The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 83 86 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Permanent jobs citing Validation 6 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.72% 1.54% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.82% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 3
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.20%
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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
714 660 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 85.92% 84.51% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 513 585 428
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Validation
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Validation Salary Trend in Dorset

Validation
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +5 3 - -
Weymouth -2 2 £39,000 -13.33%
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 23 (85.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
3 15 (55.56%) UML
3 15 (55.56%) MATLAB
3 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
4 14 (51.85%) OpenMP
4 14 (51.85%) OO
4 14 (51.85%) C++
4 14 (51.85%) Java
4 14 (51.85%) Linux
4 14 (51.85%) TCP/IP
4 14 (51.85%) Intel
4 14 (51.85%) Multithreading
4 14 (51.85%) Algorithms
4 14 (51.85%) Rational Rhapsody
4 14 (51.85%) Concurrent Programming
5 12 (44.44%) Signal Processing
6 10 (37.04%) Parallel Programming
6 10 (37.04%) DO-178B
7 9 (33.33%) Finance
7 9 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
8 6 (22.22%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) XPath
9 5 (18.52%) QA
9 5 (18.52%) Temenos T24
9 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Test Management
9 5 (18.52%) System Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Cash Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 5 (18.52%) MQSeries
2 4 (14.81%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) IPv4
2 1 (3.70%) PBX
2 1 (3.70%) VoIP
2 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) OLTP
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.81%) OLAP
2 4 (14.81%) OLAP Cube
2 4 (14.81%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (18.52%) Subversion
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Financial Institution
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Electronics
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) C++ Software Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) Java Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) Java Software Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) Software Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Senior Java Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Functional Test Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Principal Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Principal Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Graduate
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Principal Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) OpenMP
2 5 (18.52%) Middleware
2 5 (18.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (85.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (51.85%) Algorithms
3 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 4 (14.81%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (14.81%) Statistics
5 2 (7.41%) Physics
6 1 (3.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
1 15 (55.56%) UML
2 14 (51.85%) Concurrent Programming
2 14 (51.85%) Multithreading
2 14 (51.85%) OO
3 12 (44.44%) Signal Processing
4 10 (37.04%) Parallel Programming
5 5 (18.52%) Cash Management
5 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
5 5 (18.52%) Data Management
5 5 (18.52%) Data Modelling
5 5 (18.52%) Decision Table
5 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
5 5 (18.52%) System Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Test Management
5 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.81%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) MATLAB
2 14 (51.85%) C++
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) XPath
5 4 (14.81%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 5 (18.52%) ISEB
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) DO-178B
2 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Intel
2 5 (18.52%) Green Hat
2 5 (18.52%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) IBM
2 5 (18.52%) webMethods
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) Mitel
4 1 (3.70%) NEC