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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 148 152 186
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +34
Permanent jobs citing Validation 106 94 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.89% 1.55% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.80% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 71 59 39
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £35,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,350 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
4887 5214 5024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.22% 85.81% 86.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4061 4273 4164
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +1 39 £47,500 +13.77% 3
Bristol +4 38 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Wiltshire +7 23 £46,150 +15.37% 3
Cornwall - 3 £42,500 -
Somerset - 2 £51,250 -
Avon - 1 £75,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 66 (37.29%) Security Cleared
2 52 (29.38%) Finance
3 47 (26.55%) C
3 47 (26.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 45 (25.42%) UML
4 45 (25.42%) Software Engineering
5 43 (24.29%) Linux
6 42 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (22.60%) Degree
8 37 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (20.34%) Integration Testing
10 35 (19.77%) SC Cleared
11 33 (18.64%) Oracle
12 29 (16.38%) SQL Server
12 29 (16.38%) C++
13 27 (15.25%) Management Information System
14 25 (14.12%) Python
15 23 (12.99%) SQL
15 23 (12.99%) Scrum
15 23 (12.99%) TOGAF
15 23 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (12.43%) SysML
16 22 (12.43%) DV Cleared
16 22 (12.43%) System Testing
16 22 (12.43%) Waterfall
16 22 (12.43%) DevOps
17 21 (11.86%) V-Model
17 21 (11.86%) Retail
17 21 (11.86%) Windows
18 20 (11.30%) Service Delivery

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.39%) WebSphere
1 6 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (2.26%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.69%) PowerExchange
4 2 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.56%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.21%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.73%) SSL
2 16 (9.04%) DNS
3 14 (7.91%) VPN
4 12 (6.78%) VoIP
4 12 (6.78%) Wireless
5 11 (6.21%) LAN
5 11 (6.21%) Telepresence
5 11 (6.21%) WAN
5 11 (6.21%) Wireless Security
6 7 (3.95%) SAN
7 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.13%) ATM
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.13%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (1.13%) MPLS
9 1 (0.56%) DPNSS
9 1 (0.56%) IPv4
9 1 (0.56%) OpenFlow
9 1 (0.56%) PBX
9 1 (0.56%) Q.931
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (7.91%) Big Data
4 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.82%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.26%) MySQL
6 4 (2.26%) OLTP
6 4 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.69%) DB2
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 18 (10.17%) Cucumber
1 18 (10.17%) Selenium
2 15 (8.47%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (6.21%) Eclipse
4 9 (5.08%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (3.95%) JBehave
5 7 (3.95%) JUnit
6 4 (2.26%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.26%) Subversion
7 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.13%) Maven
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.56%) ProC
8 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (29.38%) Finance
2 21 (11.86%) Retail
3 20 (11.30%) Electronics
4 13 (7.34%) Banking
4 13 (7.34%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.21%) Manufacturing
5 11 (6.21%) Multimedia
6 7 (3.95%) Military
7 4 (2.26%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.26%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.69%) Automotive
9 2 (1.13%) Advertising
9 2 (1.13%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Billing
10 1 (0.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (18.64%) Systems Engineer
2 31 (17.51%) Test Engineer
3 20 (11.30%) Analyst
4 19 (10.73%) Developer
5 18 (10.17%) Integration Engineer
5 18 (10.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 17 (9.60%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 16 (9.04%) Software Engineer
8 14 (7.91%) Java Engineer
8 14 (7.91%) Java Software Engineer
9 10 (5.65%) Data Analyst
10 9 (5.08%) Information Manager
10 9 (5.08%) Information Security Manager
10 9 (5.08%) Security Manager
11 7 (3.95%) Requirements Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
12 6 (3.39%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.17%) Middleware
2 6 (3.39%) NumPy
2 6 (3.39%) SciPy
3 5 (2.82%) XML
4 4 (2.26%) .NET
4 4 (2.26%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (2.26%) OpenMP
4 4 (2.26%) Spring
4 4 (2.26%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.13%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.13%) CSS
6 2 (1.13%) Flash
6 2 (1.13%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.13%) HTML
6 2 (1.13%) WPF
7 1 (0.56%) MFC
7 1 (0.56%) Web Services
7 1 (0.56%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 42 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (15.25%) Management Information System
3 16 (9.04%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.21%) Algorithms
4 11 (6.21%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.21%) Mathematics
5 8 (4.52%) Statistics
6 6 (3.39%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.82%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.82%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.26%) DataPower
8 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.69%) CESG
9 3 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.69%) Physics
10 2 (1.13%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.56%) Chemistry
11 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.56%) Life Science
11 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.29%) Linux
2 21 (11.86%) Windows
3 2 (1.13%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 45 (25.42%) Software Engineering
2 45 (25.42%) UML
3 37 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (20.34%) Integration Testing
5 23 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (12.99%) Scrum
5 23 (12.99%) TOGAF
6 22 (12.43%) DevOps
6 22 (12.43%) SysML
6 22 (12.43%) System Testing
6 22 (12.43%) Waterfall
7 21 (11.86%) V-Model
8 20 (11.30%) Requirements Engineering
8 20 (11.30%) SDLC
8 20 (11.30%) Service Delivery
9 18 (10.17%) Automation Testing
9 18 (10.17%) Manual Testing
9 18 (10.17%) Performance Testing
9 18 (10.17%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (26.55%) C
2 29 (16.38%) C++
3 25 (14.12%) Python
4 23 (12.99%) SQL
5 19 (10.73%) Java
6 18 (10.17%) Perl
7 15 (8.47%) C#
8 10 (5.65%) MATLAB
9 8 (4.52%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.82%) XPath
11 4 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.26%) VBA
12 2 (1.13%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.13%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.13%) Ruby
13 1 (0.56%) Ada
13 1 (0.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 66 (37.29%) Security Cleared
2 40 (22.60%) Degree
3 35 (19.77%) SC Cleared
4 22 (12.43%) DV Cleared
5 14 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.21%) CCDP
7 9 (5.08%) ISTQB
8 8 (4.52%) CCDA
9 5 (2.82%) ISEB
9 5 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.34%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.69%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.13%) RMADS
5 1 (0.56%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.56%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.56%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (3.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (6.21%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (18.64%) Oracle
2 17 (9.60%) IBM
3 13 (7.34%) Intel
4 12 (6.78%) Cisco
5 9 (5.08%) F5
5 9 (5.08%) Intel Security
5 9 (5.08%) Juniper
6 8 (4.52%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.26%) Green Hat
7 4 (2.26%) HP
7 4 (2.26%) webMethods
8 3 (1.69%) Informatica
9 2 (1.13%) Adobe
10 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.56%) FactSet
10 1 (0.56%) Mitel
10 1 (0.56%) NEC
10 1 (0.56%) Rally
10 1 (0.56%) Reuters
10 1 (0.56%) SAP
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