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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 82 84 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Permanent jobs citing Validation 6 4 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.69% 0.44% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.53% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 19
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
713 759 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.43% 83.13% 73.14%
Number of salaries quoted 582 644 540
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 January 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 6 (60.00%) SAP
1 6 (60.00%) Data Management
2 5 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) QA
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (30.00%) Retail
4 3 (30.00%) GAMP
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) SAP R/3
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Life Science
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (20.00%) PLM
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Product Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Electronics
6 1 (10.00%) LIMS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (40.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP R/3
General
1 5 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) QA Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Testing Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Life Science
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Data Management
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) System Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) PLM
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) GAMP
3 1 (10.00%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) EMC