The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank - 40 49
Permanent jobs citing Validation 0 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton - 4.12% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.81% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 8
Average salary - £36,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.86%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
535 241 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 81.80% 70.88% 79.73%
Number of salaries quoted 498 228 326
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Validation
Northamptonshire

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 18 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) IVR
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) NFC
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (50.00%) EPoS
2 1 (50.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NFC
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (50.00%) EPoS
1 1 (50.00%) EFTPOS
1 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++