Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 36 29
Rank change year-on-year -27 -7 +22
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.53% 1.78% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.97% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 1
Northern Ireland median annual salary - £26,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -52.73% +37.50%
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 416 304 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 91.03% 89.94% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 262 237 115
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.88% - +18.87%
10th Percentile £20,575 £26,250 £24,550
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Northern Ireland

Validation
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Validation in Northern Ireland

Validation
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 20 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
County Antrim -20 7 - -
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 7 (100.00%) Legal
1 7 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) System Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 7 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 7 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (100.00%) System Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle