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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank - - 25
Permanent jobs citing Validation 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £28,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
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
159 87 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 92.44% 88.78% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 114 66 50
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +20.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Intranet
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) Sun

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Tester
2 2 (50.00%) QA Manual Tester
2 2 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Derivative
2 1 (25.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Issue Tracking
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (25.00%) Proprietary Trading
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO