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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 165 152 154
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 74 75 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.31% 1.26% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.53% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 49 48 44
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +13.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £26,000 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
4676 4916 4269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.56% 82.83% 80.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3904 4065 3761
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 0 28 £41,000 -3.52% 4
Gloucestershire +2 26 £47,500 +24.67% 1
Wiltshire -4 15 £50,000 +92.30% 1
Devon -13 2 £48,500 +18.29%
Dorset -6 1 £35,000 -20.45%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 54 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (30.23%) Security Cleared
3 38 (22.09%) SQL
4 36 (20.93%) Oracle
5 35 (20.35%) Finance
5 35 (20.35%) Test Planning
6 34 (19.77%) Service Management
7 32 (18.60%) ITIL
7 32 (18.60%) Management Information System
7 32 (18.60%) DV Cleared
8 30 (17.44%) MS Excel
8 30 (17.44%) C
8 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
9 28 (16.28%) Project Management
10 27 (15.70%) Military
11 26 (15.12%) Information Security
12 25 (14.53%) Time Management
13 24 (13.95%) Degree
13 24 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (13.37%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (13.37%) Waterfall
15 22 (12.79%) Data Validation
15 22 (12.79%) DevOps
15 22 (12.79%) ETL
16 21 (12.21%) Java
16 21 (12.21%) MS Office
16 21 (12.21%) Test Management
16 21 (12.21%) Test Strategy
17 20 (11.63%) V-Model
17 20 (11.63%) Rational DOORS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (6.40%) PowerExchange
2 6 (3.49%) CICS
3 4 (2.33%) IIS
4 3 (1.74%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.16%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.16%) Mule ESB
5 2 (1.16%) Confluence
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle UPK
5 2 (1.16%) Mule
5 2 (1.16%) JBoss
5 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.16%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.58%) Drupal
6 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (17.44%) MS Excel
2 21 (12.21%) MS Office
3 6 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.16%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Office 365
1 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) LAN
1 5 (2.91%) WAN
2 4 (2.33%) Internet
2 4 (2.33%) Firewall
3 3 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.58%) X.21
5 1 (0.58%) MPLS
5 1 (0.58%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.37%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.56%) DB2
4 12 (6.98%) Data Mining
5 10 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (4.07%) BusinessObjects XI
7 7 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.33%) OLAP
10 1 (0.58%) Kalido
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.58%) QlikView
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.58%) OLTP
10 1 (0.58%) MySQL
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 20 (11.63%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (8.72%) Selenium
3 7 (4.07%) JIRA
3 7 (4.07%) JUnit
3 7 (4.07%) WebDriver
4 6 (3.49%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (3.49%) PVCS
5 5 (2.91%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.91%) TestNG
6 4 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.74%) Subversion
8 2 (1.16%) FindBugs
8 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.16%) Mockito
8 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.16%) EasyMock
8 2 (1.16%) Ant
8 2 (1.16%) Dreamweaver
General
1 35 (20.35%) Finance
2 27 (15.70%) Military
3 6 (3.49%) Banking
3 6 (3.49%) Retail
3 6 (3.49%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.74%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (19.19%) Developer
2 24 (13.95%) Analyst
3 23 (13.37%) Systems Engineer
3 23 (13.37%) Test Engineer
4 17 (9.88%) Consultant
5 12 (6.98%) Senior Test Engineer
6 10 (5.81%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (4.65%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Lead Developer
8 7 (4.07%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (4.07%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 7 (4.07%) MI Developer
9 6 (3.49%) Designer
10 5 (2.91%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.91%) Service Manager
10 5 (2.91%) Test Team Leader
10 5 (2.91%) Team Leader
10 5 (2.91%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.40%) Velocity
2 8 (4.65%) .NET
2 8 (4.65%) HTML
3 6 (3.49%) CSS
3 6 (3.49%) JSP
4 5 (2.91%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.33%) HTML5
6 3 (1.74%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.74%) jQuery
6 3 (1.74%) Apache Flex
6 3 (1.74%) Flash
7 2 (1.16%) PrimeFaces
7 2 (1.16%) EclipseLink
7 2 (1.16%) CSS3
7 2 (1.16%) Castor
7 2 (1.16%) JPA
7 2 (1.16%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (1.16%) ICEfaces
7 2 (1.16%) EJB
7 2 (1.16%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.98%) Performance Metrics
5 8 (4.65%) Data Integration
6 7 (4.07%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.91%) CMDB
8 4 (2.33%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.33%) RMADS
9 3 (1.74%) IVR
9 3 (1.74%) Biometrics
10 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.16%) User Experience
10 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.16%) Social Media
10 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.16%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.58%) CESG
11 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.65%) Windows
2 6 (3.49%) Linux
2 6 (3.49%) zOS
3 1 (0.58%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.35%) Test Planning
3 34 (19.77%) Service Management
4 32 (18.60%) ITIL
5 28 (16.28%) Project Management
6 26 (15.12%) Information Security
7 25 (14.53%) Time Management
8 24 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (13.37%) Waterfall
10 22 (12.79%) Data Validation
10 22 (12.79%) DevOps
10 22 (12.79%) ETL
11 21 (12.21%) Test Management
11 21 (12.21%) Test Strategy
12 20 (11.63%) V-Model
12 20 (11.63%) Software Testing
12 20 (11.63%) Data Modelling
13 17 (9.88%) Mentoring
13 17 (9.88%) Software Engineering
13 17 (9.88%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.09%) SQL
2 30 (17.44%) C
3 21 (12.21%) Java
4 17 (9.88%) C++
5 10 (5.81%) Perl
5 10 (5.81%) Python
6 9 (5.23%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.23%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.49%) C#
8 4 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.33%) VBA
9 3 (1.74%) Ruby
9 3 (1.74%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.16%) ECMAScript
10 2 (1.16%) VB
11 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.60%) DV Cleared
3 24 (13.95%) Degree
4 18 (10.47%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.49%) ISEB
7 4 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.33%) HND
7 4 (2.33%) CISSP
8 2 (1.16%) PhD
8 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CCNP
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.40%) QA
2 4 (2.33%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.58%) DO-254
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (4.07%) RACF
2 4 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 36 (20.93%) Oracle
2 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.98%) Business Objects
3 12 (6.98%) Informatica
4 7 (4.07%) Sagent
5 6 (3.49%) IBM
6 5 (2.91%) Symantec
7 3 (1.74%) EMC
7 3 (1.74%) Genesys
7 3 (1.74%) Adobe
8 2 (1.16%) Cognos
9 1 (0.58%) Google
9 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.58%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.58%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.58%) Juniper
9 1 (0.58%) Nortel
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco
9 1 (0.58%) Trillium
9 1 (0.58%) Siebel
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