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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 175 182 181
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 63 56 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.83% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.01% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 40 37 29
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £27,300 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
5153 5567 5777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.57% 82.41% 79.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4115 4473 4870
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Manchester +21 22 £28,000 -29.11% 7
Cheshire +5 19 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Cumbria - 9 £55,000 - 1
Merseyside +17 8 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Lancashire -18 2 £29,728 -17.42%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (27.93%) SQL
2 25 (22.52%) Finance
3 22 (19.82%) Telecoms
4 21 (18.92%) SQL Server
5 20 (18.02%) Java
5 20 (18.02%) Windows
6 19 (17.12%) Oracle
7 18 (16.22%) Service Delivery
8 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
9 16 (14.41%) SLA
9 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
10 15 (13.51%) .NET
11 14 (12.61%) DB2
11 14 (12.61%) RPG
11 14 (12.61%) C#
11 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
11 14 (12.61%) Apache Flex
11 14 (12.61%) Billing
12 13 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (11.71%) QA
12 13 (11.71%) .NET Framework
12 13 (11.71%) Degree
12 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
12 13 (11.71%) ITIL
12 13 (11.71%) Project Management
13 11 (9.91%) Test Scripting
13 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
13 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
14 10 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (9.01%) Line Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.60%) Confluence
1 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.80%) SAS
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.90%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.90%) MS Project
3 1 (0.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.90%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.90%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle FAH
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.80%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.90%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Office 365
1 3 (2.70%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.90%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) LAN
1 8 (7.21%) WAN
2 7 (6.31%) HTTP
3 4 (3.60%) Wireless
3 4 (3.60%) GPRS
3 4 (3.60%) UMTS
3 4 (3.60%) DNS
4 3 (2.70%) DHCP
4 3 (2.70%) Firewall
4 3 (2.70%) MPLS
4 3 (2.70%) VLAN
5 2 (1.80%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.61%) DB2
3 10 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (6.31%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.90%) OLAP
9 1 (0.90%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.50%) MSTest
3 4 (3.60%) JIRA
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.80%) Selenium
5 2 (1.80%) LSMW
5 2 (1.80%) Subversion
5 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.90%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 25 (22.52%) Finance
2 22 (19.82%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.61%) Billing
4 6 (5.41%) Retail
5 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.60%) Marketing
6 4 (3.60%) Banking
6 4 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.70%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.80%) Advertising
9 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.90%) Military
9 1 (0.90%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.90%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Analyst
2 15 (13.51%) Software Manager
2 15 (13.51%) Test Analyst
3 12 (10.81%) Production Manager
4 10 (9.01%) Service Manager
4 10 (9.01%) Developer
5 9 (8.11%) Consultant
6 8 (7.21%) Risk Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.31%) IT Risk Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) Tester
7 7 (6.31%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Sales Consultant
9 5 (4.50%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.50%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) Software Development Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.51%) .NET
2 14 (12.61%) Apache Flex
3 13 (11.71%) .NET Framework
4 8 (7.21%) HTML
5 7 (6.31%) CSS
6 6 (5.41%) XHTML
6 6 (5.41%) SOAP
6 6 (5.41%) HTML5
6 6 (5.41%) REST
6 6 (5.41%) CSS3
7 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.60%) XML
7 4 (3.60%) .NET Compact Framework
8 3 (2.70%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.70%) WinForms
8 3 (2.70%) WPF
9 1 (0.90%) EDI
9 1 (0.90%) Web Services
9 1 (0.90%) Middleware
9 1 (0.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.31%) W3C
3 7 (6.31%) Replication
4 6 (5.41%) Data Integration
5 5 (4.50%) Biotechnology
6 4 (3.60%) iSeries
6 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.80%) FMCG
7 2 (1.80%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.80%) Physics
7 2 (1.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.90%) User Experience
8 1 (0.90%) PMI
8 1 (0.90%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.02%) Windows
2 6 (5.41%) Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Android
3 4 (3.60%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (3.60%) Windows CE
3 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.90%) UNIX
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) Service Delivery
2 13 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.71%) ITIL
2 13 (11.71%) Project Management
3 11 (9.91%) Test Scripting
3 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
4 10 (9.01%) Line Management
5 9 (8.11%) ETL
5 9 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.11%) Business Analysis
6 8 (7.21%) Software Testing
6 8 (7.21%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (7.21%) Risk Management
6 8 (7.21%) Coaching
6 8 (7.21%) Test Strategy
7 7 (6.31%) Progressive Enhancement
7 7 (6.31%) Test Planning
7 7 (6.31%) OO
7 7 (6.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.93%) SQL
2 20 (18.02%) Java
3 14 (12.61%) RPG
3 14 (12.61%) C#
4 8 (7.21%) C
5 7 (6.31%) C++
6 5 (4.50%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.90%) Ada
8 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.71%) Degree
2 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.21%) ISEB
3 8 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.90%) APMP
4 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.90%) MCTS
4 1 (0.90%) MCITP
4 1 (0.90%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (0.90%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.41%) SLA
2 13 (11.71%) QA
3 8 (7.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.60%) GAMP
5 1 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.90%) GMP
5 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.90%) GxP
5 1 (0.90%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) vSphere
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) WMI
1 3 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (17.12%) Oracle
2 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.21%) Cisco
4 5 (4.50%) F5
4 5 (4.50%) Juniper
5 4 (3.60%) Perforce
6 3 (2.70%) EMC
6 3 (2.70%) BT
6 3 (2.70%) Sophos
6 3 (2.70%) Avaya
6 3 (2.70%) VMware
6 3 (2.70%) WatchGuard
7 2 (1.80%) SAP
7 2 (1.80%) Adobe
8 1 (0.90%) Trillium
8 1 (0.90%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.90%) Google
8 1 (0.90%) Coremetrics
8 1 (0.90%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.90%) DataFlux
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Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits asnd bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 7 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Parker Sandford Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £22,000 per annum Dependant on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 17 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago