The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 37 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.30% 1.03% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 1.40% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 9
Average salary £50,000 £50,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.99% +34.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
230 215 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 75.41% 73.63% 79.24%
Number of salaries quoted 168 160 271
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Validation
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

Validation Salary Trend in Middlesex

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 8 (88.89%) Project Management
2 7 (77.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (77.78%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Resource Management
3 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) IT Governance
3 6 (66.67%) GAMP
3 6 (66.67%) GxP
3 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (44.44%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) Informatica
5 1 (11.11%) NCR
5 1 (11.11%) DMZ
5 1 (11.11%) iPlanet
5 1 (11.11%) webMethods
5 1 (11.11%) DTV
5 1 (11.11%) MSI
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) JBoss
5 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) iPlanet
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
1 1 (11.11%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 7 (77.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Change Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Change Management Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Process Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Process Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Quality Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Logistics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) IT Governance
2 6 (66.67%) Resource Management
2 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Logistics
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) GAMP
1 6 (66.67%) GxP
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe
1 1 (11.11%) Informatica
1 1 (11.11%) NCR
1 1 (11.11%) webMethods