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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 154 160 161
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 94 60 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.52% 1.05% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.29% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 59 41 50
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +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
5107 4667 4247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.61% 81.66% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4173 3877 3725
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +18 38 £42,500 +3.03% 6
Gloucestershire +7 33 £41,750 +39.16% 7
Wiltshire +1 14 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Dorset -17 7 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Devon -12 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 67 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (29.08%) Security Cleared
3 47 (23.98%) Test Planning
4 46 (23.47%) Finance
4 46 (23.47%) SQL
5 37 (18.88%) Microsoft
6 35 (17.86%) Waterfall
7 34 (17.35%) DV Cleared
7 34 (17.35%) Oracle
7 34 (17.35%) MS Excel
8 33 (16.84%) Test Management
8 33 (16.84%) Test Strategy
9 32 (16.33%) V-Model
9 32 (16.33%) Software Testing
10 31 (15.82%) ETL
10 31 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (15.31%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (14.80%) C
12 29 (14.80%) Management Information System
13 27 (13.78%) Degree
13 27 (13.78%) Selenium
14 26 (13.27%) Service Management
14 26 (13.27%) SQL Server
15 24 (12.24%) ITIL
15 24 (12.24%) Military
15 24 (12.24%) Mentoring
16 23 (11.73%) SC Cleared
16 23 (11.73%) Information Security
16 23 (11.73%) MS Office
16 23 (11.73%) Project Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 12 (6.12%) PowerExchange
2 6 (3.06%) CICS
3 4 (2.04%) IIS
4 3 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle UPK
5 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) Drupal
6 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.51%) Mule
6 1 (0.51%) WordPress
6 1 (0.51%) Confluence
6 1 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.51%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 34 (17.35%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.73%) MS Office
3 6 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.02%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.02%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.04%) Internet
1 4 (2.04%) Firewall
2 3 (1.53%) LAN
2 3 (1.53%) WAN
3 2 (1.02%) HTTP
4 1 (0.51%) VoIP
4 1 (0.51%) MPLS
4 1 (0.51%) X.21
4 1 (0.51%) Wireless
4 1 (0.51%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.31%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (13.27%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (7.14%) DB2
5 11 (5.61%) Data Mining
6 8 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (4.08%) BusinessObjects XI
7 6 (3.06%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.06%) OLAP
8 5 (2.55%) OLTP
8 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.51%) Kalido
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (13.78%) Selenium
2 19 (9.69%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (6.63%) WebDriver
4 12 (6.12%) JUnit
5 11 (5.61%) TestNG
6 9 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.57%) PVCS
7 7 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (3.06%) JIRA
9 5 (2.55%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.04%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.04%) Subversion
11 2 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.51%) Maven
12 1 (0.51%) Checkstyle
12 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.51%) Ant
12 1 (0.51%) EasyMock
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
General
1 46 (23.47%) Finance
2 24 (12.24%) Military
3 9 (4.59%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.06%) Banking
4 6 (3.06%) Retail
5 4 (2.04%) Electronics
5 4 (2.04%) Legal
6 3 (1.53%) Marketing
7 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 42 (21.43%) Developer
2 29 (14.80%) Test Engineer
3 22 (11.22%) Analyst
3 22 (11.22%) Systems Engineer
4 18 (9.18%) Senior Test Engineer
5 16 (8.16%) Consultant
6 12 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.61%) Test Team Leader
7 11 (5.61%) Team Leader
8 10 (5.10%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (4.08%) Lead Developer
10 7 (3.57%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.57%) MI Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Designer
12 5 (2.55%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (2.55%) Senior Software Engineer
13 4 (2.04%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.12%) Velocity
2 11 (5.61%) .NET
3 7 (3.57%) MDX
3 7 (3.57%) HTML
4 5 (2.55%) CSS
4 5 (2.55%) JSP
5 4 (2.04%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.53%) MFC
6 3 (1.53%) Flash
6 3 (1.53%) HTML5
6 3 (1.53%) Qt
6 3 (1.53%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.02%) jQuery
8 1 (0.51%) Castor
8 1 (0.51%) JPA
8 1 (0.51%) EJB 3.0
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.51%) ICEfaces
8 1 (0.51%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.80%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.61%) Open Source
5 9 (4.59%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (3.06%) Data Integration
6 6 (3.06%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.04%) RMADS
7 4 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.04%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.53%) LPAR
8 3 (1.53%) CMDB
8 3 (1.53%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.53%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.02%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.02%) Social Media
9 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.02%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.10%) Windows
2 7 (3.57%) Linux
3 6 (3.06%) zOS
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.98%) Test Planning
3 35 (17.86%) Waterfall
4 33 (16.84%) Test Strategy
4 33 (16.84%) Test Management
5 32 (16.33%) V-Model
5 32 (16.33%) Software Testing
6 31 (15.82%) ETL
6 31 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (13.27%) Service Management
8 24 (12.24%) ITIL
8 24 (12.24%) Mentoring
9 23 (11.73%) Information Security
9 23 (11.73%) Project Management
10 22 (11.22%) Data Analysis
10 22 (11.22%) Time Management
11 21 (10.71%) Data Validation
11 21 (10.71%) Data Modelling
12 20 (10.20%) Software Engineering
13 19 (9.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.47%) SQL
2 29 (14.80%) C
3 21 (10.71%) Java
4 19 (9.69%) C++
5 13 (6.63%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.61%) Python
7 10 (5.10%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.10%) Perl
8 9 (4.59%) C#
9 4 (2.04%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.53%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.53%) Ruby
10 3 (1.53%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.02%) VB
12 1 (0.51%) VBA
12 1 (0.51%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (29.08%) Security Cleared
2 34 (17.35%) DV Cleared
3 27 (13.78%) Degree
4 23 (11.73%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.08%) ISEB
7 4 (2.04%) CISSP
7 4 (2.04%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.04%) HND
7 4 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.51%) PhD
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.69%) QA
2 7 (3.57%) SLA
3 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.04%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.51%) DO-254
5 1 (0.51%) DO-160
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.06%) RACF
2 4 (2.04%) Firmware
3 3 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.53%) XenApp
3 3 (1.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 37 (18.88%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.35%) Oracle
3 13 (6.63%) Business Objects
3 13 (6.63%) Informatica
4 8 (4.08%) Sagent
5 6 (3.06%) IBM
6 4 (2.04%) Cisco
7 3 (1.53%) Citrix
7 3 (1.53%) Adobe
7 3 (1.53%) HP
7 3 (1.53%) EMC
7 3 (1.53%) Symantec
7 3 (1.53%) VMware
8 1 (0.51%) Google
8 1 (0.51%) Nortel
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos
8 1 (0.51%) Siebel
8 1 (0.51%) Trillium
8 1 (0.51%) Juniper
8 1 (0.51%) Genesys
Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £28305 - £33300 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35k - 53k per year + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, Flexi
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24 - £27 per annum + +Holidays +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Fleet/Bristol, United Kingdom
Boeing
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 20 days ago
Cirencester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
UK flexible (London Reading or Bath)
Amdocs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago