The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 165 170 155
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 31 20 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 0.51% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.57% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 26
Median salary £34,000 £75,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-54.66% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £47,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
3402 3502 3506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.90% 89.86% 87.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2889 2894 2891
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 2016.

Validation Salary Histogram in Manchester

Validation
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport - 3 £24,000 - 1
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) SQL
3 15 (34.88%) Degree
4 11 (25.58%) Change Management
5 10 (23.26%) C
5 10 (23.26%) Linux
5 10 (23.26%) Data Validation
6 9 (20.93%) SLA
7 8 (18.60%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
8 7 (16.28%) C++
8 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.95%) .NET
9 6 (13.95%) Windows
9 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Firewall
10 5 (11.63%) Wireless
10 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.63%) JMeter
10 5 (11.63%) Electronics
10 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
10 5 (11.63%) Cisco
10 5 (11.63%) WAN
10 5 (11.63%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) Python
10 5 (11.63%) ITIL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (9.30%) CICS
2 3 (6.98%) SAS
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) SPSS
3 3 (6.98%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.33%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Firewall
1 5 (11.63%) WAN
1 5 (11.63%) Wireless
2 4 (9.30%) BGP
2 4 (9.30%) FTP
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
2 4 (9.30%) OSPF
2 4 (9.30%) SNMP
2 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.65%) Broadband
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.33%) ISDN
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.33%) PSTN
5 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) DB2
2 4 (9.30%) MS Access
3 3 (6.98%) Big Data
3 3 (6.98%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) Looker
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.63%) JMeter
1 5 (11.63%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) Fiddler
2 4 (9.30%) Firebug
2 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
2 4 (9.30%) TestComplete
2 4 (9.30%) The Grinder
2 4 (9.30%) Toad
3 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Appium
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Jtest
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.63%) Electronics
3 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (9.30%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Audio DSP Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Audio Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) DSP Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Electronics Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) PCB Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Automation Tester
4 4 (9.30%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Software Tester
4 4 (9.30%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Junior
5 3 (6.98%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) SOAP
3 2 (4.65%) Ajax
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) GWT
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) Java EE
3 2 (4.65%) Java SE
3 2 (4.65%) JPA
3 2 (4.65%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) Flash
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) Mason
4 1 (2.33%) SAML
4 1 (2.33%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (9.30%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.30%) VSAM
2 4 (9.30%) Wiki
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Social Media
3 3 (6.98%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) Change Management
3 10 (23.26%) Data Validation
4 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.63%) ITIL
6 5 (11.63%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) Prototyping
6 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
6 5 (11.63%) Schematic Capture
7 4 (9.30%) DevOps
7 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (9.30%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Stress Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) C
3 7 (16.28%) C++
4 5 (11.63%) Java
4 5 (11.63%) Python
5 4 (9.30%) COBOL
5 4 (9.30%) JCL
5 4 (9.30%) VBScript
6 3 (6.98%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) R
7 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.65%) Perl
8 1 (2.33%) Apex Code
8 1 (2.33%) Tcl
8 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.33%) CISM
5 1 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) SLA
2 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.98%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco
2 4 (9.30%) Cognizant
2 4 (9.30%) Extreme Networks
2 4 (9.30%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) Juniper
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
3 1 (2.33%) Novell
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) ScanSafe
3 1 (2.33%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (2.33%) Sophos
3 1 (2.33%) Symantec
3 1 (2.33%) VMware
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