The table below looks at the statistics for Validation 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 Validation over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 193 177 197
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Permanent jobs citing Validation 58 73 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 1.05% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.27% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43 51 43
Average salary £53,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.22% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £30,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5473 5762 5994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.78% 82.64% 81.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4423 4582 5130
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Validation
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Validation Salary Trend in the North West

Validation
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in the North West

Validation
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 Validation within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Manchester +16 26 £75,000 +145.90% 4
Cheshire -6 15 £52,750 +40.66% 4
Cumbria - 8 £55,000 -
Merseyside +11 7 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire -19 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 27 (22.50%) Finance
1 27 (22.50%) SQL
2 22 (18.33%) Telecoms
3 21 (17.50%) Software Testing
3 21 (17.50%) QA
3 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
4 20 (16.67%) Java
4 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 19 (15.83%) Oracle
6 18 (15.00%) Degree
6 18 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (14.17%) ITIL
7 17 (14.17%) Windows
7 17 (14.17%) C#
7 17 (14.17%) Service Delivery
8 15 (12.50%) .NET
8 15 (12.50%) SLA
9 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
9 14 (11.67%) RPG
9 14 (11.67%) DB2
9 14 (11.67%) Computer Science
9 14 (11.67%) Apache Flex
9 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
9 14 (11.67%) Billing
9 14 (11.67%) SDLC
10 13 (10.83%) ISTQB
10 13 (10.83%) Test Management
10 13 (10.83%) MS Excel
10 13 (10.83%) Project Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 4 (3.33%) Confluence
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.67%) IIS
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.67%) SAS
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 13 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.83%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.83%) MS Project
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (1.67%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.83%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) GPRS
1 7 (5.83%) UMTS
2 5 (4.17%) WAN
2 5 (4.17%) LAN
3 3 (2.50%) HTTP
4 2 (1.67%) DNS
4 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.83%) Wireless
5 1 (0.83%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.67%) DB2
3 9 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.83%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.83%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.17%) MSTest
2 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.33%) JIRA
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.67%) Selenium
5 2 (1.67%) LSMW
5 2 (1.67%) Subversion
6 1 (0.83%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.83%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (22.50%) Finance
2 22 (18.33%) Telecoms
3 14 (11.67%) Billing
4 6 (5.00%) Retail
5 5 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.33%) Banking
6 4 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (3.33%) Marketing
7 3 (2.50%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.50%) Advertising
8 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.83%) Avionics
9 1 (0.83%) Military
9 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 31 (25.83%) Analyst
2 16 (13.33%) Software Manager
3 15 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 12 (10.00%) Production Manager
5 9 (7.50%) Consultant
5 9 (7.50%) Service Manager
6 8 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Developer
7 7 (5.83%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Tester
7 7 (5.83%) IT Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Sales Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) Development Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Software Development Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.50%) .NET
2 14 (11.67%) Apache Flex
3 9 (7.50%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.00%) HTML
6 5 (4.17%) CSS
7 4 (3.33%) XML
7 4 (3.33%) HTML5
7 4 (3.33%) CSS3
7 4 (3.33%) .NET Compact Framework
8 3 (2.50%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.50%) WPF
8 3 (2.50%) WinForms
9 2 (1.67%) REST
9 2 (1.67%) XHTML
9 2 (1.67%) SOAP
9 2 (1.67%) Semantic HTML
10 1 (0.83%) Web Services
10 1 (0.83%) EDI
10 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 6 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.17%) Biotechnology
4 5 (4.17%) W3C
5 4 (3.33%) Replication
5 4 (3.33%) iSeries
6 2 (1.67%) FMCG
6 2 (1.67%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.67%) Physics
6 2 (1.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) PMI
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.17%) Windows
2 7 (5.83%) Windows CE
2 7 (5.83%) Windows Mobile
2 7 (5.83%) Android
2 7 (5.83%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.50%) Software Testing
1 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
2 18 (15.00%) Test Strategy
3 17 (14.17%) ITIL
3 17 (14.17%) Service Delivery
4 14 (11.67%) SDLC
5 13 (10.83%) Project Management
5 13 (10.83%) Migration
5 13 (10.83%) Test Management
6 12 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 11 (9.17%) Software Engineering
7 11 (9.17%) ETL
8 10 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 9 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.50%) SQL
2 20 (16.67%) Java
3 17 (14.17%) C#
4 14 (11.67%) RPG
5 7 (5.83%) C++
6 5 (4.17%) C
7 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.83%) Ada
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) Degree
2 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.83%) ISTQB
4 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.50%) ISEB
6 8 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.67%) MCTS
8 2 (1.67%) MCITP
9 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.83%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.83%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.83%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.50%) QA
2 15 (12.50%) SLA
3 8 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.33%) GAMP
5 1 (0.83%) GMP
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.83%) GxP
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) Oracle
2 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.17%) Juniper
3 5 (4.17%) Cisco
3 5 (4.17%) F5
4 4 (3.33%) Perforce
5 3 (2.50%) BT
6 2 (1.67%) Adobe
6 2 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) Trillium
7 1 (0.83%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.83%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.83%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.83%) DataFlux
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