Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 217 234
Rank change year-on-year +19 +17 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 98 63 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.23% 0.84% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.93% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 70 51 35
Manchester median annual salary £48,750 £37,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -50.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £21,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,125 £59,500 £85,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +39.71% -15.00% +6.67%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7233 6796 6793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.03% 91.11% 91.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5988 5834 5628
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Manchester

Validation
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Validation in Manchester

Validation
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Manchester

Validation
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 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
Oldham - 10 - - 1
Bury +7 5 £40,000 -33.33%
Stockport -2 5 £37,500 +56.25%
Bolton +5 2 £36,250 -14.71%
Altrincham - 2 £42,000 -
Salford - 1 £32,500 -
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 35 (35.71%) Java
2 34 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (33.67%) C
4 32 (32.65%) Degree
5 26 (26.53%) Test Automation
6 25 (25.51%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (21.43%) C++
8 19 (19.39%) C#
9 17 (17.35%) Selenium
10 16 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (16.33%) Hyper-V
10 16 (16.33%) VMware
10 16 (16.33%) Web Services
11 15 (15.31%) Test Strategy
11 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
11 15 (15.31%) Software Testing
11 15 (15.31%) Software Engineering
12 14 (14.29%) Cucumber
12 14 (14.29%) Scrum
13 13 (13.27%) Linux
13 13 (13.27%) Python
13 13 (13.27%) Ajax
13 13 (13.27%) QA
14 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
14 12 (12.24%) GWT
14 12 (12.24%) WebSphere
14 12 (12.24%) Java SE
14 12 (12.24%) Java EE
14 12 (12.24%) JPA
14 12 (12.24%) Tomcat

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 12 (12.24%) Tomcat
1 12 (12.24%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.10%) SAS
3 2 (2.04%) Confluence
4 1 (1.02%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (5.10%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.02%) GNU Octave
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.02%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.02%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) Bluetooth
2 3 (3.06%) Broadband
2 3 (3.06%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.06%) ISDN
2 3 (3.06%) LAN
2 3 (3.06%) PSTN
2 3 (3.06%) VoIP
2 3 (3.06%) WAN
3 1 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.06%) Base SAS
3 3 (3.06%) QlikView
4 2 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.04%) Power BI
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.04%) SSDT
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.02%) Lumira
5 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.02%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Selenium
2 14 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 10 (10.20%) JIRA
4 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.08%) Zephyr
7 3 (3.06%) Ranorex
7 3 (3.06%) Robot Framework
7 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.06%) Subversion
8 2 (2.04%) JUnit
8 2 (2.04%) NUnit
8 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.04%) TestNG
9 1 (1.02%) Babel
9 1 (1.02%) Grunt
9 1 (1.02%) gulp
9 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 8 (8.16%) Military
2 6 (6.12%) Finance
3 5 (5.10%) Automotive
3 5 (5.10%) Electronics
3 5 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.06%) Banking
5 3 (3.06%) French Language
5 3 (3.06%) German Language
5 3 (3.06%) International Banking
5 3 (3.06%) Japanese Language
6 2 (2.04%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.02%) Advertising
7 1 (1.02%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Developer
2 18 (18.37%) Analyst
3 14 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 12 (12.24%) Business Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Java Developer
4 12 (12.24%) Java Software Developer
5 10 (10.20%) Test Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Business Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Tester
10 5 (5.10%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Test Leader
11 4 (4.08%) Automation Tester
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Automation Tester
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Tester
11 4 (4.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) Web Services
2 13 (13.27%) Ajax
3 12 (12.24%) GWT
3 12 (12.24%) Java EE
3 12 (12.24%) Java SE
3 12 (12.24%) JPA
4 8 (8.16%) QML
4 8 (8.16%) Qt
5 6 (6.12%) HTML
6 5 (5.10%) XML
7 4 (4.08%) CSS
8 3 (3.06%) RESTful
8 3 (3.06%) SOAP
8 3 (3.06%) Velocity
8 3 (3.06%) WCF
9 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.04%) React
10 1 (1.02%) jQuery
10 1 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.02%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.51%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.08%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.06%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.06%) User Experience
6 2 (2.04%) Replication
7 1 (1.02%) Animation
7 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Linux
2 8 (8.16%) Android
3 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.53%) Test Automation
3 15 (15.31%) Software Engineering
3 15 (15.31%) Software Testing
3 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
3 15 (15.31%) Test Strategy
4 14 (14.29%) Scrum
5 12 (12.24%) DevOps
5 12 (12.24%) Mentoring
5 12 (12.24%) SDLC
6 11 (11.22%) Scenario Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.18%) Embedded Software Development
8 9 (9.18%) UML
9 8 (8.16%) CAD
9 8 (8.16%) Information Security
9 8 (8.16%) Product Management
9 8 (8.16%) Signal Processing
9 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.71%) Java
2 33 (33.67%) C
3 21 (21.43%) C++
4 19 (19.39%) C#
5 13 (13.27%) Python
6 12 (12.24%) SQL
7 10 (10.20%) Perl
8 9 (9.18%) Embedded C
9 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
10 4 (4.08%) PHP
10 4 (4.08%) Ruby
10 4 (4.08%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.04%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.04%) VBA
12 1 (1.02%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.02%) ECMAScript
12 1 (1.02%) ES6
12 1 (1.02%) R
12 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) Degree
2 8 (8.16%) DV Cleared
2 8 (8.16%) Numerate Degree
2 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.14%) ISEB
4 5 (5.10%) HND
4 5 (5.10%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.06%) SAS Certification
6 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.04%) HNC
6 2 (2.04%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.02%) CBAP
7 1 (1.02%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) QA
2 6 (6.12%) ISO 13485
3 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.33%) Hyper-V
1 16 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) VMware
2 9 (9.18%) Google
3 8 (8.16%) Citrix
4 3 (3.06%) SYSPRO
5 2 (2.04%) Aquila
5 2 (2.04%) EMC
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.02%) IBM
6 1 (1.02%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle
6 1 (1.02%) Sage
6 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.02%) SAP