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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 61 63 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.55% 0.86% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.06% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 6
Average salary £40,000 £65,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.46% +75.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £67,500 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
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
463 470 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 85.11% 80.62% 80.74%
Number of salaries quoted 416 397 244
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 30 March 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Northampton

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 21 (91.30%) HTML
1 21 (91.30%) SQL
1 21 (91.30%) .NET
1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
1 21 (91.30%) ASP.NET
1 21 (91.30%) CSS
2 19 (82.61%) Finance
3 17 (73.91%) WinForms
3 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (73.91%) Visual Studio
3 17 (73.91%) T-SQL
3 17 (73.91%) VB.NET
3 17 (73.91%) JavaScript
3 17 (73.91%) Windows
3 17 (73.91%) C#
3 17 (73.91%) JSON
3 17 (73.91%) Data Validation
3 17 (73.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (73.91%) HTML5
3 17 (73.91%) CSS3
3 17 (73.91%) Mentoring
3 17 (73.91%) Coaching
4 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Velocity
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) N-Tier
6 4 (17.39%) XHTML
6 4 (17.39%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) QA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Visual Studio
1 17 (73.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (17.39%) Firebug
2 4 (17.39%) Fiddler
General
1 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 15 (65.22%) C# Developer
2 15 (65.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (39.13%) Senior Developer
4 8 (34.78%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) HTML
1 21 (91.30%) .NET
1 21 (91.30%) ASP.NET
1 21 (91.30%) CSS
2 17 (73.91%) WinForms
2 17 (73.91%) JSON
2 17 (73.91%) HTML5
2 17 (73.91%) CSS3
3 9 (39.13%) Velocity
4 4 (17.39%) XML
4 4 (17.39%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) N-Tier
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (73.91%) Data Validation
1 17 (73.91%) Mentoring
1 17 (73.91%) Coaching
2 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
2 4 (17.39%) TDD
2 4 (17.39%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.35%) Process Management
4 1 (4.35%) Test Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) SQL
2 17 (73.91%) T-SQL
2 17 (73.91%) VB.NET
2 17 (73.91%) C#
2 17 (73.91%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft