The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 71 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 2 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.36% 1.69% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.91% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 9
Average salary £36,705 £40,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.23% -38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,717
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.67%
Validation
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
504 472 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 89.84% 88.72% 82.86%
Number of salaries quoted 339 451 365
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £64,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Validation
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Northampton region.

Validation Salary Trend in Northampton

Validation
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Validation Salary Histogram in Northampton

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ABAP
3 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mart
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mart
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (33.33%) SAP HANA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
3 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) ABAP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) SAP