The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 64 40 59
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 26 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.67% 4.71% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 5.87% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 6
Average salary £36,000 £33,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Validation
Berkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
455 443 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 80.96% 80.25% 83.19%
Number of salaries quoted 220 263 296
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Validation
Salary Trend in Bracknell

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

Validation Salary Trend in Bracknell

Validation
Salary Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Bracknell

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bracknell 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 32 (96.97%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Solaris
2 26 (78.79%) Linux
2 26 (78.79%) UNIX
3 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
3 23 (69.70%) RDBMS
3 23 (69.70%) Internet
3 23 (69.70%) Relational Database
4 21 (63.64%) TCP/IP
5 20 (60.61%) German Language
6 17 (51.52%) Sun
7 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (45.45%) VMware
7 15 (45.45%) VMware ESX
7 15 (45.45%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (42.42%) French Language
9 12 (36.36%) SQL
10 9 (27.27%) Oracle
10 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
10 9 (27.27%) ISEB
10 9 (27.27%) LoadRunner
10 9 (27.27%) NetApp
10 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (27.27%) Fujitsu
10 9 (27.27%) SilkPerformer
10 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
10 9 (27.27%) Retail
10 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (27.27%) Test Automation

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bracknell 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 6 (18.18%) IIS
1 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) Internet
2 21 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 7 (21.21%) WAN
4 6 (18.18%) DHCP
4 6 (18.18%) Firewall
4 6 (18.18%) LAN
4 6 (18.18%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (69.70%) RDBMS
1 23 (69.70%) Relational Database
2 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) LoadRunner
1 9 (27.27%) SilkPerformer
2 5 (15.15%) WinRunner
2 5 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (60.61%) German Language
2 14 (42.42%) French Language
3 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 9 (27.27%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Technical Support
1 23 (69.70%) Support Engineer
1 23 (69.70%) Technical Support Engineer
1 23 (69.70%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Test Consultant
2 6 (18.18%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 32 (96.97%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Solaris
2 26 (78.79%) Linux
2 26 (78.79%) UNIX
3 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
1 9 (27.27%) Test Management
1 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
1 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
1 9 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (18.18%) Service Management
2 6 (18.18%) ITSM
2 6 (18.18%) Security Management
2 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 6 (18.18%) Time Management
3 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISEB
1 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
1 9 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (18.18%) MCP
2 6 (18.18%) MCSE
2 6 (18.18%) MCSA
2 6 (18.18%) MCDBA
2 6 (18.18%) CCNA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) VMware ESX
1 15 (45.45%) VMware Workstation
1 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Sun
3 15 (45.45%) VMware
4 9 (27.27%) Fujitsu
4 9 (27.27%) Oracle
4 9 (27.27%) NetApp
5 7 (21.21%) Cisco
6 6 (18.18%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper