The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 64 59 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Permanent jobs citing Validation 9 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.36% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 1
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
575 382 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.60% 79.42% 72.52%
Number of salaries quoted 505 320 408
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Validation
North West

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Validation
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Validation Salary Trend in Merseyside

Validation
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

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

Validation Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Validation
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
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Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (48.15%) HTML
1 13 (48.15%) CSS
1 13 (48.15%) W3C
1 13 (48.15%) HTML5
2 12 (44.44%) Progressive Enhancement
2 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 12 (44.44%) CSS3
3 11 (40.74%) MS Office
3 11 (40.74%) Data Protection
3 11 (40.74%) Business Development
4 10 (37.04%) Information Architecture
4 10 (37.04%) AngularJS
4 10 (37.04%) User Stories
5 9 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) XHTML
7 7 (25.93%) OO
7 7 (25.93%) MVC
7 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (22.22%) PHP
8 6 (22.22%) Node.js
9 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
9 5 (18.52%) Sass
9 5 (18.52%) LESS
9 5 (18.52%) Semantic HTML
9 5 (18.52%) Grunt
9 5 (18.52%) OO PHP
9 5 (18.52%) MySQL
9 5 (18.52%) Internet

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (22.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (40.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Grunt
1 5 (18.52%) Subversion
1 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) Business Development Executive
3 5 (18.52%) UI Programmer
3 5 (18.52%) PHP Developer
3 5 (18.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 5 (18.52%) UI Developer
4 4 (14.81%) User Experience Developer
5 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Data Integration Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) HTML
1 13 (48.15%) CSS
1 13 (48.15%) HTML5
2 12 (44.44%) CSS3
3 10 (37.04%) AngularJS
4 8 (29.63%) XHTML
5 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
5 5 (18.52%) Sass
5 5 (18.52%) LESS
5 5 (18.52%) Semantic HTML
5 5 (18.52%) CakePHP
5 5 (18.52%) jQuery
6 3 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (7.41%) SOAP
7 2 (7.41%) Web Services
7 2 (7.41%) XML
7 2 (7.41%) JSON
7 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) W3C
2 5 (18.52%) RIA
3 2 (7.41%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Progressive Enhancement
2 11 (40.74%) Data Protection
2 11 (40.74%) Business Development
3 10 (37.04%) Information Architecture
3 10 (37.04%) User Stories
4 7 (25.93%) OO
4 7 (25.93%) MVC
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) OO PHP
5 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) ETL
6 2 (7.41%) Data Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) XAML
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
2 2 (7.41%) Informatica
2 2 (7.41%) Cognos
2 2 (7.41%) Talend