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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 84 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.41% 1.11% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.48% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 14
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +51.72%
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
791 472 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 81.63% 74.57% 78.26%
Number of salaries quoted 732 428 494
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,225 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 -24 2 £38,000 -13.63%
Validation
East Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VHDL
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics
2 3 (37.50%) MPEG
2 3 (37.50%) Firmware
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) SLA
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) XHTML
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (50.00%) 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
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Firebug
1 2 (25.00%) Fiddler
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Design Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) DBA
3 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) MPEG
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware
1 3 (37.50%) VHDL
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Benchmarking
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) Release Management
1 2 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) CAD
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
1 2 (25.00%) QA
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOrch
1 2 (25.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) EMC