The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 57 71
Rank change year-on-year +7 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.25% 0.44% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 0.48% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 0
Median salary £24,500 £37,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.22% -  
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 378 413 514
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 85.14% 90.57% 88.01%
Number of salaries quoted 316 334 421
Median salary £35,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Lancashire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 5 £24,500 - 1
Accrington - 2 £18,000 -
Skelmersdale - 2 £36,200 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (45.83%) HTTP
1 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Regression Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) LoadRunner
4 7 (29.17%) Web Services
4 7 (29.17%) Performance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (25.00%) QA
6 5 (20.83%) Usability Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 5 (20.83%) FTP
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) XML
6 5 (20.83%) EDI
6 5 (20.83%) SDLC
6 5 (20.83%) TRADACOMS
6 5 (20.83%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Sendmail
7 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (16.67%) WAN
7 4 (16.67%) SMTP
7 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) HTTP
2 5 (20.83%) FTP
2 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) SMTP
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Tester
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Manual Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
5 2 (8.33%) PC Support
5 2 (8.33%) PC Support Technician
5 2 (8.33%) PC Technician
5 2 (8.33%) QA Manual Tester
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Resource Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 5 (20.83%) EDI
2 5 (20.83%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) TRADACOMS
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Regression Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Performance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (20.83%) SDLC
5 5 (20.83%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Usability Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) Threat Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Change Control
8 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.17%) Planning and Forecasting
8 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Sendmail
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) Lotus
4 2 (8.33%) Trend Micro
5 1 (4.17%) Minitab
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Progress
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