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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 24 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.23% 3.57% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 4.86% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 1
Average salary - £90,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +227.27%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
97 144 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.23% 73.47% 76.08%
Number of salaries quoted 61 104 97
Average salary £46,250 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

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 1 April 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) SAP
1 8 (88.89%) Project Management
1 8 (88.89%) Change Management
1 8 (88.89%) Retail
2 7 (77.78%) ABAP
2 7 (77.78%) Business Objects
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (77.78%) SAP Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (77.78%) Manufacturing
2 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Games
2 7 (77.78%) LSMW
2 7 (77.78%) Data Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Data Cleansing
2 7 (77.78%) Data Validation
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) SaaS
2 7 (77.78%) SAP Data Services
2 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Linux

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (77.78%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) LSMW
General
1 8 (88.89%) Retail
2 7 (77.78%) Manufacturing
2 7 (77.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Consultant
1 7 (77.78%) Migration Consultant
1 7 (77.78%) SAP Consultant
1 7 (77.78%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
1 7 (77.78%) SAP Data Consultant
1 7 (77.78%) Data Migration Consultant
1 7 (77.78%) Data Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Release Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Project Management
1 8 (88.89%) Change Management
2 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (77.78%) Data Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Data Cleansing
2 7 (77.78%) Data Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Process Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) ABAP
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SAP Certification
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) SAP
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Business Objects
2 7 (77.78%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) hybris
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) BMC