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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / South West
Rank 167 175 158
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Permanent jobs citing Validation 75 83 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.49% 1.43% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.60% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 51 44 68
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,216 £55,300
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
4510 5182 5229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.70% 89.33% 87.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3679 4253 4383
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol +11 40 £46,250 +11.44% 9
Somerset +6 15 £50,000 -14.89%
Cornwall +2 10 - - 1
Gloucestershire -25 7 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Wiltshire +2 3 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 40 (31.25%) C++
2 39 (30.47%) Degree
2 39 (30.47%) Security Cleared
3 37 (28.91%) C
4 33 (25.78%) Java
5 31 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (21.88%) ITIL
7 24 (18.75%) Linux
7 24 (18.75%) UML
8 23 (17.97%) DV Cleared
9 22 (17.19%) Service Management
10 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
10 21 (16.41%) Python
11 20 (15.63%) SQL
11 20 (15.63%) Software Engineering
12 19 (14.84%) Selenium
12 19 (14.84%) Project Management
12 19 (14.84%) Management Information System
13 18 (14.06%) MODAF
14 17 (13.28%) VMware
14 17 (13.28%) Telecoms
14 17 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (12.50%) SDLC
15 16 (12.50%) Perl
16 15 (11.72%) Finance
16 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
18 13 (10.16%) Test Scripting
18 13 (10.16%) Scrum

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 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.34%) Apache
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.78%) PowerExchange
4 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.13%) SPSS
4 2 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) OpenText MBPM
1 3 (2.34%) Oracle HRMS
1 3 (2.34%) Visualfiles
2 2 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) Wireless
2 5 (3.91%) Internet
2 5 (3.91%) Junos
2 5 (3.91%) MIMO
2 5 (3.91%) OFDM
3 4 (3.13%) 802.15
3 4 (3.13%) Bluetooth
3 4 (3.13%) LTE
3 4 (3.13%) NFC
3 4 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.13%) WLAN
4 3 (2.34%) LAN
4 3 (2.34%) WAN
5 2 (1.56%) TETRA
6 1 (0.78%) Broadband
6 1 (0.78%) Skype
6 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) Big Data
3 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.91%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.34%) IDOL
5 3 (2.34%) MySQL
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 19 (14.84%) Selenium
2 12 (9.38%) Cucumber
3 11 (8.59%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (5.47%) JMeter
4 7 (5.47%) LoadRunner
4 7 (5.47%) LoadUI
4 7 (5.47%) Ranorex
4 7 (5.47%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.69%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (3.13%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.34%) Subversion
8 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.78%) JIRA
8 1 (0.78%) LabVIEW
General
1 17 (13.28%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.72%) Finance
3 10 (7.81%) Electronics
4 6 (4.69%) Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing
6 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 16 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Architect
3 15 (11.72%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (10.16%) Software Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Integration Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Software Test Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Consultant
6 10 (7.81%) Software Integration Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Java Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Communications Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.03%) .NET
1 9 (7.03%) HTML
2 6 (4.69%) REST
2 6 (4.69%) Web Services
2 6 (4.69%) XML
3 5 (3.91%) SOAP
4 4 (3.13%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.13%) CSS
5 3 (2.34%) HTML5
5 3 (2.34%) jQuery
6 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.78%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.78%) JSON
6 1 (0.78%) LAMP
6 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 11 (8.59%) Algorithms
5 7 (5.47%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.47%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.91%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (3.13%) Credit Risk
8 4 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (2.34%) Life Science
9 3 (2.34%) User Experience
10 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.78%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.78%) Handset
10 1 (0.78%) IVR
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (3.91%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Android
3 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.88%) ITIL
3 24 (18.75%) UML
4 22 (17.19%) Service Management
5 20 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 19 (14.84%) Project Management
7 18 (14.06%) MODAF
8 16 (12.50%) SDLC
9 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.16%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (10.16%) Scrum
10 13 (10.16%) Test Scripting
11 12 (9.38%) ITSM
12 11 (8.59%) Requirements Engineering
12 11 (8.59%) Requirements Management
12 11 (8.59%) Test Automation
13 10 (7.81%) SOA
13 10 (7.81%) Time Management
14 9 (7.03%) DevOps
14 9 (7.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.25%) C++
2 37 (28.91%) C
3 33 (25.78%) Java
4 21 (16.41%) Python
5 20 (15.63%) SQL
6 16 (12.50%) Perl
7 11 (8.59%) C#
8 8 (6.25%) PHP
9 5 (3.91%) MATLAB
9 5 (3.91%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.13%) Tcl
10 4 (3.13%) VBA
11 3 (2.34%) Ada
12 2 (1.56%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.56%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.78%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.78%) Delphi
13 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (30.47%) Degree
1 39 (30.47%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.97%) DV Cleared
3 12 (9.38%) ISTQB
4 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.25%) GIAC
6 7 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.69%) ISEB
8 5 (3.91%) CCNA
8 5 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.91%) GSEC
8 5 (3.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (3.91%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.91%) MBCS
8 5 (3.91%) PhD
8 5 (3.91%) Postgraduate
9 4 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (2.34%) CEH
10 3 (2.34%) CISA
10 3 (2.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.13%) Firmware
4 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 3 (2.34%) SCCM
2 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.28%) VMware
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle
4 7 (5.47%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.69%) Cisco
6 5 (3.91%) Cloudera
6 5 (3.91%) Juniper
7 4 (3.13%) Tableau
8 3 (2.34%) Citrix
8 3 (2.34%) Cognizant
8 3 (2.34%) iManage
9 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.78%) Dell
9 1 (0.78%) EMC
9 1 (0.78%) Informatica
9 1 (0.78%) Remedy
9 1 (0.78%) SAP
9 1 (0.78%) Snow
9 1 (0.78%) Verint
9 1 (0.78%) Zend
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