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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 166 169 173
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 70 86 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.30% 1.46% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.70% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 52 61 44
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
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
4663 5072 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.69% 86.00% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3902 4281 4232
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Devon +22 16 £30,550 -28.66%
Bristol 0 15 £39,500 +5.33% 4
Gloucestershire -9 15 £41,250 -26.00% 5
Wiltshire +7 13 £33,250 -3.62% 1
Dorset +6 6 £32,500 -16.66% 1
Cornwall -6 4 - -
Somerset -12 1 £27,500 -26.66%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 54 (30.68%) Security Cleared
2 49 (27.84%) Continuous Improvement
3 47 (26.70%) Finance
4 44 (25.00%) Degree
4 44 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 40 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (22.16%) C
7 37 (21.02%) UML
8 36 (20.45%) Linux
9 34 (19.32%) Oracle
9 34 (19.32%) Integration Testing
10 33 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 28 (15.91%) Windows
11 28 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (15.34%) SC Cleared
13 25 (14.20%) Scrum
13 25 (14.20%) SDLC
14 24 (13.64%) DevOps
14 24 (13.64%) Electronics
14 24 (13.64%) Management Information System
14 24 (13.64%) Python
14 24 (13.64%) SQL
15 23 (13.07%) V-Model
15 23 (13.07%) System Testing
15 23 (13.07%) Risk Analysis
16 22 (12.50%) Selenium
16 22 (12.50%) Performance Testing
16 22 (12.50%) Retail
16 22 (12.50%) Perl

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 4 (2.27%) PowerExchange
1 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.57%) IIS
2 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.57%) SAS
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.27%) MS Office
2 4 (2.27%) Simulink
3 3 (1.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.66%) DNS
1 17 (9.66%) SSL
1 17 (9.66%) VPN
2 13 (7.39%) Wireless
3 12 (6.82%) LAN
3 12 (6.82%) Telepresence
3 12 (6.82%) VoIP
3 12 (6.82%) WAN
3 12 (6.82%) Wireless Security
4 6 (3.41%) SAN
5 4 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.57%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.57%) RS-232
6 1 (0.57%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.41%) Big Data
4 4 (2.27%) DB2
4 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.27%) MySQL
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 22 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 22 (12.50%) Selenium
2 15 (8.52%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.98%) JBehave
4 7 (3.98%) JUnit
5 6 (3.41%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.14%) Maven
8 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.57%) ProC
General
1 47 (26.70%) Finance
2 24 (13.64%) Electronics
3 22 (12.50%) Retail
4 12 (6.82%) Aerospace
4 12 (6.82%) Multimedia
4 12 (6.82%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.68%) Automotive
5 10 (5.68%) Avionics
5 10 (5.68%) Military
6 8 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.41%) French Language
8 4 (2.27%) Banking
9 2 (1.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.57%) Billing
10 1 (0.57%) Legal
10 1 (0.57%) Local Government
10 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.61%) Systems Engineer
2 29 (16.48%) Test Engineer
3 28 (15.91%) Developer
4 22 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 22 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 17 (9.66%) Analyst
5 17 (9.66%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 12 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 12 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (6.82%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.82%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 12 (6.82%) VB.NET Developer
7 8 (4.55%) Requirements Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) Graduate
8 7 (3.98%) Information Manager
8 7 (3.98%) Information Security Manager
8 7 (3.98%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.98%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (3.98%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.39%) .NET
1 13 (7.39%) Middleware
2 12 (6.82%) .NET Framework
2 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (2.27%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (2.27%) Spring
3 4 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.70%) MFC
4 3 (1.70%) Qt
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.57%) OpenDaylight
6 1 (0.57%) Web Services
6 1 (0.57%) WPF
6 1 (0.57%) XForms
6 1 (0.57%) XML
6 1 (0.57%) XSD
6 1 (0.57%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.52%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.82%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (6.82%) NHS
5 7 (3.98%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.84%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.84%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.27%) DataPower
7 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.70%) CESG
8 3 (1.70%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.70%) Physics
8 3 (1.70%) Statistics
9 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.57%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.57%) Life Science
10 1 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.45%) Linux
2 28 (15.91%) Windows
3 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.84%) Continuous Improvement
2 44 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 37 (21.02%) UML
4 34 (19.32%) Integration Testing
5 28 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (14.20%) Scrum
7 25 (14.20%) SDLC
8 24 (13.64%) DevOps
9 23 (13.07%) Risk Analysis
9 23 (13.07%) System Testing
9 23 (13.07%) V-Model
10 22 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 22 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
10 22 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 22 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 22 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
10 22 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 21 (11.93%) SysML
11 21 (11.93%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.16%) C
2 24 (13.64%) Python
2 24 (13.64%) SQL
3 22 (12.50%) Perl
4 18 (10.23%) C#
5 16 (9.09%) C++
6 13 (7.39%) Java
7 12 (6.82%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.98%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.27%) MATLAB
9 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.14%) Ruby
11 1 (0.57%) Ada
11 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.57%) XPath
11 1 (0.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 54 (30.68%) Security Cleared
2 44 (25.00%) Degree
3 27 (15.34%) SC Cleared
4 20 (11.36%) DV Cleared
5 17 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (7.39%) CCDP
7 9 (5.11%) CCDA
8 5 (2.84%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.70%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.57%) HNC
10 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.98%) QA
3 3 (1.70%) P3O
4 1 (0.57%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.57%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.57%) JTAG
4 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.41%) Firmware
2 1 (0.57%) ACF2
2 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.57%) zSecure
Vendors
1 34 (19.32%) Oracle
2 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.25%) IBM
4 9 (5.11%) Cisco
4 9 (5.11%) F5
4 9 (5.11%) Intel
4 9 (5.11%) Intel Security
4 9 (5.11%) Juniper
5 5 (2.84%) SAP
6 4 (2.27%) Informatica
7 1 (0.57%) Agilent
7 1 (0.57%) Dell
7 1 (0.57%) EMC
7 1 (0.57%) Rally
7 1 (0.57%) Xilinx
South West
Resource Group
Salary: £60-120K + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West
Resource Group
Salary: £60-120K + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday