 £45,500
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3381 2982 3038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.12% 77.29% 80.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2717 2562 2654
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Cheadle +9 7 - - 1
Stockport - 2 £32,500 - 1
Bolton - 2 £20,000 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 10 (19.23%) Automated Testing
2 10 (19.23%) Degree
3 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
3 9 (17.31%) Finance
4 8 (15.38%) Migration
4 8 (15.38%) VMware
4 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 8 (15.38%) Linux
4 8 (15.38%) Web Services
4 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 8 (15.38%) Communications Security
4 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.38%) HTML5
5 7 (13.46%) ITIL
5 7 (13.46%) C#
5 7 (13.46%) Web Development
6 6 (11.54%) NUnit
6 6 (11.54%) Scrum
6 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 6 (11.54%) JUnit
6 6 (11.54%) CSS
6 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.54%) Test Management
6 6 (11.54%) QA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) WebTrends
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (3.85%) Google Analytics
1 2 (3.85%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (1.92%) osCommerce
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.92%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) MySQL
3 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.54%) JUnit
2 6 (11.54%) NUnit
2 6 (11.54%) Selenium
2 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 4 (7.69%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.85%) FxCop
4 2 (3.85%) StyleCop
4 2 (3.85%) Moq
4 2 (3.85%) Gerrit
4 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.92%) LSMW
5 1 (1.92%) Subversion
5 1 (1.92%) MSI
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Legal
3 4 (7.69%) Military
3 4 (7.69%) Marketing
4 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.85%) Electronics
6 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Developer
1 10 (19.23%) Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Test Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) Lead Business Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) UI Developer
3 4 (7.69%) UI Programmer
4 3 (5.77%) Senior UI Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Salesforce.com Administrator
4 3 (5.77%) Trainer
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Administrator
4 3 (5.77%) Data Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) IT Trainer
5 2 (3.85%) Electronics Technician
5 2 (3.85%) Team Leader
5 2 (3.85%) Software Tester
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
5 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 8 (15.38%) Web Services
2 8 (15.38%) HTML5
3 6 (11.54%) CSS3
3 6 (11.54%) CSS
3 6 (11.54%) jQuery
4 5 (9.62%) Backbone.js
5 4 (7.69%) RESTful
5 4 (7.69%) LINQ
5 4 (7.69%) Ninject
5 4 (7.69%) XML
5 4 (7.69%) .NET
5 4 (7.69%) WCF
6 2 (3.85%) WPF
7 1 (1.92%) DOM
7 1 (1.92%) Ajax
7 1 (1.92%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.92%) Visualforce
7 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.92%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Graphic Design
2 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) UNIX
4 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Automated Testing
2 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
3 8 (15.38%) Migration
3 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 8 (15.38%) Communications Security
4 7 (13.46%) Web Development
4 7 (13.46%) ITIL
5 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 6 (11.54%) Scrum
5 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (11.54%) Test Management
5 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.62%) Data Validation
6 5 (9.62%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.62%) CRM
7 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 7 (13.46%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) SQL
3 5 (9.62%) Ruby
4 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.92%) ABAP
5 1 (1.92%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 6 (11.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) MOS
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.85%) SLA
4 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) VMware
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Wonderware
4 3 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.85%) Nokia
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
5 2 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (3.85%) Google
5 2 (3.85%) Coremetrics
6 1 (1.92%) Pardot
6 1 (1.92%) NCR
6 1 (1.92%) SAP
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago