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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 28 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.35% 0.54% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 0.74% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 15
Average salary - £58,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +38.23%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
229 270 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 82.97% 73.57% 79.68%
Number of salaries quoted 116 218 330
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 1 May 2015, 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 14 (93.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (80.00%) OO
3 11 (73.33%) Eclipse
3 11 (73.33%) J2EE
3 11 (73.33%) HTML
3 11 (73.33%) Java
3 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 11 (73.33%) CSS
3 11 (73.33%) Maven
3 11 (73.33%) Product Management
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Use Case
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (20.00%) GIS
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) TestDirector
5 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP IS-U
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Eclipse
1 11 (73.33%) Maven
2 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (20.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
1 11 (73.33%) Java Developer
1 11 (73.33%) UI Developer
1 11 (73.33%) Front-End Developer
1 11 (73.33%) UI Programmer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) J2EE
1 11 (73.33%) HTML
1 11 (73.33%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) OO
2 11 (73.33%) Product Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Use Case
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) SAP