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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 161 184 137
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -47
Permanent jobs citing Validation 87 62 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 0.86% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.10% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 57 42 64
Average salary £36,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.09% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,204 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5790 5641 5734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.15% 77.83% 76.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4604 4790 5043
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Cheshire +9 29 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Manchester +3 24 £30,500 -37.11% 9
Lancashire -2 11 £36,000 +32.33% 1
Merseyside +2 8 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 46 (33.82%) Finance
2 45 (33.09%) SQL
3 34 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 33 (24.26%) UNIX
5 30 (22.06%) Oracle
6 26 (19.12%) HTML
6 26 (19.12%) Windows
6 26 (19.12%) Management Information System
7 24 (17.65%) FileNet
7 24 (17.65%) Remedy
7 24 (17.65%) Oracle Financials
7 24 (17.65%) VB
7 24 (17.65%) Delphi
7 24 (17.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 24 (17.65%) IBM
7 24 (17.65%) HFM
7 24 (17.65%) Aquila
7 24 (17.65%) Release Management
8 22 (16.18%) CSS
8 22 (16.18%) HTML5
9 20 (14.71%) Linux
10 19 (13.97%) JavaScript
11 17 (12.50%) CSS3
12 14 (10.29%) Risk Management
12 14 (10.29%) Business Analysis
13 13 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (9.56%) W3C
13 13 (9.56%) OO
13 13 (9.56%) Progressive Enhancement
14 12 (8.82%) Data Warehouse

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (17.65%) FileNet
2 10 (7.35%) SAS
3 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.47%) Node.js
4 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Photoshop
1 4 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.74%) MS Project
3 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (17.65%) Oracle Financials
1 24 (17.65%) HFM
2 5 (3.68%) SAP PP
3 4 (2.94%) osCommerce
4 2 (1.47%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (1.47%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.47%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.41%) HTTP
2 2 (1.47%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.47%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.74%) ATM
3 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (8.09%) MySQL
4 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.94%) QlikView
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.74%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 10 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.62%) Selenium
2 9 (6.62%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.88%) Subversion
3 8 (5.88%) JUnit
3 8 (5.88%) NUnit
4 6 (4.41%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.21%) FxCop
5 3 (2.21%) StyleCop
5 3 (2.21%) Moq
5 3 (2.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (2.21%) Gerrit
5 3 (2.21%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (1.47%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.47%) JIRA
7 1 (0.74%) LSMW
7 1 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.74%) MSI
7 1 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 46 (33.82%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Marketing
3 9 (6.62%) Aerospace
4 8 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.88%) Military
5 7 (5.15%) Legal
6 6 (4.41%) Electronics
7 5 (3.68%) Advertising
7 5 (3.68%) Retail
8 4 (2.94%) Games
9 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.74%) Back Office
10 1 (0.74%) Automotive
10 1 (0.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (34.56%) Analyst
2 32 (23.53%) Developer
3 24 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (6.62%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 6 (4.41%) PHP Developer
6 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
6 6 (4.41%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.68%) Perl Developer
7 5 (3.68%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (3.68%) Principal Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Payments Business Analyst
8 4 (2.94%) Senior Design Engineer
8 4 (2.94%) UI Developer
8 4 (2.94%) UI Programmer
8 4 (2.94%) Lead Business Analyst
8 4 (2.94%) Senior Python Developer
8 4 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.94%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.12%) HTML
2 22 (16.18%) CSS
2 22 (16.18%) HTML5
3 17 (12.50%) CSS3
4 10 (7.35%) Web Services
5 9 (6.62%) .NET
5 9 (6.62%) jQuery
6 8 (5.88%) XHTML
7 6 (4.41%) XML
7 6 (4.41%) SOAP
7 6 (4.41%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.41%) REST
8 5 (3.68%) Ninject
8 5 (3.68%) WCF
8 5 (3.68%) LINQ
8 5 (3.68%) Ajax
9 4 (2.94%) Backbone.js
9 4 (2.94%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (2.21%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.12%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.56%) W3C
3 5 (3.68%) SCADA
4 4 (2.94%) Statistics
5 3 (2.21%) Graphic Design
5 3 (2.21%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.21%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.21%) Physics
5 3 (2.21%) Economics
5 3 (2.21%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.47%) SystemC
6 2 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.47%) VHDL
6 2 (1.47%) Verilog
6 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.47%) ASIC
6 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) RIA
7 1 (0.74%) Firmware
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.26%) UNIX
2 26 (19.12%) Windows
3 20 (14.71%) Linux
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.47%) Android
5 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.65%) Release Management
2 14 (10.29%) Business Analysis
2 14 (10.29%) Risk Management
3 13 (9.56%) OO
3 13 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.56%) Progressive Enhancement
4 11 (8.09%) Communications Security
5 10 (7.35%) Data Validation
5 10 (7.35%) Information Management
5 10 (7.35%) Software Engineering
5 10 (7.35%) Data Modelling
5 10 (7.35%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.62%) MVC
6 9 (6.62%) SOA
6 9 (6.62%) Unit Testing
6 9 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (6.62%) Information Architecture
7 8 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.15%) Scrum
8 7 (5.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.09%) SQL
2 24 (17.65%) VB
2 24 (17.65%) Delphi
2 24 (17.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 19 (13.97%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.35%) Perl
4 10 (7.35%) Python
5 8 (5.88%) PHP
5 8 (5.88%) C
6 6 (4.41%) C#
7 5 (3.68%) Ruby
8 3 (2.21%) C++
8 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.47%) Java
9 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.47%) Tcl
10 1 (0.74%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.74%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (6.62%) Degree
2 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.68%) HND
3 5 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.68%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.47%) RHCE
4 2 (1.47%) MCSA
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) ISO 9001
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) COBIT
3 1 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.74%) GAMP
3 1 (0.74%) GMP
3 1 (0.74%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.21%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) Puppet
2 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (22.06%) Oracle
2 24 (17.65%) IBM
2 24 (17.65%) Remedy
2 24 (17.65%) Aquila
3 11 (8.09%) VMware
4 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.41%) SAP
6 5 (3.68%) Wonderware
7 4 (2.94%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.94%) Tableau
8 3 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.47%) Google
9 2 (1.47%) Coremetrics
9 2 (1.47%) Altera
9 2 (1.47%) Lattice Semiconductor
9 2 (1.47%) Synopsys
9 2 (1.47%) HP
9 2 (1.47%) Xilinx
9 2 (1.47%) Mentor Graphics
9 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
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Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Bolton, Lancashire
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Salary: £17000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
JM
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
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MBNA
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Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: £23000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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