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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 186 216 196
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Permanent jobs citing Validation 45 42 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.70% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 40 28 32
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £53,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.20%
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
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 +21 18 £46,000 +67.27% 8
Cheshire +31 16 £37,500 -29.24% 3
Merseyside -9 8 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Lancashire +18 3 £31,000 +37.77% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 53 (43.80%) Software Testing
2 49 (40.50%) SQL
3 45 (37.19%) Performance Testing
4 43 (35.54%) .NET
5 41 (33.88%) SQL Server
5 41 (33.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (32.23%) Finance
7 37 (30.58%) Test Scripting
8 36 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (28.93%) QA
9 35 (28.93%) XML
9 35 (28.93%) HP UFT
10 32 (26.45%) MS Excel
10 32 (26.45%) Windows
11 30 (24.79%) ETL
11 30 (24.79%) BizTalk Server
11 30 (24.79%) ISEB
12 29 (23.97%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (22.31%) MSTest
13 27 (22.31%) Defect Management
13 27 (22.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (22.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (21.49%) Degree
14 26 (21.49%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (20.66%) Java
16 24 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (19.01%) Functional Testing
18 20 (16.53%) Web Services
19 18 (14.88%) Mentoring
20 17 (14.05%) Test Planning

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 30 (24.79%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (11.57%) CMS
3 7 (5.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (3.31%) Mule
4 4 (3.31%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.48%) Confluence
5 3 (2.48%) Node.js
6 2 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) SAS
7 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (26.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.48%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Assets
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Cash Management
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle FAH
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle iProcurement
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Payables
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Receivables
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.44%) WinSCP
2 5 (4.13%) PuTTY
3 4 (3.31%) LAN
3 4 (3.31%) Network Security
3 4 (3.31%) WAN
4 2 (1.65%) Wireless
5 1 (0.83%) BGP
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.83%) DHCP
5 1 (0.83%) DSL
5 1 (0.83%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.83%) Firewall
5 1 (0.83%) Intranet
5 1 (0.83%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.83%) OSPF
5 1 (0.83%) SDH
5 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.83%) VLAN
5 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (33.88%) SQL Server
2 27 (22.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (22.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (13.22%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.79%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (5.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (4.96%) MySQL
6 5 (4.13%) MS Access
7 4 (3.31%) Big Data
7 4 (3.31%) DB2
8 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (33.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (28.93%) HP UFT
3 27 (22.31%) MSTest
4 13 (10.74%) Visual Studio
5 11 (9.09%) Selenium
6 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
7 8 (6.61%) JIRA
8 7 (5.79%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (4.96%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.13%) Ant
10 5 (4.13%) JMeter
10 5 (4.13%) TortoiseSVN
10 5 (4.13%) WATIR
11 4 (3.31%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.31%) SilkTest
11 4 (3.31%) Toad
12 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (32.23%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.44%) Banking
4 7 (5.79%) General Ledger
5 6 (4.96%) Billing
6 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.65%) Advertising
7 2 (1.65%) Marketing
7 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.65%) Retail
8 1 (0.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (45.45%) Analyst
2 42 (34.71%) Test Analyst
3 37 (30.58%) Senior Analyst
4 35 (28.93%) Senior Test Analyst
5 30 (24.79%) SQL Analyst
6 27 (22.31%) Web Analyst
6 27 (22.31%) Web Test Analyst
7 26 (21.49%) Senior Web Analyst
8 22 (18.18%) Service Analyst
9 18 (14.88%) ETL Analyst
10 12 (9.92%) Consultant
10 12 (9.92%) Test Leader
11 11 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
11 11 (9.09%) Functional Test Analyst
12 10 (8.26%) Web Applications Analyst
13 7 (5.79%) Functional Consultant
13 7 (5.79%) Oracle Consultant
13 7 (5.79%) Oracle Functional Consultant
13 7 (5.79%) Oracle Technical Consultant
13 7 (5.79%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (35.54%) .NET
2 35 (28.93%) XML
3 20 (16.53%) Web Services
4 8 (6.61%) JSON
5 5 (4.13%) HTML
5 5 (4.13%) jQuery
6 4 (3.31%) CSS
6 4 (3.31%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (3.31%) REST
6 4 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.31%) WSDL
7 3 (2.48%) Ajax
7 3 (2.48%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.48%) CSS3
7 3 (2.48%) Ember.js
7 3 (2.48%) HTML5
8 2 (1.65%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.65%) J2EE
8 2 (1.65%) Spring
9 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.26%) User Experience
3 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.31%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (3.31%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.31%) Ontologies
6 3 (2.48%) Blog
6 3 (2.48%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.48%) W3C
7 1 (0.83%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.83%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) LIMS
7 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.45%) Windows
2 2 (1.65%) Linux
2 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.83%) AIX
3 1 (0.83%) Solaris
3 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.80%) Software Testing
2 45 (37.19%) Performance Testing
3 37 (30.58%) Test Scripting
4 36 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (24.79%) ETL
6 27 (22.31%) Defect Management
7 26 (21.49%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (19.01%) Functional Testing
9 18 (14.88%) Mentoring
10 17 (14.05%) Manual Testing
10 17 (14.05%) Test Planning
11 11 (9.09%) Workflow
12 10 (8.26%) Automated Testing
12 10 (8.26%) Business Analysis
13 9 (7.44%) Project Management
14 8 (6.61%) Test Strategy
14 8 (6.61%) Time Management
15 7 (5.79%) Cash Management
15 7 (5.79%) Defect Tracking
15 7 (5.79%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.50%) SQL
2 25 (20.66%) Java
3 7 (5.79%) PHP
3 7 (5.79%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.13%) Ruby
5 4 (3.31%) C
5 4 (3.31%) C#
5 4 (3.31%) Scala
5 4 (3.31%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) ISEB
2 26 (21.49%) Degree
3 7 (5.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (5.79%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.31%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.48%) HND
7 2 (1.65%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.65%) CISM
7 2 (1.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.83%) CCDP
8 1 (0.83%) CCNP
8 1 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.83%) CLAS
8 1 (0.83%) GCIA
8 1 (0.83%) GIAC
8 1 (0.83%) MCP
8 1 (0.83%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (28.93%) QA
2 14 (11.57%) SLA
3 7 (5.79%) HL7
4 3 (2.48%) ISO13485
5 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.83%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.83%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (23.97%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.31%) DameWare
2 4 (3.31%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (9.92%) IBM
2 11 (9.09%) Oracle
3 8 (6.61%) HP
4 4 (3.31%) LexisNexis
4 4 (3.31%) Micro Focus
5 2 (1.65%) Adobe
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.83%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.83%) Juniper
6 1 (0.83%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (0.83%) Mitel
6 1 (0.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Twitter
6 1 (0.83%) Zend
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