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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 196 168 195
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +27
Permanent jobs citing Validation 60 86 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 1.16% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.38% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 47 48 28
Average salary £43,500 £36,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,100 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +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
5885 6212 5530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.92% 83.56% 79.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4882 4949 4701
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Cheshire -14 26 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Manchester -6 25 £75,000 +100.00% 6
Merseyside +7 7 £40,000 +3.22% 2
Lancashire +5 2 £25,250 -29.86%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 35 (30.43%) Software Testing
1 35 (30.43%) Test Scripting
2 32 (27.83%) SQL
3 29 (25.22%) QA
4 26 (22.61%) .NET
4 26 (22.61%) Test Strategy
5 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
5 24 (20.87%) Finance
5 24 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 23 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (19.13%) Test Planning
8 21 (18.26%) Test Management
9 20 (17.39%) Migration
9 20 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (16.52%) ITIL
10 19 (16.52%) MS Excel
11 18 (15.65%) Windows
11 18 (15.65%) Degree
12 16 (13.91%) Performance Testing
12 16 (13.91%) ETL
12 16 (13.91%) ISEB
13 15 (13.04%) Java
13 15 (13.04%) Automated Testing
13 15 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (12.17%) Microsoft
15 13 (11.30%) HP UFT
15 13 (11.30%) Business Analysis
15 13 (11.30%) Computer Science
15 13 (11.30%) Coaching

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (6.09%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.35%) CMS
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.74%) IIS
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.74%) SAS
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.74%) Node.js
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (0.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.87%) Mule
5 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (16.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.87%) MS Project
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.87%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.87%) Stata
3 1 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle AGIS
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) GPRS
1 7 (6.09%) UMTS
2 2 (1.74%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.74%) DNS
3 1 (0.87%) HTTP
3 1 (0.87%) WAN
3 1 (0.87%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (3.48%) DB2
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.87%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 20 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (11.30%) HP UFT
3 10 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.96%) Selenium
4 8 (6.96%) MSTest
5 7 (6.09%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.22%) SilkTest
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.87%) JIRA
8 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.87%) PHPUnit
General
1 24 (20.87%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (6.09%) Retail
5 6 (5.22%) Banking
6 5 (4.35%) Billing
6 5 (4.35%) Marketing
7 3 (2.61%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.87%) Military
8 1 (0.87%) Electronics
8 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.87%) Legal
8 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.87%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Analyst
2 20 (17.39%) Test Analyst
3 11 (9.57%) Consultant
3 11 (9.57%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (8.70%) Head of Testing
5 9 (7.83%) Service Manager
6 8 (6.96%) Test Manager
6 8 (6.96%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Software Manager
7 7 (6.09%) Functional Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Test Consultant
8 6 (5.22%) Test Automation Consultant
9 5 (4.35%) Software Development Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Administrator
9 5 (4.35%) Development Manager
10 4 (3.48%) Principal Consultant
10 4 (3.48%) Tester
10 4 (3.48%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.61%) .NET
2 11 (9.57%) XML
3 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.09%) HTML
4 6 (5.22%) CSS
5 5 (4.35%) Web Services
6 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.48%) JSON
6 4 (3.48%) Apache Flex
6 4 (3.48%) HTML5
6 4 (3.48%) .NET Compact Framework
6 4 (3.48%) CSS3
7 3 (2.61%) jQuery
8 2 (1.74%) Middleware
8 2 (1.74%) Ajax
8 2 (1.74%) Ember.js
8 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.87%) EDI
9 1 (0.87%) WSDL
9 1 (0.87%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.30%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.35%) W3C
6 4 (3.48%) Replication
6 4 (3.48%) Graphic Design
6 4 (3.48%) User Experience
6 4 (3.48%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.61%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.74%) iSeries
8 2 (1.74%) Blog
8 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.74%) Physics
9 1 (0.87%) Statistics
9 1 (0.87%) DTV
9 1 (0.87%) PMI
9 1 (0.87%) NHS
9 1 (0.87%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.87%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.65%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Windows CE
2 7 (6.09%) Windows Mobile
2 7 (6.09%) Android
2 7 (6.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.43%) Software Testing
1 35 (30.43%) Test Scripting
2 26 (22.61%) Test Strategy
3 24 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.13%) Test Planning
5 21 (18.26%) Test Management
6 20 (17.39%) Migration
7 19 (16.52%) ITIL
8 16 (13.91%) ETL
8 16 (13.91%) Performance Testing
9 15 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 13 (11.30%) Business Analysis
10 13 (11.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (11.30%) Coaching
11 12 (10.43%) Project Management
12 11 (9.57%) Service Delivery
13 10 (8.70%) Service Management
13 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
14 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (7.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) SQL
2 15 (13.04%) Java
3 12 (10.43%) C#
4 10 (8.70%) C
5 7 (6.09%) C++
6 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.22%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.48%) RPG
8 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.74%) PHP
10 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.87%) Ada
10 1 (0.87%) PHP5
10 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (15.65%) Degree
3 16 (13.91%) ISEB
4 15 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (9.57%) Security Cleared
6 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.74%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.74%) MCTS
8 2 (1.74%) MCITP
9 1 (0.87%) PMP
9 1 (0.87%) IIBA
9 1 (0.87%) CBAP
9 1 (0.87%) APMP
9 1 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (25.22%) QA
2 12 (10.43%) SLA
3 4 (3.48%) GCP
3 4 (3.48%) GLP
4 3 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.96%) Oracle
3 6 (5.22%) HP
3 6 (5.22%) Micro Focus
3 6 (5.22%) IBM
4 2 (1.74%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.87%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.87%) Mentor Graphics
5 1 (0.87%) DataFlux
5 1 (0.87%) Zend
5 1 (0.87%) F5
5 1 (0.87%) Juniper
5 1 (0.87%) Adobe
5 1 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.87%) SAP
5 1 (0.87%) Trillium
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco
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