The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 72 58 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.84% 1.84% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.23% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 2
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -30.25%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
675 538 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 81.33% 82.39% 72.16%
Number of salaries quoted 494 466 450
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £52,579
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Validation
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Validation Salary Trend in the North East

Validation
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
(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
Tyne and Wear -8 5 £40,000 +17.64%
Durham -1 2 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 6 (75.00%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) HL7
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) RAD
5 1 (12.50%) RUP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Server Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) RUP
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) HL7
3 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft