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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 138 152 193
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +41
Permanent jobs citing Validation 92 78 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.58% 1.32% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.67% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 41 51 27
Average salary £36,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.40% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,337 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +3.75%
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
4642 4661 4187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.87% 79.03% 76.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3183 3376 3399
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -4 29 £90,000 +91.48% 2
Newbury +18 12 £26,500 - 3
Bracknell -20 12 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Slough -18 8 £29,750 -52.40%
Maidenhead +6 6 £60,000 +59.72%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 46 (34.33%) Telecoms
2 44 (32.84%) SQL
3 36 (26.87%) UNIX
4 35 (26.12%) Windows
5 31 (23.13%) Microsoft
6 28 (20.90%) Project Management
6 28 (20.90%) Finance
7 27 (20.15%) Java
7 27 (20.15%) Subversion
8 23 (17.16%) HTML
8 23 (17.16%) Linux
9 22 (16.42%) Solaris
9 22 (16.42%) RDBMS
9 22 (16.42%) Relational Database
10 21 (15.67%) CSS
10 21 (15.67%) QA
11 20 (14.93%) Spring
11 20 (14.93%) Ajax
11 20 (14.93%) jQuery
11 20 (14.93%) Internet
11 20 (14.93%) Integration Testing
12 19 (14.18%) Regression Testing
12 19 (14.18%) Oracle
13 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (12.69%) Software Engineering
14 17 (12.69%) E-Commerce
14 17 (12.69%) Tomcat
15 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
15 16 (11.94%) TDD
15 16 (11.94%) Retail

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (12.69%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.21%) Confluence
3 10 (7.46%) CMS
4 9 (6.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (6.72%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (4.48%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.93%) Internet
2 11 (8.21%) Firewall
3 10 (7.46%) Wireless
3 10 (7.46%) MPLS
3 10 (7.46%) OSPF
3 10 (7.46%) BGP
4 9 (6.72%) WAN
4 9 (6.72%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.72%) VPN
5 8 (5.97%) SNMP
5 8 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (5.22%) LAN
6 7 (5.22%) 3G
7 6 (4.48%) IPsec
7 6 (4.48%) Network Security
7 6 (4.48%) LTE
8 5 (3.73%) GGSN
8 5 (3.73%) SGSN
8 5 (3.73%) DWDM
8 5 (3.73%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.42%) RDBMS
1 22 (16.42%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.21%) MySQL
2 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.75%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (20.15%) Subversion
2 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.96%) JIRA
4 11 (8.21%) JUnit
5 9 (6.72%) LoadRunner
5 9 (6.72%) SilkPerformer
6 5 (3.73%) WinRunner
6 5 (3.73%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (2.99%) Maven
8 3 (2.24%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.24%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.75%) MSTest
9 1 (0.75%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.75%) Selenium
9 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (34.33%) Telecoms
2 28 (20.90%) Finance
3 16 (11.94%) Retail
4 12 (8.96%) Marketing
5 10 (7.46%) Manufacturing
6 9 (6.72%) Advertising
7 8 (5.97%) French Language
8 7 (5.22%) German Language
9 4 (2.99%) Banking
10 3 (2.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.75%) Automotive
11 1 (0.75%) Legal
11 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (14.93%) Developer
2 17 (12.69%) Design Engineer
3 15 (11.19%) Senior Design Engineer
4 13 (9.70%) Technical Support Engineer
4 13 (9.70%) Technical Support
4 13 (9.70%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.70%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (8.21%) Senior Developer
5 11 (8.21%) Analyst
5 11 (8.21%) Hybris Developer
6 10 (7.46%) Architect
6 10 (7.46%) Tester
7 9 (6.72%) Software Tester
7 9 (6.72%) Applications Architect
8 8 (5.97%) Quality Manager
8 8 (5.97%) IP Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Senior IP Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Test Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.16%) HTML
2 21 (15.67%) CSS
3 20 (14.93%) Spring
3 20 (14.93%) Ajax
3 20 (14.93%) jQuery
4 13 (9.70%) XML
5 11 (8.21%) XSD
5 11 (8.21%) JSP
5 11 (8.21%) Spring MVC
6 9 (6.72%) SAML
6 9 (6.72%) JSON
6 9 (6.72%) SOAP
6 9 (6.72%) OAuth
6 9 (6.72%) RESTful
6 9 (6.72%) Play Framework
6 9 (6.72%) Java EE
7 4 (2.99%) SWT
7 4 (2.99%) Struts
7 4 (2.99%) Swing
8 1 (0.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) iPad
2 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.97%) PMI
4 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.73%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.99%) CMDB
5 4 (2.99%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.24%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.49%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.49%) FMCG
7 2 (1.49%) iSeries
7 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.49%) SecurID
8 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.87%) UNIX
2 35 (26.12%) Windows
3 23 (17.16%) Linux
4 22 (16.42%) Solaris
5 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.72%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.72%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.90%) Project Management
2 20 (14.93%) Integration Testing
3 19 (14.18%) Regression Testing
4 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (12.69%) Software Engineering
5 17 (12.69%) E-Commerce
6 16 (11.94%) TDD
7 15 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (11.19%) Data Validation
7 15 (11.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (10.45%) Unit Testing
8 14 (10.45%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (9.70%) CRM
9 13 (9.70%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (8.96%) Risk Management
10 12 (8.96%) Capacity Management
11 11 (8.21%) SEO
11 11 (8.21%) MVC
11 11 (8.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 44 (32.84%) SQL
2 27 (20.15%) Java
3 10 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.99%) Perl
5 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.49%) RPG
6 2 (1.49%) C#
6 2 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) Delphi
7 1 (0.75%) VB
7 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Degree
2 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.72%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.72%) ISEB
4 8 (5.97%) PMI Certification
5 7 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.73%) NVQ Level 3
6 5 (3.73%) NVQ Level 4
7 4 (2.99%) CISSP
7 4 (2.99%) CISM
7 4 (2.99%) CCNP
8 2 (1.49%) CCIE
8 2 (1.49%) CCSP
8 2 (1.49%) CISA
8 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (1.49%) CCDP
8 2 (1.49%) CGEIT
9 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.67%) QA
2 12 (8.96%) ISO 9000
2 12 (8.96%) ISO 9001
3 11 (8.21%) ISO 14001
3 11 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.49%) COBIT
4 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.49%) COSO
4 2 (1.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) VMware ESX
1 10 (7.46%) VMware Workstation
1 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.99%) OVPI
2 4 (2.99%) OpenView
2 4 (2.99%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.99%) Netcool
2 4 (2.99%) TeMIP
2 4 (2.99%) HP NNM
3 3 (2.24%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.75%) SCCM
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (23.13%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.18%) Oracle
3 13 (9.70%) Sun
3 13 (9.70%) Cisco
3 13 (9.70%) IBM
4 12 (8.96%) Juniper
5 11 (8.21%) hybris
6 10 (7.46%) VMware
6 10 (7.46%) NetApp
6 10 (7.46%) HP
7 9 (6.72%) Fujitsu
7 9 (6.72%) Sitecore
8 8 (5.97%) Huawei
9 6 (4.48%) F5
10 5 (3.73%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.73%) SAP
11 4 (2.99%) BMC
12 3 (2.24%) Siebel
13 2 (1.49%) JD Edwards
13 2 (1.49%) AlgoSec
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