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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 162 162 147
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 64 53 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.05% 1.02% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.27% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 45 42 60
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 £27,700 £35,000 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,900 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
4871 4175 4306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.90% 80.40% 75.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3932 3554 3798
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +14 33 £42,500 -2.85% 4
Dorset +1 8 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Gloucestershire +2 7 £42,500 +57.40% 1
Devon -11 7 £38,500 -23.00%
Wiltshire -22 5 £28,250 -22.60% 2
Somerset -20 2 £35,000 - 4
Cornwall - 2 £46,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 33 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (22.39%) Degree
3 27 (20.15%) SQL
4 26 (19.40%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (17.91%) Software Engineering
5 24 (17.91%) Software Testing
6 23 (17.16%) Finance
7 21 (15.67%) Selenium
7 21 (15.67%) Waterfall
8 19 (14.18%) V-Model
9 17 (12.69%) MS Excel
10 16 (11.94%) C
10 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
11 15 (11.19%) Test Management
11 15 (11.19%) Test Strategy
12 14 (10.45%) Rational DOORS
12 14 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (9.70%) UML
13 13 (9.70%) Requirements Management
14 12 (8.96%) Data Analysis
14 12 (8.96%) JUnit
14 12 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (8.96%) Microsoft
14 12 (8.96%) Agile Testing
14 12 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (8.21%) Military
15 11 (8.21%) Scrum
15 11 (8.21%) Business Analysis
15 11 (8.21%) Test Scripting
16 10 (7.46%) QA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (5.22%) CICS
2 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.49%) GlassFish
2 2 (1.49%) Mule
2 2 (1.49%) Confluence
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle UPK
2 2 (1.49%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.75%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 17 (12.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MFGPRO
2 3 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) Wireless
2 3 (2.24%) 802.15
3 2 (1.49%) HTTP
3 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.75%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.97%) DB2
4 8 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.48%) MS Access
6 5 (3.73%) DataStage
6 5 (3.73%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (2.99%) SAP BI
7 4 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.99%) SAP BW
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.49%) MySQL
9 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (1.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (15.67%) Selenium
2 14 (10.45%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (8.96%) JUnit
4 9 (6.72%) WebDriver
4 9 (6.72%) TestNG
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (2.99%) WebSpeed
7 3 (2.24%) Checkstyle
7 3 (2.24%) EasyMock
7 3 (2.24%) FitNesse
7 3 (2.24%) Mockito
7 3 (2.24%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.24%) FindBugs
8 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.49%) Ant
8 2 (1.49%) Hudson
8 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.49%) JIRA
8 2 (1.49%) Maven
8 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (17.16%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Military
3 7 (5.22%) Banking
4 6 (4.48%) Aerospace
4 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.73%) Electronics
6 4 (2.99%) Avionics
7 2 (1.49%) Retail
7 2 (1.49%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (28.36%) Analyst
2 20 (14.93%) Test Engineer
3 18 (13.43%) Senior Test Engineer
4 17 (12.69%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (10.45%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (9.70%) Software Engineer
7 11 (8.21%) Test Analyst
7 11 (8.21%) Data Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) Test Team Leader
8 10 (7.46%) Team Leader
9 7 (5.22%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Architect
9 7 (5.22%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.48%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.73%) Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Principal Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Principal Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) HTML
1 4 (2.99%) .NET
1 4 (2.99%) SAP MI
2 3 (2.24%) JSF
2 3 (2.24%) Java EE
2 3 (2.24%) EJB
2 3 (2.24%) CSS
2 3 (2.24%) JSP
2 3 (2.24%) Servlets
2 3 (2.24%) SOAP
2 3 (2.24%) JSTL
2 3 (2.24%) jQuery
2 3 (2.24%) JPA
2 3 (2.24%) ICEfaces
2 3 (2.24%) PrimeFaces
3 2 (1.49%) HTML5
3 2 (1.49%) CSS3
3 2 (1.49%) JAX-RS
3 2 (1.49%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (1.49%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Open Source
2 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.22%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.99%) Firmware
4 4 (2.99%) Economics
4 4 (2.99%) Informatics
5 3 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.49%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.75%) Statistics
7 1 (0.75%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.22%) zOS
2 4 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.40%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (17.91%) Software Engineering
3 24 (17.91%) Software Testing
4 21 (15.67%) Waterfall
5 19 (14.18%) V-Model
6 15 (11.19%) Test Strategy
6 15 (11.19%) Test Management
7 13 (9.70%) Requirements Management
7 13 (9.70%) UML
8 12 (8.96%) Data Analysis
8 12 (8.96%) Agile Testing
9 11 (8.21%) Scrum
9 11 (8.21%) Business Analysis
9 11 (8.21%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.46%) ERP
11 9 (6.72%) ETL
11 9 (6.72%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.97%) Data Validation
13 7 (5.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.15%) SQL
2 16 (11.94%) C
3 9 (6.72%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.22%) C++
5 6 (4.48%) Java
6 5 (3.73%) MATLAB
7 4 (2.99%) Progress 4GL
7 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.24%) VBA
9 2 (1.49%) ECMAScript
9 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.49%) C#
10 1 (0.75%) Delphi
10 1 (0.75%) PHP
10 1 (0.75%) VB
10 1 (0.75%) VB6
10 1 (0.75%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 1 (0.75%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 30 (22.39%) Degree
2 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (7.46%) ISEB
5 9 (6.72%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.97%) HND
7 7 (5.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.48%) ISTQB
9 3 (2.24%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) QA
2 5 (3.73%) SLA
3 4 (2.99%) DO-160
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) RACF
Vendors
1 12 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.48%) Informatica
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle
2 6 (4.48%) Business Objects
3 5 (3.73%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (3.73%) Cognos
3 5 (3.73%) IBM
4 4 (2.99%) Progress
4 4 (2.99%) QAD
4 4 (2.99%) SAP
5 3 (2.24%) Twitter
6 2 (1.49%) JBoss
6 2 (1.49%) Sagent
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