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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 72 83 88
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.40% 0.70% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.83% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 2
Average salary £42,500 £65,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.61% +116.66%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
581 719 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.37% 83.41% 77.01%
Number of salaries quoted 492 633 657
Average salary £42,500 £40,325 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.39% +7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
1 5 (31.25%) Data Management
1 5 (31.25%) Budget Control
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) System Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) ATM
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) PMP
3 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) Mule
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (12.50%) Open Workbench
2 1 (6.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) ATM
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (31.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (25.00%) QA Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Assistant Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) GIS Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Reference Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (31.25%) Data Management
1 5 (31.25%) Budget Control
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 2 (12.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) ESRI
3 1 (6.25%) Alteryx
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle