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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 231 205 185
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -20
Permanent jobs citing Validation 23 40 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.59% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.73% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 72
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,850 £52,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.75%
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
6069 5496 6374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.96% 80.92% 79.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5225 4587 5614
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 -25 12 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Merseyside +10 6 £37,500 +25.00%
Cheshire -6 4 £47,500 +7.34% 1
Cumbria - 1 £55,000 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 48 (45.28%) Finance
2 34 (32.08%) Windows
3 33 (31.13%) SQL
3 33 (31.13%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (26.42%) SQL Server
6 21 (19.81%) .NET
7 20 (18.87%) Automated Testing
7 20 (18.87%) MVC
8 19 (17.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (16.98%) Degree
9 18 (16.98%) HTML
9 18 (16.98%) Web Services
10 17 (16.04%) CSS
10 17 (16.04%) C#
10 17 (16.04%) Linux
10 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (15.09%) .NET Framework
11 16 (15.09%) Risk Management
11 16 (15.09%) VMware
11 16 (15.09%) OO
11 16 (15.09%) T-SQL
11 16 (15.09%) SOAP
11 16 (15.09%) Wireless
11 16 (15.09%) HTML5
12 14 (13.21%) CSS3
12 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
12 14 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (13.21%) Test Scripting

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 10 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.49%) JBoss
3 7 (6.60%) SAS
4 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (5.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Photoshop
2 6 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.72%) PowerPivot
4 3 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.89%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.89%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.94%) MS Project
6 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.77%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.09%) Wireless
2 8 (7.55%) Firewall
3 7 (6.60%) HTTP
4 6 (5.66%) DNS
4 6 (5.66%) LAN
4 6 (5.66%) WAN
4 6 (5.66%) DHCP
4 6 (5.66%) MPLS
5 5 (4.72%) VLAN
6 2 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (0.94%) Extranet
7 1 (0.94%) WLAN
7 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (12.26%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.72%) MySQL
5 5 (4.72%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.94%) OLAP
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.66%) NUnit
3 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.72%) JUnit
4 5 (4.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (4.72%) Selenium
4 5 (4.72%) Eclipse
4 5 (4.72%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.89%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.89%) ERwin
5 2 (1.89%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.94%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.94%) FxCop
6 1 (0.94%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.94%) Moq
General
1 48 (45.28%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Retail
3 10 (9.43%) Legal
4 9 (8.49%) Financial Institution
5 7 (6.60%) Marketing
5 7 (6.60%) Advertising
5 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.94%) Back Office
8 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.94%) Automotive
8 1 (0.94%) Games
8 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Developer
2 14 (13.21%) Senior Developer
3 12 (11.32%) Test Manager
4 11 (10.38%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.43%) Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Perl Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Python Developer
9 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.72%) UI Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Principal Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) UI Programmer
9 5 (4.72%) Payments Business Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Senior UI Developer
10 4 (3.77%) CRM Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.81%) .NET
2 18 (16.98%) Web Services
2 18 (16.98%) HTML
3 17 (16.04%) CSS
4 16 (15.09%) SOAP
4 16 (15.09%) .NET Framework
4 16 (15.09%) HTML5
5 14 (13.21%) RESTful
5 14 (13.21%) CSS3
6 13 (12.26%) XML
7 12 (11.32%) WCF
7 12 (11.32%) LINQ
8 9 (8.49%) jQuery
8 9 (8.49%) Middleware
8 9 (8.49%) .NET Remoting
8 9 (8.49%) XSD
8 9 (8.49%) XSLT
8 9 (8.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (6.60%) Backbone.js
9 7 (6.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (31.13%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.38%) W3C
3 7 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.66%) Replication
4 6 (5.66%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.72%) Physics
5 5 (4.72%) Credit Risk
5 5 (4.72%) Data Extraction
5 5 (4.72%) Economics
5 5 (4.72%) Statistics
5 5 (4.72%) Graphic Design
5 5 (4.72%) SCADA
6 4 (3.77%) User Experience
7 3 (2.83%) FMCG
8 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.94%) iSeries
9 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.94%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.08%) Windows
2 17 (16.04%) Linux
3 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) Solaris
4 2 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.87%) MVC
2 20 (18.87%) Automated Testing
3 16 (15.09%) Risk Management
3 16 (15.09%) OO
4 14 (13.21%) Test Scripting
5 13 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (12.26%) Migration
5 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (11.32%) Test Strategy
6 12 (11.32%) Test Management
7 11 (10.38%) Progressive Enhancement
7 11 (10.38%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (9.43%) Software Testing
9 9 (8.49%) TDD
10 8 (7.55%) Data Modelling
10 8 (7.55%) SOA
10 8 (7.55%) Communications Security
10 8 (7.55%) Line Management
11 7 (6.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.13%) SQL
2 17 (16.04%) C#
3 16 (15.09%) T-SQL
4 12 (11.32%) C
5 10 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.49%) XPath
6 9 (8.49%) Java
6 9 (8.49%) VB
7 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.66%) Perl
7 6 (5.66%) Python
8 5 (4.72%) Ruby
9 2 (1.89%) VBA
10 1 (0.94%) C++
10 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (16.98%) Degree
2 10 (9.43%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.72%) HND
6 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.83%) ISEB
7 2 (1.89%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.89%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CCVP
8 1 (0.94%) MOS
8 1 (0.94%) CCNP
8 1 (0.94%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) SLA
2 6 (5.66%) QA
3 3 (2.83%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.89%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.94%) GMP
5 1 (0.94%) DO-178B
System Software
1 16 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.66%) vSphere
2 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) Firmware
3 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.94%) Varnish
4 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) WMI
2 5 (4.72%) WSUS
3 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) VMware
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) Oracle
3 7 (6.60%) EMC
3 7 (6.60%) Cisco
4 6 (5.66%) Avaya
4 6 (5.66%) WatchGuard
4 6 (5.66%) Sophos
5 3 (2.83%) Wonderware
6 2 (1.89%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.89%) Teradata
6 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 2 (1.89%) Adobe
6 2 (1.89%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.89%) NetApp
6 2 (1.89%) Nokia
6 2 (1.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.94%) Aruba
7 1 (0.94%) Altera
Lancashire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago