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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 192 202 155
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -47
Permanent jobs citing Validation 62 45 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.67% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.83% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 33 31 71
Average salary £38,858 £45,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.65% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £35,000 £26,469
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £45,000
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
6289 5429 5770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 80.38% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5279 4549 4968
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 £27,353 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -14 31 £38,179 -15.15% 2
Cheshire 0 25 £35,000 -31.37% 9
Merseyside +20 6 £40,000 -13.51%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 68 (46.90%) Finance
2 49 (33.79%) SQL
3 32 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.07%) Relational Database
3 32 (22.07%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (21.38%) VB
5 30 (20.69%) Windows
6 29 (20.00%) UNIX
6 29 (20.00%) Oracle
7 23 (15.86%) HTML
7 23 (15.86%) Management Information System
7 23 (15.86%) Release Management
8 22 (15.17%) HFM
8 22 (15.17%) Aquila
8 22 (15.17%) FileNet
8 22 (15.17%) Remedy
8 22 (15.17%) Delphi
8 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
8 22 (15.17%) Oracle Financials
8 22 (15.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 22 (15.17%) IBM
9 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
10 20 (13.79%) Degree
10 20 (13.79%) CSS
10 20 (13.79%) Risk Management
11 19 (13.10%) Web Services
11 19 (13.10%) .NET
11 19 (13.10%) HTML5
12 17 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (11.72%) C#

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 22 (15.17%) FileNet
2 10 (6.90%) SAS
3 9 (6.21%) JBoss
4 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.52%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.07%) Fireworks
3 3 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.07%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (15.17%) HFM
1 22 (15.17%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.76%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (2.07%) osCommerce
4 2 (1.38%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.69%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.69%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.69%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) Wireless
2 4 (2.76%) HTTP
3 2 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.38%) Internet
4 1 (0.69%) Extranet
4 1 (0.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) WLAN
4 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.07%) Relational Database
2 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
3 16 (11.03%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.52%) MySQL
6 4 (2.76%) QlikView
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.21%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.83%) NUnit
3 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.14%) Selenium
5 5 (3.45%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (3.45%) JUnit
5 5 (3.45%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (2.07%) Subversion
7 2 (1.38%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.38%) Moq
7 2 (1.38%) FxCop
7 2 (1.38%) StyleCop
7 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.38%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.38%) ERwin
7 2 (1.38%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (0.69%) LSMW
General
1 68 (46.90%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Retail
3 10 (6.90%) Legal
4 9 (6.21%) Marketing
4 9 (6.21%) Financial Institution
5 8 (5.52%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.83%) Advertising
7 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
8 5 (3.45%) Aerospace
9 3 (2.07%) Games
9 3 (2.07%) Electronics
10 2 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.38%) Military
11 1 (0.69%) Banking
11 1 (0.69%) Automotive
11 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (29.66%) Developer
2 37 (25.52%) Analyst
3 22 (15.17%) Technical Analyst
4 16 (11.03%) Senior Developer
5 12 (8.28%) Test Manager
6 8 (5.52%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.52%) Python Developer
6 8 (5.52%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.14%) Designer
7 6 (4.14%) Perl Developer
7 6 (4.14%) Principal Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) UI Developer
8 5 (3.45%) UI Programmer
8 5 (3.45%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) CRM Developer
9 4 (2.76%) UX Designer
9 4 (2.76%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Coordinator
9 4 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.86%) HTML
2 20 (13.79%) CSS
3 19 (13.10%) Web Services
3 19 (13.10%) .NET
3 19 (13.10%) HTML5
4 16 (11.03%) XML
5 14 (9.66%) RESTful
5 14 (9.66%) CSS3
6 13 (8.97%) WCF
6 13 (8.97%) LINQ
6 13 (8.97%) .NET Framework
6 13 (8.97%) SOAP
7 12 (8.28%) jQuery
8 9 (6.21%) .NET Remoting
8 9 (6.21%) XSD
8 9 (6.21%) XSLT
8 9 (6.21%) Middleware
8 9 (6.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (4.83%) Backbone.js
10 5 (3.45%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.07%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (15.86%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.59%) W3C
4 9 (6.21%) User Experience
5 6 (4.14%) SCADA
5 6 (4.14%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.45%) Graphic Design
6 5 (3.45%) Physics
6 5 (3.45%) Statistics
6 5 (3.45%) Data Extraction
6 5 (3.45%) Credit Risk
6 5 (3.45%) Economics
7 3 (2.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.38%) SystemC
8 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.38%) ASIC
8 2 (1.38%) VHDL
8 2 (1.38%) Verilog
8 2 (1.38%) FMCG
8 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.69%) Windows
2 29 (20.00%) UNIX
3 17 (11.72%) Linux
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.38%) Solaris
5 2 (1.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.86%) Release Management
3 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
4 20 (13.79%) Risk Management
5 17 (11.72%) OO
5 17 (11.72%) MVC
6 15 (10.34%) Migration
7 14 (9.66%) Test Scripting
8 13 (8.97%) Data Modelling
9 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (8.28%) Test Management
9 12 (8.28%) Test Strategy
10 11 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (7.59%) Progressive Enhancement
10 11 (7.59%) Customer Engagement
10 11 (7.59%) Software Testing
11 9 (6.21%) Web Development
11 9 (6.21%) Communications Security
11 9 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (6.21%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.79%) SQL
2 31 (21.38%) VB
3 22 (15.17%) Delphi
3 22 (15.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 17 (11.72%) C#
4 17 (11.72%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.90%) Perl
5 10 (6.90%) Java
6 9 (6.21%) XPath
6 9 (6.21%) C
6 9 (6.21%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.52%) Python
8 6 (4.14%) Ruby
9 3 (2.07%) PHP
10 2 (1.38%) VBA
10 2 (1.38%) C++
10 2 (1.38%) Tcl
10 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.69%) ABAP
11 1 (0.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (13.79%) Degree
2 10 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (4.14%) HND
5 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.07%) ISEB
6 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.69%) MOS
8 1 (0.69%) CCVP
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CCNP
8 1 (0.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) SLA
2 8 (5.52%) QA
3 4 (2.76%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.38%) GMP
5 1 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.69%) GAMP
5 1 (0.69%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.38%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.38%) Firmware
2 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (20.00%) Oracle
2 22 (15.17%) Aquila
2 22 (15.17%) Remedy
2 22 (15.17%) IBM
3 11 (7.59%) VMware
4 6 (4.14%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.76%) Tableau
5 4 (2.76%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.76%) SAP
5 4 (2.76%) Wonderware
6 3 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.07%) Adobe
6 3 (2.07%) Altera
7 2 (1.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (1.38%) Lattice Semiconductor
7 2 (1.38%) Synopsys
7 2 (1.38%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.38%) NetApp
7 2 (1.38%) Nokia
7 2 (1.38%) Teradata
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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Pets at Home
Salary: £40,000-£50,000
Posted: 8 days ago
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Posted: 10 days ago
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Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, bupa etc
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + contributary pension, bonus, bupa etc
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