Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Durham with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
North East > Durham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 - 57
Rank change year-on-year - +57 -25
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 2.04% - 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% - 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 5
Durham median annual salary £42,000 - £36,018
10th Percentile £34,450 - £33,545
90th Percentile £58,750 - £38,491
North East median annual salary £62,500 £27,000 £36,018
% change year-on-year +131.48% -25.04% -9.96%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Durham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Durham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 318 242 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 92.71% 90.98% 90.65%
Number of salaries quoted 270 218 322
Durham median annual salary £38,531 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.09% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £27,800
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £58,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Durham

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Durham.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Durham

Validation
Salary Trend in Durham

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

Salary trend for Validation in Durham

Validation
Salary Histogram in Durham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Durham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Durham

Validation
Job Locations in Durham

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Durham region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Darlington - 1 £33,500 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £42,000 -
Validation
North East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Durham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) SAS
2 3 (42.86%) SAP BW
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Data Visualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Tableau
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) SAP HANA
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) User Stories
2 3 (42.86%) Scorecard
2 3 (42.86%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Ranorex
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Robot Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) ATDD
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Durham 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 3 (42.86%) SAS
2 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
1 3 (42.86%) SAP BW
1 3 (42.86%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (28.57%) Ranorex
1 2 (28.57%) Robot Framework
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Validation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Acceptance Criteria
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Analytics
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Visualisation
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Scorecard
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) User Stories
1 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
2 2 (28.57%) ATDD
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GMP
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
1 3 (42.86%) Tableau