The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 49 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Permanent jobs citing Validation 16 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 3.11% 2.17% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 2.52% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 1
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
Validation
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
457 436 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 88.74% 86.00% 81.01%
Number of salaries quoted 398 361 213
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Validation
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

Validation Salary Trend in Warrington

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) Performance Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
4 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
5 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (43.48%) HP UFT
6 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
6 9 (39.13%) Test Planning
7 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
7 8 (34.78%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
8 6 (26.09%) Micro Focus
8 6 (26.09%) IBM
8 6 (26.09%) HP
8 6 (26.09%) C
8 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
8 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
8 6 (26.09%) SilkTest
8 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
8 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
8 6 (26.09%) Selenium
8 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
8 6 (26.09%) Coaching
8 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
9 5 (21.74%) QA
9 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
9 5 (21.74%) XML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 5 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) HP UFT
1 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (26.09%) SilkTest
2 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
4 4 (17.39%) MSTest
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
1 4 (17.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
1 12 (52.17%) Test Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Test Automation Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Software Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Production Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) Apache Flex
4 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) WSDL
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
5 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) iSeries
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Performance Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) Test Planning
5 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
6 6 (26.09%) Coaching
6 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
8 4 (17.39%) ETL
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) SDLC
9 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Release Management
9 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
2 6 (26.09%) C
3 4 (17.39%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
1 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (17.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) IBM
1 6 (26.09%) HP
1 6 (26.09%) Micro Focus
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle