The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 30 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.53% 0.69% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.16% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Average salary £22,500 £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.63% +46.15%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
141 173 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 75.40% 60.07% 72.64%
Number of salaries quoted 97 101 111
Average salary £32,500 £41,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.73% +20.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £15,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Validation
UK

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +12 1 £22,500 -52.63%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle