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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 195 193 181
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 65 62 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.92% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.04% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 52 48 45
Median salary £30,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £32,500 £21,225
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £76,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -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
5614 5957 6331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.27% 88.42% 86.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4682 4934 5176
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +5 31 £34,000 -54.66% 11
Cheshire +12 12 £32,750 -12.66% 3
Merseyside -13 7 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Lancashire +10 6 £29,500 +68.57%
Cumbria - 1 £27,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 27 (28.42%) SQL
2 22 (23.16%) ITIL
2 22 (23.16%) SLA
3 20 (21.05%) Finance
3 20 (21.05%) Degree
4 18 (18.95%) Data Validation
4 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.95%) Change Management
5 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
6 13 (13.68%) Functional Testing
7 12 (12.63%) .NET
7 12 (12.63%) Cisco
7 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
8 10 (10.53%) Service Management
8 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 10 (10.53%) WAN
8 10 (10.53%) Windows
8 10 (10.53%) Linux
8 10 (10.53%) C
8 10 (10.53%) R
9 9 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (9.47%) Ticket Management
9 9 (9.47%) Extreme Networks
9 9 (9.47%) C++
9 9 (9.47%) SNMP
9 9 (9.47%) Python
9 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
9 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (9.47%) ITSM
9 9 (9.47%) Wireless

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 6 (6.32%) SAS
2 4 (4.21%) CICS
3 2 (2.11%) Confluence
3 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.05%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) SPSS
2 6 (6.32%) Stata
3 5 (5.26%) MS Office
4 2 (2.11%) MS Project
4 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.05%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
1 1 (1.05%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) WAN
2 9 (9.47%) BGP
2 9 (9.47%) OSPF
2 9 (9.47%) SNMP
2 9 (9.47%) Wireless
3 7 (7.37%) DNS
3 7 (7.37%) Firewall
4 6 (6.32%) HTTP
5 5 (5.26%) VLAN
6 4 (4.21%) DHCP
6 4 (4.21%) FTP
6 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.21%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.11%) Broadband
8 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.11%) PuTTY
8 2 (2.11%) WinSCP
9 1 (1.05%) MPLS
9 1 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.21%) DB2
4 4 (4.21%) MS Access
5 3 (3.16%) Big Data
5 3 (3.16%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.05%) Looker
7 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
1 7 (7.37%) JMeter
1 7 (7.37%) Selenium
2 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.21%) Fiddler
3 4 (4.21%) Firebug
3 4 (4.21%) JIRA
3 4 (4.21%) LoadRunner
3 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.21%) TestComplete
3 4 (4.21%) The Grinder
3 4 (4.21%) Toad
3 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.16%) MSTest
5 2 (2.11%) Ant
5 2 (2.11%) Appium
5 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.11%) RubyMine
5 2 (2.11%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (2.11%) WATIR
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.37%) Electronics
3 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.26%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) Military
5 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (22.11%) Analyst
2 12 (12.63%) Developer
3 7 (7.37%) Automation Tester
3 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
3 7 (7.37%) Test Analyst
3 7 (7.37%) Tester
4 6 (6.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Administrator
5 5 (5.26%) Audio DSP Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Audio Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Consultant
5 5 (5.26%) DSP Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Electronics Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (5.26%) Mitel Support
5 5 (5.26%) Network Support
5 5 (5.26%) Services Delivery Consultant
5 5 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) .NET
2 5 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.26%) SOAP
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) Ajax
4 3 (3.16%) CSS
4 3 (3.16%) HTML
5 2 (2.11%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.11%) GWT
5 2 (2.11%) Java EE
5 2 (2.11%) Java SE
5 2 (2.11%) JPA
6 1 (1.05%) Flash
6 1 (1.05%) HTML5
6 1 (1.05%) Mason
6 1 (1.05%) SAML
6 1 (1.05%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.05%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.05%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Wiki
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.32%) Statistics
4 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (5.26%) NHS
5 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.21%) VSAM
6 3 (3.16%) Economics
6 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.16%) Neural Network
6 3 (3.16%) Social Media
7 1 (1.05%) Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Linux
1 10 (10.53%) Windows
2 4 (4.21%) Unix
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) ITIL
2 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.95%) Change Management
2 18 (18.95%) Data Validation
3 13 (13.68%) Functional Testing
4 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
5 10 (10.53%) Service Management
6 9 (9.47%) ITSM
6 9 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (9.47%) Performance Testing
6 9 (9.47%) Project Management
6 9 (9.47%) Ticket Management
7 7 (7.37%) Software Testing
7 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.37%) Test Scripting
8 6 (6.32%) Analytics
8 6 (6.32%) Automated Testing
8 6 (6.32%) Machine Learning
8 6 (6.32%) Regression Testing
8 6 (6.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.42%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) C
2 10 (10.53%) R
3 9 (9.47%) C++
3 9 (9.47%) Python
4 8 (8.42%) C#
5 6 (6.32%) Java
5 6 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.21%) COBOL
7 4 (4.21%) JCL
7 4 (4.21%) VBScript
8 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.16%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.16%) Perl
8 3 (3.16%) VBA
9 2 (2.11%) Ruby
10 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.05%) PHP
10 1 (1.05%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Degree
2 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) ISEB
3 5 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) MCP
5 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) CISM
6 1 (1.05%) CISSP
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.16%) SLA
2 8 (8.42%) QA
3 7 (7.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.05%) GxP
4 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.05%) Shibboleth
2 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) Cisco
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.47%) Extreme Networks
3 9 (9.47%) Juniper
4 5 (5.26%) Mitel
5 4 (4.21%) Cognizant
5 4 (4.21%) Cognos
5 4 (4.21%) HP
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle
5 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.11%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.11%) F5
7 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.05%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.05%) PayPal
7 1 (1.05%) ScanSafe
7 1 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.05%) Sophos
7 1 (1.05%) Symantec
7 1 (1.05%) WorldPay
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