The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 87 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 5 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.50% 1.01% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.39% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 15
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +27.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £42,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
828 432 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 82.63% 72.97% 79.60%
Number of salaries quoted 774 401 484
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
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 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
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -27 3 £39,000 -11.36%
Validation
East Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) XHTML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Firebug
2 3 (37.50%) Fiddler
2 3 (37.50%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (37.50%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Power View
3 2 (25.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (25.00%) SCSM
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (25.00%) PowerPivot
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Firebug
1 3 (37.50%) Fiddler
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Design Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (25.00%) MPEG
2 2 (25.00%) VHDL
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
1 3 (37.50%) Compatibility Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (12.50%) CAD
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOrch
1 2 (25.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) EMC