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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 59 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.48% 3.18% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 3.83% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 5
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -5.88%
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
466 339 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 85.98% 82.89% 84.40%
Number of salaries quoted 315 183 203
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -7.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 6 March 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Bracknell

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Solaris
2 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) UNIX
3 11 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) Sun
5 8 (36.36%) Internet
5 8 (36.36%) RDBMS
5 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
6 7 (31.82%) WAN
7 6 (27.27%) Migration
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Fujitsu
8 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
8 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
8 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (22.73%) Retail
8 5 (22.73%) SilkPerformer
8 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
8 5 (22.73%) Test Management
8 5 (22.73%) VMware
8 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
8 5 (22.73%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Telecoms

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 4 (18.18%) IIS
1 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 4 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Internet
2 7 (31.82%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) RDBMS
1 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) WinRunner
1 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
1 5 (22.73%) SilkPerformer
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) German Language
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Technical Support
1 8 (36.36%) Support Engineer
1 8 (36.36%) Technical Support Engineer
1 8 (36.36%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Test Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Services Delivery Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Solaris
2 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) UNIX
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Test Management
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) Data Management
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) Information Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Workstation
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Sun
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) NetApp
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Fujitsu
4 4 (18.18%) HP
4 4 (18.18%) IBM
5 3 (13.64%) Juniper
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco
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