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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 155 161 147
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 87 75 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 1.23% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.49% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 61 49 53
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £24,619
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
4982 5036 4206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 82.60% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4154 4082 3701
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -16 32 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Gloucestershire +4 21 £47,500 +24.67% 2
Wiltshire -1 19 £35,000 +34.61% 4
Dorset -1 5 £22,500 -47.05% 4
Somerset +14 4 £37,500 - 3
Devon -15 2 £42,825 +1.96%
Cornwall - 2 £55,500 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 59 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 43 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.60%) Oracle
4 39 (22.03%) SQL
4 39 (22.03%) ITIL
5 37 (20.90%) Management Information System
6 36 (20.34%) Microsoft
7 35 (19.77%) Service Management
8 34 (19.21%) DV Cleared
9 33 (18.64%) MS Excel
10 32 (18.08%) C
11 30 (16.95%) Military
11 30 (16.95%) Project Management
12 28 (15.82%) Degree
13 26 (14.69%) Information Security
14 25 (14.12%) Java
14 25 (14.12%) Time Management
14 25 (14.12%) Test Planning
15 24 (13.56%) Software Engineering
16 23 (12.99%) DevOps
17 22 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (12.43%) SQL Server
18 21 (11.86%) Finance
19 20 (11.30%) C++
20 19 (10.73%) Rational DOORS
21 18 (10.17%) Data Mining
22 17 (9.60%) Requirements Management
22 17 (9.60%) SC Cleared
23 16 (9.04%) Use Case
23 16 (9.04%) SDLC

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (2.82%) CICS
2 3 (1.69%) IIS
3 2 (1.13%) JBoss
3 2 (1.13%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.13%) Mule
3 2 (1.13%) PowerExchange
3 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.13%) Confluence
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.13%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (1.13%) Mule ESB
3 2 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (0.56%) Drupal
4 1 (0.56%) WordPress
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.04%) MS Office
3 7 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.56%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.56%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.21%) LAN
1 11 (6.21%) WAN
2 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.69%) Internet
3 3 (1.69%) ATM
3 3 (1.69%) Firewall
4 2 (1.13%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.13%) HTTP
5 1 (0.56%) MPLS
5 1 (0.56%) X.21
5 1 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.17%) Data Mining
3 15 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.65%) Oracle Database
5 10 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.95%) BusinessObjects XI
7 6 (3.39%) DB2
7 6 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.82%) OLAP
9 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.13%) MySQL
10 2 (1.13%) OLTP
10 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (10.73%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (3.95%) JIRA
3 6 (3.39%) PVCS
3 6 (3.39%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.26%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.69%) Selenium
6 3 (1.69%) Maven
6 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.13%) FindBugs
7 2 (1.13%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.13%) EasyMock
7 2 (1.13%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.13%) Mockito
7 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.13%) Checkstyle
7 2 (1.13%) Ant
7 2 (1.13%) JUnit
7 2 (1.13%) FitNesse
General
1 30 (16.95%) Military
2 21 (11.86%) Finance
3 10 (5.65%) Aerospace
3 10 (5.65%) Retail
4 8 (4.52%) Banking
5 4 (2.26%) Electronics
6 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.13%) Marketing
7 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (18.64%) Analyst
2 31 (17.51%) Developer
3 25 (14.12%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (10.73%) Test Engineer
5 17 (9.60%) Consultant
6 12 (6.78%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.21%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Data Analyst
9 9 (5.08%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.52%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (3.95%) Oracle Developer
11 7 (3.95%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (3.95%) MI Developer
12 6 (3.39%) Data Programmer
12 6 (3.39%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) Coordinator
12 6 (3.39%) Test Manager
12 6 (3.39%) Analyst Programmer
12 6 (3.39%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.65%) .NET
2 8 (4.52%) Hibernate
3 6 (3.39%) Flash
3 6 (3.39%) HTML
3 6 (3.39%) Apache Flex
4 5 (2.82%) CSS
4 5 (2.82%) JSP
5 3 (1.69%) Web Services
5 3 (1.69%) jQuery
5 3 (1.69%) Java EE
5 3 (1.69%) MDX
5 3 (1.69%) HTML5
6 2 (1.13%) REST
6 2 (1.13%) CSS3
6 2 (1.13%) PrimeFaces
6 2 (1.13%) ICEfaces
6 2 (1.13%) EclipseLink
6 2 (1.13%) JSTL
6 2 (1.13%) Velocity
6 2 (1.13%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.90%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.04%) Computer Science
4 13 (7.34%) Performance Metrics
5 11 (6.21%) CMDB
6 6 (3.39%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.26%) Data Conversion
7 4 (2.26%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.69%) RMADS
8 3 (1.69%) Biometrics
8 3 (1.69%) IVR
9 2 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.13%) Human Factors
9 2 (1.13%) GIS
9 2 (1.13%) User Experience
9 2 (1.13%) Social Media
9 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.21%) Linux
2 9 (5.08%) Windows
3 5 (2.82%) zOS
4 2 (1.13%) Solaris
4 2 (1.13%) UNIX
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.03%) ITIL
3 35 (19.77%) Service Management
4 30 (16.95%) Project Management
5 26 (14.69%) Information Security
6 25 (14.12%) Time Management
6 25 (14.12%) Test Planning
7 24 (13.56%) Software Engineering
8 23 (12.99%) DevOps
9 17 (9.60%) Requirements Management
10 16 (9.04%) Use Case
10 16 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (9.04%) Data Modelling
10 16 (9.04%) SDLC
11 15 (8.47%) Scrum
11 15 (8.47%) Problem Management
11 15 (8.47%) Test Scripting
12 14 (7.91%) CRM
12 14 (7.91%) ETL
12 14 (7.91%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.03%) SQL
2 32 (18.08%) C
3 25 (14.12%) Java
4 20 (11.30%) C++
5 11 (6.21%) Perl
6 10 (5.65%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.65%) Python
7 9 (5.08%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.95%) VBA
9 6 (3.39%) ActionScript
9 6 (3.39%) C#
10 4 (2.26%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.69%) Ruby
12 2 (1.13%) sed
12 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.13%) AWK
12 2 (1.13%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.56%) VB
13 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 34 (19.21%) DV Cleared
3 28 (15.82%) Degree
4 17 (9.60%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.34%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.82%) ISEB
6 5 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.26%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.69%) CISSP
8 3 (1.69%) HND
9 2 (1.13%) PhD
9 2 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.56%) CCNP
10 1 (0.56%) CCNA
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.34%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.13%) GAMP
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (3.39%) RACF
2 4 (2.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 40 (22.60%) Oracle
2 36 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.21%) Symantec
4 10 (5.65%) Business Objects
5 7 (3.95%) Sagent
6 6 (3.39%) Adobe
7 4 (2.26%) SAP
7 4 (2.26%) EMC
7 4 (2.26%) JDA
8 3 (1.69%) IBM
8 3 (1.69%) Genesys
9 2 (1.13%) Informatica
9 2 (1.13%) Cognos
9 2 (1.13%) HP
10 1 (0.56%) Sybase
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco
10 1 (0.56%) Intel
10 1 (0.56%) Nortel
10 1 (0.56%) Juniper
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Computer Futures - South West
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Computer Futures - South West
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-48,000 Depending on level
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £20,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Cirencester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago