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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 58 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.78% 1.79% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 2.24% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 8
Average salary £36,250 £65,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.23% +75.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £65,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £67,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.61% -2.35%
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
453 446 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 87.96% 79.64% 82.04%
Number of salaries quoted 423 392 272
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 22 (95.65%) HTML
1 22 (95.65%) SQL
1 22 (95.65%) .NET
1 22 (95.65%) SQL Server
1 22 (95.65%) ASP.NET
1 22 (95.65%) CSS
2 18 (78.26%) 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 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Velocity
6 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 5 (21.74%) XHTML
6 5 (21.74%) XML
6 5 (21.74%) QA
6 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Firebug

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 22 (95.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Visual Studio
1 17 (73.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (21.74%) Firebug
2 5 (21.74%) Fiddler
General
1 18 (78.26%) Finance
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 5 (21.74%) Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) 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%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior VB.NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) HTML
1 22 (95.65%) .NET
1 22 (95.65%) ASP.NET
1 22 (95.65%) 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 5 (21.74%) XML
4 5 (21.74%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) N-Tier
1 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
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 5 (21.74%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
2 5 (21.74%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.35%) Process Management
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) 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 5 (21.74%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft