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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 213 208 174
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -34
Permanent jobs citing Validation 30 50 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.76% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.86% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23 36 57
Median salary £37,500 £56,250 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £80,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
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
5103 5841 6042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.10% 88.80% 85.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4250 4733 4780
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 16 £37,500 -50.00% 1
Cheshire +31 5 £34,000 -33.65% 5
Lancashire +18 2 £37,250 - 1
Cumbria 0 2 £52,500 -4.54%
Merseyside -9 2 £30,000 -25.00%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 20 (27.03%) SQL
2 19 (25.68%) Finance
2 19 (25.68%) Degree
3 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 15 (20.27%) C#
4 15 (20.27%) Change Management
5 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
5 14 (18.92%) ITIL
5 14 (18.92%) SLA
6 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (16.22%) Cisco
7 12 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (14.86%) ISEB
8 11 (14.86%) .NET
8 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
9 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
9 10 (13.51%) QA
9 10 (13.51%) Performance Testing
9 10 (13.51%) Data Validation
9 10 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 10 (13.51%) Functional Testing
9 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
9 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
9 10 (13.51%) Electronics
10 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
10 9 (12.16%) Service Delivery
10 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (12.16%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.35%) CICS
2 1 (1.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.35%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) WAN
1 8 (10.81%) Wireless
2 7 (9.46%) BGP
2 7 (9.46%) OSPF
2 7 (9.46%) SNMP
3 5 (6.76%) Firewall
4 4 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.41%) Network Security
5 2 (2.70%) Broadband
5 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.70%) HTTP
6 1 (1.35%) DHCP
6 1 (1.35%) FTP
6 1 (1.35%) Intranet
6 1 (1.35%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.35%) SSL
6 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.35%) VLAN
6 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) Looker
7 1 (1.35%) DB2
7 1 (1.35%) MS Access
7 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.35%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.46%) MSTest
2 7 (9.46%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.05%) Selenium
4 2 (2.70%) Appium
4 2 (2.70%) JMeter
4 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.35%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.35%) Firebug
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.35%) Jtest
5 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.35%) The Grinder
5 1 (1.35%) Toad
General
1 19 (25.68%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Electronics
3 8 (10.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Military
5 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Analyst
2 16 (21.62%) Developer
3 8 (10.81%) Automation Tester
3 8 (10.81%) Developer in Test
3 8 (10.81%) Electronics Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Senior Developer
3 8 (10.81%) Tester
4 7 (9.46%) Senior Automation Tester
4 7 (9.46%) Senior Test Automation Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Senior Tester
4 7 (9.46%) Test Automation Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Architect
5 6 (8.11%) Service Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Audio DSP Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Audio Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) DSP Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) PCB Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
2 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
4 3 (4.05%) Ajax
4 3 (4.05%) HTML
5 2 (2.70%) COM
5 2 (2.70%) CSS
5 2 (2.70%) GWT
5 2 (2.70%) Java EE
5 2 (2.70%) Java SE
5 2 (2.70%) JPA
5 2 (2.70%) SOAP
6 1 (1.35%) Flash
6 1 (1.35%) jQuery
6 1 (1.35%) JSON
6 1 (1.35%) Middleware
6 1 (1.35%) SAML
6 1 (1.35%) XHTML
6 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.46%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (9.46%) Wiki
3 6 (8.11%) NHS
4 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.35%) LIMS
6 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) Replication
6 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.35%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Linux
1 7 (9.46%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Unix
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Change Management
2 14 (18.92%) ITIL
3 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.51%) Data Validation
4 10 (13.51%) Functional Testing
4 10 (13.51%) Performance Testing
4 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
5 9 (12.16%) Service Delivery
5 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.81%) Defect Management
6 8 (10.81%) ITSM
6 8 (10.81%) Prototyping
6 8 (10.81%) Risk Management
6 8 (10.81%) Service Management
7 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
7 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
7 7 (9.46%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (9.46%) Schematic Capture
7 7 (9.46%) Test Management
7 7 (9.46%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) SQL
2 15 (20.27%) C#
3 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
4 9 (12.16%) C
5 7 (9.46%) C++
6 6 (8.11%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.05%) Java
7 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.35%) COBOL
8 1 (1.35%) JCL
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (25.68%) Degree
2 11 (14.86%) ISEB
3 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
4 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) CISM
6 4 (5.41%) CISSP
7 1 (1.35%) MCP
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) SLA
2 10 (13.51%) QA
3 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.70%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) Shibboleth
2 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.22%) Cisco
3 8 (10.81%) Juniper
4 7 (9.46%) Extreme Networks
5 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.41%) Cognos
6 2 (2.70%) IBM
6 2 (2.70%) Mitel
6 2 (2.70%) MobileIron
6 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.70%) ScanSafe
6 2 (2.70%) Sophos
6 2 (2.70%) Symantec
7 1 (1.35%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.35%) EMC
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) Novell
7 1 (1.35%) PayPal
7 1 (1.35%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.35%) WorldPay
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