The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 99 100 91
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 30 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.58% 1.34% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.58% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 22 21 17
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,525 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,209 £42,500 £44,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Validation
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1558 1454 1191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 82.17% 84.44% 75.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1282 1259 1021
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,576 £27,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Validation
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Validation Salary Trend in Bristol

Validation
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (43.33%) Software Testing
3 25 (41.67%) Selenium
4 23 (38.33%) V-Model
4 23 (38.33%) Waterfall
4 23 (38.33%) Test Planning
5 19 (31.67%) Finance
6 17 (28.33%) Test Strategy
6 17 (28.33%) Test Management
7 16 (26.67%) Mentoring
8 12 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 11 (18.33%) Open Source
9 11 (18.33%) TestNG
9 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
9 11 (18.33%) Agile Testing
9 11 (18.33%) SQL
9 11 (18.33%) JUnit
10 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (13.33%) ETL
12 7 (11.67%) Informatica
12 7 (11.67%) Data Validation
13 6 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting
13 6 (10.00%) QA
13 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 6 (10.00%) HND
13 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
13 6 (10.00%) Scrum
13 6 (10.00%) ISEB

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 (6.67%) PowerExchange
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) Open Workbench
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.67%) DB2
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (5.00%) DataStage
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) Selenium
2 12 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (18.33%) TestNG
3 11 (18.33%) JUnit
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) PVCS
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (31.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 20 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 13 (21.67%) Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 12 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Lead Designer
6 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Designer
6 4 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Server Support
8 2 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Velocity
2 1 (1.67%) WPF
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) SOAP
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Open Source
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.67%) LPAR
4 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (43.33%) Software Testing
3 23 (38.33%) V-Model
3 23 (38.33%) Waterfall
3 23 (38.33%) Test Planning
4 17 (28.33%) Test Strategy
4 17 (28.33%) Test Management
5 16 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 11 (18.33%) Agile Testing
6 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
7 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (13.33%) ETL
9 7 (11.67%) Data Validation
10 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.00%) Scrum
10 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (8.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) VBA
4 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) VB6
5 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) HND
1 6 (10.00%) ISEB
1 6 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (8.33%) APMP
2 5 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.67%) XenApp
1 1 (1.67%) KVM
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Informatica
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Cognos
3 3 (5.00%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.67%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix
4 1 (1.67%) i2
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