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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 116 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.54% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.69% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 12
Average salary £43,750 £29,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.86% -42.00%
UK excluding London average salary £43,700 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.90% -4.70%
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
1450 1160 1244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.42% 77.96% 73.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 987 1034
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,770 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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

Validation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) HNC
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) Solaris
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Apache
6 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 2 (14.29%) Python
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) J2EE
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) IIS
6 2 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (14.29%) Perl
6 2 (14.29%) SLA
6 2 (14.29%) ISEB
6 2 (14.29%) Unicenter
6 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
6 2 (14.29%) OpenGL
6 2 (14.29%) DirectX
6 2 (14.29%) Control-M
6 2 (14.29%) Nagios

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Software Manager
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Engineering Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) J2EE
1 2 (14.29%) OpenGL
1 2 (14.29%) DirectX
1 2 (14.29%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.14%) Taxonomies
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) 3D Rendering
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) SysML
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Python
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%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) HNC
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Unicenter
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 2 (14.29%) Control-M
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
1 2 (14.29%) BladeLogic
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) VMware