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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 204 190 191
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 28 60 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.06% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 26 44 51
Median salary £40,000 £51,250 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.95% +42.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £27,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £75,000 £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
4807 5635 6033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.83% 88.34% 85.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4064 4583 4815
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,500 £60,000
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -10 12 £37,500 +2.04% 8
Cheshire +36 8 £42,500 -19.43%
Cumbria 0 4 £51,250 -6.81%
Lancashire +11 1 £45,000 +51.37% 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 19 (27.14%) SQL
2 18 (25.71%) Finance
3 16 (22.86%) Degree
4 15 (21.43%) ITIL
5 14 (20.00%) C#
5 14 (20.00%) SLA
6 13 (18.57%) Cisco
6 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
6 13 (18.57%) .NET
6 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
7 12 (17.14%) ITSM
7 12 (17.14%) Service Management
7 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
7 12 (17.14%) ISEB
7 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (15.71%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (15.71%) Performance Testing
8 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.71%) Change Management
9 10 (14.29%) Electronics
9 10 (14.29%) WAN
9 10 (14.29%) VB.NET
9 10 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (14.29%) Windows
9 10 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 10 (14.29%) QA
9 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 10 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 9 (12.86%) MSTest

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 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.43%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.29%) WAN
2 9 (12.86%) Wireless
3 7 (10.00%) BGP
3 7 (10.00%) OSPF
3 7 (10.00%) SNMP
4 5 (7.14%) Network Security
5 4 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (5.71%) Firewall
6 2 (2.86%) Broadband
6 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.86%) LAN
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.43%) DHCP
7 1 (1.43%) HTTP
7 1 (1.43%) Intranet
7 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.43%) SSL
7 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.86%) Looker
8 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.43%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (12.86%) MSTest
3 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.86%) Selenium
5 1 (1.43%) Appium
5 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.43%) JIRA
5 1 (1.43%) JMeter
5 1 (1.43%) Jtest
5 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Electronics
3 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.14%) Banking
5 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.86%) Military
6 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Analyst
2 12 (17.14%) Developer
3 9 (12.86%) Service Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) Automation Tester
4 8 (11.43%) Developer in Test
4 8 (11.43%) Electronics Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Senior Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Tester
5 7 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 7 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Senior Tester
5 7 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Architect
6 6 (8.57%) Information Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) MI Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Report Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Service Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Audio DSP Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) PCB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) .NET
2 10 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 10 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.14%) Web Services
4 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) XML
5 2 (2.86%) COM
5 2 (2.86%) CSS
6 1 (1.43%) Ajax
6 1 (1.43%) Flash
6 1 (1.43%) HTML5
6 1 (1.43%) jQuery
6 1 (1.43%) JSON
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) SAML
6 1 (1.43%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (10.00%) Wiki
3 4 (5.71%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) LIMS
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) ITSM
2 12 (17.14%) Service Management
3 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.71%) Change Management
3 11 (15.71%) Performance Testing
4 10 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 9 (12.86%) Data Validation
6 8 (11.43%) Prototyping
7 7 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.00%) ITIL V3
7 7 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (10.00%) Schematic Capture
7 7 (10.00%) Test Management
7 7 (10.00%) Ticket Management
8 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
8 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
8 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) C#
3 10 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 7 (10.00%) C
4 7 (10.00%) C++
5 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.43%) Java
7 1 (1.43%) PHP
7 1 (1.43%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Degree
2 12 (17.14%) ISEB
3 9 (12.86%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.71%) CISM
6 4 (5.71%) CISSP
7 1 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.43%) HND
7 1 (1.43%) MCP
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.00%) SLA
2 10 (14.29%) QA
3 4 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.43%) ISO13485
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Firmware
2 1 (1.43%) Shibboleth
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Cisco
1 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Juniper
3 7 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
4 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.86%) Cognos
5 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 2 (2.86%) MobileIron
5 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.86%) ScanSafe
5 2 (2.86%) Sophos
5 2 (2.86%) Symantec
6 1 (1.43%) EMC
6 1 (1.43%) Mitel
6 1 (1.43%) Novell
6 1 (1.43%) PayPal
6 1 (1.43%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.43%) WorldPay
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West England
g2 Recruitment
Salary: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Bolton
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Highly competitive salary, bonus, car allowance & benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Nelson, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + excellent company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago