The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 162 132 122
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -10
Permanent jobs citing Validation 47 82 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 1.46% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.90% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24 51 56
Average salary £53,750 £50,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Validation
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4016 4321 4205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.61% 77.04% 75.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2993 2911 3250
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Berkshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Validation
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -11 23 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Maidenhead +8 6 £58,750 +30.55%
Bracknell -3 3 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Newbury +11 2 £52,500 - 1
Slough -13 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 42 (27.63%) Degree
2 39 (25.66%) Finance
3 35 (23.03%) Project Management
4 34 (22.37%) ITIL
5 32 (21.05%) Java
6 27 (17.76%) SQL
7 26 (17.11%) PRINCE2
7 26 (17.11%) Windows
7 26 (17.11%) SQL Server
7 26 (17.11%) MS Excel
8 25 (16.45%) Telecoms
9 24 (15.79%) Subversion
10 23 (15.13%) Git (software)
11 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
11 21 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (13.16%) Software Engineering
12 20 (13.16%) Problem Management
12 20 (13.16%) TCP/IP
12 20 (13.16%) DNS
13 19 (12.50%) Oracle
14 18 (11.84%) Linux
14 18 (11.84%) TDD
14 18 (11.84%) Migration
14 18 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (11.84%) SDLC
15 17 (11.18%) Release Management
15 17 (11.18%) UNIX
16 16 (10.53%) Business Development
16 16 (10.53%) Project Planning
17 15 (9.87%) Billing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.55%) IIS
2 11 (7.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.95%) CMS
4 5 (3.29%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.32%) Confluence
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.66%) Lync
6 1 (0.66%) Node.js
6 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (17.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.89%) MS Project
2 12 (7.89%) MS Office
3 10 (6.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Remedy ITSM
1 7 (4.61%) Remedy AR System
2 5 (3.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.97%) Force.com
2 3 (1.97%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.66%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.16%) TCP/IP
1 20 (13.16%) DNS
2 12 (7.89%) DHCP
3 11 (7.24%) SAN
4 10 (6.58%) NAS
4 10 (6.58%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (5.26%) Wireless
5 8 (5.26%) SNMP
5 8 (5.26%) VoIP
5 8 (5.26%) SMTP
6 7 (4.61%) SSL
7 5 (3.29%) Broadband
7 5 (3.29%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.29%) VoLTE
8 4 (2.63%) 4G
9 3 (1.97%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.97%) LTE
9 3 (1.97%) MGW
9 3 (1.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.92%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.29%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.63%) DB2
5 4 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.97%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) IDOL
8 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (15.79%) Subversion
2 23 (15.13%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.55%) JIRA
4 11 (7.24%) Maven
5 6 (3.95%) IntelliJ
5 6 (3.95%) NetBeans
6 4 (2.63%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.32%) JUnit
8 1 (0.66%) Selenium
8 1 (0.66%) Hudson
8 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.66%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.66%) Appium
General
1 39 (25.66%) Finance
2 25 (16.45%) Telecoms
3 15 (9.87%) Back Office
3 15 (9.87%) Billing
4 12 (7.89%) Front Office
5 11 (7.24%) Legal
6 10 (6.58%) Retail
7 6 (3.95%) Marketing
8 4 (2.63%) Automotive
9 2 (1.32%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (15.13%) Developer
2 21 (13.82%) Architect
3 13 (8.55%) Technical Architect
3 13 (8.55%) Java Developer
4 12 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 8 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 8 (5.26%) Quality Manager
5 8 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
5 8 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 8 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (5.26%) Designer
5 8 (5.26%) Back Office Engineer
5 8 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 8 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (4.61%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.61%) Release Manager
7 6 (3.95%) Software Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Applications Developer
7 6 (3.95%) QA Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) Ajax
2 10 (6.58%) Struts
2 10 (6.58%) Swing
2 10 (6.58%) SWT
2 10 (6.58%) JSON
2 10 (6.58%) Software Packaging
3 8 (5.26%) jQuery
4 7 (4.61%) Spring
4 7 (4.61%) XML
4 7 (4.61%) HTML
4 7 (4.61%) .NET
4 7 (4.61%) CSS
5 6 (3.95%) XSD
5 6 (3.95%) RESTful
6 5 (3.29%) OAuth
6 5 (3.29%) Play Framework
6 5 (3.29%) Java EE
6 5 (3.29%) Web Services
6 5 (3.29%) SOAP
6 5 (3.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.89%) Statistics
3 11 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.24%) Clustering
3 11 (7.24%) N-Tier
4 10 (6.58%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.26%) PMI
6 5 (3.29%) IPTV
7 3 (1.97%) CCTV
8 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.32%) iPad
9 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.66%) Replication
9 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.66%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.11%) Windows
2 18 (11.84%) Linux
3 17 (11.18%) UNIX
4 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.29%) Android
6 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.03%) Project Management
2 34 (22.37%) ITIL
3 26 (17.11%) PRINCE2
4 21 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (13.16%) Software Engineering
5 20 (13.16%) Problem Management
6 18 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (11.84%) TDD
6 18 (11.84%) Migration
6 18 (11.84%) SDLC
7 17 (11.18%) Release Management
8 16 (10.53%) Project Planning
8 16 (10.53%) Business Development
9 15 (9.87%) SOA
9 15 (9.87%) Test Automation
10 14 (9.21%) Service Delivery
11 13 (8.55%) CRM
11 13 (8.55%) Fault Management
11 13 (8.55%) Network Design
11 13 (8.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.05%) Java
2 27 (17.76%) SQL
3 14 (9.21%) Perl
4 11 (7.24%) Shell Script
4 11 (7.24%) T-SQL
5 10 (6.58%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.61%) C#
7 4 (2.63%) C++
8 3 (1.97%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.97%) SOQL
9 1 (0.66%) Ruby
9 1 (0.66%) C
9 1 (0.66%) VC++
9 1 (0.66%) Python
9 1 (0.66%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 42 (27.63%) Degree
2 13 (8.55%) PMI Certification
3 11 (7.24%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.58%) MCSE
4 10 (6.58%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (6.58%) MCITP
5 7 (4.61%) ISEB
6 6 (3.95%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.29%) PMP
8 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.97%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.32%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (1.32%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.66%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.66%) CCA
10 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.58%) ISO 14001
1 10 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (6.58%) COBIT
2 9 (5.92%) SLA
3 8 (5.26%) ISO 9000
3 8 (5.26%) ISO 9001
4 7 (4.61%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.58%) Terminal Services
2 10 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.58%) Hyper-V
2 10 (6.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 10 (6.58%) vSphere
2 10 (6.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (0.66%) Cacti
2 1 (0.66%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.66%) collectd
2 1 (0.66%) logstash
2 1 (0.66%) Rsyslog
2 1 (0.66%) Graphite
2 1 (0.66%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.50%) Oracle
3 13 (8.55%) Cisco
3 13 (8.55%) Juniper
4 11 (7.24%) VMware
5 10 (6.58%) HP
5 10 (6.58%) Veritas
5 10 (6.58%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.26%) IBM
7 7 (4.61%) BMC
7 7 (4.61%) Remedy
8 6 (3.95%) Huawei
9 5 (3.29%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.97%) Tableau
10 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.97%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (1.32%) SAP
11 2 (1.32%) hybris
11 2 (1.32%) Meridio
12 1 (0.66%) Google
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