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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 68 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 5 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.83% 0.78% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.01% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 3
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,750 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Validation
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
516 593 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 85.15% 76.61% 81.59%
Number of salaries quoted 443 471 465
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,508 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £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 Staffordshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
Stafford - 3 £35,000 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £30,000 -
Lichfield +1 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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%) C
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (30.00%) VxWorks
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) IEC 61508
3 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (30.00%) API Development
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) PVCS
3 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Coaching
2 3 (30.00%) API Development
2 3 (30.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Perforce
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