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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 177 199 177
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -22
Permanent jobs citing Validation 83 45 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 0.66% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.84% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 45 27 60
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,225 £21,700 £26,465
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,300 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
6197 5386 5832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 79.30% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5047 4561 5012
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
(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 39 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Cheshire +8 35 £34,500 -27.36% 1
Merseyside +12 8 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 71 (45.51%) Finance
2 52 (33.33%) SQL
3 35 (22.44%) Relational Database
4 33 (21.15%) VB
4 33 (21.15%) Windows
4 33 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (20.51%) UNIX
6 31 (19.87%) Oracle
6 31 (19.87%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (16.67%) HTML
8 25 (16.03%) Management Information System
8 25 (16.03%) Release Management
9 24 (15.38%) Aquila
9 24 (15.38%) HFM
9 24 (15.38%) FileNet
9 24 (15.38%) IBM
9 24 (15.38%) Remedy
9 24 (15.38%) Delphi
9 24 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
9 24 (15.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 23 (14.74%) Risk Management
11 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
11 22 (14.10%) CSS
11 22 (14.10%) Automated Testing
12 21 (13.46%) HTML5
13 20 (12.82%) Degree
13 20 (12.82%) .NET
14 19 (12.18%) JavaScript
14 19 (12.18%) OO
15 18 (11.54%) Linux

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 24 (15.38%) FileNet
2 11 (7.05%) SAS
3 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (5.13%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (1.92%) Fireworks
4 3 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (15.38%) HFM
1 24 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.56%) osCommerce
2 4 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.56%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.28%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (1.28%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.28%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.64%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.77%) Wireless
2 5 (3.21%) HTTP
3 2 (1.28%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) Firewall
4 1 (0.64%) WLAN
4 1 (0.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.44%) Relational Database
2 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
3 16 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.77%) MySQL
6 4 (2.56%) QlikView
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.64%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 17 (10.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.49%) NUnit
3 7 (4.49%) Selenium
3 7 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.85%) JUnit
5 5 (3.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 5 (3.21%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.21%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (2.56%) Subversion
7 2 (1.28%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.28%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.28%) FxCop
7 2 (1.28%) StyleCop
7 2 (1.28%) Moq
8 1 (0.64%) ERwin
8 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 71 (45.51%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Retail
3 12 (7.69%) Marketing
4 10 (6.41%) Legal
5 9 (5.77%) Financial Institution
5 9 (5.77%) Aerospace
6 7 (4.49%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.85%) Advertising
7 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.56%) Games
9 3 (1.92%) Military
10 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.64%) Back Office
11 1 (0.64%) Banking
11 1 (0.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 46 (29.49%) Developer
2 39 (25.00%) Analyst
3 24 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
4 17 (10.90%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 9 (5.77%) Python Developer
7 8 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.85%) Perl Developer
8 6 (3.85%) Principal Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) Designer
9 5 (3.21%) UI Developer
9 5 (3.21%) UI Programmer
9 5 (3.21%) Payments Business Analyst
10 4 (2.56%) Senior Design Engineer
10 4 (2.56%) Senior UI Developer
10 4 (2.56%) CRM Developer
10 4 (2.56%) User Experience Designer
10 4 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (2.56%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.67%) HTML
2 22 (14.10%) CSS
3 21 (13.46%) HTML5
4 20 (12.82%) .NET
5 18 (11.54%) Web Services
6 16 (10.26%) XML
6 16 (10.26%) CSS3
7 14 (8.97%) RESTful
7 14 (8.97%) SOAP
7 14 (8.97%) .NET Framework
8 13 (8.33%) WCF
8 13 (8.33%) LINQ
8 13 (8.33%) jQuery
9 9 (5.77%) XSLT
9 9 (5.77%) Middleware
9 9 (5.77%) XSD
9 9 (5.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (5.77%) .NET Remoting
10 6 (3.85%) Backbone.js
11 5 (3.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.87%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (16.03%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.69%) W3C
4 9 (5.77%) User Experience
5 6 (3.85%) SCADA
5 6 (3.85%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.21%) Physics
6 5 (3.21%) Statistics
6 5 (3.21%) Graphic Design
6 5 (3.21%) Credit Risk
6 5 (3.21%) Data Extraction
6 5 (3.21%) Economics
7 2 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.28%) VHDL
7 2 (1.28%) Verilog
7 2 (1.28%) ASIC
7 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.28%) SystemC
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.15%) Windows
2 32 (20.51%) UNIX
3 18 (11.54%) Linux
4 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.28%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.28%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.28%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.03%) Release Management
3 23 (14.74%) Risk Management
4 22 (14.10%) Automated Testing
5 19 (12.18%) OO
6 18 (11.54%) MVC
7 15 (9.62%) Migration
8 14 (8.97%) Test Scripting
9 13 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 13 (8.33%) Test Strategy
10 12 (7.69%) Progressive Enhancement
10 12 (7.69%) Test Management
10 12 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 11 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (7.05%) Customer Engagement
11 11 (7.05%) Unit Testing
11 11 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (6.41%) Data Validation
12 10 (6.41%) Web Development
13 9 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (33.33%) SQL
2 33 (21.15%) VB
3 24 (15.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 24 (15.38%) Delphi
4 19 (12.18%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.90%) C#
6 11 (7.05%) Perl
7 10 (6.41%) Java
8 9 (5.77%) T-SQL
8 9 (5.77%) C
8 9 (5.77%) Python
8 9 (5.77%) XPath
9 5 (3.21%) Ruby
9 5 (3.21%) PHP
10 2 (1.28%) C++
10 2 (1.28%) Tcl
10 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.64%) ABAP
11 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (12.82%) Degree
2 13 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (4.49%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.85%) HND
6 4 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.28%) ISEB
7 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CCNP
8 1 (0.64%) CCNA
8 1 (0.64%) CCVP
8 1 (0.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) SLA
2 8 (5.13%) QA
3 4 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.64%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
4 1 (0.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.64%) GAMP
4 1 (0.64%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.28%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.28%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (19.87%) Oracle
2 24 (15.38%) IBM
2 24 (15.38%) Remedy
2 24 (15.38%) Aquila
3 11 (7.05%) VMware
4 9 (5.77%) JBoss
5 6 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.56%) Tableau
6 4 (2.56%) Wonderware
7 3 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.92%) SAP
7 3 (1.92%) Adobe
8 2 (1.28%) Cadence
8 2 (1.28%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.28%) NetApp
8 2 (1.28%) Nokia
8 2 (1.28%) Google
8 2 (1.28%) Coremetrics
8 2 (1.28%) Xilinx
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