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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 120 140 174
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +34
Permanent jobs citing Validation 109 76 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.98% 1.43% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.81% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 54 49 37
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,750 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
4454 4199 3971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.06% 79.26% 77.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3228 3065 3195
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 44 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Maidenhead +14 20 £60,000 +59.72% 2
Bracknell -18 9 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Slough -16 8 £27,000 -56.80%
Newbury - 7 £35,000 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 54 (35.06%) SQL
2 48 (31.17%) Java
2 48 (31.17%) Subversion
3 41 (26.62%) Telecoms
4 37 (24.03%) Git (software)
5 35 (22.73%) HTML
5 35 (22.73%) UNIX
6 34 (22.08%) CSS
6 34 (22.08%) Finance
6 34 (22.08%) TDD
7 32 (20.78%) Windows
8 31 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (19.48%) Microsoft
10 29 (18.83%) Project Management
10 29 (18.83%) Software Engineering
11 27 (17.53%) Spring
11 27 (17.53%) Ajax
11 27 (17.53%) jQuery
11 27 (17.53%) Integration Testing
12 26 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (16.23%) CRM
14 24 (15.58%) RDBMS
14 24 (15.58%) Oracle
14 24 (15.58%) QA
14 24 (15.58%) Relational Database
15 23 (14.94%) Degree
15 23 (14.94%) E-Commerce
16 22 (14.29%) CMS
17 21 (13.64%) IBM
18 19 (12.34%) Enterprise Architecture

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (14.29%) CMS
2 16 (10.39%) Sitecore CMS
2 16 (10.39%) Oracle Service Bus
2 16 (10.39%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.14%) Confluence
4 6 (3.90%) IIS
5 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.95%) Lync
5 3 (1.95%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.25%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (10.39%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.30%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.44%) Internet
2 12 (7.79%) Wireless
3 9 (5.84%) WAN
4 7 (4.55%) SSL
5 6 (3.90%) Broadband
5 6 (3.90%) LAN
6 5 (3.25%) GGSN
6 5 (3.25%) SGSN
6 5 (3.25%) DSL
6 5 (3.25%) 3G
6 5 (3.25%) DWDM
6 5 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.25%) LTE
7 4 (2.60%) Network Security
7 4 (2.60%) VPN
8 3 (1.95%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.30%) M3UA
9 2 (1.30%) VoLTE
9 2 (1.30%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.58%) RDBMS
1 24 (15.58%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.14%) MySQL
3 10 (6.49%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.65%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (31.17%) Subversion
2 37 (24.03%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.79%) IntelliJ
3 12 (7.79%) NetBeans
3 12 (7.79%) JIRA
4 11 (7.14%) JUnit
5 9 (5.84%) Maven
6 7 (4.55%) SilkPerformer
6 7 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.25%) WinRunner
7 5 (3.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.65%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.65%) Selenium
8 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.65%) MSTest
8 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (26.62%) Telecoms
2 34 (22.08%) Finance
3 18 (11.69%) Marketing
4 12 (7.79%) Retail
5 11 (7.14%) Advertising
6 10 (6.49%) Manufacturing
7 9 (5.84%) French Language
8 5 (3.25%) Billing
8 5 (3.25%) German Language
9 3 (1.95%) Banking
9 3 (1.95%) Swedish Language
10 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.65%) Automotive
11 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (22.73%) Developer
2 21 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 18 (11.69%) Architect
4 14 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 14 (9.09%) Applications Architect
5 12 (7.79%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.14%) Hybris Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Analyst
7 10 (6.49%) Tester
7 10 (6.49%) Quality Manager
8 9 (5.84%) Java Applications Developer
8 9 (5.84%) Software Tester
8 9 (5.84%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Applications Developer
8 9 (5.84%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) Technical Support
9 8 (5.19%) Technical Support Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.73%) HTML
2 34 (22.08%) CSS
3 27 (17.53%) Spring
3 27 (17.53%) Ajax
3 27 (17.53%) jQuery
4 16 (10.39%) OAuth
4 16 (10.39%) RESTful
4 16 (10.39%) Play Framework
4 16 (10.39%) Java EE
4 16 (10.39%) JSON
4 16 (10.39%) SOAP
4 16 (10.39%) SAML
5 13 (8.44%) XML
6 12 (7.79%) Spring MVC
7 11 (7.14%) XSD
7 11 (7.14%) JSP
8 9 (5.84%) SWT
8 9 (5.84%) Struts
8 9 (5.84%) Swing
9 2 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.14%) iPad
1 11 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) PMI
3 6 (3.90%) User Experience
3 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.25%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.60%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.95%) CMDB
6 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.30%) FMCG
7 2 (1.30%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.30%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.65%) IPTV
8 1 (0.65%) Open Source
8 1 (0.65%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.73%) UNIX
2 32 (20.78%) Windows
3 17 (11.04%) Linux
4 16 (10.39%) Solaris
5 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.08%) TDD
2 31 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.83%) Project Management
3 29 (18.83%) Software Engineering
4 27 (17.53%) Integration Testing
5 26 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (16.23%) CRM
7 23 (14.94%) E-Commerce
8 19 (12.34%) Enterprise Architecture
8 19 (12.34%) Unit Testing
8 19 (12.34%) Waterfall
9 18 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (11.04%) Regression Testing
10 17 (11.04%) Data Validation
11 16 (10.39%) Test Automation
11 16 (10.39%) BPEL
11 16 (10.39%) SOA
12 14 (9.09%) PRINCE2
12 14 (9.09%) Risk Management
13 13 (8.44%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.06%) SQL
2 48 (31.17%) Java
3 18 (11.69%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.49%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.84%) Perl
5 9 (5.84%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.60%) C#
7 3 (1.95%) C++
8 2 (1.30%) C
9 1 (0.65%) VB
9 1 (0.65%) Delphi
9 1 (0.65%) RPG
9 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (14.94%) Degree
2 12 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 7 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.55%) ISEB
4 7 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.90%) NVQ Level 3
5 6 (3.90%) NVQ Level 4
6 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.60%) CISM
7 3 (1.95%) CISSP
7 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.30%) CGEIT
8 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.30%) CISA
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PMP
9 1 (0.65%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.58%) QA
2 14 (9.09%) ISO 9000
2 14 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 14 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.09%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.95%) SLA
4 2 (1.30%) COSO
4 2 (1.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 7 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.95%) TeMIP
2 3 (1.95%) HP NNM
2 3 (1.95%) OVPI
2 3 (1.95%) OpenView
2 3 (1.95%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.95%) Netcool
3 1 (0.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.65%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.58%) Oracle
3 21 (13.64%) IBM
4 16 (10.39%) Sitecore
5 11 (7.14%) hybris
6 9 (5.84%) Sun
7 8 (5.19%) HP
7 8 (5.19%) NetApp
8 7 (4.55%) VMware
8 7 (4.55%) Fujitsu
9 5 (3.25%) SAP
9 5 (3.25%) Siebel
10 3 (1.95%) Juniper
10 3 (1.95%) BMC
10 3 (1.95%) Cisco
11 2 (1.30%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.30%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.30%) Google
12 1 (0.65%) Sagent
12 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £6,300 Car + 15% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Portal
Salary: £35,000 per annum Life Assurance/Private Medical/Pension/Childcare Vou
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
iKonnect
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Maidenhead
iKonnect
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 24 days ago