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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 122 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.44% 0.97% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.19% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 11
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £44,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £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
1527 1512 1317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.95% 81.20% 77.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1340 1114
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 £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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 27 May 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 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 (40.00%) Finance
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (13.33%) BladeLogic
4 2 (13.33%) Java SE
4 2 (13.33%) Java EE
4 2 (13.33%) Taxonomies
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Ajax
4 2 (13.33%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) GLSL
4 2 (13.33%) JPA
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) 3D Rendering
4 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) GWT
4 2 (13.33%) C++/CLI
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
1 2 (13.33%) JMeter
1 2 (13.33%) SilkPerformer
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Sales Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) J2EE
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) OpenGL
1 2 (13.33%) DirectX
1 2 (13.33%) Ajax
1 2 (13.33%) Java SE
1 2 (13.33%) Java EE
1 2 (13.33%) GWT
1 2 (13.33%) JPA
1 2 (13.33%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (13.33%) Fixed Income
1 2 (13.33%) Taxonomies
1 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Solaris
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) SOA
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Kanban
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) 3D Rendering
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C++/CLI
3 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) GLSL
3 2 (13.33%) HLSL
3 2 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) CIMA
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Unicenter
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (13.33%) Control-M
1 2 (13.33%) Nagios
1 2 (13.33%) BladeLogic
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) F5
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