The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 128 143 101
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -42
Permanent jobs citing Validation 49 35 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.34% 0.93% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.13% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 66
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £43,401 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Validation
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3170 3091 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 86.92% 82.21% 78.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2639 2576 2118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Validation
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Validation Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Validation
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Validation
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Nottinghamshire 0 22 £57,500 +43.75% 4
Derbyshire -1 20 £37,500 - 3
Northamptonshire - 6 £55,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 36 (37.89%) Electronics
2 32 (33.68%) Automotive
2 32 (33.68%) C
3 31 (32.63%) Degree
4 28 (29.47%) EMC
4 28 (29.47%) Firmware
5 24 (25.26%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (23.16%) Software Engineering
7 19 (20.00%) QA
7 19 (20.00%) Telematics
8 18 (18.95%) C++
8 18 (18.95%) Windows
9 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
9 17 (17.89%) Embedded C
9 17 (17.89%) Embedded C++
9 17 (17.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (17.89%) Mentor Graphics
9 17 (17.89%) Fujitsu
9 17 (17.89%) NEC
9 17 (17.89%) Atmel
9 17 (17.89%) Freescale
9 17 (17.89%) Embedded Systems
10 14 (14.74%) MS Excel
10 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
11 13 (13.68%) Manufacturing
11 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (12.63%) Finance
12 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
13 11 (11.58%) Project Management
13 11 (11.58%) Regression Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.11%) SAS
1 2 (2.11%) ArcGIS
1 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) MS Access
3 4 (4.21%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.21%) SAP BW
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.16%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.05%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.37%) LoadRunner
2 7 (7.37%) SilkTest
3 1 (1.05%) LabVIEW
General
1 36 (37.89%) Electronics
2 32 (33.68%) Automotive
3 13 (13.68%) Manufacturing
4 12 (12.63%) Finance
5 9 (9.47%) Marketing
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Electronics Engineer
2 28 (29.47%) Design Engineer
3 24 (25.26%) Analyst
4 17 (17.89%) Hardware Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Architect
5 9 (9.47%) Senior Design Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Junior
6 7 (7.37%) Data Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) QA Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Service Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Junior Data Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Programme Support Officer
9 4 (4.21%) Software Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Consultant
10 3 (3.16%) SAP BW Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) Web Services
1 2 (2.11%) Ajax
1 2 (2.11%) Java SE
1 2 (2.11%) Java EE
1 2 (2.11%) GWT
1 2 (2.11%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.26%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (20.00%) Telematics
3 17 (17.89%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (17.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (7.37%) Statistics
4 7 (7.37%) Mathematics
4 7 (7.37%) Physics
5 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.16%) User Experience
7 2 (2.11%) IVR
7 2 (2.11%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Software Engineering
2 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.58%) Project Management
3 11 (11.58%) Regression Testing
3 11 (11.58%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (10.53%) SDLC
5 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.42%) Business Analysis
6 8 (8.42%) Data Validation
7 7 (7.37%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.37%) Performance Management
7 7 (7.37%) Software Testing
7 7 (7.37%) Load Testing
7 7 (7.37%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.32%) User Stories
9 5 (5.26%) Six Sigma
9 5 (5.26%) ITIL
9 5 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.68%) C
2 18 (18.95%) C++
3 17 (17.89%) Embedded C
3 17 (17.89%) Embedded C++
4 11 (11.58%) Assembly Language
4 11 (11.58%) VB
5 4 (4.21%) ABAP
6 2 (2.11%) Java
6 2 (2.11%) SQL
7 1 (1.05%) C#
7 1 (1.05%) R
7 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (32.63%) Degree
2 7 (7.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (7.37%) ISEB
3 5 (5.26%) PMP
3 5 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.16%) MBA
4 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) Basel III
System Software
1 28 (29.47%) Firmware
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) EMC
2 17 (17.89%) NEC
2 17 (17.89%) Mentor Graphics
2 17 (17.89%) Fujitsu
2 17 (17.89%) Atmel
2 17 (17.89%) Freescale
3 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.37%) Alteryx
5 4 (4.21%) SAP
6 3 (3.16%) Tableau
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle
8 1 (1.05%) IBM
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