The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 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 South West region.

Location
3 months to
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 149 144 121
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Permanent jobs citing Validation 77 66 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.27% 1.25% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.59% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 49 50 68
Average salary £42,500 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,810 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £50,250 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4863 4161 4192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.21% 78.96% 77.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3933 3640 3674
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
England

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 9 July 2014.

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 9 July 2014. 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 +17 30 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Gloucestershire +8 15 £38,100 +55.51% 2
Dorset -8 13 £42,500 +13.33%
Wiltshire -20 9 £26,000 -28.76% 2
Devon - 8 £40,250 -
Somerset -32 2 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 36 (25.17%) Degree
2 31 (21.68%) Finance
3 30 (20.98%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (18.88%) SQL
6 20 (13.99%) Data Analysis
6 20 (13.99%) Software Engineering
7 15 (10.49%) Waterfall
8 14 (9.79%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (9.79%) MS Excel
8 14 (9.79%) Software Testing
8 14 (9.79%) Selenium
8 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
9 13 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (9.09%) UML
10 12 (8.39%) ISEB
10 12 (8.39%) Business Analysis
10 12 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (8.39%) Military
11 11 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (7.69%) ETL
11 11 (7.69%) C
11 11 (7.69%) Business Objects
11 11 (7.69%) SAP
11 11 (7.69%) Agile Testing
12 10 (6.99%) Market Research
12 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
12 10 (6.99%) ERP
12 10 (6.99%) Advertising
12 10 (6.99%) Microsoft

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 9 (6.29%) CICS
2 4 (2.80%) SAS
3 3 (2.10%) GlassFish
3 3 (2.10%) Mule
3 3 (2.10%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (2.10%) Confluence
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle UPK
4 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.80%) MFGPRO
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) Wireless
1 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.40%) HTTP
2 2 (1.40%) 802.15
3 1 (0.70%) NFC
3 1 (0.70%) 3G
3 1 (0.70%) Internet
3 1 (0.70%) SAN
3 1 (0.70%) IPv4
3 1 (0.70%) IPv6
3 1 (0.70%) 2G
3 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.70%) SSL
3 1 (0.70%) MVNO
3 1 (0.70%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (6.29%) DB2
6 7 (4.90%) SAP BI
6 7 (4.90%) SAP BW
7 6 (4.20%) MS Access
8 5 (3.50%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (3.50%) DataStage
9 4 (2.80%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (2.80%) Big Data
10 3 (2.10%) MySQL
11 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Rational DOORS
1 14 (9.79%) Selenium
2 7 (4.90%) Maven
3 6 (4.20%) TestNG
3 6 (4.20%) WebDriver
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (4.20%) JUnit
4 4 (2.80%) EasyMock
4 4 (2.80%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.80%) Mockito
4 4 (2.80%) FindBugs
4 4 (2.80%) WebSpeed
4 4 (2.80%) FitNesse
4 4 (2.80%) Checkstyle
5 3 (2.10%) JIRA
5 3 (2.10%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.10%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.40%) Hudson
6 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (21.68%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Military
3 10 (6.99%) Advertising
3 10 (6.99%) Marketing
4 7 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.20%) Aerospace
5 6 (4.20%) Banking
6 5 (3.50%) Electronics
7 4 (2.80%) Avionics
7 4 (2.80%) Retail
8 2 (1.40%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.70%) Automotive
9 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (34.97%) Analyst
2 23 (16.08%) Test Engineer
3 20 (13.99%) Senior Test Engineer
4 18 (12.59%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (10.49%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 11 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) Data Analyst
7 10 (6.99%) Marketing Analyst
8 9 (6.29%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.59%) Architect
10 7 (4.90%) SAP BW Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Senior SAP BW Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) SAP Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) Principal Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.50%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.90%) SAP MI
2 6 (4.20%) HTML
3 5 (3.50%) .NET
4 4 (2.80%) ICEfaces
4 4 (2.80%) PrimeFaces
4 4 (2.80%) EJB
4 4 (2.80%) CSS
4 4 (2.80%) JSP
4 4 (2.80%) Servlets
4 4 (2.80%) JPA
4 4 (2.80%) jQuery
4 4 (2.80%) Java EE
4 4 (2.80%) JSTL
4 4 (2.80%) JSF
5 3 (2.10%) Ajax
5 3 (2.10%) Dojo
5 3 (2.10%) Apache Axis
5 3 (2.10%) Castor
5 3 (2.10%) SOAP
5 3 (2.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Computer Science
1 9 (6.29%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.90%) Economics
2 7 (4.90%) Informatics
3 6 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.10%) FMCG
4 3 (2.10%) Firmware
5 2 (1.40%) Open Source
5 2 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.40%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.40%) PDA
6 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.70%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.70%) Statistics
6 1 (0.70%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.70%) Handset
6 1 (0.70%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.70%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.29%) zOS
2 3 (2.10%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) UNIX
3 1 (0.70%) Windows
3 1 (0.70%) Solaris
3 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.98%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.99%) Data Analysis
3 20 (13.99%) Software Engineering
4 15 (10.49%) Waterfall
5 14 (9.79%) Software Testing
6 13 (9.09%) UML
7 12 (8.39%) Business Analysis
8 11 (7.69%) ETL
8 11 (7.69%) Agile Testing
9 10 (6.99%) Market Research
9 10 (6.99%) ERP
9 10 (6.99%) Automated Testing
9 10 (6.99%) Quantitative Analysis
9 10 (6.99%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (6.99%) Test Management
9 10 (6.99%) Requirements Management
10 9 (6.29%) Test Scripting
10 9 (6.29%) Performance Management
10 9 (6.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) SQL
2 11 (7.69%) C
3 7 (4.90%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.20%) MATLAB
5 5 (3.50%) Java
5 5 (3.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.80%) C++
6 4 (2.80%) Progress 4GL
7 3 (2.10%) C#
8 2 (1.40%) VBA
8 2 (1.40%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.70%) AWK
9 1 (0.70%) VB6
9 1 (0.70%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.70%) VB
9 1 (0.70%) Delphi
9 1 (0.70%) Perl
9 1 (0.70%) PHP
9 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 36 (25.17%) Degree
2 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.39%) ISEB
4 10 (6.99%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.90%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.20%) HND
7 1 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) DO-160
3 3 (2.10%) SLA
4 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.40%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.70%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (6.29%) RACF
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (7.69%) Business Objects
1 11 (7.69%) SAP
2 10 (6.99%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle
3 6 (4.20%) IBM
4 5 (3.50%) Informatica
4 5 (3.50%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (3.50%) Cognos
5 4 (2.80%) Progress
5 4 (2.80%) Trillium
5 4 (2.80%) QAD
6 3 (2.10%) JBoss
6 3 (2.10%) Twitter
7 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.70%) Sybase
7 1 (0.70%) Vertica
7 1 (0.70%) MapR
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Salary: Up to £22K + bonus & benefits
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Salary: to £45,000 + Bonus + VG Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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