The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 33 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs citing Validation 6 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 2.61% 2.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.40% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 0
Average salary £46,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,717
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.67%
Validation
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newbury
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
199 333 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 86.52% 86.49% 84.28%
Number of salaries quoted 181 256 252
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Validation
Salary Trend in Newbury

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

Validation Salary Trend in Newbury

Validation
Salary Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Validation Salary Histogram in Newbury

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 20 (76.92%) Unix
2 19 (73.08%) Test Planning
3 14 (53.85%) Telecoms
4 13 (50.00%) Linux
4 13 (50.00%) Wireshark
5 11 (42.31%) GPRS
5 11 (42.31%) GSM
6 10 (38.46%) Solaris
6 10 (38.46%) Electronics
6 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (34.62%) SIGTRAN
7 9 (34.62%) SS7
8 8 (30.77%) 3G
8 8 (30.77%) SMS
8 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
8 8 (30.77%) 4G
8 8 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
9 7 (26.92%) 2G
9 7 (26.92%) SMPP
9 7 (26.92%) TCAP
9 7 (26.92%) SCCP
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 5 (19.23%) GGSN
11 5 (19.23%) SGSN
12 4 (15.38%) LTE
12 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (15.38%) SNMP
12 4 (15.38%) VPN
12 4 (15.38%) HTTPS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 13 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 11 (42.31%) GPRS
2 11 (42.31%) GSM
3 9 (34.62%) SIGTRAN
3 9 (34.62%) SS7
4 8 (30.77%) 3G
4 8 (30.77%) 4G
4 8 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (30.77%) SMS
5 7 (26.92%) 2G
5 7 (26.92%) SCCP
5 7 (26.92%) SMPP
5 7 (26.92%) TCAP
6 5 (19.23%) GGSN
6 5 (19.23%) SGSN
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) IPsec
7 4 (15.38%) LTE
7 4 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (15.38%) SSH
General
1 14 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 10 (38.46%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Junior
2 8 (30.77%) Network Specialist
2 8 (30.77%) Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Technical Tester
4 6 (23.08%) Junior Penetration Tester
4 6 (23.08%) Junior Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Graduate
5 3 (11.54%) Graduate Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Sales Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Telecoms Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 4G Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) GSM Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Cryptography
3 3 (11.54%) PKI
3 3 (11.54%) Smartcard
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Unix
2 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Solaris
4 3 (11.54%) Windows
5 2 (7.69%) Android
5 2 (7.69%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Test Planning
2 3 (11.54%) Identity Management
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.85%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (3.85%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) Release Management
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.85%) Test Management
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Symbian
4 1 (3.85%) HP