The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 47 72 58
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.04% 0.46% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 0.54% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 1
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
421 560 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 85.92% 86.02% 81.52%
Number of salaries quoted 299 494 310
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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
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 5 May 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
Liverpool +18 9 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Wirral - 1 - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (50.00%) .NET
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (35.00%) W3C
6 7 (35.00%) CSS
6 7 (35.00%) C#
6 7 (35.00%) HTML
6 7 (35.00%) Progressive Enhancement
7 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (30.00%) HTML5
7 6 (30.00%) REST
7 6 (30.00%) CSS3
7 6 (30.00%) MVC
7 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) SOAP
7 6 (30.00%) Linux
7 6 (30.00%) OO
7 6 (30.00%) XHTML
7 6 (30.00%) SOA
7 6 (30.00%) HTTP
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) ETL
8 5 (25.00%) ISEB
8 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 5 (25.00%) MSTest
8 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.00%) Fireworks
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MSTest
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
1 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) .NET Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) UX Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (35.00%) CSS
3 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 6 (30.00%) HTML5
4 6 (30.00%) REST
4 6 (30.00%) CSS3
4 6 (30.00%) SOAP
4 6 (30.00%) XHTML
5 3 (15.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) WinForms
5 3 (15.00%) WPF
5 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) W3C
2 4 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 4 (20.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Biotechnology
4 1 (5.00%) FMCG
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Progressive Enhancement
3 6 (30.00%) MVC
3 6 (30.00%) OO
3 6 (30.00%) SOA
4 5 (25.00%) ETL
5 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.00%) Test Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Bioinformatics
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) ITIL
8 1 (5.00%) Service Management
8 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
8 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
1 4 (20.00%) GAMP
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Aruba
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago