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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 71 69 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.41% 0.15% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.18% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 8
Average salary £55,000 - £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
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
629 545 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 86.88% 82.33% 78.65%
Number of salaries quoted 579 503 273
Average salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (60.00%) ABAP
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (60.00%) SAP BW
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) SAP HANA
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Basel III
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (20.00%) IVR
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) S-PLUS
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) VBA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) S-PLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (60.00%) SAP BW
1 3 (60.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) SAP BW Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) ABAP
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
2 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Basel III
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP