The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 149 154 166
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 92 64 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.54% 1.21% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.48% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 60 51 45
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £21,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4994 4317 4267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.75% 78.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4153 3640 3748
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,900 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Validation
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Validation Salary Trend in the South West

Validation
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in the South West

Validation
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
Bristol +12 41 £46,000 +15.00% 3
Gloucestershire +19 27 £38,750 +93.75% 3
Dorset -17 12 £40,000 - 2
Wiltshire 0 10 £35,000 -32.03% 3
Devon -10 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 60 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.75%) Security Cleared
3 51 (26.70%) Finance
4 47 (24.61%) Test Planning
5 46 (24.08%) SQL
6 37 (19.37%) Test Strategy
7 35 (18.32%) ETL
8 34 (17.80%) Oracle
8 34 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (17.80%) Microsoft
9 33 (17.28%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (17.28%) Degree
9 33 (17.28%) Waterfall
9 33 (17.28%) Test Management
10 32 (16.75%) DV Cleared
11 31 (16.23%) V-Model
11 31 (16.23%) Software Testing
11 31 (16.23%) MS Excel
12 30 (15.71%) Mentoring
13 26 (13.61%) Data Analysis
13 26 (13.61%) Selenium
14 25 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (13.09%) SC Cleared
15 24 (12.57%) Data Validation
15 24 (12.57%) SQL Server
15 24 (12.57%) C
16 23 (12.04%) MS Office
17 21 (10.99%) Service Management
17 21 (10.99%) QA
17 21 (10.99%) Software Engineering

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 15 (7.85%) PowerExchange
2 4 (2.09%) IIS
3 2 (1.05%) Apache
3 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) CICS
3 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.52%) Drupal
4 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.52%) Mule
4 1 (0.52%) WordPress
4 1 (0.52%) Confluence
4 1 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 31 (16.23%) MS Excel
2 23 (12.04%) MS Office
3 6 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.05%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.05%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.52%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.09%) Internet
2 4 (2.09%) Firewall
2 4 (2.09%) HTTP
3 2 (1.05%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.05%) SSH
3 2 (1.05%) DNS
3 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) ATM
4 1 (0.52%) VoIP
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) MPLS
4 1 (0.52%) X.21
4 1 (0.52%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.28%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (12.57%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (7.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (6.81%) DB2
6 8 (4.19%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (4.19%) Data Mining
6 8 (4.19%) BusinessObjects XI
7 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.14%) OLAP
9 5 (2.62%) OLTP
9 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.52%) Kalido
11 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (13.61%) Selenium
2 18 (9.42%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (6.28%) WebDriver
3 12 (6.28%) JUnit
4 11 (5.76%) TestNG
5 8 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.66%) PVCS
6 7 (3.66%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (3.14%) Subversion
7 6 (3.14%) JIRA
8 4 (2.09%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.57%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.05%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.52%) Mockito
11 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.52%) FindBugs
11 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (26.70%) Finance
2 19 (9.95%) Military
3 8 (4.19%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.62%) Electronics
5 4 (2.09%) Legal
5 4 (2.09%) Retail
6 3 (1.57%) Marketing
6 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.57%) Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Avionics
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (20.94%) Developer
2 26 (13.61%) Analyst
3 25 (13.09%) Test Engineer
4 23 (12.04%) Systems Engineer
5 17 (8.90%) Senior Test Engineer
6 16 (8.38%) Consultant
7 11 (5.76%) Test Team Leader
7 11 (5.76%) Team Leader
8 9 (4.71%) Lead Developer
8 9 (4.71%) Designer
9 8 (4.19%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.19%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.66%) Lead Designer
11 6 (3.14%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.14%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (2.62%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.85%) Velocity
2 10 (5.24%) .NET
3 8 (4.19%) HTML
4 7 (3.66%) MDX
5 6 (3.14%) CSS
6 5 (2.62%) JSP
6 5 (2.62%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.09%) MFC
7 4 (2.09%) Qt
8 3 (1.57%) HTML5
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Flex
9 2 (1.05%) jQuery
9 2 (1.05%) JDBC
9 2 (1.05%) Web Services
9 2 (1.05%) DAO
9 2 (1.05%) Flash
9 2 (1.05%) CGI
9 2 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.47%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.28%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.76%) Open Source
5 6 (3.14%) Data Integration
5 6 (3.14%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.14%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (2.09%) LPAR
6 4 (2.09%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.09%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.09%) RMADS
6 4 (2.09%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.05%) User Experience
8 2 (1.05%) Social Media
8 2 (1.05%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.52%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.76%) Windows
2 9 (4.71%) Linux
3 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.57%) UNIX
5 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (24.61%) Test Planning
3 37 (19.37%) Test Strategy
4 35 (18.32%) ETL
5 34 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (17.28%) Test Management
6 33 (17.28%) Waterfall
7 31 (16.23%) V-Model
7 31 (16.23%) Software Testing
8 30 (15.71%) Mentoring
9 26 (13.61%) Data Analysis
10 24 (12.57%) Data Validation
11 21 (10.99%) Software Engineering
11 21 (10.99%) Service Management
12 19 (9.95%) ITIL
12 19 (9.95%) Data Modelling
13 18 (9.42%) Time Management
14 17 (8.90%) Project Management
14 17 (8.90%) Information Security
15 13 (6.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.08%) SQL
2 24 (12.57%) C
3 18 (9.42%) Java
4 16 (8.38%) C++
5 13 (6.81%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.76%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.71%) Perl
8 8 (4.19%) Python
9 7 (3.66%) C#
10 5 (2.62%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.09%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.57%) VB
12 3 (1.57%) PHP
13 2 (1.05%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.05%) Ruby
13 2 (1.05%) Korn
13 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.52%) ECMAScript
14 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 53 (27.75%) Security Cleared
2 33 (17.28%) Degree
3 32 (16.75%) DV Cleared
4 25 (13.09%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.19%) ISTQB
7 7 (3.66%) ISEB
7 7 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.09%) CISSP
9 3 (1.57%) HND
10 1 (0.52%) CCNP
10 1 (0.52%) CCNA
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.52%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.99%) QA
2 7 (3.66%) SLA
3 4 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.09%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.52%) DO-254
5 1 (0.52%) DO-160
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.62%) Firmware
3 4 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.09%) XenApp
3 4 (2.09%) KVM
4 2 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.05%) NFS
4 2 (1.05%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 34 (17.80%) Oracle
1 34 (17.80%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.38%) Informatica
3 12 (6.28%) Business Objects
4 8 (4.19%) Sagent
5 6 (3.14%) VMware
6 5 (2.62%) Cisco
6 5 (2.62%) IBM
7 4 (2.09%) HP
7 4 (2.09%) Citrix
8 2 (1.05%) EMC
8 2 (1.05%) Adobe
9 1 (0.52%) Cognos
9 1 (0.52%) Siebel
9 1 (0.52%) Trillium
9 1 (0.52%) Nortel
9 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.52%) Juniper
9 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.52%) Hyperion
Poole
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £475000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cornwall
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Everything Everywhere
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Home Working + Bens
Posted: 25 days ago