The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 72 83 88
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.17% 0.70% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.85% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 4
Average salary £32,000 £65,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.76% +116.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
Validation
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
561 705 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.14% 82.46% 77.50%
Number of salaries quoted 510 629 642
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Validation
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Southampton region.

Validation Salary Trend in Southampton

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (27.78%) Budget Control
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (16.67%) QA
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (16.67%) Data Management
3 3 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Mule
4 2 (11.11%) Subversion
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (11.11%) HTML5
4 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (11.11%) CSS3
4 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) Mule
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.11%) Open Workbench
2 1 (5.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) ATM
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Couchbase
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (27.78%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (16.67%) QA Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Data Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Assistant Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) MI Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) Kafka
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (27.78%) Budget Control
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) System Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
1 2 (11.11%) VB
1 2 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PMP
1 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) Tableau
3 1 (5.56%) Cognos
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle