The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 213 195 187
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 43 59 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.03% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 28 18 42
Average salary £39,500 £30,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.66% -21.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,850 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £64,650
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5836 5741 5348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.22% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4720 4681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Validation
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 18 £39,500 +75.55% 2
Merseyside -5 9 £30,000 -
Lancashire +11 5 £36,250 - 5
Cheshire -25 5 £42,000 +43.58% 9
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 22 (26.51%) SQL
2 18 (21.69%) Degree
3 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
4 16 (19.28%) HTML
5 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
5 15 (18.07%) CSS
6 14 (16.87%) HTML5
7 13 (15.66%) Business Development
7 13 (15.66%) W3C
7 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
7 13 (15.66%) CSS3
8 12 (14.46%) Python
8 12 (14.46%) Military
8 12 (14.46%) Progressive Enhancement
9 11 (13.25%) Data Protection
9 11 (13.25%) MS Office
10 10 (12.05%) Information Architecture
10 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
10 10 (12.05%) User Stories
11 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
11 9 (10.84%) QA
11 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
12 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
12 8 (9.64%) Unit Testing
12 8 (9.64%) Business Analysis
12 8 (9.64%) Subversion
12 8 (9.64%) Windows
12 8 (9.64%) XHTML
12 8 (9.64%) MVC
12 8 (9.64%) Finance

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (7.23%) Node.js
2 3 (3.61%) SAS
3 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.25%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.20%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (1.20%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle iRecruitment
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.41%) HTTP
3 1 (1.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) MySQL
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
1 8 (9.64%) Subversion
2 5 (6.02%) Grunt
2 5 (6.02%) JUnit
2 5 (6.02%) Selenium
3 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.61%) NUnit
5 2 (2.41%) JIRA
5 2 (2.41%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.41%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.20%) MSI
6 1 (1.20%) RequisitePro
6 1 (1.20%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.20%) Moq
6 1 (1.20%) FxCop
6 1 (1.20%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.20%) Maven
General
1 12 (14.46%) Military
2 8 (9.64%) Finance
3 7 (8.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.02%) Electronics
5 4 (4.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.61%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.61%) Marketing
7 2 (2.41%) Automotive
8 1 (1.20%) Games
8 1 (1.20%) Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Retail
8 1 (1.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Analyst
2 15 (18.07%) Developer
3 12 (14.46%) Software Engineer
4 11 (13.25%) Business Development Executive
5 9 (10.84%) Verification Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 5 (6.02%) UI Programmer
7 5 (6.02%) UI Developer
7 5 (6.02%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Data Manager
8 4 (4.82%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) User Experience Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Lead Business Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.41%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.41%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) HTML
2 15 (18.07%) CSS
3 14 (16.87%) HTML5
4 13 (15.66%) CSS3
5 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
6 8 (9.64%) XHTML
7 6 (7.23%) jQuery
8 5 (6.02%) Backbone.js
8 5 (6.02%) Semantic HTML
8 5 (6.02%) Sass
8 5 (6.02%) LESS
8 5 (6.02%) Web Services
8 5 (6.02%) CakePHP
9 4 (4.82%) .NET
9 4 (4.82%) Middleware
10 3 (3.61%) XML
11 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.41%) JSON
11 2 (2.41%) SOAP
11 2 (2.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) W3C
2 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.02%) RIA
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.20%) Statistics
6 1 (1.20%) Life Science
6 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Linux
3 3 (3.61%) UNIX
4 2 (2.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) Business Development
2 12 (14.46%) Progressive Enhancement
3 11 (13.25%) Data Protection
4 10 (12.05%) Information Architecture
4 10 (12.05%) User Stories
5 8 (9.64%) Unit Testing
5 8 (9.64%) Business Analysis
5 8 (9.64%) MVC
6 7 (8.43%) OO
6 7 (8.43%) ITIL
6 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.23%) Migration
7 6 (7.23%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.02%) OO PHP
8 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.02%) CRM
8 5 (6.02%) SOA
8 5 (6.02%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.02%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) SQL
2 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.46%) Python
4 7 (8.43%) PHP
5 3 (3.61%) C#
6 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.41%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) Java
7 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.20%) XAML
7 1 (1.20%) C
7 1 (1.20%) VBA
7 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) Fortran
7 1 (1.20%) Groovy
7 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) Degree
2 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) RHCE
5 2 (2.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) GMP
2 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) Basel II
3 1 (1.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.20%) GAMP
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Puppet
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) SAP
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) VMware
3 3 (3.61%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.61%) Informatica
4 2 (2.41%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.41%) HP
4 2 (2.41%) Cognos
4 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.41%) Talend
5 1 (1.20%) Teradata
5 1 (1.20%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) NCR
5 1 (1.20%) Google
5 1 (1.20%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.20%) Wonderware
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits+ £20k Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Experis IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago