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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / North West
Rank 162 178 235
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +57
Permanent jobs citing Validation 88 55 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 0.99% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.13% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 47 42 19
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £49,638 £53,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

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
5280 4855 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.84% 87.41% 86.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4431 4038 4955
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,425 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +22 66 £40,000 -13.04% 9
Lancashire -9 8 £27,000 +58.82% 1
Cheshire -2 7 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Merseyside -14 4 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 62 (37.13%) Degree
2 51 (30.54%) SQL
3 49 (29.34%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (27.54%) Computer Science
5 44 (26.35%) C++
6 40 (23.95%) C
7 33 (19.76%) HTML
7 33 (19.76%) Linux
7 33 (19.76%) Python
8 32 (19.16%) Test Scripting
9 31 (18.56%) Software Engineering
9 31 (18.56%) Scrum
10 29 (17.37%) PHP
10 29 (17.37%) .NET
11 26 (15.57%) Software Testing
11 26 (15.57%) Java
12 25 (14.97%) JavaScript
12 25 (14.97%) ITIL
13 24 (14.37%) SLA
14 23 (13.77%) DevOps
15 21 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (12.57%) MySQL
15 21 (12.57%) CSS
16 20 (11.98%) SQL Server
16 20 (11.98%) C#
16 20 (11.98%) Data Validation
16 20 (11.98%) Selenium
16 20 (11.98%) Cucumber
17 19 (11.38%) DV Cleared
17 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared

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 11 (6.59%) SAS
2 6 (3.59%) Confluence
3 5 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.99%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.40%) JBoss
5 3 (1.80%) CICS
5 3 (1.80%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.99%) MS Office
3 9 (5.39%) SPSS
3 9 (5.39%) Stata
4 2 (1.20%) MS Project
4 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.60%) BASE24
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Force.com
3 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.78%) WAN
2 12 (7.19%) Internet
3 10 (5.99%) BGP
3 10 (5.99%) DNS
3 10 (5.99%) OSPF
3 10 (5.99%) SNMP
4 9 (5.39%) HTTP
4 9 (5.39%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.19%) Firewall
6 5 (2.99%) VLAN
7 4 (2.40%) DHCP
7 4 (2.40%) FTP
7 4 (2.40%) LAN
7 4 (2.40%) MPLS
7 4 (2.40%) Wireless
7 4 (2.40%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.80%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.80%) VoIP
9 2 (1.20%) ISDN
9 2 (1.20%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.57%) MySQL
2 20 (11.98%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.99%) Data Mining
3 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.80%) Big Data
5 3 (1.80%) DB2
5 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.80%) MS Access
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (11.98%) Cucumber
1 20 (11.98%) Selenium
2 11 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.59%) JIRA
3 9 (5.39%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.59%) JMeter
5 4 (2.40%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.40%) TestComplete
6 3 (1.80%) Fiddler
6 3 (1.80%) Firebug
6 3 (1.80%) The Grinder
6 3 (1.80%) Toad
7 2 (1.20%) Ant
7 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.20%) RubyMine
7 2 (1.20%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (1.20%) WATIR
8 1 (0.60%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.60%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (8.98%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.19%) Electronics
3 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.99%) Military
5 6 (3.59%) Banking
6 5 (2.99%) Legal
7 3 (1.80%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (16.17%) Developer
2 25 (14.97%) Analyst
3 23 (13.77%) Test Engineer
4 13 (7.78%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) Embedded Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Principal Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Web Developer
8 9 (5.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.79%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) IT Support
9 8 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Data Scientist
10 7 (4.19%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (4.19%) Tester
11 6 (3.59%) Consultant
11 6 (3.59%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.76%) HTML
2 29 (17.37%) .NET
3 21 (12.57%) CSS
4 18 (10.78%) ASP.NET
4 18 (10.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (8.38%) jQuery
5 14 (8.38%) Web Services
6 10 (5.99%) Dapper ORM
6 10 (5.99%) SOAP
6 10 (5.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (5.39%) Node.js
8 8 (4.79%) REST
9 5 (2.99%) ADO.NET
9 5 (2.99%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 5 (2.99%) Google Maps API
9 5 (2.99%) RESTful
9 5 (2.99%) SignalR
10 4 (2.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (27.54%) Computer Science
2 21 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.78%) User Experience
4 11 (6.59%) Statistics
5 10 (5.99%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.99%) Wiki
6 8 (4.79%) Neural Network
7 7 (4.19%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.59%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (3.59%) Economics
9 5 (2.99%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.99%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (2.40%) Device Driver
10 4 (2.40%) iPad
11 3 (1.80%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.80%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.80%) New Media
11 3 (1.80%) VSAM
11 3 (1.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.76%) Linux
2 16 (9.58%) Windows
3 7 (4.19%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (3.59%) Unix
5 2 (1.20%) Android
5 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.60%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.34%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.16%) Test Scripting
3 31 (18.56%) Scrum
3 31 (18.56%) Software Engineering
4 26 (15.57%) Software Testing
5 25 (14.97%) ITIL
6 23 (13.77%) DevOps
7 20 (11.98%) Data Validation
8 18 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (10.78%) MVC
8 18 (10.78%) SDLC
9 17 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (9.58%) Change Management
11 15 (8.98%) Information Security
11 15 (8.98%) Time Management
12 14 (8.38%) Machine Learning
13 13 (7.78%) Service Management
14 12 (7.19%) Analytics
14 12 (7.19%) Feasibility Study
15 11 (6.59%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) SQL
2 44 (26.35%) C++
3 40 (23.95%) C
4 33 (19.76%) Python
5 29 (17.37%) PHP
6 26 (15.57%) Java
7 25 (14.97%) JavaScript
8 20 (11.98%) C#
9 19 (11.38%) Perl
10 16 (9.58%) Embedded C
10 16 (9.58%) R
11 9 (5.39%) Embedded C++
11 9 (5.39%) T-SQL
12 8 (4.79%) MATLAB
12 8 (4.79%) VB
13 7 (4.19%) VBA
14 5 (2.99%) VB6
15 4 (2.40%) Apex Code
15 4 (2.40%) VB.NET
15 4 (2.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (37.13%) Degree
2 19 (11.38%) DV Cleared
2 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.79%) HNC
3 8 (4.79%) HND
4 6 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.40%) MCP
6 4 (2.40%) PhD
7 2 (1.20%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.60%) CCDP
8 1 (0.60%) CCNP
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.60%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.60%) HP MASE
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.37%) SLA
2 15 (8.98%) QA
3 14 (8.38%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.40%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.60%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Firmware
2 10 (5.99%) Hyper-V
2 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.80%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.60%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 13 (7.78%) Cisco
2 11 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.59%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (5.99%) Extreme Networks
3 10 (5.99%) Juniper
3 10 (5.99%) VMware
4 7 (4.19%) Oracle
5 6 (3.59%) Google
5 6 (3.59%) SAP
6 5 (2.99%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.99%) HP
6 5 (2.99%) Mitel
7 4 (2.40%) Alteryx
7 4 (2.40%) IBM
8 3 (1.80%) Cognizant
8 3 (1.80%) Cognos
8 3 (1.80%) hybris
8 3 (1.80%) Zend
9 2 (1.20%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.20%) F5
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