The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 243 237 240
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs citing V-Model 13 8 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 18
Average salary £30,000 £34,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.00%
V-Model
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6218 5309 5766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.22% 79.43% 79.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5116 4457 4936
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

V-Model
Salary Trend in the North West

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

V-Model Salary Trend in the North West

V-Model
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Cheshire - 9 £30,000 -
Manchester -1 3 £28,500 -18.57%
Lancashire - 1 £37,500 -
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing V-Model 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 V-Model.

1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) ISEB
3 17 (73.91%) Software Testing
3 17 (73.91%) ISTQB
4 14 (60.87%) Regression Testing
5 13 (56.52%) SQL
5 13 (56.52%) Manual Testing
6 12 (52.17%) Performance Testing
6 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (52.17%) .NET
7 10 (43.48%) System Testing
7 10 (43.48%) Release Management
7 10 (43.48%) .NET Framework
8 9 (39.13%) Stress Testing
8 9 (39.13%) Integration Testing
9 8 (34.78%) JIRA
9 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
10 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
11 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (13.04%) Selenium
12 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
12 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
12 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
12 3 (13.04%) Scrum
12 3 (13.04%) Banking
12 3 (13.04%) Finance
12 3 (13.04%) Web Services
12 3 (13.04%) XML
12 3 (13.04%) Windows

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing V-Model 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 V-Model. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) FTP
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (34.78%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Analyst
2 19 (82.61%) Test Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) Software Testing
3 14 (60.87%) Regression Testing
4 13 (56.52%) Manual Testing
5 12 (52.17%) Performance Testing
6 10 (43.48%) System Testing
6 10 (43.48%) Release Management
7 9 (39.13%) Stress Testing
7 9 (39.13%) Integration Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
9 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
10 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Scrum
11 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
12 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
12 2 (8.70%) Workflow
12 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (8.70%) Workflow Management
12 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) ISEB
2 17 (73.91%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Cognizant
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft