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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 197 191 185
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 34 57 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.92% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.05% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 32 38 46
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £25,650 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
4695 5454 6043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.99% 88.31% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3978 4365 4851
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +30 13 £42,500 -12.82%
Manchester -2 11 £37,500 +33.92% 11
Cumbria -5 5 £50,000 -9.09%
Lancashire +4 1 £45,000 +51.37% 1
Merseyside +4 1 £33,500 -9.45% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 23 (29.87%) SQL
2 22 (28.57%) Finance
3 19 (24.68%) Degree
4 18 (23.38%) Performance Testing
5 17 (22.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (20.78%) .NET
7 15 (19.48%) ITIL
8 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 14 (18.18%) QA
8 14 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (16.88%) Defect Management
9 13 (16.88%) SLA
9 13 (16.88%) Cisco
9 13 (16.88%) ISEB
9 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
9 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (15.58%) Change Management
10 12 (15.58%) Service Management
10 12 (15.58%) C#
10 12 (15.58%) MSTest
11 11 (14.29%) Windows
11 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 11 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 11 (14.29%) Manufacturing
11 11 (14.29%) ITSM
12 10 (12.99%) WAN
12 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
12 10 (12.99%) Software Testing
13 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.49%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.60%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) Mule
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) WAN
2 9 (11.69%) Wireless
3 7 (9.09%) BGP
3 7 (9.09%) OSPF
3 7 (9.09%) SNMP
4 5 (6.49%) Network Security
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (5.19%) Firewall
6 2 (2.60%) Broadband
6 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.60%) LAN
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.30%) DHCP
7 1 (1.30%) HTTP
7 1 (1.30%) Intranet
7 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.30%) VLAN
7 1 (1.30%) WinSCP
7 1 (1.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.19%) Big Data
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.30%) DB2
7 1 (1.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.58%) MSTest
3 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio
4 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.49%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.30%) JMeter
6 1 (1.30%) Jtest
6 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.30%) Selenium
6 1 (1.30%) Toad
General
1 22 (28.57%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 9 (11.69%) Electronics
4 5 (6.49%) Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.60%) Military
7 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (37.66%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Developer
2 11 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Tester
4 8 (10.39%) Automation Tester
4 8 (10.39%) Developer in Test
4 8 (10.39%) Electronics Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Tester
5 7 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Information Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) MI Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Report Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) .NET Framework
2 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.09%) Web Services
4 6 (7.79%) XML
5 4 (5.19%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (2.60%) COM
6 2 (2.60%) HTML
6 2 (2.60%) JSON
7 1 (1.30%) CSS
7 1 (1.30%) Flash
7 1 (1.30%) HTML5
7 1 (1.30%) jQuery
7 1 (1.30%) Middleware
7 1 (1.30%) REST
7 1 (1.30%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.30%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (9.09%) Wiki
3 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (5.19%) Ontologies
5 3 (3.90%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) LIMS
6 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Performance Testing
2 15 (19.48%) ITIL
3 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.88%) Defect Management
4 12 (15.58%) Change Management
4 12 (15.58%) Service Management
5 11 (14.29%) ITSM
6 10 (12.99%) Software Testing
6 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.69%) Test Management
8 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.39%) Data Validation
9 7 (9.09%) ETL
9 7 (9.09%) Incident Management
9 7 (9.09%) ITIL V3
9 7 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (9.09%) Schematic Capture
9 7 (9.09%) Ticket Management
10 6 (7.79%) Business Development
10 6 (7.79%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) SQL
2 12 (15.58%) C#
3 9 (11.69%) VB.NET
4 7 (9.09%) C
4 7 (9.09%) C++
5 5 (6.49%) Java
6 4 (5.19%) Scala
7 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) Degree
2 13 (16.88%) ISEB
3 8 (10.39%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.19%) CISM
5 4 (5.19%) CISSP
5 4 (5.19%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.30%) HND
6 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) QA
2 13 (16.88%) SLA
3 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.30%) ISO13485
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) DameWare
2 1 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Cisco
2 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.39%) Juniper
4 7 (9.09%) Extreme Networks
4 7 (9.09%) IBM
5 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.60%) Cognos
6 2 (2.60%) MobileIron
6 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.60%) ScanSafe
6 2 (2.60%) Sophos
6 2 (2.60%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) EMC
7 1 (1.30%) HP
7 1 (1.30%) LexisNexis
7 1 (1.30%) Mitel
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle
7 1 (1.30%) SOASTA, Inc
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