The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 120 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.44% 0.72% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.91% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 11
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,400 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Validation
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1519 1432 1327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.46% 79.73% 77.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1216 1254 1109
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Validation
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Validation Salary Trend in Birmingham

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) BladeLogic
5 2 (14.29%) Java SE
5 2 (14.29%) Java EE
5 2 (14.29%) Taxonomies
5 2 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) GWT
5 2 (14.29%) C++/CLI
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) JPA
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) 3D Rendering
5 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 2 (14.29%) GLSL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) JMeter
1 2 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Sales Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Java SE
1 2 (14.29%) Java EE
1 2 (14.29%) GWT
1 2 (14.29%) JPA
1 2 (14.29%) Direct3D
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) Ajax
1 2 (14.29%) OpenGL
1 2 (14.29%) DirectX
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Taxonomies
1 2 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
1 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Solaris
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) 3D Rendering
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C++/CLI
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) GLSL
2 2 (14.29%) HLSL
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) C
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) IEC 61508
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) BladeLogic
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Unicenter
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 2 (14.29%) Control-M
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago