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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 192 174 234
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +60
Permanent jobs citing Validation 72 72 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.18% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.34% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 64 54 20
Median salary £35,750 £37,500 £38,179
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.66% -1.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,100 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
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
5652 5365 6395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.23% 87.84% 86.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4395 5473
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,746 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Manchester +13 50 £35,750 -35.00% 9
Cheshire +1 15 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Merseyside -18 3 £28,500 -26.92%
Lancashire -22 2 £37,500 +120.58%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (26.83%) SQL
3 26 (21.14%) ITIL
4 25 (20.33%) Degree
4 25 (20.33%) Scrum
5 24 (19.51%) Python
6 23 (18.70%) SLA
7 22 (17.89%) Test Scripting
7 22 (17.89%) Data Validation
8 20 (16.26%) Java
8 20 (16.26%) Software Testing
9 19 (15.45%) C
9 19 (15.45%) C++
9 19 (15.45%) SQL Server
9 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
10 18 (14.63%) Computer Science
10 18 (14.63%) Change Management
10 18 (14.63%) Finance
11 17 (13.82%) DV Cleared
11 17 (13.82%) DevOps
12 16 (13.01%) Selenium
12 16 (13.01%) Linux
13 15 (12.20%) R
14 14 (11.38%) Cucumber
14 14 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (11.38%) Windows
14 14 (11.38%) Service Management
15 13 (10.57%) Management Information System
15 13 (10.57%) Perl
16 12 (9.76%) MS Excel

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 11 (8.94%) SAS
2 6 (4.88%) Confluence
2 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.25%) CICS
3 4 (3.25%) JBoss
4 3 (2.44%) GlassFish
4 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.32%) SPSS
2 9 (7.32%) Stata
3 5 (4.07%) MS Office
4 2 (1.63%) MS Project
4 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.81%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.81%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Force.com
1 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.81%) PaaS
1 1 (0.81%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.76%) WAN
2 10 (8.13%) BGP
2 10 (8.13%) DNS
2 10 (8.13%) OSPF
2 10 (8.13%) SNMP
3 9 (7.32%) HTTP
4 6 (4.88%) Firewall
5 5 (4.07%) VLAN
6 4 (3.25%) DHCP
6 4 (3.25%) FTP
6 4 (3.25%) Internet
6 4 (3.25%) MPLS
6 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.25%) Wireless
6 4 (3.25%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.44%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.44%) LAN
8 2 (1.63%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.63%) PSTN
8 2 (1.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (4.07%) Data Mining
6 4 (3.25%) DB2
6 4 (3.25%) MS Access
7 3 (2.44%) Big Data
8 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.81%) MySQL
9 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.81%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Selenium
2 14 (11.38%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.69%) JIRA
4 6 (4.88%) JMeter
5 4 (3.25%) Fiddler
5 4 (3.25%) Firebug
5 4 (3.25%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.25%) TestComplete
5 4 (3.25%) The Grinder
5 4 (3.25%) Toad
6 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.63%) Ant
7 2 (1.63%) Appium
7 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.63%) RubyMine
7 2 (1.63%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (1.63%) WATIR
7 2 (1.63%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (14.63%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.88%) Military
4 5 (4.07%) Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Legal
5 4 (3.25%) Electronics
6 3 (2.44%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.63%) Marketing
7 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (18.70%) Analyst
2 14 (11.38%) Developer
3 13 (10.57%) Test Engineer
4 12 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.69%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Administrator
7 6 (4.88%) Consultant
7 6 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (4.88%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) IT Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) IT Support
7 6 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Data Scientist
8 5 (4.07%) Mitel Support
8 5 (4.07%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) .NET
1 8 (6.50%) CSS
1 8 (6.50%) HTML
1 8 (6.50%) SOAP
2 7 (5.69%) Web Services
3 4 (3.25%) Middleware
3 4 (3.25%) REST
3 4 (3.25%) Visualforce
3 4 (3.25%) XHTML
4 3 (2.44%) Ajax
4 3 (2.44%) J2EE
4 3 (2.44%) JSTL
4 3 (2.44%) Mason
4 3 (2.44%) Spring
4 3 (2.44%) XML
5 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.63%) GWT
5 2 (1.63%) Java SE
5 2 (1.63%) JPA
5 2 (1.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.63%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.57%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.94%) Statistics
5 10 (8.13%) Wiki
6 8 (6.50%) Mathematics
7 6 (4.88%) Economics
7 6 (4.88%) Neural Network
8 5 (4.07%) Data Centre
8 5 (4.07%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (3.25%) Mainframe
9 4 (3.25%) VSAM
10 3 (2.44%) Digital Media
10 3 (2.44%) New Media
10 3 (2.44%) NHS
10 3 (2.44%) Social Media
10 3 (2.44%) User Experience
10 3 (2.44%) W3C
11 2 (1.63%) Physics
11 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.01%) Linux
2 14 (11.38%) Windows
3 7 (5.69%) Unix
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.14%) ITIL
3 25 (20.33%) Scrum
4 22 (17.89%) Data Validation
4 22 (17.89%) Test Scripting
5 20 (16.26%) Software Testing
6 18 (14.63%) Change Management
7 17 (13.82%) DevOps
8 14 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (11.38%) Service Management
9 11 (8.94%) Analytics
9 11 (8.94%) Information Security
9 11 (8.94%) Machine Learning
9 11 (8.94%) Time Management
10 10 (8.13%) Functional Testing
10 10 (8.13%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (8.13%) Project Management
10 10 (8.13%) Service Delivery
10 10 (8.13%) Ticket Management
11 9 (7.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.83%) SQL
2 24 (19.51%) Python
3 20 (16.26%) Java
4 19 (15.45%) C
4 19 (15.45%) C++
5 15 (12.20%) R
6 13 (10.57%) Perl
7 9 (7.32%) C#
8 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.69%) T-SQL
9 7 (5.69%) VBA
10 6 (4.88%) MATLAB
11 5 (4.07%) PHP
12 4 (3.25%) Apex Code
12 4 (3.25%) COBOL
12 4 (3.25%) JCL
12 4 (3.25%) VBScript
13 3 (2.44%) Ruby
14 1 (0.81%) Tcl
14 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (20.33%) Degree
2 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.82%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.25%) MCP
7 2 (1.63%) ISEB
7 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.63%) PhD
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.70%) SLA
2 10 (8.13%) Data Quality
3 8 (6.50%) QA
4 3 (2.44%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.81%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
1 6 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (3.25%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.81%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (9.76%) Cisco
2 10 (8.13%) Extreme Networks
2 10 (8.13%) Juniper
3 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.69%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.88%) VMware
6 5 (4.07%) Atlassian
6 5 (4.07%) Cognos
6 5 (4.07%) Mitel
7 4 (3.25%) Cognizant
7 4 (3.25%) HP
7 4 (3.25%) IBM
7 4 (3.25%) Oracle
8 3 (2.44%) hybris
8 3 (2.44%) Zend
9 2 (1.63%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.63%) F5
9 2 (1.63%) SAP
10 1 (0.81%) CA
10 1 (0.81%) Novell
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + On Call + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + £6,600 car allowance + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Rutherford Grant
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Martin & Conley
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 days ago