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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 151 163 179
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 99 72 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.58% 1.24% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.50% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 71 63 39
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +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
5196 4792 4440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.75% 82.27% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4291 4044 3908
Average salary £40,000 £39,397 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £57,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 +32 60 £50,250 +19.64% 1
Gloucestershire -11 12 £50,000 -14.52% 1
Devon -19 8 - -
Dorset -13 7 £45,000 +20.00%
Wiltshire -14 7 £32,500 -40.63% 5
Somerset - 4 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 62 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.97%) Finance
3 49 (31.41%) Test Planning
4 45 (28.85%) Waterfall
4 45 (28.85%) Test Strategy
5 44 (28.21%) V-Model
6 43 (27.56%) Software Testing
6 43 (27.56%) Selenium
7 42 (26.92%) Mentoring
8 40 (25.64%) Test Management
9 31 (19.87%) Degree
10 30 (19.23%) SQL
11 29 (18.59%) Security Cleared
12 27 (17.31%) ETL
12 27 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (16.03%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (15.38%) Data Analysis
15 22 (14.10%) Software Engineering
15 22 (14.10%) Test Automation
15 22 (14.10%) WebDriver
16 21 (13.46%) JUnit
16 21 (13.46%) QA
16 21 (13.46%) TestNG
16 21 (13.46%) Open Source
16 21 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (12.82%) MS Excel
18 19 (12.18%) Oracle
18 19 (12.18%) DV Cleared
19 18 (11.54%) Data Validation
20 17 (10.90%) Microsoft

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (7.69%) PowerExchange
2 2 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) CICS
3 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.92%) HTTP
3 2 (1.28%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.28%) Firewall
3 2 (1.28%) Wireless
3 2 (1.28%) SSH
3 2 (1.28%) DNS
3 2 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) 802.15
4 1 (0.64%) VPN
4 1 (0.64%) Broadband
4 1 (0.64%) VoIP
4 1 (0.64%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.03%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (9.62%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.05%) DB2
5 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
6 6 (3.85%) Data Mining
7 4 (2.56%) OLTP
7 4 (2.56%) OLAP
7 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 43 (27.56%) Selenium
2 22 (14.10%) WebDriver
3 21 (13.46%) TestNG
3 21 (13.46%) JUnit
4 10 (6.41%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.21%) Subversion
7 2 (1.28%) JIRA
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.28%) PVCS
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.28%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (33.97%) Finance
2 6 (3.85%) Electronics
3 4 (2.56%) Banking
3 4 (2.56%) Retail
3 4 (2.56%) Legal
4 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.92%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Avionics
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (16.67%) Analyst
2 22 (14.10%) Test Team Leader
2 22 (14.10%) Test Engineer
2 22 (14.10%) Team Leader
2 22 (14.10%) Senior Test Engineer
3 21 (13.46%) Developer
4 19 (12.18%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (7.05%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Lead Developer
8 6 (3.85%) Lead Designer
8 6 (3.85%) MI Analyst
8 6 (3.85%) Designer
9 5 (3.21%) Principal Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.56%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.69%) Velocity
2 5 (3.21%) MDX
3 4 (2.56%) Qt
3 4 (2.56%) .NET
3 4 (2.56%) MFC
4 3 (1.92%) CSS
4 3 (1.92%) HTML
4 3 (1.92%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.28%) DAO
5 2 (1.28%) Laravel
5 2 (1.28%) JDBC
5 2 (1.28%) Web Services
5 2 (1.28%) CGI
6 1 (0.64%) Middleware
6 1 (0.64%) Flash
6 1 (0.64%) JSP
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.46%) Open Source
1 21 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.56%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.56%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.56%) LPAR
5 2 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.64%) RMADS
6 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.64%) PKI
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.69%) Linux
2 11 (7.05%) Windows
3 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.28%) UNIX
5 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.41%) Test Planning
3 45 (28.85%) Waterfall
3 45 (28.85%) Test Strategy
4 44 (28.21%) V-Model
5 43 (27.56%) Software Testing
6 42 (26.92%) Mentoring
7 40 (25.64%) Test Management
8 27 (17.31%) ETL
8 27 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (15.38%) Data Analysis
10 22 (14.10%) Test Automation
10 22 (14.10%) Software Engineering
11 18 (11.54%) Data Validation
12 15 (9.62%) Requirements Management
13 11 (7.05%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (6.41%) Kimball Methodology
14 10 (6.41%) Data Modelling
15 8 (5.13%) UML
15 8 (5.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.23%) SQL
2 16 (10.26%) C
3 10 (6.41%) T-SQL
3 10 (6.41%) C++
4 8 (5.13%) Java
5 6 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.56%) C#
7 3 (1.92%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.92%) VBA
8 2 (1.28%) Python
8 2 (1.28%) Korn
8 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.28%) VB
8 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.28%) Perl
8 2 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.64%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 31 (19.87%) Degree
2 29 (18.59%) Security Cleared
3 19 (12.18%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (4.49%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.49%) ISEB
7 5 (3.21%) HND
7 5 (3.21%) APMP
8 1 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.64%) CISSP
8 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.46%) QA
2 8 (5.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) TickIT
4 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.64%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.64%) DO-254
4 1 (0.64%) DO-160
4 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.56%) XenApp
2 4 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.56%) KVM
3 3 (1.92%) Firmware
4 2 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.28%) NFS
5 1 (0.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 19 (12.18%) Oracle
2 17 (10.90%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.33%) Informatica
4 7 (4.49%) Business Objects
5 6 (3.85%) Sagent
5 6 (3.85%) VMware
6 4 (2.56%) HP
6 4 (2.56%) Citrix
6 4 (2.56%) Cisco
7 3 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (0.64%) Adobe
8 1 (0.64%) Siebel
8 1 (0.64%) Trillium
8 1 (0.64%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.64%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.64%) i2
8 1 (0.64%) Kalido
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