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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 212 193 216
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Permanent jobs citing Validation 36 45 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.84% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 26 27 44
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -32.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
5743 5334 6320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.56% 82.23% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4924 4457 5446
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 14 £27,500 -47.61% 4
Merseyside +3 10 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Cheshire -1 10 £53,000 +26.19%
Cumbria - 1 £55,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (38.10%) Finance
2 27 (32.14%) Windows
3 26 (30.95%) SQL
3 26 (30.95%) SQL Server
4 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (27.38%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (26.19%) .NET
7 20 (23.81%) Automated Testing
8 19 (22.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (22.62%) Degree
8 19 (22.62%) Java
8 19 (22.62%) C#
8 19 (22.62%) MVC
9 18 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (20.24%) .NET Framework
10 17 (20.24%) Wireless
11 16 (19.05%) T-SQL
12 15 (17.86%) SOAP
12 15 (17.86%) OO
13 14 (16.67%) XML
13 14 (16.67%) Risk Management
13 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 13 (15.48%) Migration
14 13 (15.48%) Test Scripting
14 13 (15.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
15 12 (14.29%) Line Management
15 12 (14.29%) Web Services
15 12 (14.29%) HTML
15 12 (14.29%) Oracle

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.71%) JBoss
3 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.57%) SAS
5 2 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.95%) PowerPivot
2 4 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.38%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.38%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (2.38%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) Wireless
2 8 (9.52%) Firewall
3 6 (7.14%) MPLS
3 6 (7.14%) LAN
3 6 (7.14%) WAN
3 6 (7.14%) DHCP
3 6 (7.14%) HTTP
3 6 (7.14%) DNS
4 5 (5.95%) VLAN
5 3 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (2.38%) Internet
7 1 (1.19%) WLAN
7 1 (1.19%) VPN
7 1 (1.19%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (22.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.71%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.33%) DB2
5 5 (5.95%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.38%) MySQL
8 1 (1.19%) OLAP
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.57%) Selenium
4 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.38%) NUnit
4 2 (2.38%) JIRA
4 2 (2.38%) ERwin
4 2 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.38%) JUnit
5 1 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.19%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.19%) Subversion
5 1 (1.19%) LSMW
5 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
General
1 32 (38.10%) Finance
2 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.90%) Retail
4 9 (10.71%) Financial Institution
5 8 (9.52%) Manufacturing
6 7 (8.33%) Billing
7 3 (3.57%) Legal
8 2 (2.38%) Marketing
8 2 (2.38%) Advertising
9 1 (1.19%) Electronics
9 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Developer
2 11 (13.10%) Test Manager
2 11 (13.10%) Senior Developer
2 11 (13.10%) .NET Developer
3 7 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 7 (8.33%) Software Manager
3 7 (8.33%) Production Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.95%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) CRM Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Environment Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Designer
7 3 (3.57%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.38%) UI Programmer
8 2 (2.38%) IT Risk Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 17 (20.24%) .NET Framework
3 15 (17.86%) SOAP
4 14 (16.67%) XML
5 12 (14.29%) Web Services
5 12 (14.29%) HTML
5 12 (14.29%) CSS
6 11 (13.10%) RESTful
6 11 (13.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (11.90%) HTML5
7 10 (11.90%) CSS3
8 9 (10.71%) XSD
8 9 (10.71%) XSLT
8 9 (10.71%) Middleware
8 9 (10.71%) WCF
8 9 (10.71%) LINQ
8 9 (10.71%) .NET Remoting
9 7 (8.33%) Apache Flex
10 6 (7.14%) REST
10 6 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) W3C
3 6 (7.14%) Replication
3 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.76%) FMCG
5 3 (3.57%) iSeries
5 3 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.57%) User Experience
6 2 (2.38%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.38%) Physics
6 2 (2.38%) Biotechnology
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.38%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.38%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.38%) Statistics
6 2 (2.38%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.38%) Economics
7 1 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.19%) Mechatronics
7 1 (1.19%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Linux
3 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.19%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Solaris
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) Automated Testing
3 19 (22.62%) MVC
4 15 (17.86%) OO
5 14 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 13 (15.48%) Migration
6 13 (15.48%) Test Scripting
6 13 (15.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 12 (14.29%) Line Management
8 11 (13.10%) Test Management
8 11 (13.10%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.90%) TDD
10 9 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
10 9 (10.71%) Progressive Enhancement
11 7 (8.33%) ERP
12 6 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
12 6 (7.14%) Web Development
12 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.95%) SQL
2 19 (22.62%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) C#
3 16 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 9 (10.71%) VB
4 9 (10.71%) XPath
5 8 (9.52%) C
6 7 (8.33%) RPG
7 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.38%) Ruby
8 2 (2.38%) VBA
9 1 (1.19%) C++
9 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Degree
2 9 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) NVQ Level 3
5 3 (3.57%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.38%) ISEB
7 1 (1.19%) HND
7 1 (1.19%) CCNP
7 1 (1.19%) CCNA
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.19%) CCVP
7 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) SLA
2 4 (4.76%) QA
3 3 (3.57%) GAMP
3 3 (3.57%) ISO 14001
3 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.19%) GMP
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.14%) vSphere
2 6 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) WMI
2 5 (5.95%) WSUS
3 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle
2 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.90%) VMware
4 7 (8.33%) Cisco
4 7 (8.33%) EMC
5 6 (7.14%) WatchGuard
5 6 (7.14%) Avaya
5 6 (7.14%) Sophos
6 3 (3.57%) SAP
7 2 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (2.38%) Teradata
7 2 (2.38%) Nokia
7 2 (2.38%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.38%) BT
7 2 (2.38%) Perforce
7 2 (2.38%) Adobe
8 1 (1.19%) NetApp
8 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.19%) Juniper
8 1 (1.19%) Fujitsu
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