The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 68 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.33% 0.20% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.24% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £58,750 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +1.80%
Validation
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
516 421 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 86.14% 85.92% 84.21%
Number of salaries quoted 432 372 418
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Validation
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Validation Salary Trend in Somerset

Validation
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Validation Salary Histogram in Somerset

Validation
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 1 £42,500 -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) MODAF
2 2 (40.00%) Military
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) OpenDaylight
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (20.00%) OpenFlow

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 (20.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) OpenFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Military
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Hardware Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architect
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Logistics
1 2 (40.00%) MODAF
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft