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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 165 192 155
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -37
Permanent jobs citing Validation 86 47 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.68% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.87% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 48 28 66
Average salary £36,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £28,450 £27,477
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £45,500
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
6093 5376 5713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.97% 77.61% 77.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4854 4561 4967
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 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 1 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
Cheshire +16 37 £35,000 -26.31% 4
Manchester -12 35 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Merseyside +11 8 £38,750 -13.88% 2
Lancashire -2 3 £36,000 +148.27%
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 63 (42.57%) Finance
2 49 (33.11%) SQL
3 34 (22.97%) Relational Database
4 32 (21.62%) UNIX
5 30 (20.27%) Windows
5 30 (20.27%) VB
5 30 (20.27%) Oracle
6 25 (16.89%) Management Information System
6 25 (16.89%) Release Management
7 24 (16.22%) Aquila
7 24 (16.22%) FileNet
7 24 (16.22%) HFM
7 24 (16.22%) Remedy
7 24 (16.22%) Delphi
7 24 (16.22%) Oracle Financials
7 24 (16.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 24 (16.22%) IBM
8 23 (15.54%) HTML
9 20 (13.51%) HTML5
10 19 (12.84%) CSS
10 19 (12.84%) Risk Management
11 17 (11.49%) Linux
11 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
11 17 (11.49%) Degree
12 16 (10.81%) Automated Testing
12 16 (10.81%) .NET
12 16 (10.81%) JavaScript
12 16 (10.81%) OO
12 16 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (10.14%) CSS3

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (16.22%) FileNet
2 11 (7.43%) SAS
3 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.38%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (16.22%) HFM
1 24 (16.22%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.70%) osCommerce
3 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.03%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (1.35%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (1.35%) WebTrends
4 2 (1.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.68%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.05%) Wireless
2 5 (3.38%) HTTP
3 2 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.35%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.68%) VPN
4 1 (0.68%) ATM
4 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.97%) Relational Database
2 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 16 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.41%) MySQL
6 4 (2.70%) QlikView
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.73%) Selenium
4 6 (4.05%) JUnit
4 6 (4.05%) NUnit
4 6 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.70%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (2.70%) Subversion
6 2 (1.35%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (1.35%) JIRA
6 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.35%) FxCop
6 2 (1.35%) StyleCop
6 2 (1.35%) Moq
6 2 (1.35%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.35%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.35%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.68%) LSMW
General
1 63 (42.57%) Finance
2 12 (8.11%) Marketing
3 11 (7.43%) Retail
4 10 (6.76%) Legal
5 9 (6.08%) Aerospace
6 7 (4.73%) Manufacturing
7 6 (4.05%) Advertising
7 6 (4.05%) Financial Institution
7 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.70%) Games
8 4 (2.70%) Military
9 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.35%) Electronics
10 1 (0.68%) Back Office
10 1 (0.68%) Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (28.38%) Analyst
2 41 (27.70%) Developer
3 24 (16.22%) Technical Analyst
4 13 (8.78%) Senior Developer
5 10 (6.76%) Business Analyst
6 9 (6.08%) Python Developer
7 8 (5.41%) Test Manager
8 7 (4.73%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Perl Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Principal Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Lead Business Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) Payments Business Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Senior Design Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) UI Programmer
11 4 (2.70%) UI Developer
11 4 (2.70%) PHP Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Senior Python Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.54%) HTML
2 20 (13.51%) HTML5
3 19 (12.84%) CSS
4 16 (10.81%) .NET
5 15 (10.14%) CSS3
6 14 (9.46%) Web Services
7 13 (8.78%) XML
8 11 (7.43%) SOAP
8 11 (7.43%) .NET Framework
9 10 (6.76%) WCF
9 10 (6.76%) LINQ
9 10 (6.76%) jQuery
9 10 (6.76%) RESTful
10 6 (4.05%) XSLT
10 6 (4.05%) Middleware
10 6 (4.05%) XSD
10 6 (4.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (4.05%) .NET Remoting
11 5 (3.38%) REST
11 5 (3.38%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.08%) W3C
3 6 (4.05%) SCADA
3 6 (4.05%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.38%) Physics
4 5 (3.38%) Statistics
4 5 (3.38%) Credit Risk
4 5 (3.38%) Data Extraction
4 5 (3.38%) Economics
5 4 (2.70%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.35%) VHDL
6 2 (1.35%) Verilog
6 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.35%) ASIC
6 2 (1.35%) SystemC
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.62%) UNIX
2 30 (20.27%) Windows
3 17 (11.49%) Linux
4 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.35%) Solaris
6 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.89%) Release Management
2 19 (12.84%) Risk Management
3 16 (10.81%) OO
3 16 (10.81%) Automated Testing
4 14 (9.46%) MVC
5 12 (8.11%) Data Modelling
6 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.43%) Business Analysis
6 11 (7.43%) Unit Testing
7 10 (6.76%) Data Validation
7 10 (6.76%) Software Testing
7 10 (6.76%) Migration
8 9 (6.08%) Project Management
8 9 (6.08%) Project Planning
8 9 (6.08%) Web Development
8 9 (6.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
8 9 (6.08%) Progressive Enhancement
8 9 (6.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.11%) SQL
2 30 (20.27%) VB
3 24 (16.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 24 (16.22%) Delphi
4 16 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.46%) C#
6 11 (7.43%) Perl
7 9 (6.08%) C
7 9 (6.08%) Python
8 7 (4.73%) Java
9 6 (4.05%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.05%) XPath
10 5 (3.38%) Ruby
10 5 (3.38%) PHP
11 3 (2.03%) C++
12 2 (1.35%) Tcl
12 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.68%) ABAP
13 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (11.49%) Degree
2 10 (6.76%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (4.05%) HND
5 4 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.35%) ISEB
6 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCNP
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) CCVP
7 1 (0.68%) MOS
7 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) SLA
2 7 (4.73%) QA
3 4 (2.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.68%) GAMP
4 1 (0.68%) GMP
System Software
1 10 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (20.27%) Oracle
2 24 (16.22%) IBM
2 24 (16.22%) Remedy
2 24 (16.22%) Aquila
3 10 (6.76%) VMware
4 8 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.05%) JBoss
6 4 (2.70%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.70%) Tableau
6 4 (2.70%) Wonderware
7 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.03%) SAP
8 2 (1.35%) HP
8 2 (1.35%) Cadence
8 2 (1.35%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.35%) NetApp
8 2 (1.35%) Nokia
8 2 (1.35%) Google
8 2 (1.35%) Coremetrics
8 2 (1.35%) Xilinx
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
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North West
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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JM
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