Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 48 -
Rank change year-on-year -22 - +57
Permanent jobs citing Validation 21 2 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.79% 0.62% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 0.65% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 0
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 - -
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 728 310 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.81% 96.27% 90.61%
Number of salaries quoted 414 132 343
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,525 £24,200
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £65,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Northern Ireland

Validation
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Validation in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Validation in Northern Ireland

Validation
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Validation in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Salary histogram 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 25 October 2021. 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 -21 20 £42,500 - 4
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 19 (90.48%) Scrum
2 14 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Degree
2 14 (66.67%) QA
2 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Social Skills
3 13 (61.90%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (61.90%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (61.90%) System Testing
4 12 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 12 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
4 12 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 12 (57.14%) Java
4 12 (57.14%) Oracle
4 12 (57.14%) ERP
4 12 (57.14%) HP
4 12 (57.14%) HNC
4 12 (57.14%) JD Edwards
4 12 (57.14%) Management Information System
4 12 (57.14%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (57.14%) Oracle ERP
4 12 (57.14%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (57.14%) HP ALM
4 12 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (57.14%) Software Delivery
5 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) Cypress.io
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) webpack
General
1 14 (66.67%) Social Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
1 12 (57.14%) ERP Analyst
1 12 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Lead Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Lead Software Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Team Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
1 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) Ajax
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) CSS3
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) React
2 1 (4.76%) Sass
2 1 (4.76%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Scrum
2 14 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 13 (61.90%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (61.90%) System Testing
4 12 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (57.14%) ERP
4 12 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 12 (57.14%) Software Delivery
4 12 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (57.14%) Test Strategy
5 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) Web Development
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
9 2 (9.52%) Business Case
9 2 (9.52%) Change Control
10 1 (4.76%) Machine Learning
10 1 (4.76%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Degree
2 12 (57.14%) HNC
2 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 12 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 13485
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) HP ALM
1 12 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) HP
1 12 (57.14%) JD Edwards
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle