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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 69 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.63% 0.95% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.27% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 4
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.52%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
624 316 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 84.55% 74.88% 83.26%
Number of salaries quoted 602 291 365
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) XHTML
3 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) WinForms
3 6 (50.00%) Firebug
3 6 (50.00%) Fiddler
3 6 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
3 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (50.00%) Mentoring

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (50.00%) Firebug
1 6 (50.00%) Fiddler
1 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) XHTML
2 6 (50.00%) WinForms
2 6 (50.00%) JSON
2 6 (50.00%) HTML5
2 6 (50.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) N-Tier
1 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Data Validation
1 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 6 (50.00%) Coaching
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft