The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 15 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.83% - 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% - 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £47,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86 184 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 81.13% 76.35% 64.86%
Number of salaries quoted 52 138 97
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Validation
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Validation Salary Trend in the Midlands

Validation
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Life Science
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SAP PLM
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Fit Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (20.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (20.00%) PLM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP PLM
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (20.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (20.00%) SAP QM
1 1 (20.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (20.00%) SAP PP
1 1 (20.00%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Trainer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Life Science
1 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Fit Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) PLM
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) BPR
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) GAMP
1 1 (20.00%) GxP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco