The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank - 43 56
Permanent jobs citing Validation 0 25 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 3.94% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.39% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 22 10
Average salary - £37,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.58%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
719 464 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 80.88% 73.07% 77.44%
Number of salaries quoted 659 405 458
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Validation
East Midlands

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Northamptonshire region.

Validation Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) VHDL
2 4 (36.36%) MPEG
2 4 (36.36%) Electronics
2 4 (36.36%) EMC
2 4 (36.36%) Firmware
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 2 (18.18%) IVR
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Statistics
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) Delphi
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) SAS
5 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
5 1 (9.09%) EPoS
5 1 (9.09%) EFTPOS
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (9.09%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) NFC
General
1 4 (36.36%) Electronics
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Design Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Design Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) VHDL
1 4 (36.36%) MPEG
1 4 (36.36%) Firmware
2 2 (18.18%) IVR
3 1 (9.09%) Statistics
3 1 (9.09%) EPoS
3 1 (9.09%) EFTPOS
3 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Test Management
1 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
2 1 (9.09%) Data Management
2 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) CAD
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Delphi
2 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) EMC