The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 121 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 24 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 1.60% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 2.37% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 34
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1819 1435 1726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.08% 67.56% 72.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1323 1096 1472
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Validation
Berkshire

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Validation
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Validation Salary Trend in Reading

Validation
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Reading

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 24 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.07%) Telecoms
3 20 (35.71%) Finance
4 18 (32.14%) SharePoint Server
4 18 (32.14%) SharePoint
5 16 (28.57%) Perl
5 16 (28.57%) Fujitsu
5 16 (28.57%) Retail
5 16 (28.57%) Workflow
6 14 (25.00%) Network Design
7 12 (21.43%) Windows
8 9 (16.07%) Linux
8 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
8 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
8 9 (16.07%) Nokia
8 9 (16.07%) 3G
8 9 (16.07%) ISUP
8 9 (16.07%) INAP
8 9 (16.07%) Selenium
8 9 (16.07%) LTE
8 9 (16.07%) MGW
8 9 (16.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 9 (16.07%) Capacity Management
8 9 (16.07%) VoLTE
9 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 8 (14.29%) SQL
10 6 (10.71%) HP
10 6 (10.71%) Cisco
10 6 (10.71%) Firewall

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 18 (32.14%) SharePoint
1 18 (32.14%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.79%) Mule
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) 3G
1 9 (16.07%) ISUP
1 9 (16.07%) INAP
1 9 (16.07%) LTE
1 9 (16.07%) MGW
1 9 (16.07%) VoLTE
2 6 (10.71%) Firewall
3 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.14%) SAN
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (7.14%) Network Security
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
5 3 (5.36%) FWSM
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.57%) Multicast
6 2 (3.57%) VLAN
6 2 (3.57%) HTTP
6 2 (3.57%) ATM
6 2 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Selenium
2 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.93%) JUnit
3 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
4 4 (7.14%) TestNG
4 4 (7.14%) MSTest
4 4 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.79%) Ant
5 1 (1.79%) Mockito
5 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.79%) Hudson
5 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.79%) FindBugs
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.79%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.79%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.79%) Maven
5 1 (1.79%) Checkstyle
General
1 23 (41.07%) Telecoms
2 20 (35.71%) Finance
3 16 (28.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Avionics
4 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Design Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Network Design Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Voice Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Core Network Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Voice Network Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Architect
4 4 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 4 (7.14%) VMware Support Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Web Services
1 2 (3.57%) XML
1 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) MFC
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
2 1 (1.79%) EJB
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
2 1 (1.79%) JSP
2 1 (1.79%) Servlets
2 1 (1.79%) SOAP
2 1 (1.79%) JAXB
2 1 (1.79%) JSF
2 1 (1.79%) Ajax
2 1 (1.79%) Java EE
2 1 (1.79%) JSTL
2 1 (1.79%) Dojo
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Axis
2 1 (1.79%) jQuery
2 1 (1.79%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Open Source
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) IPTV
3 2 (3.57%) Video on Demand
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.79%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Workflow
2 14 (25.00%) Network Design
3 9 (16.07%) Capacity Management
4 5 (8.93%) Waterfall
4 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Test Management
4 5 (8.93%) V-Model
5 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.14%) ITIL
5 4 (7.14%) Change Management
5 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 4 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (5.36%) Software Architecture
6 3 (5.36%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) Perl
2 8 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) C
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) ECMAScript
6 1 (1.79%) IronPython
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) CCNA
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.79%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) HND
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.14%) vSphere
2 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Fujitsu
2 9 (16.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (16.07%) Nokia
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.71%) HP
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) EMC
4 4 (7.14%) VMware
5 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.57%) F5
6 2 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) JBoss
7 1 (1.79%) Intel
7 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.79%) Huawei
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
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