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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 222 205 177
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -28
Permanent jobs citing Validation 31 43 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.63% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.78% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 70
Average salary £38,179 £45,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,450 £36,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,450 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.18% -
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
6191 5545 6104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.64% 80.61% 79.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5325 4641 5367
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -12 18 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Cheshire -10 8 £47,500 -6.86% 2
Merseyside +13 5 £40,000 -11.11%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 50 (43.86%) Finance
2 33 (28.95%) SQL
3 32 (28.07%) Windows
4 31 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (27.19%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (21.93%) SQL Server
6 21 (18.42%) Automated Testing
7 19 (16.67%) Degree
7 19 (16.67%) .NET
7 19 (16.67%) Web Services
8 18 (15.79%) HTML
8 18 (15.79%) Risk Management
9 17 (14.91%) C#
9 17 (14.91%) MVC
9 17 (14.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (14.04%) HTML5
10 16 (14.04%) CSS
10 16 (14.04%) Linux
11 15 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (13.16%) VMware
11 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (12.28%) Test Scripting
12 14 (12.28%) Migration
12 14 (12.28%) RESTful
13 13 (11.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (11.40%) Relational Database
13 13 (11.40%) .NET Framework
13 13 (11.40%) WCF
13 13 (11.40%) LINQ

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 9 (7.89%) JBoss
2 8 (7.02%) SAS
3 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.51%) FileNet
5 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Photoshop
2 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.75%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.75%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (3.51%) HFM
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) Wireless
2 5 (4.39%) Firewall
3 4 (3.51%) HTTP
4 3 (2.63%) MPLS
4 3 (2.63%) LAN
4 3 (2.63%) WAN
4 3 (2.63%) DHCP
4 3 (2.63%) DNS
5 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.75%) Internet
5 2 (1.75%) VLAN
5 2 (1.75%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
6 1 (0.88%) Extranet
6 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (11.40%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.39%) MySQL
5 2 (1.75%) QlikView
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (14.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.14%) NUnit
3 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.26%) Selenium
5 5 (4.39%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.39%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (4.39%) JUnit
5 5 (4.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.75%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.75%) FxCop
6 2 (1.75%) StyleCop
6 2 (1.75%) Moq
6 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.75%) ERwin
6 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.75%) SilkPerformer
General
1 50 (43.86%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Retail
3 10 (8.77%) Legal
4 9 (7.89%) Financial Institution
5 7 (6.14%) Marketing
5 7 (6.14%) Advertising
5 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.39%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.63%) Electronics
7 3 (2.63%) Games
8 2 (1.75%) Military
9 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.88%) Back Office
9 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (33.33%) Developer
2 17 (14.91%) Analyst
3 15 (13.16%) Senior Developer
4 12 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 8 (7.02%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.02%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Python Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Perl Developer
8 5 (4.39%) UI Developer
8 5 (4.39%) UI Programmer
8 5 (4.39%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Designer
9 4 (3.51%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Senior UI Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.51%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.67%) Web Services
1 19 (16.67%) .NET
2 18 (15.79%) HTML
3 16 (14.04%) CSS
3 16 (14.04%) HTML5
4 14 (12.28%) RESTful
5 13 (11.40%) LINQ
5 13 (11.40%) .NET Framework
5 13 (11.40%) WCF
5 13 (11.40%) SOAP
5 13 (11.40%) XML
6 11 (9.65%) CSS3
7 9 (7.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (7.89%) XSD
7 9 (7.89%) XSLT
7 9 (7.89%) Middleware
7 9 (7.89%) .NET Remoting
7 9 (7.89%) jQuery
8 7 (6.14%) Backbone.js
9 5 (4.39%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) W3C
3 8 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.14%) User Experience
5 6 (5.26%) SCADA
5 6 (5.26%) Mathematics
6 5 (4.39%) Physics
6 5 (4.39%) Credit Risk
6 5 (4.39%) Data Extraction
6 5 (4.39%) Statistics
6 5 (4.39%) Graphic Design
6 5 (4.39%) Economics
7 3 (2.63%) Replication
7 3 (2.63%) FMCG
8 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.88%) iSeries
9 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.07%) Windows
2 16 (14.04%) Linux
3 6 (5.26%) UNIX
4 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.75%) Solaris
6 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.42%) Automated Testing
3 18 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 17 (14.91%) MVC
5 14 (12.28%) Migration
5 14 (12.28%) Test Scripting
6 13 (11.40%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (11.40%) OO
7 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.53%) Test Management
7 12 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 11 (9.65%) Customer Engagement
8 11 (9.65%) Software Testing
9 10 (8.77%) Progressive Enhancement
10 9 (7.89%) Communications Security
10 9 (7.89%) TDD
10 9 (7.89%) Data Modelling
11 8 (7.02%) Project Management
11 8 (7.02%) Business Analysis
11 8 (7.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.95%) SQL
2 17 (14.91%) C#
3 13 (11.40%) VB
4 12 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 12 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.77%) C
6 9 (7.89%) Java
6 9 (7.89%) XPath
7 7 (6.14%) Python
7 7 (6.14%) Perl
8 6 (5.26%) Ruby
9 4 (3.51%) Delphi
9 4 (3.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.75%) VBA
12 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.88%) C++
12 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Degree
2 10 (8.77%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (5.26%) HND
5 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.63%) ISEB
7 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.75%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.75%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.88%) CCVP
8 1 (0.88%) MOS
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) SLA
2 7 (6.14%) QA
3 4 (3.51%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.75%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.88%) GMP
5 1 (0.88%) DO-178B
System Software
1 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.63%) vSphere
2 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.75%) Firmware
3 2 (1.75%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.75%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) WMI
1 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) VMware
2 11 (9.65%) Oracle
3 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.51%) EMC
4 4 (3.51%) Cisco
4 4 (3.51%) IBM
4 4 (3.51%) Remedy
4 4 (3.51%) Aquila
4 4 (3.51%) Wonderware
5 3 (2.63%) WatchGuard
5 3 (2.63%) Sophos
5 3 (2.63%) Avaya
6 2 (1.75%) Adobe
6 2 (1.75%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.75%) SAP
6 2 (1.75%) Teradata
6 2 (1.75%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.75%) NetApp
6 2 (1.75%) Nokia
6 2 (1.75%) Fujitsu
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £60000 - £800000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Share Options
Posted: 5 days ago
London / Manchester
PWC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Fresh Direct
Salary: From £26,000 to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The SmartList
Salary: £38k-£45k depending on experience
Posted: 20 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
The SmartList
Salary: £38k-£45k depending on experience
Posted: 20 days ago
Barnoldswick, Lancashire
The SmartList
Salary: £38k-£45k depending on experience
Posted: 26 days ago