Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > North East
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 99 100
Rank change year-on-year -20 +1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 11 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.59% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.76% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 11
North East median annual salary £42,250 £33,000 £36,018
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.03% -8.38% +18.09%
10th Percentile £35,375 £21,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £48,031 £44,025 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,715 1,190 1,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.42% 88.54% 89.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,469 1,037 1,043
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,840 £53,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,961
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +3.14%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the North East

Validation
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Validation in the North East

Validation
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the North East over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in the North East

Validation
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North East region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £42,500 +58.88% 2
Durham 0 2 £39,750 +18.66% 2
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) SOAP
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
2 4 (36.36%) REST
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) CAN bus
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
3 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) ATDD
3 3 (27.27%) Robot Framework
3 3 (27.27%) FlexRay
3 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) ISO 26262
3 3 (27.27%) MISRA
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) Ranorex

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Force.com
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
1 3 (27.27%) FlexRay
2 1 (9.09%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
1 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
1 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
2 3 (27.27%) JMeter
2 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
2 3 (27.27%) Ranorex
2 3 (27.27%) Robot Framework
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Ant
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 3 (27.27%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Software Test Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Validation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) REST
1 4 (36.36%) SOAP
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (27.27%) CAN bus
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Online Gambling
3 1 (9.09%) Social Gaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (27.27%) Creative Thinking
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
3 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
3 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
1 3 (27.27%) Ruby
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Apex Code
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO 26262
1 3 (27.27%) MISRA
2 1 (9.09%) GMP
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) EMC
1 1 (9.09%) Pega
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com