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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 167 160 153
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 25 33 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.81% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.97% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22 19 8
Average salary £75,000 £37,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £20,300 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £51,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +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
3331 3408 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.59% 83.92% 79.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2789 2738 2630
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Manchester

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (47.83%) Test Strategy
2 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
2 20 (43.48%) Test Scripting
3 19 (41.30%) Migration
4 18 (39.13%) Test Management
5 16 (34.78%) QA
5 16 (34.78%) Finance
6 14 (30.43%) Degree
7 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
7 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (21.74%) Test Planning
8 10 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (21.74%) Service Management
8 10 (21.74%) ITIL
9 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (15.22%) Business Analysis
12 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
12 6 (13.04%) Banking
12 6 (13.04%) Retail
13 4 (8.70%) SQL
13 4 (8.70%) Oracle
13 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
13 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
13 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
13 4 (8.70%) Requirements Management
14 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
14 3 (6.52%) Marketing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (6.52%) SAS
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Stata
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle AGIS
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.17%) LAN
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.17%) SQLPlus
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.17%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
2 6 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) General Ledger
3 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Russian Language
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Head of Testing
3 8 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Risk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) IT Risk Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Trainer
7 1 (2.17%) Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Junior
7 1 (2.17%) PMO Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) JSON
2 1 (2.17%) Velocity
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.17%) RESTful
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.35%) Physics
4 2 (4.35%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) Life Science
5 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Test Strategy
2 20 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
3 19 (41.30%) Migration
4 18 (39.13%) Test Management
5 10 (21.74%) Test Planning
5 10 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (21.74%) Service Management
5 10 (21.74%) ITIL
6 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) Requirements Management
8 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.52%) Workflow
9 3 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.52%) Cash Management
9 3 (6.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.35%) C
3 2 (4.35%) C++
3 2 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Degree
2 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
3 8 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.52%) ISEB
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) IIBA
6 1 (2.17%) CBAP
6 1 (2.17%) PMP
6 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Juniper
3 1 (2.17%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.17%) DataFlux
3 1 (2.17%) F5
3 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.17%) Trillium
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
GE Capital
Salary: £Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago