The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 22 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.70% 1.69% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 2.07% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 4
Average salary £28,500 £22,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,717 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +2.37%
Validation
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 145 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 81.48% 81.46% 56.03%
Number of salaries quoted 51 95 73
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Validation
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Validation Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Validation
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
County Antrim +15 3 £28,250 +25.55%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) XSL
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) DMZ
4 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DMZ
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Testing Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) XSL
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (20.00%) Product Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM