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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 20 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.52% 4.76% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 5.59% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 9
Average salary £40,000 - £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,717
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.67%
Validation
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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
96 143 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 80.67% 85.12% 82.02%
Number of salaries quoted 80 91 101
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 23 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) Firmware
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (66.67%) Physics
1 2 (66.67%) Video Processing
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IPv4
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) NEC
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Handset

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) IPv4
1 1 (33.33%) PBX
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Mitel Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Mitel Field Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (66.67%) Physics
2 1 (33.33%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Mitel
1 1 (33.33%) NEC