Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
England > North East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 94 106
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12 +8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 19 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.18% 0.60% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.71% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 6
North East median annual salary £62,500 £27,000 £36,018
Median salary % change year-on-year +131.48% -25.04% -9.96%
10th Percentile £36,250 £25,750 £33,545
90th Percentile £70,250 £42,500 £46,746
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -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 1,404 1,124 1,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.53% 84.64% 89.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,226 939 1,060
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -3 14 £63,750 +136.11% 5
Durham - 5 £42,000 - 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 North East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 12 (63.16%) Selenium
4 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
4 10 (52.63%) Web Services
5 9 (47.37%) SOAP
5 9 (47.37%) Documentum
5 9 (47.37%) Pega
5 9 (47.37%) REST
5 9 (47.37%) DevOps
5 9 (47.37%) Case Management
6 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
6 7 (36.84%) BDD
6 7 (36.84%) WebDriver
6 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
6 7 (36.84%) TDD
6 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
7 6 (31.58%) Data Management
7 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
7 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (26.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (26.32%) Build Automation
8 5 (26.32%) GitHub
8 5 (26.32%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
8 5 (26.32%) User Stories
8 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy

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 9 (47.37%) Documentum
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
2 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
3 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (10.53%) SAS
5 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (10.53%) SAP BW
3 2 (10.53%) SAP HANA
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
2 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
2 7 (36.84%) WebDriver
3 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
4 4 (21.05%) JMeter
4 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
4 4 (21.05%) Ranorex
4 4 (21.05%) Robot Framework
4 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Team Lead
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Web Services
2 9 (47.37%) REST
2 9 (47.37%) SOAP
3 5 (26.32%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) MFC
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 9 (47.37%) Case Management
3 9 (47.37%) DevOps
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
4 7 (36.84%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) Data Management
5 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (26.32%) BPMN
6 5 (26.32%) Build Automation
6 5 (26.32%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) QMS
6 5 (26.32%) SDLC
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
6 5 (26.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
2 4 (21.05%) QA
3 1 (5.26%) GMP
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
1 5 (26.32%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Pega
2 5 (26.32%) EMC
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Tableau
4 1 (5.26%) HP