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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 138 160 171
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 102 67 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 1.22% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.48% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 80 62 49
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
5001 4516 4411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 81.93% 78.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4208 3815 3888
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +35 66 £46,000 +15.00% 8
Gloucestershire +1 17 £41,750 -27.39% 3
Dorset -8 9 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Wiltshire -11 6 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Devon -10 2 - -
Somerset +10 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 56 (33.14%) Finance
1 56 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.40%) Test Planning
3 43 (25.44%) Waterfall
4 42 (24.85%) Test Strategy
5 41 (24.26%) V-Model
6 40 (23.67%) Software Testing
6 40 (23.67%) Selenium
7 39 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 38 (22.49%) Test Management
9 36 (21.30%) SQL
10 34 (20.12%) Degree
11 32 (18.93%) Security Cleared
11 32 (18.93%) ETL
12 31 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (17.16%) Data Warehouse
14 28 (16.57%) MS Excel
15 27 (15.98%) Oracle
16 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
17 24 (14.20%) Software Engineering
18 23 (13.61%) Data Analysis
18 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (13.02%) Data Validation
19 22 (13.02%) DV Cleared
20 21 (12.43%) QA
21 18 (10.65%) MS Office
21 18 (10.65%) Test Automation
21 18 (10.65%) WebDriver
22 17 (10.06%) Open Source
22 17 (10.06%) TestNG

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (9.47%) PowerExchange
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle UPK
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.18%) IIS
2 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.18%) Apache
2 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.59%) CICS
Applications
1 28 (16.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.65%) MS Office
3 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.18%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.18%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.59%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.78%) Firewall
2 3 (1.78%) HTTP
3 2 (1.18%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.18%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.18%) DNS
3 2 (1.18%) Internet
3 2 (1.18%) SSH
4 1 (0.59%) NFC
4 1 (0.59%) Wireless
4 1 (0.59%) Broadband
4 1 (0.59%) VoIP
4 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.16%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (10.06%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.69%) DB2
5 10 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.55%) Data Mining
6 6 (3.55%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (2.37%) OLAP
7 4 (2.37%) OLTP
7 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.59%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 40 (23.67%) Selenium
2 18 (10.65%) WebDriver
3 17 (10.06%) TestNG
3 17 (10.06%) JUnit
4 15 (8.88%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.96%) Subversion
7 4 (2.37%) JIRA
8 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.18%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.18%) PVCS
9 2 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 56 (33.14%) Finance
2 8 (4.73%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.55%) Military
4 5 (2.96%) Electronics
5 4 (2.37%) Banking
5 4 (2.37%) Retail
5 4 (2.37%) Legal
5 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Avionics
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (15.98%) Analyst
2 24 (14.20%) Developer
3 23 (13.61%) Systems Engineer
4 20 (11.83%) Test Engineer
5 19 (11.24%) Senior Test Engineer
6 18 (10.65%) Team Leader
6 18 (10.65%) Test Team Leader
7 10 (5.92%) Designer
7 10 (5.92%) Business Analyst
8 9 (5.33%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Lead Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Lead Designer
10 7 (4.14%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.55%) MI Analyst
12 5 (2.96%) Principal Engineer
12 5 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.96%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.47%) Velocity
2 6 (3.55%) .NET
2 6 (3.55%) HTML
3 5 (2.96%) MDX
4 4 (2.37%) Qt
4 4 (2.37%) MFC
4 4 (2.37%) CSS
4 4 (2.37%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.18%) HTML5
5 2 (1.18%) Laravel
5 2 (1.18%) JDBC
5 2 (1.18%) JSP
5 2 (1.18%) Web Services
5 2 (1.18%) CGI
5 2 (1.18%) Flash
5 2 (1.18%) DAO
5 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.06%) Open Source
3 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.55%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.55%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.37%) LPAR
6 4 (2.37%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.37%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.18%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.18%) RMADS
9 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.59%) PKI
9 1 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.10%) Windows
1 12 (7.10%) Linux
2 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.18%) UNIX
3 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.40%) Test Planning
3 43 (25.44%) Waterfall
4 42 (24.85%) Test Strategy
5 41 (24.26%) V-Model
6 40 (23.67%) Software Testing
7 39 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 38 (22.49%) Test Management
9 32 (18.93%) ETL
10 31 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (14.20%) Software Engineering
12 23 (13.61%) Data Analysis
13 22 (13.02%) Data Validation
14 18 (10.65%) Test Automation
15 15 (8.88%) Requirements Management
16 13 (7.69%) Data Modelling
17 11 (6.51%) Root Cause Analysis
18 10 (5.92%) Kimball Methodology
18 10 (5.92%) Data Management
19 9 (5.33%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.30%) SQL
2 15 (8.88%) C
3 11 (6.51%) Java
4 10 (5.92%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.33%) C++
6 7 (4.14%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.96%) C#
8 3 (1.78%) VB
8 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.18%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.18%) Perl
9 2 (1.18%) PHP
9 2 (1.18%) Python
9 2 (1.18%) Korn
10 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (20.12%) Degree
2 32 (18.93%) Security Cleared
3 22 (13.02%) DV Cleared
4 14 (8.28%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (5.33%) ISEB
7 7 (4.14%) ISTQB
8 6 (3.55%) HND
9 5 (2.96%) APMP
10 2 (1.18%) CISSP
11 1 (0.59%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.43%) QA
2 8 (4.73%) SLA
3 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.78%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.18%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.59%) TickIT
5 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.59%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.59%) DO-254
5 1 (0.59%) DO-160
System Software
1 6 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.37%) XenApp
2 4 (2.37%) KVM
2 4 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.18%) NFS
3 2 (1.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.59%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 27 (15.98%) Oracle
2 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.06%) Informatica
4 10 (5.92%) Business Objects
5 6 (3.55%) Sagent
5 6 (3.55%) VMware
6 4 (2.37%) Cisco
6 4 (2.37%) IBM
6 4 (2.37%) HP
6 4 (2.37%) Citrix
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe
8 1 (0.59%) Kalido
8 1 (0.59%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.59%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.59%) i2
8 1 (0.59%) Siebel
8 1 (0.59%) Trillium
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
ARM Technology
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Everything Everywhere
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago