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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 173 178 166
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 13 2 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.053% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.065% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 25
Average salary £27,500 £52,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.61% +20.68%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +1.21%
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
3224 3054 3427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.77% 81.68% 79.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2789 2668 3014
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -
Stockport - 1 £42,500 - 2
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 16 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (32.50%) Degree
4 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
4 13 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
5 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (27.50%) Migration
5 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
5 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
6 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (25.00%) Test Management
6 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 9 (22.50%) Windows
7 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (22.50%) VMware
8 8 (20.00%) Wireless
8 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
9 7 (17.50%) C
10 6 (15.00%) LAN
10 6 (15.00%) WAN
10 6 (15.00%) DHCP
10 6 (15.00%) MPLS
10 6 (15.00%) Sophos

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (12.50%) PowerPivot
2 3 (7.50%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (5.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Wireless
2 6 (15.00%) MPLS
2 6 (15.00%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) LAN
2 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 6 (15.00%) DHCP
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) VLAN
4 3 (7.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.50%) Internet
5 1 (2.50%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.00%) MySQL
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (5.00%) JUnit
3 2 (5.00%) NUnit
3 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (22.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (10.00%) CRM Developer
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Electronics Technician
6 3 (7.50%) Environment Manager
7 2 (5.00%) UI Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior UI Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.00%) UI Programmer
7 2 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
7 2 (5.00%) Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
1 4 (10.00%) XML
1 4 (10.00%) WPF
1 4 (10.00%) jQuery
1 4 (10.00%) HTML5
1 4 (10.00%) CSS3
1 4 (10.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) RESTful
3 2 (5.00%) DOM
3 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.00%) Semantic HTML
3 2 (5.00%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.00%) Replication
3 2 (5.00%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.50%) iSeries
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Migration
3 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
4 10 (25.00%) Test Management
5 6 (15.00%) Web Development
5 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (12.50%) Line Management
6 5 (12.50%) ERP
6 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.00%) E-business
7 4 (10.00%) MVC
7 4 (10.00%) CRM
8 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
2 7 (17.50%) C
3 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.00%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Degree
2 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (7.50%) NVQ Level 3
3 3 (7.50%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO 14001
1 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.00%) vSphere
2 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) WMI
2 5 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) WatchGuard
3 6 (15.00%) EMC
3 6 (15.00%) Avaya
3 6 (15.00%) Sophos
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (5.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (5.00%) Nokia
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-55k, 25 days hol + 8 bank, pension matched to 3%, flexible hours
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000.0000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago