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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 164 153 142
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 68 58 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 1.11% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.40% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 45 45 64
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 £25,700 £35,000 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £56,500 £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
4916 4131 4264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.17% 79.41% 76.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4008 3543 3769
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 1 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 1 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 +6 29 £42,500 -12.82% 5
Gloucestershire +3 12 £38,100 +47.96% 2
Dorset +1 11 £42,500 +13.33%
Devon -5 9 £40,000 -20.00%
Wiltshire -20 6 £25,500 -30.13% 1
Somerset -23 1 £35,000 - 3
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 31 (24.60%) Degree
2 27 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.63%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (18.25%) SQL
4 23 (18.25%) Software Engineering
5 21 (16.67%) Finance
6 17 (13.49%) Software Testing
7 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
7 15 (11.90%) Selenium
7 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
7 15 (11.90%) Waterfall
8 14 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (11.11%) C
9 13 (10.32%) UML
9 13 (10.32%) Data Analysis
10 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (9.52%) V-Model
10 12 (9.52%) Military
10 12 (9.52%) Agile Testing
11 11 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (8.73%) Test Management
12 10 (7.94%) Test Scripting
12 10 (7.94%) Requirements Management
12 10 (7.94%) Scrum
12 10 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (7.94%) ERP
12 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
12 10 (7.94%) ISEB
13 9 (7.14%) JUnit
13 9 (7.14%) SQL Server

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (5.56%) CICS
2 3 (2.38%) Apache ServiceMix
2 3 (2.38%) Confluence
2 3 (2.38%) GlassFish
2 3 (2.38%) Mule
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.79%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.17%) MFGPRO
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Wireless
2 3 (2.38%) 802.15
2 3 (2.38%) HTTP
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) 4G
4 1 (0.79%) MVNO
4 1 (0.79%) 2G
4 1 (0.79%) 3G
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.56%) DB2
4 7 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.76%) MS Access
5 6 (4.76%) SAP BI
5 6 (4.76%) SAP BW
6 5 (3.97%) DataStage
6 5 (3.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.59%) MySQL
8 1 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.79%) Big Data
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.90%) Selenium
2 14 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (7.14%) JUnit
4 6 (4.76%) TestNG
4 6 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (3.17%) Checkstyle
5 4 (3.17%) Maven
5 4 (3.17%) FitNesse
5 4 (3.17%) EasyMock
5 4 (3.17%) WebSpeed
5 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.17%) Mockito
5 4 (3.17%) FindBugs
6 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.38%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.38%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.38%) JIRA
7 2 (1.59%) Toad
7 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (9.52%) Military
3 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.76%) Aerospace
4 6 (4.76%) Electronics
5 5 (3.97%) Banking
6 4 (3.17%) Avionics
7 3 (2.38%) Advertising
7 3 (2.38%) Marketing
8 2 (1.59%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (31.75%) Analyst
2 19 (15.08%) Test Engineer
3 17 (13.49%) Senior Test Engineer
4 16 (12.70%) Systems Engineer
5 15 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (10.32%) Software Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) Data Analyst
7 11 (8.73%) Test Analyst
8 8 (6.35%) Architect
9 6 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (4.76%) SAP BW Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Senior SAP BW Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.76%) Team Leader
9 6 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) SAP MI
2 5 (3.97%) HTML
3 4 (3.17%) JSTL
3 4 (3.17%) Java EE
3 4 (3.17%) JSF
3 4 (3.17%) jQuery
3 4 (3.17%) JPA
3 4 (3.17%) ICEfaces
3 4 (3.17%) EJB
3 4 (3.17%) CSS
3 4 (3.17%) JSP
3 4 (3.17%) Servlets
3 4 (3.17%) .NET
3 4 (3.17%) PrimeFaces
4 3 (2.38%) SOAP
4 3 (2.38%) Castor
4 3 (2.38%) Dojo
4 3 (2.38%) Apache Axis
4 3 (2.38%) Ajax
5 2 (1.59%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.76%) Economics
3 6 (4.76%) Informatics
4 5 (3.97%) Open Source
5 4 (3.17%) Firmware
6 3 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.59%) PDA
7 2 (1.59%) FMCG
7 2 (1.59%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.79%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.79%) Handset
8 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.79%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) zOS
2 3 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.63%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (18.25%) Software Engineering
4 17 (13.49%) Software Testing
5 15 (11.90%) Waterfall
6 13 (10.32%) UML
6 13 (10.32%) Data Analysis
7 12 (9.52%) V-Model
7 12 (9.52%) Agile Testing
8 11 (8.73%) Test Management
9 10 (7.94%) Test Scripting
9 10 (7.94%) Requirements Management
9 10 (7.94%) Scrum
9 10 (7.94%) ERP
10 9 (7.14%) Business Analysis
10 9 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 7 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.56%) ETL
11 7 (5.56%) Performance Management
11 7 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.25%) SQL
2 14 (11.11%) C
3 7 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.76%) Java
4 6 (4.76%) C++
5 5 (3.97%) MATLAB
5 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.17%) Progress 4GL
7 3 (2.38%) VBA
8 2 (1.59%) ECMAScript
8 2 (1.59%) C#
9 1 (0.79%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
9 1 (0.79%) Delphi
9 1 (0.79%) PHP
9 1 (0.79%) VB
9 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (24.60%) Degree
2 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (7.94%) ISEB
5 8 (6.35%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.56%) HND
6 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.79%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) DO-160
3 3 (2.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.79%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (5.56%) RACF
Vendors
1 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.56%) Business Objects
2 7 (5.56%) SAP
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle
3 5 (3.97%) Cognos
3 5 (3.97%) IBM
3 5 (3.97%) Informatica
3 5 (3.97%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (3.17%) Progress
4 4 (3.17%) QAD
5 3 (2.38%) Twitter
5 3 (2.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) Trillium
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networx
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