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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 201 165 179
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 52 85 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 1.19% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.43% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 37 56 42
Average salary £65,000 £36,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.55% -7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,500 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £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
5612 5961 5807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.07% 83.34% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4753 4939
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +11 28 £75,000 +145.90% 4
Cheshire -14 14 £51,250 +36.66% 7
Merseyside +13 5 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Cumbria -2 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Lancashire -15 1 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 28 (23.73%) Software Testing
2 28 (23.73%) Test Scripting
3 27 (22.88%) SQL
4 26 (22.03%) QA
5 25 (21.19%) Test Strategy
6 22 (18.64%) ITIL
7 21 (17.80%) Test Management
7 21 (17.80%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (16.95%) Migration
9 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
9 17 (14.41%) ISTQB
9 17 (14.41%) Test Planning
10 16 (13.56%) Degree
10 16 (13.56%) SLA
11 15 (12.71%) Service Delivery
12 14 (11.86%) Project Management
12 14 (11.86%) Telecoms
12 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
12 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
12 14 (11.86%) Business Analysis
13 13 (11.02%) Computer Science
13 13 (11.02%) Windows
13 13 (11.02%) Oracle
13 13 (11.02%) MS Excel
13 13 (11.02%) Service Management
14 12 (10.17%) C#
14 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared
14 12 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (9.32%) Agile Software Development

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (4.24%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.54%) SAS
3 2 (1.69%) Confluence
3 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.69%) IIS
3 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 13 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.85%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.85%) Stata
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.85%) MS Project
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle iProcurement
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (2.54%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle AGIS
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.85%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.85%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.93%) UMTS
1 7 (5.93%) GPRS
2 5 (4.24%) LAN
2 5 (4.24%) WAN
3 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.69%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.93%) DB2
4 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.39%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (3.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.85%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (4.24%) MSTest
3 2 (1.69%) JIRA
3 2 (1.69%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.85%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.85%) LSMW
4 1 (0.85%) Subversion
4 1 (0.85%) SilkTest
4 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (5.93%) Retail
4 7 (5.93%) Billing
5 5 (4.24%) General Ledger
5 5 (4.24%) Marketing
5 5 (4.24%) Banking
6 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.54%) Advertising
8 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.85%) Military
9 1 (0.85%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.85%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 32 (27.12%) Analyst
2 15 (12.71%) Test Analyst
3 12 (10.17%) Consultant
4 10 (8.47%) Head of Testing
5 9 (7.63%) Service Manager
5 9 (7.63%) Software Manager
6 8 (6.78%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Tester
8 6 (5.08%) IT Risk Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Production Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) Sales Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) Development Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Software Development Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Administrator
10 4 (3.39%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) .NET
2 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET
2 7 (5.93%) Apache Flex
3 5 (4.24%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.39%) HTML
4 4 (3.39%) .NET Compact Framework
5 3 (2.54%) CSS
6 2 (1.69%) XML
6 2 (1.69%) Middleware
6 2 (1.69%) HTML5
6 2 (1.69%) CSS3
7 1 (0.85%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.85%) JSON
7 1 (0.85%) WPF
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.85%) RESTful
7 1 (0.85%) WinForms
7 1 (0.85%) EDI
7 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.80%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.02%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.24%) Data Integration
4 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.39%) Replication
6 3 (2.54%) W3C
6 3 (2.54%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.69%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.69%) Physics
7 2 (1.69%) NHS
7 2 (1.69%) iSeries
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) FMCG
8 1 (0.85%) Life Science
8 1 (0.85%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.85%) PMI
8 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.02%) Windows
2 7 (5.93%) Windows CE
2 7 (5.93%) Windows Mobile
2 7 (5.93%) Android
2 7 (5.93%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.73%) Software Testing
1 28 (23.73%) Test Scripting
2 25 (21.19%) Test Strategy
3 22 (18.64%) ITIL
4 21 (17.80%) Test Management
5 20 (16.95%) Migration
6 17 (14.41%) Test Planning
7 15 (12.71%) Service Delivery
8 14 (11.86%) Project Management
8 14 (11.86%) Business Analysis
9 13 (11.02%) Service Management
10 12 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (9.32%) ETL
11 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (8.47%) Automated Testing
13 9 (7.63%) Coaching
13 9 (7.63%) SDLC
14 8 (6.78%) Software Engineering
14 8 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.88%) SQL
2 12 (10.17%) C#
3 11 (9.32%) Java
4 7 (5.93%) C++
4 7 (5.93%) RPG
5 5 (4.24%) C
5 5 (4.24%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.85%) Ada
7 1 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (14.41%) ISTQB
2 16 (13.56%) Degree
3 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
4 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.63%) ISEB
5 9 (7.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (6.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.69%) MCTS
7 2 (1.69%) MCITP
8 1 (0.85%) PMP
8 1 (0.85%) APMP
8 1 (0.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.03%) QA
2 16 (13.56%) SLA
3 7 (5.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.54%) GLP
4 3 (2.54%) GCP
5 1 (0.85%) GMP
5 1 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.85%) GAMP
5 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.85%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.02%) Oracle
3 5 (4.24%) Cisco
3 5 (4.24%) Juniper
3 5 (4.24%) F5
4 2 (1.69%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.69%) Perforce
4 2 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Trillium
5 1 (0.85%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Coremetrics
5 1 (0.85%) DataFlux
5 1 (0.85%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.85%) BT
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