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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 16 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.99% - 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% - 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £40,000 - £50,000
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
114 207 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 85.07% 72.38% 58.59%
Number of salaries quoted 60 152 84
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Fit Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (25.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (25.00%) PLM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP QM
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) SAP PLM
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Kanban
1 1 (25.00%) Product Management
1 1 (25.00%) Learning Management System
1 1 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP QM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP PLM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP PP
1 1 (25.00%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Trainer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
1 1 (25.00%) Learning Management System
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Fit Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) PLM
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Kanban
1 1 (25.00%) Product Management
1 1 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) BPR
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) GAMP
1 1 (25.00%) GxP
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP