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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 74 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 9 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.17% 0.81% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.98% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
624 712 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.25% 82.50% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 507 638 647
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 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 6 (37.50%) Data Management
2 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
2 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) System Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Feature Driven Development
2 5 (31.25%) Budget Control
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Line Management
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (12.50%) CSS3
3 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (12.50%) Mule
3 2 (12.50%) Open Workbench
3 2 (12.50%) Reference Data
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
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

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 5 (31.25%) 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
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
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (31.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (31.25%) QA Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Test Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Data Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Assistant Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) GIS Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Engineer
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%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Data Management
2 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) System Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Budget Control
2 5 (31.25%) Feature Driven Development
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (12.50%) Line Management
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%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) ESRI
3 1 (6.25%) Alteryx
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle